I'm glad to see that the organizers of the Toronto Gay Pride parade have decided to reverse their ban on the words "Israeli Apartheid."
Although I'm not surprised. Because gay people have too many enemies to waste time fighting each other.
Just like I'm not surprised that Jonathan Kay is spewing this kind of hyperbolic garbage.
Because anyone who calls the gay parade a hate parade is either an idiot or a homophobe...or just plain CRAZY.
And before he tries to inflict collective punishment on the gay community, maybe Kay should first ask Frank Dimant of B'nai Brith what he's doing hanging out with this ugly collection of religious extremists and homophobes.
Or ask the Canada Israel Committee why it's insulting gay people, and hanging out with bigots like Kathy Shaidle.
Talk about HATEFUL. How dare these right-wing Israeli lobbyists try to intimidate the gay community?
And while he's at it, maybe Kay can also ask Dimant why he's isn't planning to challenge Pride Toronto's Solomonic decision.
This means that when (QUAIA) fly their banners with the words Israeli Apartheid, they leave themselves open to a complaint from B'nai Brith, the group that originally pressured Pride to take action against QUAIA. That sets up the possibility of a fascinating legal hearing in which pro-Zionist groups will have to articulate exactly why the words Israeli Apartheid are anti-Semitic or, at least, discriminatory.
By taking QUAIA to court.
"We're disappointed in Pride's recent decision," he told NOW. "We thought the organizers acted courageously and that there wasn't going to be any hurtful words that would cause tremendous pain to the Jewish community.
"But we don't want to involve ourselves in a confrontation with the gay community."
Right. Victory is sweet. It was a good fight.
But I'm just glad it's over. So we can concentrate on some of these other gay issues.
Like this one. Or this one. The ones that threaten or diminish our lives right here in Canada.
Oh yeah. And one more thing. Judith Timson can stick her stilettos where the sun don't shine.
Better hurry. The forces who are licking their chops at a chance to discredit and dismantle not just the pride parade, but gay pride itself, aren't going to let this opportunity go by. And that really would be a tragedy.
Because I don't wear stilettos or plead for ANYTHING. Nobody is going to discredit or dismantle our parade, let alone our gay pride.
The Gay Pride Parade will ALWAYS be political, part of our long march to freedom. And the march to freedom of all other oppressed groups.
But this year I'm marching with Brian for Brendan
“It’s a real problem in our schools,” says Burke. “It’s a problem for gay kids, for small kids, anyone different. I hate bullies . . . I didn’t realize the magnitude of the problem. What Brendan would have wanted was for me to continue some of these things.
The gay community has reclaimed the pride parade.
And NOBODY will intimidate us again. Or tell us what to do with OUR parade.
Because we are the gay people of Canada.
And we are FEARLESS...