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Not much Pride in Toronto

Published in the Toronto Sun, 7 July 2024

Is it just me, or do others see the irony in the fact for the second time in recent years, the Pride Parade was literally stopped in its tracks by a competing protest movement? Pride began as a protest movement advocating for the rights of the gay community, but now there are being stopped by a protest movement that is supposedly advocating for the rights of Palestinians, who like many in conservative Muslim countries, are not terribly supportive of the LGBT community, to put it mildly.

The executive of Pride should be ashamed of themselves for allowing a small group of pro-Hamas agitators to stop the Pride Parade in its tracks, instead of just simply marching ahead and literally pushing out of the way those who are effectively seeking to oppress them. Those who fought for gay rights, some paying with their lives, didn’t let anyone stand in their way, literally and figuratively. There wouldn’t be any Pride celebrations today if they had given in to this type of intimidation.

It appears that being gay is less important in Toronto than protesting for Gaza these days.

It’s also fun seeing progressives eating themselves these days because of the competing interests of intersectionality.

(It is absurd they buckled so quickly and with little thought to the consequences)

Sources: Pride protest ‘not the place’ for it says Pride Toronto exec director | Toronto Sun.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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