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BigCityLib Strikes Back: QuAIA At Pride?

They said they that this year they were going to throw in the leather trunks and the feather tickler, as it were.

But old Meir says they’re there today:

@JohnTory @TorontoPFLAG @PrideToronto You made a promise that if the antisemitic gang QAIA marched that you would not support Pride Parade

— Meir Weinstein (@MeirWeinstein) June . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: QuAIA At Pride?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Bernie Farber On The History Of Pride

Mostly an historical overview of the history of the LGBTQ movement in T.O..  But this little bit:Even the politics seemed more subdued. While this year a Disputes Resolutions panel agreed that QiAIA (Queers against Israeli Apartheid) could march in the parade, its numbers as reported by the Jewish Tribune were half that of the Kulanu revelers and their . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Bernie Farber On The History Of Pride

Slap Upside The Head: Toronto City Councillor Tries To De-Fund Pride (Again)

Looks like Toronto’s got another annual event coinciding with Pride Week: A city councillor has proposed—once again—that funding for the city’s annual Pride festival be withheld until it can be confirmed that a group called Queers Against Israeli Apartheid does not participate in the parade portion of the weeklong event. Perhaps we can also withhold . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Toronto City Councillor Tries To De-Fund Pride (Again)

RedBedHead: "Anti-Semitism" Committee A Rearguard Defence Of Israel’s Crimes

It’s nothing new really – the right wing, who can barely make their lips form the words “anti-racism”, spend boatloads of cash to “take a stand” against anti-Semitism. Except that what they’re really defending are the odious actions and policies of the… . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: "Anti-Semitism" Committee A Rearguard Defence Of Israel’s Crimes

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Did Dykes Doom Pride Parade?

Actually, this will be interesting.  Technically, they’ve dodged the city’s dictates, as they are not QuAIA.  h/t to Shaidle’s hubby. . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Did Dykes Doom Pride Parade?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi: News For Jews!

1) The Dykes and Trans People for Palestine aren’t the Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, but they do plan to march during Pride week, and they will … be using the term “Israeli Apartheid” in our signs, banners, and messaging.But they’re not… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi: News For Jews!

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Toronto Moves To Toughen Up Discrimination Policy

[James]Pasternak’s motion directed city manager, Joe Pennachetti, to craft an updated discrimination policy that will ensure events funded by the city, or that take place on city property, promote respect, tolerance and diversity.In other words, no h… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Toronto Moves To Toughen Up Discrimination Policy

Slap Upside The Head: Toronto Approves Pride Funding, With Caveats

Despite threats from Toronto’s mayor to pull its funding, a city council committee has unanimously voted to continue supporting the city’s annual Pride festival. Toronto Pride is Canada’s largest Pride celebration—a massive tourist draw, and one of the city’s largest festivals overall. Mayor Rob Ford had threatened to pull all city funding from the festival, […] . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Toronto Approves Pride Funding, With Caveats

Andy Lehrer's Firebrand blog: Queers Against Israeli Apartheid debate Martin Gladstone

Power & Politics: Elle Flanders vs. Martin Gladstone from Queers Against Israeli Apartheid on Vimeo.

Canadian Firebrand: Queers Against Israeli Apartheid debate Martin Gladstone

Power & Politics: Elle Flanders vs. Martin Gladstone from Queers Against Israeli Apartheid on Vimeo.