Tag Archives: Toronto

CANADA: Court Orders Ex-Gay Activist To Name Accomplices In 2016 “Zombie” Stunt At Toronto Pride

The Toronto Sun reports: Protesters who infiltrated the Pride Parade last summer to distribute anti-gay messages will not be able to hide behind their green zombie suits much longer. Longtime anti-homosexual activist Bill Whatcott has been ordered to unmask the identities of his co-conspirator Gay Zombies, who have the ABCDEF pseudonyms of Adam Zombie, Brian Zombie, Christopher Zombie, Doug Zombie, …

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CANADA: Toronto School Board Cancels Student Trips To USA Over Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

The BBC reports: Canada’s largest school board is cancelling new school trips to the United States until further notice. The Toronto District School Board announced the decision citing “uncertainty” with regards to who may be affected by US President Donald’s Trump’s latest travel restrictions. Twenty-five already scheduled trips will go ahead as planned. The school board joins the Girl Guides …

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TORONTO: Trump Tower Nears Debt Auction

The Toronto Star reports: Investors who want a piece of the Trump name may now have their chance. The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto is likely to hit the market as the owner of debt on the property seeks a sale. JCF Capital ULC, a closely held firm, recently bought the construction loan on the 65-story hotel and …

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CANADA: $104M Class Action Hate Speech Suit Filed Against Anti-Gay Nutjob Bill Whatcott And Supporters

BOOM. Toronto’s CP24 reports: The owner of a bar in the city’s gay village and former Deputy Premier George Smitherman have launched a class action lawsuit against a group of anti-gay activists who distributed hateful literature during Toronto’s annual pride parade earlier this summer. Cambridge LLP has filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of Christopher Hudspeth and George Smitherman. …

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau Becomes First Sitting Prime Minister To March In LGBT Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Toronto Pride Parade just kicked off with Justin Trudeau making Canadian history as the first sitting Prime Minister to march in such an event. From the Ottawa Citizen: Other notable politicians marching include Ontario’s premier, Kathleen Wynne, and the mayor of Toronto, John Tory. Before the parade, Trudeau attended an outdoor church service in the heart of the city’s …

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CANADA: Toronto Pride Reads Their Hate Mail [VIDEO]

From the Toronto Star: Homophobia and hate is still rampant in our society — just ask Pride Toronto. Every day, the organization receives hate mail — usually from anonymous people who don’t believe in Pride’s mission to make the city safer and more accepting for LGBTQI people. “If you were my child and you turned out gay I’d burn you …

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TORONTO: Cops To Apologize For 1981 Bathhouse Raids

From the Toronto Star: When police stormed four gay bathhouses in Toronto on Feb. 5, 1981, patrons were mocked, humiliated — and arrested by the hundreds. The raids outed men who considered the private clubs a sanctuary, free from the hostility of a populace who disapproved of, or didn’t understand, intimacy between men. On Wednesday, Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders …

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Dead Crack-Smoking Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Tweets Trump Support From Beyond The Grave

From the Toronto Sun: Donald Trump has ripped a phrase right out of ex-mayor Rob Ford’s playbook and the Ford family is cheering him on. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee dropped one of Ford’s signature lines during a rally in West Virginia on Thursday. Trump – who knocked out the last two remaining contenders for the nomination this week – …

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Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dies At Age 46

CTV News reports: Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor whose brash political style and admission he smoked crack cocaine while in office made headlines around the world, has died. He was 46. Ford, who was first diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in September 2014, died in a Toronto hospital on Tuesday, his family has confirmed. He began his …

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau To Become Nation’s First Sitting Prime Minister To March In Pride Parade

Via press release from Pride Toronto: Pride Toronto, the city’s most vibrant and inclusive arts and cultural festival and North America’s largest Pride celebration, unveiled today its 2016 Pride Month theme, announcing to the world that this June, “YOU CAN SIT WITH US.” The campaign for Canada’s first-ever Pride Month, features Canada’s top political leaders: noted “sexiest man alive” and …

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TORONTO: PFLAG Launches School Posters With Special Pro-LGBT Message Visible Only With Camera Flashes

AdWeek approves: New posters have gone up in Toronto District School Board schools, which include 76,000 middle school and high school students. Launched by LGBTQ advocacy group Toronto Pflag, the posters depict a rainbow that spells out the LGBTQ acronym: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Straight, Queer and 2-Spirited. When students use the flash on their camera phones to take a …

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Guinness World Records Recognizes World’s Oldest Performing Drag Queen, Michelle DuBarry, Age 84

Guinness World Records has made it official. Toronto’s Michelle DuBarry, 84, is the world’s oldest performing drag queen. The Toronto Star reports: As she twirls around a stage belting out Doris Day lyrics, you’d never think Michelle DuBarry is 84. But along with her birthday this week came the title of World’s Oldest Performing Drag Queen. Russell Alldread — Michelle …

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CANADA: Gay Talk Show Host Christopher Hyndman Found Dead In Toronto Alley

CBC News reports: The body of Christopher Hyndman, co-host of the afternoon talk show Steven & Chris on CBC-TV, was found in an alleyway in Toronto’s east end Monday night, police confirm. “It is with profound sadness that we share the news Christopher Hyndman died,” said the public broadcaster in a memo distributed to staff Tuesday afternoon. “We extend our …

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TORONTO: Religious Groups Stage Anti-LGBT March Against Sex Education

Telesur reports: Furious over what they say are radical changes to sex education curriculum, protesters direct their anger towards openly gay Premier Kathleen Wynne. Demonstrators in Toronto chanted “Kathleen, loser, lesbian loser!,” as they protested on Sunday against the revised sexual education curriculum in Canada’s largest city. Comprised mainly of concerned parents and federal conservative activists, this growing anti-sex education …

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CANADA: Toronto Cop Dyes Hair Pink In Support Of Anti-Bullying Campaign

Via Yahoo: The Toronto Police force is taking a stand against bullying, but it’s not in the way you might expect. Their unconventional approach involves hot pink hair and Twitter—and kids are paying attention. It all started when Toronto police officers Ryan Willmer and Luke Watson were trying to raise awareness for the Day of Pink on April 8 in …

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TORONTO: The Ford Era Has Ended

Via the Associated Press: Toronto’s next mayor will be a straight-laced, button down moderate conservative — almost the polar opposite of current Mayor Rob Ford, whose term was plagued by scandals involving public drinking and illegal drug use. John Tory won Monday’s election with 40 percent of the vote, compared to 33 percent for Doug Ford, brother of the outgoing …

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Toronto Faces Used Ford Trade-In

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Alvvays – Marry Me, Archie

“Blissed-out pop” from Toronto. Like a crunchier early Blondie.

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TORONTO: LGBT Activists Attacked By Rob Ford Supporters At “Ford Fest 2014”

Via CBC News: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s annual Ford Fest drew more than a thousand supporters to a park in the city’s east end, but the event was marred by some tense moments as LGBT activists were jeered at and told to go home by some supporters. Ford drew heat from the LGBT community again recently after he remained seated …

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REPORT: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Was Kicked Out Of Rehab For Being Disruptive

According to a report published by the Toronto Star, embattled Mayor Rob Ford’s claims of a successful stint in crack rehab are untrue. Mayor Rob Ford pushed and scuffled with fellow rehab residents and was so verbally abusive that he was kicked out of his group therapy program, according to people who have knowledge of his two month stay at …

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