Tag Archives: Toronto

Toronto Pride Threatened With Defunding Over Anti-Israeli Apartheid Group

A group of Toronto city commissioners is once again threatening to pull the funding for Pride Toronto due to the planned inclusion of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in the parade.  Similar flaps have arisen in recent years.  Peter Tatchell writes via email: The demand that a pro-Palestinian slogan and organisation are banned from the Toronto Pride parade is censorship. It’s …

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Toronto Cops: Stop Bullying Now

(Via Towleroad)

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Toronto Marlies: Against Homophobia

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CANADA: Salvation Army Executive Director Busted For $2M Toy Heist

The executive director for the Toronto Salvation Army has been arrested for stealing more than $2M in toys from the organization. David Rennie, the Salvation Army executive fired in the midst of an investigation into donated goods that disappeared from a Toronto warehouse, has turned himself into police. CTV Toronto reporter Tamara Cherry was there when Rennie walked himself into …

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TORONTO: Yunel Escobar Returns To Play By Accepting First Pitch From Gay Athlete

Last night Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar “drew some boos” when his name was announced before the team’s first home game since he was suspended for writing “You’re a faggot” in his eye-black.  In a show of contrition, Escobar then took the field to receive the ceremonial first pitch from an openly gay soccer player. Escobar caught the ceremonial …

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TORONTO: Blue Jays Order Three Day Suspension For “Maricon” Player

GLAAD reports: Today, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that shortstop Yunel Escobar will work with GLAAD and the You Can Play project, after he was seen with an anti-gay slur written in Spanish on his eye-black over the weekend. The team also announced that Escobar will serve a three-day suspension. GLAAD has been in conversations throughout the day with the …

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Toronto Blue Jay: Tu Ere Maricón

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar took the field on Saturday with “You are a faggot” written in Spanish in his eye black. Several messages seeking comment from Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos were not immediately returned. The Jays are expected to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon in New York, before their game against the Yankees. Escobar, 29, …

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Canada’s GOProud

JMG reader Gigi sends us this photo from Toronto Pride, noting that GO is the commuter bus company that services the city’s suburbs.

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At Toronto Pride 2012

Did you know that Toronto Pride is the most-attended gay event in North America?

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Photo Of The Day – Toronto Sears Pride

That wingnut boycott list is getting longer and longer and longer. Soon it’ll be nothing but Wal-Mart and the local dollar store. (Via JMG reader Drew)

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Pride Toronto & Google+

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Toronto Seeks A Gay NYC Couple…

Details.

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TORONTO: Male Cop Sued For Trying To “Convert” Lesbian Subordinate

Toronto Police Inspector Steve Izzett is being sued for sexual harassment by a lesbian subordinate who claims that Izzett tried to “convert her” with a long personal note attached to religious propaganda about the origins of homosexuality. Staff Insp. Steve Izzett, formerly head of the Intelligence Unit, and currently on suspension, was grilled Wednesday during his disciplinary hearing by prosecutor …

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Asshat Of The Day – Christie Blatchford

“I remain convinced that the best way to stop a bully is not to go mewling to the teacher, who will only call the victim’s mummy, or to your own mummy, who will only call the teacher. The best way is to take the bully out for a short pounding after school – and may I make it plain, please, …

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Pray Away The Gay (Penguins)

As you’ve surely read on every other gay news site, the Toronto Zoo is going to temporarily separate its famed pair of gay penguins in order to facilitate an urgent breeding program for the endangered species. Taiwan’s news animators weigh in below with an amusing reference to Ladybird Bachmann.

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Toronto Pride Promo Raises Eyebrows

The below promotional clip from Pride Toronto and Tourism Toronto has some complaining that it reinforces gay stereotypes. In the video, instructor Brody wears skintight shorts to show off his glistening oil-rubbed skin, promoting a gym lifestyle centred on the fact that all gay men and women want is “the best chest.” Amid “sparkle crunches,” a “disco break,” a requisite …

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The Gay Who Wasn’t Gay Enough

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Pride Toronto Redux

Pride Toronto hasn’t even begun accepting applications to march in this year’s parade, but already last year’s controversy is back in the news. Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is pulling out of Toronto’s annual Pride Parade in what the activist group called a “challenge” to mayor Rob Ford, who had threatened to cut the city’s funding to the parade because of …

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Canada Celebrates 10 Years Of Marriage

Same-sex marriage became legal across Canada in July 2005. But that road to national equality began in ten years ago today in Toronto, when Joe Varnell and Kevin Bourassa were married in the Metropolitan Community Church, a ceremony that was later ruled legal when it was performed. Starting in 2003, with Ontario leading the way, province after province legalized same-sex …

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