Tag Archives: Toronto

TORONTO: Christian Activists Try To Drive Gay Couple Out Of The Neighborhood

Dan Savage tips us to this bit of scumbaggery out of Toronto. The commissary at Highfield Road Gospel Hall must have been fresh out of mind-your-own-business last night, because nine of God’s hand-picked mouthpieces allegedly found themselves outside of the home of a Leslieville gay couple, praying for the men’s unsolicited salvation. Residents of the Dundas and Greenwood area stepped …

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TORONTO: Anti-Israel Apartheid Activists Rile Some At Pride Parade

Queer United Against Israeli Apartheid marched behind their banner in Pride Toronto’s parade on Sunday, angering some and forcing the police to intervene when members of the Jewish Defense League left their group and attempted to accost QUAIA.

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TORONTO: Chief Of Police Heckled By Gay G20 Protesters At Pride Party

Angry about their treatment by city police at last weekend’s G20 Summit, a group of gay anti-globalists heckled the Toronto chief of police yesterday as he attempted to enter a cocktail party at the headquarters of Pride Toronto. Demonstrators denounced Pride Toronto as a “disgrace and a sellout” for hosting the police at their party. If it’s not one thing, …

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TORONTO: City May Pull Pride Funding Over Reversal On Anti-Israel Group

Last week Pride Toronto announced that they were reversing their ban on Queers Against Israel Apartheid after weeks of protests and threats of a boycott. On Friday Toronto City Councilman Giorgio Mammoliti co-hosted a press conference with a collection of Jewish activists to announce that he would seek to retroactively pull this year’s funding of Pride Toronto and would seek …

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Retail Therapy

As G20 Summit rioters nearby were smashing storefronts and burning police cars, on Sunday Toronto’s landmark Eaton Center Mall quickly locked their doors, trapping at least a few patrons inside. But this guy wanted IN, he wanted to SHOP, bitches. This clip has already gone viral, so expect an auto-tuned remix any minute. (Via – Durban Bud)

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Protesters Riot At Toronto’s G20 Summit

(Via – Gothamist and EyeWeekly, tipped by JMG reader Dwerk)

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Quote Of The Day – Brian Burke

“The best thing about when Brendan told me he was gay, I didn’t have to take anything back. I hadn’t made any derogatory comments about gay people, I hadn’t told him they were sick or twisted or God would punish them — some of these absurd things that people say about homosexual people. I didn’t have to take anything back. …

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ONTARIO: Pride Toronto Reverses Ban On Anti-Israeli Apartheid Group

After more than a month of controversy, protests, and threats of a boycott, Pride Toronto has reversed their ban on Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. But all of Pride Toronto’s event participants will now be required to sign an agreement to abide by the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance. “This is a victory for the Palestine solidarity movement, which has faced censorship and …

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TORONTO: Anti-Israeli Apartheid Activists Plan To Defy Pride Events Ban

A new group called the Pride Coalition For Free Speech plans to march in Pride Toronto’s parade and will appear at other events to denounce the decision to ban Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. Go to Pride Toronto (PT) events and defy the ban — that is the message queer activists are sending partiers in the lead-up to Toronto’s gayest weekend. …

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ManCrunch Launches Wedding Contest

A lot of folks had decided ManCrunch was a fake site created just to screw with CBS over their Super Bowl advertising policies. But today we hear they are launching a contest to win a gay wedding during Toronto’s gay pride parade. As North America’s fastest growing same-sex dating service, ManCrunch.com has enabled thousands of men to find happiness in …

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A Gay Pride Message To Toronto From Ontario’s Liquor Control Board

Copyranter reacts: “Wow, pretty racy copy from a conservative government agency. But why not? Shitfaced is shitfaced. Sales tax is sales tax. Gay Pride Week in Toronto—like everywhere—begins June 25th. So the LCBO, via ad agency GLP, placed this ad in Toronto’s annual pride guide. The guppies reference, and the closing spritzer line are pretty stupid. But otherwise, especially when …

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EDMONTON: Anti-Israel Group Marches In Pride Parade Without Incident

Despite all controversy and protests in Toronto, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid marched in Saturday’s Edmonton Pride parade with little fanfare. Their banners read “There’s no pride in apartheid” and “Free Palestine.” The group plans to crash Toronto’s event despite having been banned. I’ve been told a NYC-based contingent plans to attend NYC’s event, but haven’t yet heard whether they’ll be …

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Israel Fallout Continues For Pride Toronto

Last month Pride Toronto banned Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from all of its events, prompting many to complain of censorship. On Monday over two dozen former Grand Marshals and honorees marched on Pride Toronto’s office to return their awards. All of the speakers at Pride Toronto’s planned June 28th human rights event have canceled their appearances. And now some of …

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Former Pride Toronto Honorees And Grand Marshals Attempt To Return Their Awards

About two dozen former Grand Marshals and honorees of Pride Toronto attempted to return their awards at the organization’s headquarters yesterday in protest of the decision to bar Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from all events. However Pride employees had locked the doors. Protesters then held a press conference outside to give a Shame Award to Pride Toronto.

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TORONTO: Anti-Israel Group Vows To Crash Gay Pride Parade

Although Pride Toronto has banned Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from their events, the group vows that they will march in the parade anyway. “I don’t think that a suggestion that they don’t like our message should keep us out of Pride,” Queers Against Israeli Apartheid spokeswoman Elle Flanders told the Toronto Star. “So there is an intention to march, and …

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TORONTO: Anti-Israel Protesters Jam Pride Group’s Press Conference

Yesterday protesters jammed a Pride Toronto press conference held to address the swirling controversy over their decision to ban Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from their events. About 80 QuAIA members and supporters turned out to protest the move, chanting “Whose Pride? Our Pride!” and “Resign! Resign! Resign!” Though Pride Toronto insists the action isn’t “directed at any one group,” the …

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Pride Toronto Boots Anti-Israel Group

After weeks of controversy, Pride Toronto has decided to ban Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from all its events. QAII, whom some claim is an anti-Semitic organization, opposes the treatment of Palestinians by the Israeli government. They had marched in the parade for the last several years. Some city leaders had threatened to pull funding for Pride Toronto if the group …

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Feds Defund Pride Toronto

Pride Toronto, already in a pitched battle with the city over the inclusion of an anti-Israel group, has lost its federal funding for this year’s event. The announcement came Friday when Industry Minister Tony Clement released the government’s list of events that will receive federal funding under the Marquee Tourism Events Program, a temporary two-year stimulus measure to support tourism …

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Pride Toronto Facing Down City On Funding Threat Over Anti-Israel Group

Pride Toronto is standing firm in the face of threats of losing their city funding over the inclusion of an anti-Israel group in this year’s parade. It’s Zero Hour for Pride Toronto — at least according to Toronto city councillor and mayoral candidate Giorgio Mammoliti, who tried to reignite the debate over the parade’s inclusion of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid …

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TORONTO: Gay Bathhouse Closes To Become Heterosexual Bathhouse

Toronto’s oldest gay bathhouse, Club Toronto, has closed to become an “upscale swinger’s club,” the fancy name for a straight bathhouse. On April Fool’s Day, a hand-written note appeared on the red door of Club Toronto reading simply, “Closed forever.” It was no joke. After 37 years as a bathhouse, the large brick house at Mutual and Carlton streets is …

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