Column: “Pride an embarrassment”

I’ll say:

I want you to work with me to ensure that Toronto maintains its reputation as a place of inclusion and leadership on LGBTQ issues,” he told those who gathered on the City Hall rooftop podium.

Pride co-chairman Alica Hall actually had the audacity to tell us that what happened at last year’s Pride parade (when Black Lives Matter — Toronto hijacked the parade for 30 minutes) was a “catalyst” for conversations.

Those conversations were about — get this — “belonging” and “inclusion,” she said with a straight face (while new Pride executive director Olivia Nuamah hid out at the back of the crowd).

Lesbian leftist Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam — and self-appointed activist for the Toronto’s LGBTQ community — also talked repeatedly about “togetherness,” along with her favorite buzzwords, “hyper-diversity” and “intersectionality.”

In fact, she used her lefty-speak more than once, I guess, to pound us over the head that there are some LGBTQ groups that are more oppressed than others. Or something like that. Not that she or Hall dared mention BLM, the group that has forced the edict that the Toronto Police (and by extension police forces all over Ontario) are not allowed to march in uniform in the June 25 Pride parade.

“Pride is political … Pride is intersectional,” she said.

(For those who are not familiar with the latest leftist-speak on campuses and among the fringe element, intersectionality is about intersecting social identities who share systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination.)

The (mostly leftist) hypocrites on council (a much smaller crowd than in years gone by) who voted not to defund Pride all smiled and cheered, happy in the knowledge that they are “intersectionally-aware” while throwing the Toronto police under the bus (until they need them, of course.)

Councillor Janet Davis even kissed Wong-Tam after the flag-raising to show her support, or something like that.

Inclusion, what inclusion? How do any of them have the unmitigated gall to mention the word when they’ve excluded Toronto’s police force — both gay and straight officers — and by extension, all police forces with gay officers and who support LGBTQ issues around Ontario.

Either out of sheer arrogance or hypocrisy or gall or blatant disregard for doing what’s right, these pathetic excuses for allegedly tolerant gays and their supporters have turned this year’s Pride into a sham — a circus and one that is sure to embarrass Toronto around the world. How could it not, with our cops ready to take New York City up on its offer to have them march in uniform on the same day as our parade?

 

Any parade that extolls one’s choice of sexual lifestyle should never be entertained, period.

Having said that, let this train wreck happen. Don’t take sides. Let the intersectioned whiny-pants duke it out in their own perverse way. They couldn’t get any more ridiculous.

And when (not if) a lone wolf plows through their festive group-hug of inclusivity, they will further shove their craniums into a particular orifice rather than admit that they were ever self-absorbed and wrong.

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  • Clink9

    I can’t imagine a more embarrassing or immature parade existing.

    Grow the F*&k up.

  • NoPasaran

    Or the city kicking in money for it.

  • mark

    We keep hearing how ‘Pride’ makes sooo much money and is sooo popular. So why then do they need a handout from the city every year? If they were sooo rich and popular they could pay for their own parade.

    • Clausewitz

      Logic gets you nowhere with the Left.

  • Martin B

    Mayor Tory is an even bigger embarrassment.

  • CodexCoder

    That anyone is proud of the Pride cause is beyond me, no matter who funds it. It is a public demonstration of a deviant life style and is not worthy of my tax dollars or respect. If it stopped tomorrow, it wouldn’t be soon enough. I wish the homosexual population no ill will, but I will not nod or wink approvingly at their behaviors.

    • Clink9

      The bedrooms of the nation are in the streets of the nation.

  • BrokenDrumsticks

    Boy, the “Oppressed Train” is sure getting full! It’s going to be fun watching as they try to kick each other off! Always room under the bus as they say….