“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.