PRIDE Toronto, must be held accountable for arbitrary exclusions


We The Undersigned, Peoples Of The World...
Who support the equal rights of every person.

Are signing this petition to Pride Toronto and World Pride, to demand answers as to why The Canadian Association For Equality (CAFE), A registered Canadian charity in good standing.
(http://equalitycanada.com/)

Who was, days before the event, suddenly and without any detailed explanations, arbitrarily excluded from participating in the 2014 Toronto Pride Parade.
Despite the fact the CAFE group had registered to be in the parade two months before, and the parade registration payment was accepted with no question.

And why the letter from CAFE asking for an explanation, and a chance to clear the group of any malicious allegations, was totally ignored by every person on the Pride Executive committee it was sent to.

Pride is supposed to be about non-judgemental inclusion, tolerance, and fair treatment for all.
But this was not shown to CAFE...And since all our tax dollars fund Pride.

We demand PRIDE Toronto, provide a full and detailed explanation for their actions.

Discussion

  • Mike Murphy I find it ironic PRIDE Toronto is revoking the permit of a charitable organisation, focused on equality for all, particularly the role of men, boys, and families, while allowing those who have a visceral hate for Israel to participate in the parade. The message you are sending is one of incoherence and intolerance yet you are demanding tolerance from others. I believe you need to reconsider this ill thought out decision no doubt instigated by some very spiteful people with the wrong information about CAFE. Is PRIDE now following the example that Rob Ford shows toward it? That is not a rhetorical question.

  • Fernando Margueirat Equality is achieved when all aspects of life are free of any discrimination

  • David Palmer I find it interesting that an "inclusive" group would ban a gay group for not toeing a gender feminist imposed ideological line. As a gay man who is NOT a feminist, I am appalled that I, and those likely, could be so casually thrown under the bus in the name of "equality" if we, as independing individuals, fail to accept a specific ideology-dictated to us by others. As I recall, the gay rights movement, when it started, was about REJECTING demands from others that we behave in a fashion which they dictated based on their particular beliefs. By banning CAFE, PRIDE Toronto has betrayed that history in its entirety by cowtowing to the ideological demands that the gay community, and particularly gay men, adhere to an ideology set by others. This is nothing short of reprehensible behavior.

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