Not actually handed out at the August 30 event that I could determine. Continue reading “Blockorama/Blackness Yes statement in advance of Pride town halls”
Pride Toronto set up an online survey to coïncide with its end-of-the-month town halls in August 2016. Pride Toronto seems to like to do everything with Google Docs, which is what the online survey really is. It will disappear eventually, so I include its questions here. Continue reading “Pride Toronto August 2016 survey”
Even though she stumbled over her words and simply doesn’t seem very articulate, and even though she has a citation history that is thin at best, Mathieu Chantelois’ attorney Soma Ray-Ellis still felt authorized to make extraordinary claims – and issue threats – in a TV interview.
So I thought I’d ask her a few fact-checking questions (excerpted here; links added). She did not respond. Continue reading “Questions Soma Ray-Ellis won’t answer”
On 2016.07.30, I filed a complaint under the Pride Toronto Dispute Resolution Process against Black Lives Matter Toronto, accusing this activist group of violence, discrimination, hate speech, and violation of the contract it signed with Pride Toronto. Continue reading “DRP complaint against Black Lives Matter Toronto”
That would be racist and transphobic, which to queers, transgenders, and LGBTs are exactly the same thing. Continue reading “Chantelois called the worst things any “LGBT” person could possibly be called in purported internal staff E‑mail”
There will be two consultations, one each on August 30 and 31, it was announced on the same day and about the same time it was also announced that Mathieu “Black Live Matters” Chantelois quit. Continue reading “Pride Toronto gets its “August” town halls in under the wire”
Mathieu Chantelois’ E-mail autoresponder claimed he was away till August 12. That didn’t stop him from using Twitter in the meantime.
At any rate, today (August 10) Pride Toronto provided this statement in the only place it ever comments now, its fungible, easily deleted, almost-impossible-to-link-to Facebook feed: Continue reading “Chantelois shitcans self”
Do learn to cite your sources, madame.
The more left-wing you are, even if you actually received an apology from the police, the more likely you are to claim the police never apologized for the raid on the Pussy Palace bathhouse in September 2000. But they did apologize. Continue reading “Myth: The cops didn’t apologize for the Pussy Palace raid”
Quite separate from the apology the police agreed to provide to attendees of the Pussy Palace wymmynz bathhouse event in September 2000, charges against two organizers were thrown out. The judge ruled that the raid was an invasion of women’s privacy.
The ruling is somewhat tricky to find. An edited version (some elisions made) is available right here. Continue reading “The Pussy Palace court case”
Badge of Pride is the 2009 documentary by Toronto TV writer/producer/director Min Sook Lee, who definitely is not the other “Sook Lee” you might be thinking of. It features two gay cops and two lesbian cops. Nobody has really great experiences to recount; at the very best, one gay male is treated with benign indifference, except when he isn’t. Continue reading “‘Badge of Pride’”
Even dachshunds have read the CAP Report.
Did BLM carry out any action whatsoever against the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, better known as Caribana, in 2016? After all, BLM disrupted the Pride Parade that year, and BLM constantly argues for “intersectionality” of black and “queer and trans” concerns.
The answer is no. Continue reading “Black Lives Matter Toronto at Caribana 2016”
On 2016.08.03, the Toronto Police Service released a PDF of a letter it sent to Pride Toronto dated 2016.07.27. Continue reading “Letter from Mark Saunders to Pride Toronto board of directors”