Toronto Star, CJC in homophobic gay panic
So, Bernie Farber shows up to Pride in his straight, over-middle-aged splendour to march with supposed queer Jewish student contingent Kulanu, and he's wearing a t-shirt that says "Nobody knows I'm gay". But when Antonia Zerbisias ironically says, in a comment to a blog post of hers, that she didn't know he was gay and hadn't seen him at Pride before, apparently, this is cause for GREAT CONCERN in the halls of the CJC, where it is discussed at an executive meeting. Heaven forbid anyone should mistakenly think Farber, a straight man who recently lectured queers on the meaning of Pride, might be gay, not that there's any problem with that! Issue a media statement, call up the Public Editor at the Toronto Star! Lo and behold, a few days later, Kathy English pumps out a fine piece of pandering in which she calls the ironic statement that Farber was gay "distasteful". Yes, it's distasteful to be called gay.
You know what's distasteful? Homophobic pandering and selling out your journalists.
Not to mention that Kathy and Bernie just don't seem to have their heads wrapped around this whole blog thing yet.