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#110 - The activists, Pride and the G20

June 22, 2010
| Queer honourees give it back to Pride Toronto over Israeli-apartheid, pre-G20 African activists speak out on celebrity activism, and coming out where Pride is no party.
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Sasha: Safety and the sexual fetish

Dear Sasha,

I have the unfortunate enjoyment of a very painful fetish. I enjoy being kicked/kneed/otherwise struck in the groin by women whom I find attractive. I don't mean CBT, with its overly gentle flicks and pokes. I mean doubled over or down on my knees and/or making funny noises because some hot thang let loose on my manhood.

If she does it in the new shoes we picked out together, all the better.

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| June 9, 2010

Pride Toronto honourees return awards over censorship

Twenty-three people -- including former Grand Marshals and  Honoured Dykes --  protested the censorship of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, and the banning of the group from Pride 2010. Photo: John Bonnar.
Twenty-three people -- including former Grand Marshals and Honoured Dykes -- protested the censorship of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid and the banning of the group from Pride 2010.

Related rabble.ca story:

Banning Queers Against Israeli Apartheid 'sets a very dangerous precedent'

May 27, 2010

Open Letter to the Toronto Pride Committee from founders of Pride in 1981:

As founding members of the Toronto Lesbian and Gay Pride Day Committee, and people involved in organizing the first Pride event in Toronto at the end of June in 1981, we stand totally opposed to the decision of the current Toronto Pride Committee to ban the use of "Israeli Apartheid" at Toronto Pride events.

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Pride Toronto ban on QuAIA worst case of censorship in history of parade, says Queer Ontario founder

After extensive lobbying of Pride Toronto, corporate sponsors and city officials by Martin Gladstone and right-wing Jewish groups, Pride Toronto's Board decided, by a vote of 4 - 3, to disallow the use of the term "Israeli Apartheid" at the 2010 Pride festivities. At a press conference in Toronto on May 25, 2010, Pride Toronto's Executive Director and several Board members were met by 150 outraged protesters chanting "Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Censorship has got to go!", "Politics are what makes pride, we won't run, we won't hide", "Whose pride? Our pride! Queers against Apartheid!", and "Resign!"

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The radical roots of Pride

Marxism 2010: As Pride Toronto bans the term "Israeli Apartheid" from this year's march, Christine Beckermann looks back on the radical roots of the gay liberation movement, and how the rights we have today didn't come without a fight -- or without radical politics.

This summer will mark the 30th anniversary of the Pride Day celebrations in Toronto. For young people who may be heading out to their first Pride, it would be easy to think that the history of the struggle for LGBT rights has been an onward and upward advance of rational ideas over bigotry and hatred; that through reasoned argument, society and the state have come to accept the case for equal rights.

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| May 26, 2010
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