LGBTTIQQ2SA, the password to impartiality?

LGBTTIQQ2SA is an abbreviation used to represent a broad array of identities such as, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, and allies

I’m sorry, kids, but while I respect that people are who they are and as such are all different from one another, when the acronym of the people an organization claims to represent looks like a high entropy password, I have to begin to wonder.

Consider one of the Q’s. “Questioning” has become an identifying noun, not a verb.

WorldPride 2014 Toronto is presented by Pride Toronto, producer of Canada’s largest annual festival of LGBTTIQQ2SA* culture and human rights, under license from InterPride.

Human rights activists that don’t seem to believe that men and boys are human? They are of course, under license from Interpride. Who are these people? What are they about?

InterPride’s Vision is a world where there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all. [But not for men or boys?] InterPride’s Mission is to increase the capacity of our network of LGBTI Pride organizations around the world to raise awareness of cultural, social and legal inequality, and to effect positive change through education, collaboration, advocacy and outreach.

So, in short, we collect money, raise funds and hold events that show pride in being who you are–unless you’re a straight man or boy… Now that’s diversity! I’m sorry–I forgot the term diversity means “anyone but white, cis-straight males.”

Hey world! We’re waiting for you.

Join us in Toronto in 2014 for WorldPride!

WorldPride 2014 Toronto (WP14TO), presented by Pride Toronto, is shaping up to be one of the biggest international events of our times. These ten days of queer celebration will turn streets into parades, parks into parties and strangers into friends. Come out and meet the people from around the world expected to gather downtown and in neighbourhoods right across the city.

This will be an international celebration incorporating activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. Highlighting Canada’s continued progress in human rights, WP14TO also celebrates the diversity and dynamism of Toronto, one of the world’s most progressive and liveable cities.

Oh! Unless you happen to be a LGBTTIQQ2SA individual that supports the rights of, and advocates positive solutions for issues that men and boys experience– in which case, you can go fuck yourselves.

CAFE’s Permit To Walk in Pride Revoked

The Canadian Association for Equality is extremely hurt and disappointed to announce that Pride Toronto has revoked our permit to walk in the Pride Parade this Sunday.
Here’s all we were told:

It has come to our attention that the work of your organization may contravene the spirit of the mission, vision, and values of Pride Toronto and WorldPride. For this reason, please be advised that your permit to march in the WorldPride Parade on Sunday June 29th has been cancelled. We regret that this information has come so close to the parade day.

This was sent to us 4 days before the parade, even though we had paid for our registration months ago and had walked without incident last year. We have asked for additional information and for an opportunity to meet to discuss the matter and respond to concerns. We have always been clear CAFE is an inclusive and diverse organization. Now Pride is telling us we are not welcome, violating these values we thought we shared.

It’s amazing how flowery tongued bigots can get when when telling others “we don’t want you in our sandbox, ’cause we think you’re a stinkyhead and we don’t like you.”

Hard to believe that these are adults.

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