Author: Khari Thomas

Debate Column: Toronto Pride Parade

Should the City of Toronto revoke funding for the Toronto Pride Parade? On 31 March 2017, the Toronto LGBTQ Policing community penned a letter to Toronto City Council, asking them to reconsider the $260 000 funding they grant to Pride Toronto every year. The letter came after Pride Toronto decided to ban police floats in the City’s annual Pride Parade, following demands from Black Lives Matter (BLM). Members of the black LGBTQ community felt uncomfortable with the way that the police force was represented in the parade. Pride Toronto decided to listen to BLM’s requests as it concurred with...

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