Missing Grant deadlines is crazy.
BLM did a terrific job turning Pride Toronto on its head
These and similar feelings were expressed by the queer and trans membership last night (and at the last AGM in January). Four board members were elected who agree. We will see what happens.I think Pride might have to scale down and return to its roots, perhaps by either instituting some kind of throttling on the types and quantity of corporate marketing and advertising accepted, or perhaps channel the profits (and there should be profits) into developing grassroots campaigns for the gay community to remind and re-connect it to it's roots.
There has been tension about corporate sponsorship as long as there has been corporate sponsorship. As the festival has gotten bigger and corporate presence has gotten massive, people in the community have become more polarized and it's just more obvious.I do remember quite fondly attending year after year of Pride through the 1990s. Back then people were ok with the biggest sponsors being Labatt's and/or Molson.
Where’s the recently qualitative and quantitatively verifiable complaint and evidence that the NYPD has said “just fucking faggots, who cares?”. The NYPD had a rough go between ‘65 and ‘82. They took steps to sort their shit out, weed out the scum, employ to a higher standard and take responsibility for their past mistakes. TPS? Devoid of ANY of this.Everything feels like poison. The murders are horrifying, but I don’t share the hatred out there for TPS. I can’t imagine doing their job right now. Holly crap what a nightmare case to navigate.
I started checking out the Twitter feed for NYC Pride just to see what conversations they’re having. It didn’t feel toxic like here. I hope we get back to that point.