The Shmooze

Israeli Apartheid Group Banned From Toronto Gay Pride Parade

By Michael Kaminer

The decision today to ban a group called Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from Toronto’s Gay Pride parade is drawing fire from some gay activists for “censorship” – but has earned praise for “censoring a hateful message” from the Canadian B’nai Brith.

At a raucous press conference earlier — interrupted by cries of “Shame!” and “Resign!” from QAIA activists — Pride Toronto officials announced the group’s exclusion.

Pride co-chair Genevieve D’Iorio told the Toronto Star that the long-running controversy around the organization had put the festival, North America’s largest Gay Pride march, “in jeopardy.”

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