The chief controversy at this year’s Toronto Pride parade, about the presence of Queers Against Israeli Aparthied (QuAIA) and Pride Toronto’s initial effort to ban the group, did not go entirely unnoticed.
The Kulanu (Jewish gay group) contingent and the QuAIA contingent were staged only about 75 metres apart on Bloor St. Each group was much larger than last year. There was some shouting and posturing back and forth, and police stepped in briefly. They asked a small group of people wearing Jewish Defense League T-shirts to get back to their group.
In the end, everything worked out just fine.
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