Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Anti Homophobia and Transphobia Rally

Pearse Murray - Director, Dennis Findlay - Vice- President,
CLGA Board of Directors in the Rotunda
This is a busy week!  On Monday after giving tours to GSA students two of our board members and I headed down to City Hall for the Proud of Toronto, Anti-Homophobia and Transphobia rally.  This was a chance for community groups to show our solidarity and support for Pride Toronto which is facing threats of defunding.
A great turn out including several city councillors (and notably missing Mayor Ford!) and sponsored by our own Kristyn-Wong Tam.
Some of my favourite moments from the night include Wong-Tam's "if you wear leather or nothing at all" speech about inclusiveness and the GSA from a catholic school in Mississauga - it was great to see such courage and commitment to tolerance and equality in the face of such opposition.  It gives me hope as we collectively face strengthening opposition from increasingly right wing governments.

Andrea Houston from Xtra was tweeting out the highlights as they happened - read the full article.

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