June 08, 2015

Pride Toronto in new dispute over men's rights group

Rebel Staff

The non-profit organization that oversees Toronto's "gay pride" parade is embroiled in a "dispute resolution process" after a men's rights group called the Canadian Association for Equality applied to participate in the march.

According to the Toronto Star:

Michael Laxer, an activist who opposes men’s rights groups, said he has been encouraging people to fight CAFE’s inclusion at the parade because “they don’t reflect the values of Pride.”

“The men’s rights movement is a vocal opponent of feminism. The whole premise is asinine,” he said, accusing the group of having ties to anti-feminist websites like A Voice for Men. “When you allow men’s rights groups to march, you legitimize them and mainstream misogyny.”

CAFE executive director Justin Trottier told the Star that his group is not anti-feminist.

“The values of Pride are inclusion and diversity, and those are our values. What I think is happening now is that people who are not familiar with our motives and not taking the time to find out what we are about, are reacting to an ideological point of view.”

CAFE's permit to march in the Pride Toronto parade last year was revoked days before the event "amid concerns about  'the activities and purpose of CAFE and whether they actually match the intent they express.''"

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commented 2015-06-23 01:11:13 -0400
These so called “GAY” folk sure are a temperamental lot.
commented 2015-06-11 23:28:12 -0400
Joan, no one called you a “Joo”, by which I assume you mean Jewish. Similarly, no one called you a queer. Either way, there’s nothing inherently negative implied by these terms, right?
But for the sake of clarity, what exactly would you like me to cut out? Calling you out on your bullsh*t? If so, I’m sorry, but I’m constitutionally unable to sit idly by and keep my mouth shut when I see someone behaving as atrociously as you have.
commented 2015-06-10 21:02:35 -0400
Anne Smyth – you are right; there are lots of very successful modest gay people in the Conservative Party of Canada, the Conservative provincial parties, the Wild Rose and Libertarian parties. Lots also in police and military, gay men and women who don’t attend Pride.
commented 2015-06-10 16:05:22 -0400
Sorry, I just can’t take these posts seriously. “Gay Pride”? Nothing “gay” about it or “pride” it seems to me. I believe no respectable gay person would want to participate in the parade with some of the comments I’ve seen. Also, how come militant gays demand equality but they have successfully fought against those who want treatment to help them overcome their same sex attraction to receive the therapy they want and should have a right to obtain but is now banned? Shame on all involved for claiming inclusive diversity but stand for just the opposite in my opinion.
commented 2015-06-10 13:59:36 -0400

No matter what happens and no matter what is said – the homosexual community will take the victim road – tired of it.

No longer interested
commented 2015-06-10 11:47:13 -0400
Megan – Jesus loves queers. And Joos. And victims. Cheers.
commented 2015-06-10 11:46:28 -0400
Megan Kidd – LOLOL!

Queers Against Israeli Apartheid are gay people. Queers.

You know, as in the first word of their name.

QAIA disbanded recently as the racist group they clearly were was recognized by (almost) all.
commented 2015-06-10 09:10:59 -0400
Oh and Joan, being a Christian, I am taught to forgive those who trespass against us, so, Joan, I forgive you!
commented 2015-06-10 09:07:39 -0400
Yes there are Joan, that group hates Jews and therefore they also hate Queer Jews!
commented 2015-06-10 00:30:57 -0400
Liza – And yet, you are still playing. Batter up!!
commented 2015-06-09 20:21:58 -0400
I could have written those next two posts.
commented 2015-06-09 20:03:40 -0400
Liza – Won’t “play” with me? What on earth are you talking about?

I’m a victim like Theo Fleury is a victim – except we call ourselves victors. You have seen what he’s done to predators who like to feed on victims, haven’t you, Liza?
commented 2015-06-09 20:00:50 -0400
And again its all about Joan.
commented 2015-06-09 19:59:13 -0400
Joan I’ve had your number since our first go round in Lauren’s first vid here. I am related to someone just like you, and understand how you work. That is why I won’t play with you. Your moves are many and masterful, and you are sharp witted and highly intelligent. You are also, at the very least, a discomfort to others. As far as I’m concerned you are dangerous and mostly, toxic. You do have a keen political astuteness, and I sometimes learn something from those posts. But you respond like a dog that has been beaten, I’m not even saying you were, but I can smell the victimhood from here, it is your raison d’etre. When called out, your reactions are dependable. Most of all you enjoy others discomfort, it is your entertainment. You go too far, and I know you have been told that before, and I know you don’t care.

How can you expect any different from people if this is how you roll? You don’t. You like what you get, that is why you keep setting everything on fire.
commented 2015-06-09 19:14:08 -0400
Her poor daughter, with a misogynist mother. Makes my heart break for that poor, unloved girl. Sadder than sad.
commented 2015-06-09 19:12:45 -0400
Megs and Erin – try reading that in context, which is with this added, “… did not want you to feel properly represented, as I know you realize you have not properly represented me.”

My comment was clearly – obviously – sarcasm, and I said it, clearly – obviously – to compare it to Megans’s repeated anti-semitic and anti-gay hate slurs, which, as you can see, I said I assumed she did not mean, as I clearly did not mean the slurs I posted. Sarcasm, satire – if you don’t know what it is, you really should learn.

Mind you, it was overly hopeful of me to assign to Meg good intentions as it is now crystal clear Megs meant to denigrate me with her anti-semite hatred and her anti-gay hatred.
commented 2015-06-09 18:55:10 -0400
Erin -She repeatedly called me Jooooooo-an and a queer. You cut it out!!!!

Unless you too hate Jews?
commented 2015-06-09 18:53:37 -0400
Liza Rosie – So you don’t agree with my support for democracy and for Israel?
commented 2015-06-09 18:52:34 -0400
Meg – That is not an ad inviting gay bashers to march in Pride. That is an ad inviting Jew-haters to march in Pride. Jews are not the same group as queers.
commented 2015-06-09 09:15:21 -0400
Oh and thank you Erin, my temper and my auto correct got the better of me!
commented 2015-06-09 09:01:36 -0400
Joan: you better scroll back and see what you typed
" Since you drunken, inbred, Irish terrorists are all the same"
you better have proof that I am.
And you are a racist bitch!
commented 2015-06-09 07:01:06 -0400
Sorry Liza. I just can’t.
For f*ck sake, Joan, cut it out. Someone makes one, simple comment, expressing an entirely legitimate and fact-based opinion, and you accuse her of being pro gay-bashing and supporting Queers Against Israeli Apartheid? FYI, this group WAS invited to the Toronto gay pride parade in July 2014. They had their own float.
You misspelled her name, TWICE, and she responded in kind to you once, so you call her an anti-semite, and a drunken, inbred, Irish terrorist? Where do you get off? And don’t try denying the terrorist bit. It’s right there in one of your earlier comments, somewhere between gay-bashing and calling another commenter a “pompous ass” full of “bigoted hatred”.
You can’t just go around self-righteously pointing your finger in indignation at anyone who happens to say something with which you disagree. It’s no wonder you were hauled into court three times if this is how you behave and interact with people everyday.
commented 2015-06-09 02:06:25 -0400
A veritable buffet.

You have to stop feeding her.
commented 2015-06-09 00:55:52 -0400
Judy – P.S. – Hip hip Hooray! Hip hip ahooray! Hip hip Hooray!
commented 2015-06-09 00:55:52 -0400
Judy – P.S. – Hip hip Hooray! Hip hip ahooray! Hip hip Hooray!
commented 2015-06-09 00:52:55 -0400
Judy – Cheers!

You are so kind … “fine form” indeed. Ragged edges; sometimes therebel.media is a little too rich.

Glad to see your posts too. I may have to take a break for awhile myself. Going back to court for another round.

Take care. Keep your chin up!
commented 2015-06-09 00:46:58 -0400
Meggy-poo – oops.

So, let me see if I’ve got this right. You are Irish on your Dad’s side and Native on your mom’s?

Now, where exactly did I call you a terrorist? That’s right. Nowhere.

And how exactly am I “a racist bitch”?

I understand what you mean by “fucktard”. You used it twice. I get it. So hard to find the right words sometimes.

You accuse me of feeling outraged???? Seriously, Sister?

But “Pathic female”? That’s a new one. I like it!!!! Joan the Pathic. Nice ring to it.

Cheers, meg.
commented 2015-06-09 00:05:50 -0400
Very well, Joan. Dosvidanya.