Canada: Gay anti-Israel group to march

Queers Against Israeli Apartheid will join Toronto gay parade.

By JTA
August 10, 2010 12:59
1 minute read.
Almost 3,000 people attended Thursday's parade

Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

For the second consecutive year, the protest group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid will march in Montreal's Gay Pride parade.

Parade organizer Fierte Montreal Pride told the group that organizers will have the final say on the acceptability of banners and slogans carried in the Aug. 15 parade, the Montreal Gazette reported.

RELATED:
Tel Aviv gay parade draws thousands
TA's 'Gay Vibe' aims to set tourism records

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights urged organizers and sponsors "to dissociate themselves from the promotion of hate," and condemned the use of the term "Israeli apartheid." The gay Jewish group Ga'avah -- Hebrew for pride -- which is also taking part in the parade, objected to the use of the term "apartheid" but put free speech first.

"Promoting another agenda at Pride parades and hijacking the spotlight is unfortunate and divisive for the LGBT community," Ga'avah spokesman Carlos Godoy told the Gazette. He added, though, that "as a free society, we would be remiss to stop this or any other group from promoting our collective rights in Montreal." The situation contrasts starkly with Toronto, where Queers Against Israeli Apartheid's participation in that city's July 4 Gay Pride parade stirred months of controversy.

Toronto parade officials, responding to pressure from Jewish groups and local politicians, originally disallowed the group from marching under its name, but they reversed the policy days before the parade.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Bill Cosby
September 25, 2018
Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault

By REUTERS