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Re: Edmonton Pride Festival 2019 canceled.
« on: April 15, 2019, 08:31:26 am »
The past couple of years we've talked about the disruptions and hostile takeover of the Toronto Pride events by BLM:

Something similar happened in Edmonton last year-- the Pride parade was halted by protestors-of-color who had a number of demands, particularly relating to the presence of police and military people in uniform.

Last week members of the two groups ("Shades of Colour" and "RaricaNow") that disrupted last year's parade met with the Edmonton Pride Festival Society to present more demands. (their demands are listed in this letter to EPFS.)

And the EPFS has responded by deciding to shut the whole thing down.

The leader of Shades Of Colour says that...
Reading over the list of demands, it's clear that this is more than just "positive changes".  First and foremost, it's a shakedown, as the two groups were demanding Edmonton Pride Society give them $20,000 each, in addition to funding for a variety of QTBIPOC events and honorariums for QTBIPOC educators and performers.

(QTBIPOC? That's the latest acronym! It's Queer or Trans Black or Indigenous People of Color. I think basically it means everybody in LGBT who isn't white.)

Aside from money, they are essentially demanding that the entire festival be centered around QTBIPOC and trans people.  For everybody else, you might be les/bi/gay, but if you're not trans or QTBIPOC you can sit at the back with the rest of the white cis-scum.

I've never been to one of these things, and never will, but I'm actually kind of glad that they decided to just pull the plug on it.

So this fringe group is attempting to extort money from Pride, exclude White people, and ban Police from the event. That's going really go over well.
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