Author Topic: Edmonton Pride Festival 2019 canceled.  (Read 1866 times)

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Offline MH

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Re: Edmonton Pride Festival 2019 canceled.
« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2019, 09:36:19 am »
Well you seem conflicted.

I don't think so.  Many protests and conflicts become celebrations... sometimes as a part of the reconciliation, healing or peace process.  Guy Fawkes day ?  Labour Day ?  May Day ?  Those come to mind.  Pride was almost an underground event in Toronto at its inception, in an era where homosexuality was equated to pedophilia, and the idea of 'normalizing' gayness was seen as the 'gay agenda' pushed by 'special interests'.

Now Trans people and people of colour are saying they have things they want us to pay attention to.  But god damn, my parade was delayed...

Look - I'm not saying that all their demands need to be met.  See the photo above, for an example of what 'demands' look like at the start of negotiations.  I personally think it's great when the cops have a presence, but the rift between them and black people needs to get looked at.  Maybe this can help.