The Toronto Police Service has long been a supporter and participant in the Toronto Pride festivities and parade. They even have a parade float.
But this year, they’ve been banned from participating. It appears the Black Live Matters folks felt that allowing the police to continue participating was contrary to their cause.
And the festival organizers agreed.
But there’s backlash. Several groups are backing out too in support of the police.
Pride Festival runs from June 1st to June 25th this year. And although my Pride festival attendance has been spotty at best recently, I will not be attending as long as BLM is in and the police are out.