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Israel Becomes an Issue at Toronto Pride

Israel Becomes an Issue at Toronto Pride


A group called Queers Against Israeli Apartheid will not be allowed to march in Toronto's annual gay pride parade.

Board members of the city's pride organization voted on Friday to not allow the group to march under their current name because some accuse the group of sparking anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiments. But members of the group, who claim they're simply challenging Israel's Palestinian policies, say they are being censored.

"We're reeling; we're disappointed," Queers Against Israeli Apartheid told The Globe and Mail newspaper. "We are not in violation of any anti-discrimination policies."

The group is challenging Pride Toronto's decision, while the pride organization says it will hold a press conference on Tuesday to address the matter fully.

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