Should toronto's mayor have attended the "Gay Pride Parade"
do you think it was his civic duty or was it his right to choose not to attend?
That it is up to the mayor personally and must be based on the weight of reaction if his behavior has to come
I've lived in Toronto for nineteen years. I have absolutely no problem with gay people. I do not avoid Church St. (the predominantly gay area of downtown) or cross the street if a gay person is walking towards me. I don't care about people's sexual preferences. I have never been to the Pride Parade and I am not going this year either. I will be attending a Pow-wow at Dokis First Nation. To each their own so, if the mayor has a family tradition to attend to then, who cares really? He should do what he wants to do in my opinion and people should stay out of other people's hobbies and forms of entertainment (or sexual tendencies).
Seeing as Pride weekend brings millions of dollars in business to the city he should at least try to attend one pride event. He is the mayor of all the people of the city.
Most actions taken by elected officials that are not directly related to official duties are undertaken not as a civic duty but for political gain. Each politician can choose to attend any function they feel will be to their benefit whether it be a Bastille Day celebration, St Patricks Day beer fest, a Gay Pride Parade, or Muhvad Nureen's Bar Mitzbah.
by Readmikenow 11 months ago
I had always believed the Intelligent, articulate mentally and emotionally stable liberal was something that could only be found in ancient folklore. It is like the mystery of Big Foot or the Loch Ness Monster. You hear they exist, but you just can't find any real proof. After...
by Readmikenow 13 months ago
"Organizers of the Straight Pride Parade tentatively plan to host the event Aug. 31, Sahady wrote, and have filed a discrimination complaint against Boston for permission to fly their straight pride flag.The parade will include floats and vehicles, Sahady wrote, and will run from Copley Square...
by Susan Reid 8 years ago
She's a kick-ass politician. She's gay. She just got married. And she's likely going to be New York City's next mayor. She's Christine Quinn.I think it's great. (I'm also proud to be related to Ms. Quinn.)The wedding sounds lovely. A female mayor of New York sounds divine.Anyone with a problem with...
by ga anderson 3 years ago
I will have to give some thought to why I have a nagging worry that speaking of attending the Inauguration is bragging, but until then, I am proud that I made the effort.Allow me to set the stage:I am not a Trump supporter, but I am not anti-Trump either. My wife is almost violently anti-Trump. We...
by Brian 9 years ago
I just returned from Chicago's gay pride week, where I marched along with my friends from Campit Resort from Saugatuck, Michigan. We were float #173 of 250 floats. Gay protesters slashed the tires of 50 floats, thinking that it would stop the parade, but all it did was delay it. The media reported...
by nightwork4 6 years ago
Does gay pride parades help with teen gay problems?suicide among gay teens is high, does the gay pride parades help as the organizers claim they do?
Copyright © 2020 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|