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Kathleen Wynne to be first Ontario premier to march in Toronto gay pride parade

There are 21 comments on the Brandon Sun story from Jun 23, 2013, titled Kathleen Wynne to be first Ontario premier to march in Toronto gay pride parade. In it, Brandon Sun reports that:

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne smiles and waves moments before Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa tables the 2013 provincial budget at Queen's Park in Toronto on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

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Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#1 Jun 23, 2013
It's not surprising that she would participate in Toronto's Pride celebrations. She is Canada's first openly LGBT provincial leader. And it's not her first time participating in Pride (just her first as Ontario's premier.)
mainelygay

Augusta, ME

#4 Jun 23, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
Toronto is the Queer capital of the world.
You might be right and because of that it is an awesome place to go for Pride. Generally in excess of a million people show up.

I drive hours to get there and it's worth every minute. One of the best things is everyone comes to celebrate not just gay people. Can't wait! Yahoo Toronto!
Little Oakland Annie

Hayward, CA

#6 Jun 23, 2013
Ronald wrote:
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Do you participate in the anal fisting competitions?
You need to go to a sex site or post an ad on craigslist. This isn't a hookup place.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#7 Jun 23, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
It's not surprising that she would participate in Toronto's Pride celebrations. She is Canada's first openly LGBT provincial leader. And it's not her first time participating in Pride (just her first as Ontario's premier.)
Perhaps it's not surprising that Wynne marched in the parade. What is surprising is that no previous premier has marched. Ontario is supposedly a relatively liberal province, and same-sex marriage has been legal there for a decade.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#8 Jun 23, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
Toronto is the Queer capital of the world.
I'm sure Toronto appreciates the compliment. It does, indeed, host the largest gay pride parade in Canada.

But I've been to the gay area of Toronto. It doesn't even stack up terribly impressively to Montreal, which is much smaller. I'm not entirely sure that Toronto is the gay capital of Canada, much less North America. And certainly not the world.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#9 Jun 23, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
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Perhaps it's not surprising that Wynne marched in the parade. What is surprising is that no previous premier has marched. Ontario is supposedly a relatively liberal province, and same-sex marriage has been legal there for a decade.
There have been all sorts of politicians (city, provincial, federal) marching in the Pride parade in Toronto but I'm not really surprised that none of the previous hetero premiers have marched. After all, they also don't appear in the St. Patrick's Day parade, or the Caribana parade (which is pretty big too in Toronto), or in other parades. Their political parties though have had representatives in the parade marching proudly with signs and banners of support.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#10 Jun 23, 2013
B. F. D.

Gay rights is not really an issue in this province.

It would be better if she came clean on the cancelled gas plant deal in Mississauga that cost millions to taxpayers here; why her party continues to support regressive sales taxes to fund transit; why her party continues to allow auto insurers to charge outrageous rates and a bunch of other things; why her party allowed the Orange scandal perpetrated by a man hired by another GLBT Liberal, and so on. Until she does she is no better than her predecessor who resigned because of item #1 in this list. As soon as my citizenship here comes through I am voting NDP! Fags and dykes don't earn my support just because they are fags and dykes.

This may seem strange to folks in the States, but you will be at this point some day too.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#11 Jun 23, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
Toronto is the Queer capital of the world.
If that is so I should be able to find a husband!
Little Oakland Annie

Hayward, CA

#13 Jun 23, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
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You poor pathetic thing you. So you're the bitc.h looking for a [email protected] to d!ck you up the a.ss. I'm sure there's another [email protected] out there sick enough to accommodate you. LMFAO
Hmmm....every time I come to Topix, there's some idiot from Manassus, Va trying desperately to hook up, always with a really bad attempt at dirty talk. Don't you know this isn't a hook-up site? You must be seriously stupid.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#15 Jun 24, 2013
Explaining why, of course, you are constantly cruising this board.
Little Oakland Annie

Hayward, CA

#16 Jun 24, 2013
TrueBlood wrote:
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Are you a [email protected] or a dyke? Either way, don't flatter your perverted lifestyle or yourself. Me or any other straight normal person finds your lifestyle disgusting.
Are you a moron or an idiot? Either way, you're too stupid to figure out the gender of someone named Annie. No wonder your English is so bad.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#18 Jun 24, 2013
Looks like Annie is right. Turtle has wax in his ears and in between, as well.

No, Annie doesn't have a third leg.

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#20 Jun 24, 2013
I wonder what Turtle found funny about his last remark. The speculation was based on no information that Annie provided. But if true, it's hard to understand the humor.
Little Oakland Annie

Hayward, CA

#21 Jun 24, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
I wonder what Turtle found funny about his last remark. The speculation was based on no information that Annie provided. But if true, it's hard to understand the humor.
He was probably just laughing along with the other voices in his head.

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Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#22 Jun 24, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
B. F. D.
Gay rights is not really an issue in this province.
It would be better if she came clean on the cancelled gas plant deal in Mississauga that cost millions to taxpayers here; why her party continues to support regressive sales taxes to fund transit; why her party continues to allow auto insurers to charge outrageous rates and a bunch of other things; why her party allowed the Orange scandal perpetrated by a man hired by another GLBT Liberal, and so on. Until she does she is no better than her predecessor who resigned because of item #1 in this list. As soon as my citizenship here comes through I am voting NDP! Fags and dykes don't earn my support just because they are fags and dykes.
This may seem strange to folks in the States, but you will be at this point some day too.
I was going to write this glowing, gushing post about how wonderful! First premier in pride parade! What a breakthrough!-etc., and then I read your post, and realized she's still a politician! And this appearance is all showbiz! You're right; we yanks are eating this up now , but we will have hard choices to make later.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#23 Jun 25, 2013
stickyface wrote:
<quoted text>I was going to write this glowing, gushing post about how wonderful! First premier in pride parade! What a breakthrough!-etc., and then I read your post, and realized she's still a politician! And this appearance is all showbiz! You're right; we yanks are eating this up now , but we will have hard choices to make later.
And the point is that the daily business of any provincial/state/municipal government is not human rights or parade appearances. The more that GLBT people who are elected to public office, there will be proportionately more GLBT who are unmasked or indicted as crooked politicians or just not very good ones. An interesting contrast up here is Mayor Nenshi of Calgary, who is probably in the closet and will likely stay there (he is also a Muslim). He now has a 70% approval rating for his compassionate handling of the evacuations and cleanup resulting from the disastrous floods there.

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Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#24 Jun 25, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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And the point is that the daily business of any provincial/state/municipal government is not human rights or parade appearances. The more that GLBT people who are elected to public office, there will be proportionately more GLBT who are unmasked or indicted as crooked politicians or just not very good ones. An interesting contrast up here is Mayor Nenshi of Calgary, who is probably in the closet and will likely stay there (he is also a Muslim). He now has a 70% approval rating for his compassionate handling of the evacuations and cleanup resulting from the disastrous floods there.
Which is what they're supposed to do! Thanks for giving some dimension to this story!

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Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#25 Jun 25, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
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And the point is that the daily business of any provincial/state/municipal government is not human rights or parade appearances. The more that GLBT people who are elected to public office, there will be proportionately more GLBT who are unmasked or indicted as crooked politicians or just not very good ones. An interesting contrast up here is Mayor Nenshi of Calgary, who is probably in the closet and will likely stay there (he is also a Muslim). He now has a 70% approval rating for his compassionate handling of the evacuations and cleanup resulting from the disastrous floods there.
Speaking of Alberta's floods... What does this mean for the Stampede? BTW: Exactly one year ago I was in Canmore with my dad, siblings, niece, and great nephew. Very sad to see what's happened there.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#26 Jun 25, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
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Speaking of Alberta's floods... What does this mean for the Stampede? BTW: Exactly one year ago I was in Canmore with my dad, siblings, niece, and great nephew. Very sad to see what's happened there.
I have a sister-in-law who lives in Calgary. She told me that apparently the Stampede is going ahead as planned.
Virginity

Ottawa, Canada

#27 Feb 21, 2015
Why not have a virginity spinster pride parade. We don't cost the tax payer money regarding illness, we don't get pregnant or have paid abortions. I demand equality for a celibate pride day. Pay up taxpayers. With an aging population celibate pride day is needed. I am sick of the homosexual agenda. They have been around forever but used to keep quiet. Who cares.

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