Martin Regg Cohn usually write some good columns. This time I respectfully disagree with his comments about the Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA). He seems to imply that QuAIA is an outside group that has infiltrated the Pride Week festivities. QuAIA ranks low on his "gay-o-meter". One could state the same about Kulanu--the gay Jewish student group. While the core group of Kulanu may be gay, its general supporters in the parade diminish the "gayness" of Kulanu by focussing on Israel rather than LGBT pride. Kulanu's participation in Toronto's Pride parade ranks low on my "gay-o-meter."
Toronto Star: Cohn: Pride has become a victim of its own success
YouTube: Pride Toronto - QuAIA
YouTube: Pride Toronto - Kulanu 2010