The group stated that they dont want a “LGBTQ event being used to oppress other marginalised groups” HUH!
You mean like black women? Abused Women? Abused seniors? OH, Muslims?
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Canceling a gay pride event to avoid offending religious conservatives!?! UPDATED
Someone should alert Gary Bauer and others who seek an end to gay pride parades. Gay activists in the UK want to cancel a march because it might offend members of a particular religious group. So, maybe ol’ Gary should just follow their lead claim offense; gay groups on this side of the pond will surely capitulate.
Fearing that a gay pride parade in London’s East End “will cause tensions between gay people and Muslims“, some activists want to cancel a march scheduled in response to “anti-gay stickers plastered around the East End“:
An open letter signed by Out East chair Thierry Schaffauser and Terry Stewart of the Hackney Community Engagement Board claims that the Pride march may “divide our communities” or be used “to oppress other marginalised groups”.
Out East organises Hackney Pride and the letter has also been signed by Denis Fernando of Unite Against Fascism and the Greater London Association of Trade Union Councils.
It says: “We believe that the most appropriate response to the stickers is to liaise with Muslim communities and others to create bridges and communicate with each other.
“We want both homophobia and Islamophobia addressed as a collective problem and not feed one against the other, we do not recognise these as distinct categories.
“We will refuse any attempt to divide our communities or take the risk that an LGBTQ event is used to oppress other marginalised groups, in particular LGBTQ Muslims who will be the most affected by this rising antagonism.”
That’s rich. Read the full story..