Rob Ford broke his nearly three-year-long embargo on attending Pride events Monday, but a photo from the event suggests how he really felt about being there. A photo of a glum Ford standing alone at t...
TORONTO - The mayor of Canada's most populous city won cheers Thursday as he made an unexpected appearance at a rainbow flag-raising marking International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.The gr...
Toronto's mayor has announced he won't be attending this year's Gay Pride parade, but imagine what a few hours at the event might look like from his point of view. It would be hard to fabricate a more fertile ground for humiliation than a crowd of dancing, naked and half-naked critics with the mayor mounted on an open vehicle leading the way. I think it's fear disguised as "Screw you!" that underlies his tenaciousness.
For a second year in a row, Ford is not attending Toronto Pride. So what? If he did, it certainly would not make up for his quips about the HIV community. It would definitely not encourage anti-Fordists to change their minds for the next election. It would merely be a sign of Ford buckling under pressure by other council members, the press and the public. Does this sound like a worthwhile endeavour?