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ONTARIO: Pride Toronto Reverses Ban On Anti-Israeli Apartheid Group

After more than a month of controversy, protests, and threats of a boycott, Pride Toronto has reversed their ban on Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. But all of Pride Toronto's event participants will now be required to sign an agreement to abide by the city's anti-discrimination ordinance.
"This is a victory for the Palestine solidarity movement, which has faced censorship and bullying tactics from the Israel lobby for far too long," said QuAIA member Tim McCaskell in the release. PT's reversal follows outrage in Toronto's queer community, as many condemned the organization for its restrictions on free speech in the parade.
It's not yet clear if the competing events to Pride Toronto, which were created in protest of the ban, will now take place.

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