From the Editors 13 July 2013
I’m grateful to the members and supporters of QuAIA who recorded and edited this video of the event, including cutting in clips and images of the examples of pinkwashing that I showed during my presentation.
I also thank Benjamin Doherty who helped me curate many of the multimedia elements of my talk.
Here’s more of The Electronic Intifada’s coverage of pinkwashing. Visit QuAIA’s website and follow them on Twitter at @quaiaTO.
Also read this report on the event in Daily Xtra, a prominent LGBTQ publication in Canada: “WorldPride organizers concerned about ‘pinkwashing’” (27 June 2013).
For ease of reference, here are links to some of the items shown in the video:
- Getting to the bottom of marc3pax, Israel’s gay flotilla hoaxer, The Electronic Intifada, 5 May 2012.
- Israel lobby group Iran180 “sodomizes” Ahmadinejad effigy with nuke at San Francisco Pride, The Electronic Intifada, 11 June 2012.
- Video: Put A Rainbow On It
- Video: The Official Trailer For Undressing Israel: Gay Men In The Promised Land
- Video: Tel Aviv Gay Tourism: Israeli city tries to sell itself to same-sex couples and gay tourists
- Video: Fabulous Israel: Coming Soon…
- Video: SDM Presents: Tel Aviv Gay Pride 2012 (LGBTQ Pride Parade in Israel)
- Source of propaganda image shared by pro-Israel social media, falsely alleging that gay men are executed in Palestine.
- After polonium revelation, Israel’s PR hacks revive lies that Arafat was gay and died of AIDS, The Electronic Intifada, 7 April 2012.
- Video: World Pride London 2012 - No Pride in Israeli Apartheid - Gay Pride
- Harrowing video shows Israeli soldiers arresting Hebron children, The Electronic Intifada, 2 May 2013.
- Disturbing new video of Israeli Jews assaulting Africans in Tel Aviv on New Year’s Eve, The Electronic Intifada, 13 January 2013
- The dirty dozen: Israel’s racist ringleaders, The Electronic Intifada, 12 December 2013.
QuAIA "Israel Apartheid" in Pride Toronto
Permalink eGuard replied on
Over a year ago, QuAIA had a victory against a requested ban of the group and their slogan "Israel Apartheid/Israeli Apartheid" from the Pride Toronto (LGBT) event. The decision was made a few days before the 2012 Pride Toronto march by a formal external Panel.
B’nai Brith Canada had formally complained to get QuAIA banned. The judgement said:
1. The Panel finds that the activities of QuAIA are not contrary to the core missions, or policies, of Pride Toronto.
2. The Panel concludes that the activities of QuAIA [...] are not likely to present images or messages that promote, condone or may condone violence, hatred, degradation or negative stereotypes of a person or group contrary to the City of Toronto’s Anti-Discrimination Policy.
3. Therefore, the complaint of B'nai Brith is dismissed.
To me it looks like a serious defeat for the arguments "anti-discrimination policies", "respect all members of communities in Pride", "anti-Semitic activity follows on, or flows from, anti-Israel activity". I did not see it publicised very much, so I bring it up here. For legal talk, it makes nice reading.
Permalink Karen Nakamura replied on
Reminds me of WalMart trying to push its vegetables and meat as "gourmet" or "natural" in huge media campaign.