after tonnes of really vocal opposition to the policy, the committee has revoked the policy!!
here is the letter they released today:
"Open letter to the Community
The Board of Directors of Pride Toronto has listened to feedback from the community, and the proposed plan for an Ethics Committee to review and approve all messaging prior to the Parade, Dyke and Trans March has been withdrawn. The process followed during the 2009 festival will remain in place for 2010.
This summer as we recognize 30 years of expressing our pride, we hope you will join us to celebrate the history, courage, diversity and future of Toronto's LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities."
hurray!! congratulations dissenters! and a thank you to rick telfer and jeffrey andrus, who started the "don't sanitize pride" and didn't back down(yet again)!