Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Black Lives Matter demands take centre stage at Pride Toronto AGM - CBC

Originally published: January 18, 2017

At Pride Toronto's Annual General Meeting Tuesday night, members voted in support of demands from Black Lives Matter Toronto, including the removal of police floats from future parades.

"It was exciting to see so many hands go up, when you've been silenced for the last twenty years," said Black Lives Matter Toronto's Ravyn Wngz after the vote, which was added to the meeting's agenda unexpectedly. 

Tuesday's meeting also put to bed the possibility of a formal dispute resolution process between Pride Toronto and Black Lives Matter Toronto — a solution which was put forward in late August.