Mammoliti wants to pull Pride funding (again)


After attracting over a million participants and onlookers, Pride may once again encounter difficulty securing funding from the City of Toronto, at least if Giorgio Mammoliti has anything to say about it. The Ward 7 councillor, who earlier this year lead a movement to deny funding for Pride 2011 should the controversial group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid participate, claims to have video evidence that QUAIA members were present at Saturday's Dyke March.

Although QuAIA did hang a banner atop Wellesley Subway Station, in the absence of Mammoliti sharing his video, it's unclear what other presence the group had (there were no reports of QuAIA at the Sunday's parade).

For more on this, check out today's AM640 interview with Mammoliti and Andrea Houston of Xtra! Canada, which got just a little heated.

Correction: An earlier version of this post indicated that Mammoliti wants to pull funding for next year's Pride, when in fact it is this year's funding that he plans to target (again).


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