Two short docs on Black Lives Matter Toronto’s direct actions around the Pride festival.
Part 1: There’s No Pride in Policing
Toronto Police Services unveiled a mural to apologize for raids on gay bath houses in the early 1980s. LGBTQ organizers of Black Lives Matter Toronto rejected this apology as hollow and condemned the mural as an attempt to ‘pink-wash’ TPS’s legacy of abuse.
Part 2: Black Pride
LGBTQ organizers of Black Lives Matter Toronto lead the Pride Parade to a grinding halt, staging a sit-in and demanding action to make pride more equitable for people of colour. Viewed over 400,000 times on Facebook.