my team and i shut down Pride last month, and called out Pride Toronto for their anti-Black racism, the police for its pink washing, and reminded the world that Pride belongs to us; the marginalized.
today Mathieu Chantelois resigned as Executive Director of Pride Toronto.
in the onslaught of hate and media that followed our Pride action, i realized that sometimes doing the work of BLM meant that people would attempt to erase the plurality of queer and trans Black folks.
with the encouragement of those same communities, those queer and trans Black folks who hold us up at so many points of intersection, i decided to take on another type of work to expand the mission.
i am now the Directer of Gender Justice LA.
let’s get it.