Hamilton Gay Pride is Shameful...
Shame on the Hamilton Gay Pride Festival - they have banned the Canadian military from participating...
Hamilton's gay pride festival says it banned the Canadian military this year over alleged human rights violations around the world.This is so ridiculous...shame on these organizers...they know not what they do.
The decision has ignited a controversy within the gay community.
Some gays claim the military has changed since it overturned it discriminatory policies against homosexuality in 1992.
The Canadian military has participated in the Hamilton festival for several years, with members marching in the parade and setting up recruiting booths.
Festival organizers say they banned the military this year because they received a complaint from a new Canadian who feared the military because of previous persecution by soldiers.