Rob Ford: Prove it.

Dear Rob, I hear you turned down another invitation to show your support for Pride day in Toronto – what a shame. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for spending time with the family but perhaps you haven’t considered the implications of being our mayor. It requires of you to be supportive of a diverse and culturally eclectic city. Perhaps you don’t see the job description that way, who knows.

Here’s the rub: you don’t show up for Pride or the flag raising and you really need to pick one. My impatience with you is growing and so I have gathered a group of connected friends to help disseminate a campaign to reveal what’s really going on with you.

I am not interested in hearing from you as words do not mean much to me. I am however very interested in seeing you take action on behalf of the LGBTQ community and show up at either Pride or the flag raising at City Hall. You get to pick.

While you waffle over your decision I have launched a campaign that I hope you will respond favourably to – its called Rob Ford: Prove it. I will accept nothing short of your participation in one of these two events as your assurance that you are trying to understand us.

We, as a community, generate a lot of “gravy” for the city and I insist that you recognize the LGBTQ’s financial and creative contribution to this great city. The time has come to prove it.

Press for Rob Ford Prove It!:
Morning Brew, BlogTO
New Campaign Asks Rob Ford to Prove He Supports the LGBTQ Community, Torontoist

Raymond Helkio

Raymond Helkio is an award winning director, freelance journalist and author of several publications. His work focuses on LGBT issues.

2 thoughts on “Rob Ford: Prove it.

  1. I made a video for Mayor Ford, inviting him to Pride. I explained to him how important it was to young folks just coming out to have the support of senior members of the community. He sent me a form letter.
    http://youtu.be/qDv83Osn-Do

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