Remove Pride Toronto's affiliation with the event being held at EL Furniture Warehouse during the week of pride.
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UPDATE: Pride Toronto has reached out and said they are in NO WAY affiliated with this establishment or the event they plan on throwing. I am making the appropriate changes to this petition.
*NOTE* the photo being used has been edited. The actual post on their Instagram feed did not have the red scribbles.
EL Furniture Warehouse recently posted a very transphobic image on their Instagram, poking fun at Caitlyn Jenner's transition. Not only was the photo itself hugely offensive, they hashtagged it with Caitlyn's deadname as well as "#aceventura", and the photo references a very transphobic scene from the movie Ace Ventura. None of this is okay.
When called out on it, they lied about posting it and called the criticizers "losers" and mocked them for having "too high of moral standards".
They eventually apologized for this post. However, in that apology they used Caitlyn's deadname (the name they were assigned at birth). This is just another way of misgendering Caitlyn and going directly against her wishes to be referred to as her real name, Caitlyn Jenner.
I am asking Pride Toronto to remove it's affiliation with this establishment and their Pride event. It is not a safe place for LGBTQ people and this is evident not only by the posts made by the establishment, but also by the comments being made by the patrons that frequent that bar. Myself, being a trans woman, would in no way feel safe or welcomed in that bar.
It is the last place an event for pride should be held. Please sign this petition to ask Pride TO to remove it's affiliation and all marking/branding/promotion of this event and venue.
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