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There's No Pride In Pinkwashing: Petition to Halifax Pride to ban Tel Aviv Tourism

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WHEREAS Queer Arabs of Halifax approached Halifax Pride raising concerns that Tel Aviv Tourism ostracizes and alienates Arabs and people of colour;
WHEREAS Halifax Pride currently allows the presence of Tel Aviv Tourism at the Halifax Pride Festival;
WHEREAS Tel Aviv Tourism participates directly in pinkwashing for a state that engages in armed conflict where human rights and international humanitarian laws are being violated;
WHEREAS Halifax Pride denied a formal request from Queer Arabs Halifax to remove Tel Aviv Tourism from this year’s Pride Festival;

We the undersigned, stand in solidarity with Queer Arabs of Halifax to demand that Halifax Pride:
remove Tel Aviv Tourism from the the Community Fair and any other events associated with, or the sponsorship of, Halifax Pride;
ban Tel Aviv Tourism from sponsoring, presenting at, or attending any Halifax Pride Festival events in future years;
reject the inclusion of any organizations that directly, or indirectly, supports armed conflict where human rights and international humanitarian laws are being violated; and
publicly commit to prioritizing queer and trans people of colour within the activities planned and supported by Halifax Pride.

WHAT IS PINKWASHING?
When governments or corporations portray LGBTQ+ friendliness as a way of distracting from violent and oppressive policies and actions.

 



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