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Arrow Star Stephen Amell Gets Attacked by SJW's Over T-Shirt at PRIDE

Arrow Star Stephen Amell Gets Attacked by SJW’s Over T-Shirt at PRIDE

Canadian born actor Steven Amell who plays the lead character Oliver Queen (Green Arrow) on the TV superhero series Arrow has come under fire from that ever increasing, humorless, thin skinned, stick up their asses section of the LGBT community we call Social Justice Warriors all because of a tee shirt he wore to Toronto Pride.

 His shirt stated “I’m not gay but $20 is $20”, a comedic reference to being gay for pay, or straight guys being willing to engage in same-sex acts for money. (although many do for free.) But this has some in our community reaching for their smelling and going the faux outrage route.

 Said The shirt choice is just, stupid. That shirt is basically saying you’ll be gay for (low) pay. I can’t believe these shirts are still in circulation 

Other comments include: 

Stephen Amell (perpetually the most accidentally problematic person in the world) wore a shirt to Pride that said ‘I’m not gay, but 20$ is 20$’ ??? https://t.co/ZobInpOZxm

— Summer Hater™ Sonja (@infiniterain) August 6, 2018

your straight ass shouldn’t have even went to pride if you gonna wear that homophobic ass shirt. deactivate@StephenAmell

— “?????????” (@mattisaiah) August 5, 2018

yeah that’s a pretty stupid t-shirt @StephenAmell Gay for Pay? unless you are, don’t make fun of our gay culture ???? we love you but… #BeKind at #Pride pic.twitter.com/zs89wKQpit

— ?an ?oyle (@ZanDoyle) August 6, 2018

Oh the drama! Oh the outrage! Oh the scandal! How triggering!

So what do you think?  Did this hunky LGBT ally make a major fashion faux pas?  Or are you standing up and waving a $20.00 bill?

Leave a message in the comments section and let us know!

Longtime Vancouver LGBT Activists Speak Out Against BLM’s Demands Of No Police At PRIDE

A group of veteran Vancouver LGBT activists and community pioneers have launched a petition to counter Black Lives Matter Vancouver’s request to have the police removed from the Pride parade. These activists are concerned that the voices of older generations who helped found the communities and worked hard to develop relationships with the police are being ignored, in addition to others. 

The organizers of the petition are Velvet Steele, a Vancouver trans and sex worker rights advocate who was a member of the Trans/Police Liaison committee in the early 1990s; Gordon Hardy, a co-founder of the Vancouver Gay Liberation Front in the 1970s; Sandra Leo-Laframboise, a trans queer activist and Métis Two Spirit elder; and Kevin Dale McKeown, Vancouver’s first out gay journalist and an LGBT columnist for the Georgia Straight in 1970s

The petition states:

Vancouver’s LGBTQ community has a long history of positive engagement with the Vancouver Police Department, from the first Gay and Lesbian/Police Liaison Committee in 1977, through the 1980s with the work of community leaders like Jim Deva, Jim Trenholme, and Malcolm Crane, and continuing today as the LGBT/Police Liaison Committee. We’ve been doing this work for 40 years now.”

“While the objections that Black Lives Matter Vancouver makes against the presence of the Vancouver Police Department in the Vancouver Pride Parade reflect historic and ongoing injustices against the black communities in major American and Eastern Canadian cities, they do not reflect the relationships between Vancouver’s LGBTQ communities with local law enforcement.” 

The petition organizers also note that the VPD and RCMP have participated in the parade since 2002, which “signifies the progress we have made in our struggle for LGBTQ equality”.

The counter-petition is a reaction to BLM Vancouver’s petition launched on February 7 to request, for a second time, that the Vancouver Pride Society have the VPD withdraw all of its uniformed, armed officers from the parade. 

The counter-petition is available for all to sign on the change.org website. The petition will be delivered to the VPS.

The petition will close on February 20, the day before the Vancouver Pride is scheduled to meet with BLM Vancouver members on February 21. This year’s Vancouver Pride parade will be held on August 6.