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Doug Ford on Pride: men running down the street 'buck-naked'
Councillor defends brother as World Pride calls mayor's comments homophobic.
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Councillor Doug Ford says he wouldn't bring his children to the pride parade given there are "middle-aged men with pot-bellies, running down the street buck-naked."

Ford tried to defend his brother, the day after Mayor Rob Ford underlined he's not going to the pride parade this summer, claiming he's not going to change the way he is.

Executive Director of World Pride Toronto Kevin Beaulieu says the mayor's comments were homophobic.

Kevin Beaulieu calls the comments 'deeply disturbing.'

Councillor Ford underlined his brother isn't homophobic because he has gay friends.

Beaulieu says the mayor should want to be at pride. He underlines it's an opportunity to show support to the LGBTQ community which is still struggling to be accepted.

While Beaulieu wouldn't make the connection between the mayor shunning festivities and societies aiming to oppress the LGBTQ community, the comments are troubling.

Beaulieu wouldn't say if the mayor is homophobic in general.

The mayor hasn't been given an official invitation to pride. Beaulieu says while the organization doesn't like to exclude anyone from the event, they would have to take into account previous comments by Ford which are clearly homophobic.

He's specifically to the video taken at Steak Queen in Etobicoke which shows the mayor swearing.

After his comments, Councillor Ford underlined he supports pride and says there are probably some aspects of the event that are family-friendly.

Pride Toronto took to Twitter for a dig at the mayor.


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Councillor Doug Ford says he wouldn't bring his children to the pride parade given there are "middle-aged men with pot-bellies, running down the street buck-naked."

Ford tried to defend his brother, the day after Mayor Rob Ford underlined he's not going to the pride parade this summer, claiming he's not going to change the way he is.

Executive Director of World Pride Toronto Kevin Beaulieu says the mayor's comments were homophobic.

Kevin Beaulieu calls the comments 'deeply disturbing.'

Councillor Ford underlined his brother isn't homophobic because he has gay friends.

Beaulieu says the mayor should want to be at pride. He underlines it's an opportunity to show support to the LGBTQ community which is still struggling to be accepted.

While Beaulieu wouldn't make the connection between the mayor shunning festivities and societies aiming to oppress the LGBTQ community, the comments are troubling.

Beaulieu wouldn't say if the mayor is homophobic in general.

The mayor hasn't been given an official invitation to pride. Beaulieu says while the organization doesn't like to exclude anyone from the event, they would have to take into account previous comments by Ford which are clearly homophobic.

He's specifically to the video taken at Steak Queen in Etobicoke which shows the mayor swearing.

After his comments, Councillor Ford underlined he supports pride and says there are probably some aspects of the event that are family-friendly.

Pride Toronto took to Twitter for a dig at the mayor.


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