Calgary Pride parade organizers have wasted a valuable opportunity


Naomi Lakritz writes at the Calgary Herald:

Calgary’s Pride parade has lost its way, to say the least. Political correctness has run so far amok with this event that it now borders on the farcical.

OK, so members of the United Conservative Party want to march in the parade on Sept. 3. This is transparently a vote-grabbing, image-enhancing move by the party, at least one of whose leadership hopefuls has shown himself to be more than a tad obsessed with outing high school kids who join gay-straight alliances.

Regardless of the UCP’s motivation, however, they should be allowed to march in the parade to celebrate members of the LGBTQ community.

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