By Gudrun Schultz

TORONTO, Ontario, May 29, 2007 ( – Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory celebrated his participation in the 17th annual Inside Out Toronto Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival last weekend, telling the Toronto Star he was “delighted” to be named as a supporter of the youth film showcase.

John TOry at the Gay Youth Film Fest“This is a great group of men and women, including the young people who are involved,” he said in an interview with the Star last week. “They’re creative and they’re people who are making a contribution to what is a very important industry in this city. They’re a key part of the ‘creative city’ that is so important to the economy.”

Tory was named an honorary “distinguished patron” of the Queer Youth Video Project.

The Inside Out Festival showcased such films as Bad Grrls, Clown F*** Punk and Triple X Selects – The Best of Lezsploitation.

Inside Out described one film as “the cream of the crop of smoking-hot hardcore porn for dykes and genderqueers of all stripes.”

Tory said he wanted to send a signal to the whole province that the Progressive Conservatives are a “big tent” party.

To respectfully express concerns to party leadership:

John Tory:

Blair McCreadie
  Ontario PC Party President
  Email: [email protected]

Ken Zeise
  1st Vice-President: [email protected]


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