Yuki Damon, a trans high school student from the town I live in, is going to be the marshall of the pride parade in Charlottetown. Apparently, she rocks a few boats of str8 and queer alike.Facebook group: Petition To Remove Yuki Damon As The 2008 PEI Pride Peraid Marshall
This is a patition to remove Yuki Damon as this years Parade Marshall for the PEI Pride 2008 Paraid. Myself and other belive that Yuki will say something critical that will set the islands gay community back.
The ARC board of PEI has been working vigorously for the last ten years fighting for the island to be more aware and understanding of the gay community and the GLBT community within the island. Myself and others belive that Yuki should not have been chosen as this years Paraid Marshall due to the fact of his age and the drama Yuki likes to provoke.
If you look at the comments and the videos Yuki has posted on facebook you will see that she is not mentaly mature to be able to handle this type of media attention and attention from the public. Myself and others are afraid that Yuki will say and/or do something to jeopardize the work the ARC bord has done, as well as many other gay activists in PEI.
Yuki is more than welcome to march IN the peraid . . we just do not want her to be the spokes person . .just yet .
Good golly. I don't know much about how trans folk relate to other LMNOP, but how do you like that? "You're young, flamboyant, trans, you wait your turn."
She apparently has quite the following on YouTube.
For those of you who don't know, although having progressed over the years, Summerside has been seen as very insular, even by PEI standards, so you can only imagine what being a near six-foot-tall transexual with poofy pink hair can be like here. A very brave kid, and all the more deserving of the honour of marshall!