Sunday, May 6, 15h-17h
QPIRG-Concordia, 1500 de Maisonneuve Ouest #204
It’s that time once again, that time of the year;
To celebrate, to fête, most everything queer.
They close off Ste Catherine’s, they host a parade;
The stages, the DJ’s, to get us all laid.
They invite the police, they sell lots of beer;
But something seems not quite right here.
For somewhere along, we’ve lost our way;
Maybe twas the “TD Bank Community Day.”
And if you think that Pride should be more than this;
Why, “you’re probably just a communist.”
Yet there are still those among us who believe in much more;
The history of pride is something a little more hardcore.
It’s honouring history, honouring youth;
The queens and the bulldaggers and all the uncouth.
That police aren’t our friends, that our true value lies;
Not in pink dollars or niche markets, but community ties.
It’s remembering that each other will always be our
greatest strength, first defence, the source of our power.
But to pull it all off, to see it all through;
Step up Mary! We’ve got work to do!
Answering emails, finding spaces, and prodding the lazy;
Midnight postering, dirtbag parties, and driving Miss Daisy.
Brunch meetings, “discussions”, maybe building a float?;
Press releases, spokespersons, we’ve got things to promote!
So join us, this Sunday at the Concordia-GRIP;
Three to five, thereabouts, and if this guilt trip
Hasn’t convinced you quite yet — Well.
You’ll have the time of your life, the ball of your belle
‘Cause at the end of the day, let’s face it, honey;
That’s worth more than the fame, the glamour, the money.