"Yet the [Pride community advisory] panel members conveniently ignore the fact that all the mainstream press, the major mayoralty candidates and most city councillors were in agreement last year that QuAIA and its hateful messaging does not belong in the parade."
Is the mainstream press gay? Mainly no.
Were the major mayoralty candidates gay? One (possibly two) out of six, five, four...
Were the former and are the current city councillors gay? Mostly no.
Other than deciding on city and corporate financial support for Pride, the LGBT community can decide on its participants in the parade and week's events. The LGBT community doesn't need to be controlled by outside individuals and groups.