Tag Archives: LGBT

Courage takes many forms

I’m not at all up on all the worldwide pop singers, and I’d never heard of Will Young who won the inaugural 2002 season of the UK’s Pop Idol. He’s just released a new song, “Brave Man” that was directed … Continue reading

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Liberal Muslims

Many people think of Islam as a monolithic religion with two main groups, the Sunnis and Shi-ites, battling it out for fundamentalist supremacy. Just like Christianity and other religions, there are differing degrees of modernism among believers, and with some … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration needs to step up

Apparently Canadian Immigration doesn’t really want to help protect potential asylum seekers. In fact they seem to be afraid of them. In late June, the University of Toronto is hosting the WorldPride Human Rights Conference and is touted to be: exciting … Continue reading

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Ugandan Christian leaders like dead gays

In February of this Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act and people convicted of committing homosexual acts are now potentially subject to life in prison. Proscribed actions include:  Aggravated homosexuality (Life imprisonment) Attempt to commit homosexuality (Life imprisonment) … Continue reading

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Negative Health Impacts of Prejudice on Sexual Minorities

In a recent speech by Ellen Page she announced her identification as gay (in case you somehow missed it, the video of her speech is here and the transcript here). During her speech, she spoke about the difficulties that members … Continue reading

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Text of Nigeria’s Same Sex (Prohibition) Bill

I went looking for the text of the Bill recently signed into law by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan that criminalizes any expression of same sex attraction. The most recent version I could find was the one passed by the Senate in … Continue reading

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Transgender harrassing high school girls – not so much

Transphobia can circle the globe in a matter of hours. A viral story from Colorado claims that a transgender student at a local high school has been harassing girls in the women’s restrooms throughout the school. As a result the … Continue reading

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Crosspoint Wesleyan Church in Fredericton NB

The Friendly Atheist points to a story that happened in my neighbouring province of New Brunswick. The Crosspoint Wesleyan Church in Fredericton punished a gay youth pastor because he claimed other church members might be upset. Colin Briggs, 20, has … Continue reading

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Gagging on Gay Sex

One of the primary themes that runs through the anti-gay rights group, is the ‘ick-factor’ or the focus on the types of sex practices that gays follow and cause disgust in the advocate. Usually, the concept is not quite on … Continue reading

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REAL Women of Canada – a disappointment to women and Canada

REAL (Realistic, Equal, Active, for Life) Women of Canada was established in 1983, believes that the nuclear family is the most important unit in Canadian society, and that the fragmentation of the Canadian family is a primary cause of social … Continue reading

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