The devastating and entirely preventable suicide of Ohio trans teen Leelah Alcorn has become a rallying call to #FixSociety, but this will never happen until society universally calls conversion therapy what it actually is: child abuse.
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The Salvation Army has been in damage control mode this year, trying to convince the world that the evangelical religious organization is not actually anti-gay. This is absolutely false. Not only that, it also sweeps a significant anti-LGBTQ history under the rug without taking any accountability for it or making any public apology.
What cruel irony that Bill C-36 will officially become law on Dec. 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, commemorating the 14 women who were massacred in Montreal in 1989. Bill C-36, the Harper government’s Orwellian-named The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, received royal assent on Nov. 6.
Despite Doug Ford still finding gay men kinda icky, he’s now promising – no, threatening – to march in Pride if elected on Oct 27. Speaking to the Toronto Sun on Oct 6, Ford even had the audacity to proclaim, “I’ll be the mayor of all the people,” a statement immediately followed by sneering judgment. “Do I approve of the nudity, of older men with potbellies walking around the street buck naked? No, I don’t approve of that,” he said.