Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Bill 13 and the Victory of the Bullied Children
It seems like it took forever. But tonight bullied children in Ontario are finally a little bit safer.
And gay kids have the right to call themselves gay, and form Gay-Straight Alliances.
No matter what some Catholic School Boards have to say, or what grotesque homophobes like Charles McVety spew out of every orifice.
It's a great victory, and it took a lot of good people to make it happen. The Liberals and the NDP who supported the bill.
Kids like Taechun Menns and Leanne Iskander who took on their school board and came up with creative ways to defy the rainbow ban...
Even though they were threatened by school authorities, and one school board Chair compared their gentle alliance to a Nazi club.
The mother of a bullied gay boy who wrote this letter in response.
And so many others who supported the kids, including many good Catholics who don't follow the reactionary dictates of Pope Benny and his Vatican mob.
But sadly, there would have been no anti-bullying bill if two bullied kids hadn't committed suicide...
Mitchell Wilson and Jamie Hubley.
And since Jamie tried to start a Rainbow Club in his school only to be bullied to death.
I think he should have the last word on this night of VICTORY...
Down with the bullies and the bigots.
Long live the Gay-Straight Alliance !!!
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