Sunday, June 30, 2013
Stephen Harper's Stealth War on Gay Canadians
In just a few hours I'll be following the rainbow, or waving it, at the Toronto Pride parade.
Along with about a million gay people and their straight friends and supporters.
It's always an awesome spectacle. A chance to celebrate our community, our survival, and in my case at least, send a giant F**K YOU to every bigot in the world.
Because that's what the rainbow flag means to me. FREEDOM.
Freedom for all the oppressed people of the earth, freedom from ignorance and bigotry, patriarchy and poverty. Freedom to imagine a kinder, gentler world.
And of course in Canada, freedom from Stephen Harper, whose stealth war against gay Canadians continues without end...
He has voted against every single bill ever introduced to protect LGBT people from discrimination and hate crimes. He has just passed a pro-hate speech bill.
He has cut all funding for gay groups. The Pride celebrations get nothing, while the Calgary Stampede gets millions, and so do anti-gay religious groups.
He has done nothing to fight homophobia, or anti-gay bullying. And even though Exodus International, a group that claimed it could "cure" gay people, recently gave up the ghost.
He still allows its umbrella organization to operate in Canada as a registered charity.
Even though thousands of Canadians have signed petitions demanding that its status be revoked.
Because like those shameless quacks he too believes that gays can be cured...
Nobody in the MSM has ever challenged his kooky views.
And he remains what he always has been, a disgusting anti-gay bigot...
And the good news? As in so many other things history is passing him by. His creepy anti-gay views only make him look even more like a relic from a dark and shameful past. A grubby little man whose time is OVER.
And his stealthy war on gay Canadians has only made him more enemies, the kind that NEVER surrender no matter how much hate they throw at them...
People like ME.
Yup. I think I shall ride through the crowd today on Sébastien's shoulders, with my supersoaker strapped to my back as if I am riding to war.
And when I see the big rainbow flag I shall shout Freedom!!! Freedom!!! Freedom!!!
The Day of Liberation is coming !!!!
Monster cure YOURSELF...
And since it will take me at least a day to recover from that eh?
I'll leave you with this little video that YouTube put together of the struggle that never ends.
Fighting for ALL of us, showing our pride, sharing our LOVE...
From the people of the rainbow to all their straight friends.
Thank you for joining us on our march to FREEDOM.
Happy Pride Day everybody !!!!
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