Sunday, May 18, 2014
The Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia and the Con Bigots
It's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. A day to remember the millions of LGBT people in the world who are being oppressed, hurt, and even murdered for the "crime" of being who they are.
A day to remember that even in Canada, the hatred that kills is still a problem.
For how can I forget that it almost killed me?
That I had to fight my way through high school.
And that if the crazy bigot with the knife hadn't been intercepted on the street where I lived a few years ago, I might be dead for the "crime" of blogging against bullying and religious homophobia.
How can I forget that I live in a city where Rob Ford is still Mayor?
A brutish racist, sexist, and homophobic Con bigot if ever there was one...
Who whether he's sober or stoned out out of his mind, is always showing how much he hates gay people. In a city full of LGBT people fleeing the prejudice of other places.
How can I forget that the ghastly Tim Hudak, who would be the Premier of the province I live in, refused to condemn Ford's latest foul eruption?
You know this loser...
Who during the last election allowed his Cons to distribute this grotesquely misleading, and totally disgusting pamphlet...
And when asked to explain himself actually defended that foul flyer.
Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader is standing by a campaign flyer labelled homophobic and misleading that was distributed in a key election battleground outside Toronto over the weekend.
And used the occasion to further smear the Liberals...
When asked specifically if he stood behind the flyers, Hudak replied: "Of course. And I wonder if Dalton McGuinty's going to stand by his plan to actually bring in these changes [for children as young as] six years old."
Fuel the flames of homophobia.
The flyer also claims the school board document contains a reference to "cross-dressing for six-year-olds," although no such wording can be found anywhere in the document.
And attack those who were trying to protect bullied LGBT children. Even though studies show they are disproportionately targeted in our schools, and are FOUR times more likely to be driven to commit suicide.
And of course how can I forget that I live in a country where the monstrous Con Stephen Harper is Prime Minister?
Who has voted against every LGBT rights bill that ever came before Parliament...
Has done nothing to help bullied children, except produce a so-called cyberbullying bill which is just a front for yet another attempt to spy on us.
And to please his rabid religious base, has never lifted a finger to fight homophobia.
I mean how would YOU feel if you were gay in Canada eh?
And can you imagine how these young Canadians feel about living in the shadow of that insane bigotry?
And the good news? They couldn't kill me, and what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
The bigot Cons of this world just made themselves an enemy who will never give up fighting them until the glorious day they are defeated.
I've got the Maple Leaf flag tattooed on one arm, and the rainbow flag of freedom on the other.
I'm still blogging about religious homophobia, and still standing up for the rights of the bullied in schools, workplaces, and senior homes.
I'd still go through a brick wall to get to a bully.
And this is still my message...
Speak up for the rights of LGBT people all over the world.
Fight the hatred that kills.
Defeat these filthy bigots...
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