25 Years Ago Today

Study: Inclusion of Sexual Orientation in AB Human Rights David Lee – Sept 10, 2017 Introduction The Initial Proposal It was a different time back in 1992 when my friend Trevor contacted me to ask if I’d be willing to help with a project that he was heading up, for the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
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Flip-Flop Brian Jean

Looks like he’s flip-flopping again – omly instead of farm workers protection this time it’s on outing students who join a GSA to their parents. He just said it’s a bad thing but now it seems he’s (You got it) flip-flopped. Calgary Sun article: http://www.calgarysun.com/2017/04/04/wildrose-leader-brian-jean-says-notifying-parents-their-kid-is-in-a-gsa-is-sometimes-a-good-thing Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Rainbow Flag

History of the Rainbow Flag

Gilbert Baker, an openly gay activist born in 1951, grew up in a small Kansas town, and went on to serve in the US army for about two years in 1970. After an honorable discharge, Gilbert taught himself to sew. In 1974, Baker met Harvey Milk, an influential gay leader, who three years later challenged
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Pride Edmonton 2015

Curious Lack of Story on Parade – CTV Morning

One of the things that I do when I notice something I feel is “wrong” is ask questions. That’s all. This is one of those occasions when this whole “discussion” shouldn’t even be happening.  It’s mostly just because of what I feel is an inappropriate response to a question I asked. This past weekend Edmonton’s
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Ed Miliband Wants To Introduce Turing’s Law

Interesting news from England.  The leader of the labour party, and leader of the official opposition Ed Miliband has mentioned that – his party would push to introduce a law called “Turing’s Law” (named after Alan Turing) that would offer posthumous pardons for any gay men who were convicted under old “indecency” laws. In the
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Star Trek Writer’s Response to a Bigot

Star Trek writer David Mack recently defended his own attempt to address diversity from a bigoted fan. The original story talks about his statement that “it’s important work…”. I’ve always valued the ethics of the Star Trek universe, and this just underlines why that vision of the future is a good one to aim for.
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Panti Bliss and her amazing speech on homophobia

Over the weekend, an Irish drag queen called Panti Bliss (Rory O’Neill) made a very passionate speech about homophobia, just after a play finished at the Abbey theater in Ireland. According to an Irish publication called The Journal, the debate itself arose from a TV network’s retraction of comments that she made on the air
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