I am sure that by now most of you have heard the horrible news. A gunman entered a gay nightclub in Orlando, and opened fire on the innocent.So even though they are a relatively small minority, LGBT people are now the victims of the worst mass murde… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Orlando Massacre and the Hatred that Kills
Yesterday I wrote about the considerable pride that we should all take in the progress we are making as a society, World Pride in Toronto being a sterling example. However, as Star letter-writer Blair Bigham of Toronto points out in today’s edition, there is still room for improvement:
Political stripes aside, Ontario (population 13.5 . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Gay Pride: A Proviso
While it is never good to feel smug or self-satisfied (we’ve seen where that takes the right wing), there are things about which we should feel very good. Although I do not live in Toronto, as I was watching the news last night covering the opening of the 10-day World Pride Festival being hosted in . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: World Pride: Our Pride
This post could perhaps more aptly be entitled A Tale of Two Centuries. The top picture, from yesterday’s Dyke March in Toronto, represents some of the best of the twenty-first century as people increasingy accept and welcome the diversity that is humanity. It is hard not to feel a measure of pride in . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Contrasting Pictures
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 . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Stealth War on Gay Canadians
I've been studiously trying to ignore anything that happens in the United States these days.Because it's summer, the place is a mad house, and if I need crazy I've got Harper eh?But I couldn't ignore the screams and the tears of joy of millions of gay Americans and their friends today.Or the sparkly unicorn . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Downfall of DOMA and the Triumph of Love
OMG. It's the Gay Pride weekend in Toronto and I should be looking forward to the festivities.
But instead I'm lying in my tree hammock in my jockey shorts, cruising for a cool breeze, quaffing gallons of lemonade.
And wondering do I REALLY have to go the Pride parade? Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Me and the Pride Day Parade
Admittedly, the ideological girth of Toronto’s chief magistrate makes him an easy target. Always outspoken, heedless of who he offends, with the political instincts of a brawler, Rob Ford has made it abundantly clear to most that he is incapable of growing in the job.
But in my view, his problems go . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Ongoing Failure Of Toronto’s Chief Magistrate
But then again, would anyone really want this clown to attend their function? Recommend this Post