We Were Wrong

This past Tuesday, a crowded gallery in the House of Commons stood witness, as the Prime Minister apologized to the LGBTQ2 community for four decades of state-sponsored, systematic oppression and victimization.

It was all very emotional. Hugs, handshakes, and cheering in the House, but … does it matter? Will this admission of wrongdoing on behalf on the Canadian government change anything?

Does it matter?

Yes. It is a clear statement of where we stand as a nation today and a blueprint for tomorrow.

Will it change anything?

Will Trudeau’s speech stop the neighbours from staring when a same-sex couple kiss each other hello at their own front door? Will it save a transgender woman from being beaten as she steps off the bus on her way home from work? Will it stop all the crude jokes and cruel taunts on the school ground?

I don’t know.

Will it?

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5 thoughts on “We Were Wrong

    1. They’ve elected a transgender woman in this tiny little town in Quebec so I’m hopeful.
      There’s been some interesting results in recent elections in the U.S. too … so, hopeful 🙂

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  1. An acknowledgement of wrongdoing is always welcomed, no matter how late in the game. Will it change anything? Not overnight. But it’s a step in the right direction.

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