Gender Identity: Fake News?

Some members of the Ontario P.C. party think gender identity is an unscientific, Liberal ideology — in other words, fake news. They want the theory removed from the Ontario school curriculum.  To that end, the party has voted to debate the issue of Gender Identity at their next convention in 2019.

Seriously?

Are they going to debate the theory that the earth is round? That gravity exists?

Could someone please inform the Conservative Party members that we are more than what lies between our legs?

Can we focus on the person, not the sex?

Can we let people be who they are, the person inside their bodies?

A binary world is for code and computers, not people. Real life, despite what the social conservatives would have us believe, is a little more complex than that. And a lot more interesting.

Proof positive? Exhibit A: Ezra Miller’s Playboy shoot.

The defense rests.

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Standing Guard

There’s a line in our national anthem…

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee

To my mind, those words aren’t about protecting our borders — they’re about protecting each other.

We are Canada.

All of us.

Unfortunately, we here in Ontario have been caught asleep at our posts. The conservative provincial government has rolled back sex education to where it stood in 1998.

They scrapped the sex ed program the liberals put in place in 2015 because apparently,  our kids don’t have to learn about consent, same-sex relationships, gender identity, online bullying or sexting.

Did I mention masturbation? 

No? Neither does Doug Ford’s 1998 retro program.

British Columbia, marching to the beat of different drummer, stands on guard for all its students.

Unlike Ontario, B.C. is not trying to turn the clock backward.  In 2016, they instituted SOGI — sexual orientation and gender identity program — with the goal of helping LGBTQ students and ending bullying based on gender identity.

Is the B.C. government getting flak from some parents and religious groups arguing that SOGI is “sexualizing our kids” and “telling them they are gender fluid”? Yes.

There were dueling rallies on the lawn of the legislature this past September, groups for and against SOGI shouting over each other.

Is the government backing down? No.

The province is committed to ensuring that every school is a safe space for all children.

The license plate says it all — Beautiful British Columbia.

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