Jason Collins comes out. Big deal!
Seriously? I don’t understand the “big deal” comments in reaction to Jason Collins’ coming out as gay. It actually is a big deal. While there have been many women in pro sports who have already made the leap out of the closet, the double standard still holds firm for male pro athletes. Thanks to Jason, that double standard may soon start to weaken. Collins set a big...
CBC, Sportsnet, TSN and RDS team up for Sochi2014
Great news! CBC/Radio-Canada landed broadcasting and sub-licensing rights for Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016. It was announced today that RDS, Sportsnet and TSN are partnering with CBC/Radio-Canada to bring Sochi to Canadian viewers. I am very relieved. When the rights were first granted to CBC/Radio-Canada, I was worried that we’d only get one or two channel coverage, and would have to tune...
CBC/Radio-Canada gets rights to 2014/2016 Olympics
Firstly, congratulations to CBC/Radio-Canada. It must be exciting news for their team to know that they are headed to Sochi and Rio to cover the greatest multi-sporting event ever. Personally as an Olympic fan in Canada, I take this news with mixed feelings. Ultimately I would have preferred that Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium in its present state for Vancouver/London take on...
Why Pride is still important to Canadians
It is that time of year again. The Pride summer is upon us, and it forces me to reflect and assess how far we have come in the west, particularly in North America as it pertains to LGBT rights. There is still a bit more to do in terms of LGBT rights in Canada. It’s not “perfect”, but wow, we have come a long, long way and it is pretty damn close to being...
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It's Britain's turn to carry the torch
The flag waiving and nationalism at the Queen’s diamond jubilee events are but a fraction of atmosphere needed to launch the 2012 London Olympic Games into the history books, as London has the heavy weight of the Olympic Rings upon it this summer. As a fan of the games, it still seems like yesterday when our winter athletes were battling in arenas of snow and ice for a chance at Olympic...
Ontario Liberals Bill-13 and gay straight...
No matter what side you are on in this debate, I think one can come to a common conclusion that there is a need to address bullying and make our schools safer and more inclusive. So what is the big deal about Bill-13, an amendment to Ontario’s Education Act? There is a specific language in the act regarding Gay Straight Alliances: For greater certainty, neither the board nor the...
Michael Coren can't seem to handle it
If you aren’t already aware, Michael Coren is host of a show called The Arena on Canada’s Fox News - err Sun News Network. May 31st’s episode was called “The view from left field” where he invited a series of left-leaning panelists, including the president of an atheist organization, a gay rights activist, and a former journalist with the CBC. This is a debate show. He, a right-wing...
Individual rights, couple's rights and marriage?
Individual rights, couple’s rights and marriage? I’ve heard this argument by those against marriage equality: “Same sex marriage is not a civil rights issue because rights are granted to individuals, not couples.” Firstly, marriage isn’t a “right”. Secondly, this still ends up being an individual rights issue. Remember, as a citizen, one has the right to be treated equally under the...
black gay marriage?
Well I am tired of people getting offended when a comparison is drawn between the black civil rights movement in the 60s and the current gay rights movement, specifically in terms of marriage equality. We have one side, the black religious leaders and perhaps black non-LGBT people, being indignant about the comparison of movements, and at the other end LGBT activists -who let’s face it, are...
My Thesis Statement:
zablades: tahnoseyeliner: Although, for many, the definition of marriage has come to be understood as a union between one man and one woman, civil marriages between couples of the same sex should be legally recognized due to the prevalence of present day non traditional marriages, the denial of marriage rights and benefits that exists under both state and federal law, unconstitutional...
Why isn't Ron Paul supporting marriage equality?
Why isn’t Ron Paul supporting marriage equality? Paul announced that he is ceasing active campaigning in the GOP nomination race. With that being said, why isn’t Ron Paul, a libertarian, supporting marriage equality? He was the unlikely nominee for a very long time, and even though he is essentially winding things down, an announcement of support from him could ignite and unite forces...
Great job North Carolina!
Great job, North Carolina! North Carolinians voted overwhelmingly to ban same-sex couples from marriage, civil unions and even domestic partnerships by modfying the state constitution. Essentially they voted to re-affirm second-class citizenship of LGBT people by writing discrimination in their constitution. Great job! On an encouraging, related note, Obama’s interview with ABC news...
Marriage Equality in the USA now
Marriage Equality in the USA Let’s get it done. Here are my basic arguments and rebuttals to some common arguments against same-sex marriage. Who are LGBT (gay) people? LGBT are human beings - people. They exist across all ethnic groups and religious persuasions. They are our family members: mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers, uncles, aunts, cousins…. People who object to equal marriage...
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