On June 12 2016, Orlando's Pulse Nightclub was the scene of a massacre targeting the LGBTQ community. We must stand together to fight off the cultivation of hateful impuses before they become murderous action.
Parents: "Jenn Smith has taken it upon himself...to organize public speaking events, where he goes from one community to the next, sharing his presentation to the public. The content of his presentation is misinformation, debunked pseudo-science, conspiracy theories, and a few of his own personal life experiences. Those of us who have LGBTQ2+ children and families consider his presentation dangerous because it incites hate, targeted at our kids and our families."
This is a message to the social conservative fringe of Canada. We all have the same rights, the same hopes, and the same fears. We are, in facts so much alike.
Hate propaganda acts by creating anger or disgust towards a person or group because of their identity. It often specifically targets people over their gender identity or sexual orientation.
On May 2 2019, conservative faith-based group Canadian Christian Lobby, the CCL, held a public talk entitled "The erosion of freedom: How transgender politics in school and society is undermining our freedom and harming women and children". This was the fourth in a series on Vancouver Island that also advertises dates in Metro Vancouver in may. … Continue reading The Erosion of Decency: Free Expression Has no Room For Inciting Discrimination or Hatred
No matter who they are or what they believe, people who incite discrimination on prohibited grounds are inciting others to break the law. This be stopped from doing it in a rented space.
On April 24 2019, I asked VSB Trustees that the Vancouver Public Library Library follow the example of the Toronto Public Library and reserve the right to deny or cancel a booking as follows when it reasonably believes use by any individual or group will be for a purpose that is likely to promote, or would have the effect of promoting discrimination, contempt or hatred for any group or person on the basis of prohibited grounds.
It's not the name calling that gets anti-transgender activists in trouble, it's the harassment. It's the incitement of hatred. It's the acts of prohibited discrimination.
During the BC Human Rights Tribunal hearing, I gave hours of testimony under oath including 4 1/2 hours under cross-examination. These are the excerpts from the ruling. This is my voice.
A handy email from R. Franklin Carter compiled a list of coverage of the Oger BC Human Rights Tribunal decision finding Bill Whatcott guilty of violating section 7 of the BC Human Rights Code. R. Franklin Carter is Editor and Researcher of the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council, in Toronto, … Continue reading Press Coverage: Oger v Whatcott Human Rights Decision