Sex designation: The US explores the wrong path

Non-binary kids have always existed

While BC was focusing on our October 20 local elections, the news broke in the US that the Trump administration is seeking to define transgender people out of existence by defining sex as binary and immutable. This is not a good thing. In fact, it is deeply troubling. A recent New York Times article describes the contents … Continue reading Sex designation: The US explores the wrong path

Teach hatred a lesson in irony…

A man has been wandering the streets of Vancouver since 6 October distributing flyers. There's no place for what he is writing and no excuse for him to be putting such homophobic and transphobic rants to paper and imposing them on innocent victims. First, I'd like to start by taking a moment to thank everybody … Continue reading Teach hatred a lesson in irony…

Like The UN, Jesus Would Have Called Conversion Therapy A Hateful Act of Torture. So should our Churches.

Lutheran Church of Canada logo

I was "disappointed" to come across a position today by Glenn Schaeffer of the Lutheran Church of Canada in support of conversion therapy, sometimes called reparative therapy. This is the practice of trying to change the sexuality or gender identity of people. In a recent CBC article, I learned that the Lutheran Church of Canada … Continue reading Like The UN, Jesus Would Have Called Conversion Therapy A Hateful Act of Torture. So should our Churches.

A diversity flag for faith could address supremacists

Inclusion is for everyone - except those who oppress others. If faith needs its own pride flag, let's ask for design ideas from people of faith that have not oppressed others.

The Massacre at l’Ecole Politechnique de Montréal and Supremacy’s Lingering Poison

We were sitting at a large drafting table in the naval architecture lab in the Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering building at UBC when someone came in and said it had happened. My own initial emotion was of incredulous shock. It took some time for the horrible reality of what had happened to trickle in: … Continue reading The Massacre at l’Ecole Politechnique de Montréal and Supremacy’s Lingering Poison

Things I’d love to see in a reinstated BC Human Rights Commission

The only province without one since the BC Liberal Government disbanded it in 2002, BC is preparing to re-instate its Human Rights Commission. Here is what Morgane Oger, a BC human rights activist, would like to see.