Human Rights in Doc form

1253 Letters by Christine Lord

People are asking me about the advocacy that led to being honoured with the being awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General in the name of the Queen and all Canadians. These two short docs by award-winning filmmaker Christine Lord tell the story of the events between 2014 and 2016 that led to … Continue reading Human Rights in Doc form

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…

BOF: Anti-SOGI and Anti-Choice coelacanths converge

Birds of a feather are meeting up in Victoria rallies this weekend to oppose women having a right to access abortion and to force LGBTQ2+ kids back into the closet. If it was another month, I would be in Victoria addressing this hot mess from the 1950s that has no place in our inclusive and … Continue reading BOF: Anti-SOGI and Anti-Choice coelacanths converge

Who’s responsible? Speaking with parents about the fentanyl and homelessness crisis and its effect on crosstown elementary

Needles litter children's playground

As many people already know, I am running for Trustee of the Vancouver Board of Education in the 2018 municipal election. If elected, I will support initiatives prioritizing spending inside the classroom. I'll advocate for safe and inclusive neighbourhood schools so learners can receive an excellent, equitable education. I commit to engage with all stakeholders … Continue reading Who’s responsible? Speaking with parents about the fentanyl and homelessness crisis and its effect on crosstown elementary

When Love Wins — Discover

Sahitya Poonacha reacts to the Supreme Court of India’s landmark decision to decriminalize gay sex: “Society still has a long way to go, but now with the court on love’s side, it gives the confidence to the people who are afraid.” via When Love Wins — Discover

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

Jordan Peterson and Jared Brown's alarmist assertions [1] someone could face jail for using the wrong pronouns for somebody has a far simpler answer thanks to Ockham's razor and our laws: Just let the employee go. William of Ockham was a 14th century philosopher whose central principle was simplicity. Now known as “Ockham’s Razor”,  it urges us to … Continue reading Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

Time for Barry Neufeld to go.

    The Chilliwack School Board has officially asked Barry Neufeld to resign, finally. The trustees voted to act in-camera under mounting pressure after Neufeld initiated a bully campaign against  President of the District Parent Advisory Council of Chilliwack Justine Hodge that resulted in the parent volunteer to be bombarded by hateful and threatening messages from … Continue reading Time for Barry Neufeld to go.

Don’t trick the customer

Ken Zucker's Gender Identity Clinic was found to be out of step with modern practices, to listen too much to the desires of the parents over the needs of the child, to be inconsistent in the treatments of clients, to use criteria that raised alarm with the investigators, and to not seek the required consent of clients it used in its research. It was closed.

My question to the Chilliwack Board of Education

Tonight I was at the Chilliwack Board of Education's trustee meeting to ask a question seeking clarification about the individual personal commitment of each trustee to uphold the law of British Columbia. I came to Chilliwack and asked this question because in BC the curriculum is decided by the teachers and the Ministry of Education … Continue reading My question to the Chilliwack Board of Education