Proportional representation will flush out the extremists

Unholy alliances: Christy Clark's alliance with social conservative MLAs was too big a tent.

People are asking me why I am so adamantly in support of proportional representation. Chilliwack MLA Laurie Throness was elected thanks to his anti-LGBT+ support, and kept human rights at bay for years because of the current system. 

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

Morgane Oger running for Vancouver Board of Education Trustee

For immediate release September 14th, 2018 Morgane Oger running for Vancouver Board of Education Trustee http://votemorganeoger.ca Education and human rights advocate Morgane Oger submitted her Nomination papers for Trustee in the 2018 Vancouver School Board election. “Vancouver parents have been asking me to step forward as an independent candidate in this election for some time,” … Continue reading Morgane Oger running for Vancouver Board of Education Trustee

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.

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