Politics: Why I chose to run with Mark Marissen and Progress Vancouver
I’m a passionate BC New Democrat, and one lesson I learned from Jack Layton’s story is that when working towards the greater good it’s best to have a diversity of viewpoints on your side.
Getting to safety in Canada when LGBT+
There are many who face persecution or violence because of their gender identity or expression, or due to their sexual orientation. Here are four legal ways people can get to safety in Canada.
Happy Coming Out Day
Today is Coming Out Day. On this day some of those of us who came out as who we are today and have the privilege of being able to speak about it publicly do so. I started telling people I might be transgender in 2011 after years of secrecy and shame over who I was.…
The significance of the Oger v Whatcott ruling
I recorded a video expressing my thoughts about the groundbreaking BC Human Rights Tribunal ruling that finally sets clear limits to our charter rights when it comes to hate propaganda against transgender persons.
Like The UN, Jesus Would Have Called Conversion Therapy A Hateful Act of Torture. So should our Churches.
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…
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