Tuesday, August 28, 2007

that was far easier than i thought it would be

So i know i have not blogged in a long time but today was pretty monumental. I came out to my mom today.
She took it really well and was really supportive.
Now all i have to do is come out to my Dad which is something neither of us is looking forward to.

At least i know she has my back.

Yay me i feel so adult

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

One step forward...

The Western Canadian Pride Camp out was great. I am still recovering I will do full post on it later this week when i have my pics downloaded from my camera.

I recently read an article on the cbc website about how the city council of Turo is refusing to fly the gay pride flag. The council initially gives out the excuse that the request came in too late however that is clearly just spin. I think this quote says it all:
"If I have a group of people that says pedophiles should have rights, do we raise their flag too? I don't want to lump them in with homosexuals, but that's the point, the issues, and that's my feeling.
It is amazing that in 2007 in a progressive country like Canada gays still have to fight to get official recognition. In Edmonton we experienced the same problems under Mayor Bill Smith's regime. He too used God as excuse to promote his homophobia and then demonstrate it clearly with his administration's actions. Often it takes a regime change in order to get past this conservative bullshit (which thankfully happened here).

Here is another quote from the clearly brilliant Mayor Bill Mills:

"God says I'm not in favour of that and I have to look at it and say, I guess I'm not either," Mills said.
I really wonder when mister Mills had the chance to sit down and talk with god about homosexuality and his/her feelings about it. This is one of the many reasons I think organized religion should be abolished its just used too much to justify bullshit.