Category Archives: queer issues

World AIDS Day 2016

Yesterday was World AIDS Day. As one who is involved with the LGBTQ community in Toronto and internationally, I knew it was coming. I’d seen the reminders, I read the posts. The day is not insignificant to me; I have … Continue reading

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Candlelight Vigil for Orlando

I was at church this morning when I was told about the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando: now the worst shooting in U.S. history, it was apparently motivated by hatred for queer people. It was a hard thing … Continue reading

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Wake Up Day 2016

Spring rolls around every year, and with it many events that stimulate new birth and new life: for me in particular there is a very poignant reminder of such. Generally at the end of May (around the 29th), we invite … Continue reading

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International Day Against Homophobia 2016

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: IDAHTB. For those not familiar with the event, it has been around for some time and every year has significant global effort: as described on their web site. There have … Continue reading

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OPN Exec Retreat

The Ontario Pride Network (OPN) is a group of Public Service employees in Ontario who have formed an employee “network” with the goal of encouraging, educating and providing professional development for LGBTQ workers in the province. We have recently established … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Kim Davis from a Brother Christian

Ms. Davis: I’ve read a number of letters and articles addressing your current stand against same-sex marriage and the actions you’ve taken to uphold your personal beliefs. Many things have been said: a few I’ve agreed with, most have been … Continue reading

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Inclusion on the Field and in the Workplace

How to explain the OPN Speakers’ Bureau? Within the Ontario Public Service (OPS) there are a number of employee networks. These are groups that allow like-minded employees to socialize, discuss issues and encourage each other at work. One of them … Continue reading

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