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Canada-Israel Committee counters criticism of Israel with homophobic tweet

They removed it after they got complaints, but luckily, someone was on their toes and got a screen capture of a homophobic remark the Canada-Israel Committee posted about Libby Davies on Twitter.

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Davies' goofy views must be denounced - Province ed reminds Libby mouthy lesbians aren't wanted in #Gaza

What morons.  And who does the Canada-Israel claim to represent on Twitter?

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The CIC is the official rep of the organized Jewish community on matters re Canada-Israel relations.

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Changes in Ontario's sex education curriculum cause causes some britches to bunch

Are props due to McGuinty? I hate to do it, but this does sounds like a very positive move forward.

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Premier Dalton McGuinty is defending the province's new sex education curriculum against accusations from "family values" groups that it exposes young children to inappropriate material.

Dr. Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College, said Ontario's revamped sex education curriculum will teach 11-year-olds about oral and anal sex and eight-year-olds about sexual orientation and identity.

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City of Toronto threatens funding for Pride Toronto

As mentioned in this babble thread, Pride Toronto was considering a censorship policy to prohibit groups like Queers Against Israeli Apartheid from participating in the annual parade and dyke march.

Pride Toronto has since backed down due to community backlash, but a leaked letter now reveals that the policy emerged as a result of pressure from City Councillor Kyle Rae:

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Free speech is to be encouraged, but free speech of this nature is not in keeping with the expression of Pride. (link)

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Beyond Its Elementary: Talking About Gender and Sexual Orientation in Elementary Schools: Toronto: April 8

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The Mark S. Bonham, Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto in conjunction with Centre for Urban Schooling, OISE, Toronto District School Board, Equitable and Inclusive Schools

Presents: Beyond Its Elementary: Talking About Gender and Sexual Orientation in Elementary Schools

A panel of educators, parents and researchers discuss how to talk about gender, sex and sexual orientation with children in schools
A resource fair will follow with materials for parents and educators

Date: Thursday, April 8
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Place: OISE Library, 252 Bloor Street West

Please RSVP: sexual.diversity@utoronto.ca

 

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The Hot Wholistic Health Fest for LGBTQ Women's Sexual Health: Toronto: Sunday March 28

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"Check It Out: Queer Women Need Paps Too!" presents...

The Hot Wholistic Health Fest:

A Well-ebration of LGBTQ Women's Sexual Health

Calling all lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and other women who have sex with women, including transgender and transsexual women: Caring for our sexual health should be fun, sexy and holistic! Join us for a FREE day of sexual health workshops and a sexual health fair for LGBTQ women to learn about and celebrate our bodies.

 

Sunday March 28, 2010

Sherbourne Health Centre

333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto

11:00pm - 6:00pm

FREE

*** Registration required ***

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Disappointed with Babble

Do we not have a forum for LGBTI people? Well hey, here it is. Yet so far we've had two, a grand total of two, trans-gendered people and not one protected space. Not one!

 

So, why exactly add Trans people in if some people here a) don't get it and don't want to get it and b) are not criticized enough for their disgusting behaviour? and c) get away with tearing down a person's IDENTITY!!!

Is this what any other trans person can expect from Babble? I'd love to know, because despite the moderating maysie did in the two threads started by trans people, we still ended up isolating, silencing and not allowing for a SAFE SPACE!

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OUR GENDERS ARE NOT DISORDERED!!

Hello all.

I have lurked on and off for years at this site, but finally registered an account today because I have something to say.  Please listen to me.

I am trans.  I also have something called Klinefelter Syndrome: that is, I have forty-seven chromosomes instead of forty-six.  I have three sex chromosomes: XXY.  This is actually a not uncommon event; it has the same stastical likelyhood as Down Syndrome because the mechanism is the same, just acting on a different chromosome.

People with KS are raised as boys, and the majority are happy that way.  A significant fraction of us, however, are not.  I am one of them.

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