In the wake of the recent wave of queer teen suicides due to homophobic bullying, it would be a mistake for Ontario voters to trivialize the Oct. 25 province-wide municipal election of our school trustees. School trustees are also elected in four other provinces across Canada over the next few weeks. If education is a great equalizer in our society, many schools are still not doing enough to provide equal access of education for our LGBTQ students.
Too often, we tend to merely pay attention to LGBTQ students when one of them commits suicide. Last month, we witnessed a string of queer-related teen suicides across the U.S., with one of the victims being an eighth-grader who killed himself in Texas because he was "bullied to death" for being gay, according to his family.
July 20, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ACLU RELEASE
ABERDEEN, MS - Itawamba County School District officials agreed to have a judgment entered against them in the case of a recent high school graduate who sued her school for canceling the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. The agreement ends a precedent-setting lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 18-year-old Constance McMillen, who suffered humiliation and harassment after parents, students and school officials executed a cruel plan to put on a "decoy" prom for her while the rest of her classmates were at a private prom 30 miles away.
Every summer in August, Queer West Arts Centre, celebrates its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artistic community with the Queer Arts Festival -- a week-long event that includes a film festival, spoken word events, concerts, art gallery tours by bicycle and more.
Take in art that challenges and explores the concept of sexuality.
At the heart of Toronto's Pride Week stand the members of our LGBTTIQQ2SA communities.
Each year the collective creativity, talents and energy of these communities come together to wow the world. This is YOUR chance to gather a group together and show your Pride. This year's theme is "Celebrate & Demonstrate."
Celebrate diversity and create an inclusive environment for all.
The Femme Monologues
Refreshments provided. Accessible space.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people have many of the same health concerns as anyone else, but cultural differences and the impact of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia mean that these health needs may be experienced quite differently. LGBTQ people also do not have the same access to health care that many others take for granted, as they often face barriers when attempting to access health care.
This session is aimed for Service Providers: Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers and Frontline Staff.