July 27, 2020: LGBTQ Rights in Canada and Abroad (rebroadcast from August 28, 2017)
The wonderful Ghanaian activists who have been working to gather signatures to petition Canada to pressure Ghana to improve their treatment of LGBTQ people have received some comments from a Ghana MP who is frankly a bit self-contradictory for a member of government. Discussion of Pride Uganda being shut down this year and the need for a clear international message, from Canada and other countries, that persecuting LGBTQ people is not going to be tolerated, and the international community will act to enforce human rights for all people. Other topics: Memorial University has a trans crosswalk! Why is that important? Homophobic Edmonton man running for board of trustees thinks its simply not relevant that he’s homophobic, and doesn’t appear to think the people of Edmonton will sanction him for his jack*ssery. MAKE HIM SORRY EDMONTON. PUNISH THIS. Don’t call homophobia (or transphobia, or any kind of hate) “insensitive” that’s WEAK. If you think its simply a dash of insensitivity and not really serious to mock a community that has had to fight for the right to simply have basic human rights, I have bad news for you and it is that you are homophobic and also lazy and a bad person probably. It’s not too late to change though- for you or for Canada. We can do better, and we can build a world where homophobes are shamed more harshly than gays have ever been. Build this world with me. Burn your homophobic friends. Take their sh*tty comments seriously and don’t let them slime their way out with “I’m joking” or “don’t be so sensitive”. Make them afraid.
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