My name is Aimee and I’m from Winnipeg and I’m a self-identified queer trans woman. Let me say, as someone who is a part of the trans community, that I really appreciate all of the transgender related content in the July/ August issue. Good job. It’s really very nice and refreshing to see so much exposure; lately transgender issues have been getting in the magazine, especially in that issue. (For simplicity, when I say queer I’m referring to queer sexuality meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual and all other non-straight sexualities).
Should we boycott Stolichnaya vodka? Should our athletes boycott the Sochi Olympics? GLBTQ* Canadians are grappling with these questions as the media spotlight has focused on Russia and its anti- GLBTQ* policies.
A story of hope
I am disturbed that an MP who represents the district that encompasses the Rainbow Resource Centre could harbour so much prejudice. She is fond of getting her photo taken with 'the gays' but that obviously does not extend to any form of legislative support. This is a woman who appears to be talking out of both sides of her mouth.
Formerly a religionist and now an open-minded rationalist (since 2012), I felt compelled to put fingers to keyboard and contribute some thoughts on the freedom of expression.