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.
The many faces of bullying
In writing this letter my goal is not to minimize the experiences of anyone bullied, but I would like to draw attention to the fact that being bullied for being the tall geeky guy, as Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba leader Brian Pallister described his experience with bullying, is much different than a student like myself who faces the fear of homophobia every day of my life.
Thank you to Outwords for acknowledging Shaarey Zedek Synagogue’s choices in favour of gay and lesbian Jews (Corey Sherman, “Love Honour and Cherish: A New Home For Winnipeg’s Queer Jews”, December 2010). At the same time, let us recognize longer-standing “homes for Winnipeg’s queer Jews”. For example, Temple Shalom, our Reform Jewish congregation, has offered same-sex weddings for years. The Temple is led by a lesbian Rabbi, Karen Soria, who would be a fitting subject for a future interview.