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Tyler, who recently moved back to Winnipeg, decided the Pride 2013 launch Party at Gio’s would be the perfect place to reintroduce himself to the local LGBTTQ*community. Although a welcoming environment awaited him inside the club, he was met with hostility outside its doors.
He and a female friend had decided to walk to Gio’s together.
“When we got about one block from Gio’s there was a car driving slow towards us,” Tyler said.
Saskatoon-based lesbian deacon demonstrates the changing attitudes in the church
On Sept. 30, 2012, reverend Emily Carr was ordained as an Anglican deacon in the diocese of Saskatoon. In some ways, the ordination was something she had been working towards for most of her life, having first found a passion for the church when she was still a child.
But this exciting event was tainted when a “small, very loud group” protested her ordination because she is married to a woman. This group included other priests in the diocese, as well as some Anglican parishioners.
Queer environmentalists discover they have several goals in common
Twenty young faces from all across Canada sat in an expectant circle, a collective range of colours, sexual orientations and gender expressions. “Why am I here?” one person asked himself out loud. “I’m here because I’m curious. I never thought these struggles could fit together, but now I see they are one and the same.” His words were greeted with a chorus of nods.
Rummaging through the Rainbow Resource Centre’s library just before their youth meeting, Tom asks Danny, “What do you think about all the hype about December 21st?” “You mean, December 25th?”
“No,” insists Tom, “I mean about the world coming to an abrupt end on December 21st of this month.”
“And may I ask why you're asking me?” Danny says, bewildered.
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