Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer on Jason Kenney’s Cowardly War on Children

As I'm sure you know, the bloated bigot Jason Kenney is waging war on LGBT children. Again.Claiming that his opposition to Alberta's Bill 24, that is designed to protect gay kids who wish to join a Gay-Straight Alliance, doesn't mean he wants to out them to their parents. Who could hurt them, or throw them into the ...

Dead Wild Roses: Trans Activists Will Destroy Homosexual Rights – Taylor Fogarty

The argument that transactivism is homophobic as well as misogynistic. http://auntiewanda.tumblr.com/post/166817783046/gender-critical-appspot Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Homophobia, Transactivism

Montreal Simon: Jason Kenney and the Ghastly Cheerleader Margaret Wente

He's the shiny bigot balloon of Alberta, the new leader of that province's United Conservative Party.And although he is widely despised by most decent Canadians, Jason Kenney does have one big supporter, or cheerleader in the east.The ghastly Margaret Wente.Read more »

Dead Wild Roses: The Meaning of Gender is changing – T.M Murray

  Catch the rest of the article here. “In the past several years ‘gender’ has been radically re-defined by a reactionary movement that has transformed it from a set of conventions and constraints on what men and women can be or do, to an interior mental state. Chrissie Daz is right in saying that something ...

Montreal Simon: Andrew Scheer’s Monstrous Shadow Cabinet

As you may have heard, Andrew Scheer has unveiled his shadow cabinet. And although I didn't expect much, since it was cobbled together from the ratty remains of the Harper regime. The ones who survived the great cleansing, the ones who are still going after the cheese.  I have to admit that this Con shadow cabinet, ...

Montreal Simon: The Real Reason Jason Kenney Won’t Be Going to the Pride Parade

Well I can't say I'm surprised that Jason Kenney has turned down an invitation to attend Calgary's Pride parade. Even though the invitation came from an Albertan with way more fans than he does.  Not when Kenney has been an anti-gay bigot for as long as I remember.Read more »

Montreal Simon: The Ugly Hidden Face of the Con Messiah Andrew Scheer

Ever since his grotesque campaign to attack Justin Trudeau by trash talking Canada blew up in his face, Andrew Scheer has been desperately trying to repair his image. Gone with the wind, or dropped like a hot potato, is all that treasonous talk that could have stirred up the maniac Donald Trump, and cost Canada thousands ...

Alberta Politics: Year after year, about now, Alberta conservatives shoot themselves in the same foot

PHOTOS: Then-Wildrose MLAs Kerry Towle, leader Danielle Smith and Jeff Wilson (in Wildrose T-shirts behind the sign) take part in the August 2014 Calgary Pride parade. Below: Wildrose staffer Cory Johnston, current party leader Brian Jean, former leader Smith (Photo: Dave Cournoyer) and Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley. Bottom: Calgary blogger Susan Wright. Plus ca ...

Montreal Simon: Now Can We Call the Cons the Bigot Party?

Yesterday was the deadline for the Con leadership candidates to sign up new members. And as you can imagine, as the clock ran out on them, it was not a pretty sight. The stench of desperation hung heavy in the air, and the squealing was deafening.But at least they did manage to provide even more proof that the Cons should now ...

Dead Wild Roses: Catering to Identity Politics – Blowback.

“Transgender is an anti-gay, anti-lesbian, homophobic and sexist movement. Their aims are to roll back the visibility and pride of homosexuals and undo the scant gains made for women in the female equality movement. The Kennebunk High School administration is perfectly clear: Gay Pride should go back in the closet.” Fascinating stuff.  I’m wondering how ...

My journey with AIDS…and more!: Susan Mabey to receive 2017 Chaplin Memorial Award

“A Christian who happens to be a lesbian”, Susan Mabey’s is a name which has been more than incidental in the long struggle for LGBT inclusion in the United Church of Canada.  Cited by the Chaplin Award committee for her recent bridge-building, even as a self-described ‘lightning rod’, as the multi-ethnic Toronto school where she ...

Politics and its Discontents: Something Wicked This Way Comes

There can be no doubt now that true evil resides in the White House. A leaked copy of a draft executive order titled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom,” obtained by The Investigative Fund and The Nation, reveals sweeping plans by the Trump administration to legalize discrimination. The four-page draft order, a copy ...

Dead Wild Roses: Gay/Lesbian Conversion Therapy for Liberals – Magdalen Berns

Well let’s take a look at the issue of sexual orientation and sexual preferences when it meets with some of the gender ideology that is popular today.  It would seem, at least according to Ms.Berns, that it just homophobia dressed up to look and sound like its progressive and inclusive. Highlights gleaned from ‘never-obey‘. Riley: ...

Montreal Simon: What Christmas Means to Me In The Time of Trump

It's Christmas Day in Canada, and now that the shopping frenzy is over, and with snow on the ground in the place where I live, the country has never seemed so peaceful and so beautiful.But this year even those colourful lights can't blot out the darkness threatening to envelop us.The darkness of those who would appeal ...

Montreal Simon: What Exactly Is Jason Kenney Peddling in Alberta?

I've always thought that Jason Kenney was a bit of a snake oil salesman.For what else can explain that after spending twenty years in Ottawa he should think he's the only one who can unite the right in Alberta?Or explain why he thinks that Canadians should keep paying him his MP's salary, while he campaigns for another job?But ...

Montreal Simon: What Exactly Is Jason Kenney Peddling in Alberta?

I've always thought that Jason Kenney was a bit of a snake oil salesman.For what else can explain that after spending twenty years in Ottawa he should think he's the only one who can unite the right in Alberta?Or explain why he thinks that Canadians should keep paying him his MP's salary, while he campaigns for another job?But ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, and the Gay Pride Parade

For almost ten years Stephen Harper waged a stealthy war against gay Canadians.He forced a second vote on gay marriage, he voted against every gay rights bill that ever came before Parliament, including those designed to protect gay people from hate crimes.He cut off funding for all LGBT organizations, he did nothing to fight homophobia, ...

The Canadian Progressive: Orlando shooting: Is there a link between being in the closet and being homophobic?

This research-based piece discusses the possibility that Orlando shooter Omar Mateen was motivated by a struggle with his own homosexuality, Islam and parental pressure. The post Orlando shooting: Is there a link between being in the closet and being homophobic? appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: The Bloated Ambition of the Con Bigot Jason Kenney

For a long time after his Cons were crushed and humiliated, the foul Harper stooge Jason Kenney kept a very low profile.So low in fact that some of his closest accomplices feared he had lost his mind at the thought of losing so much power.But now he's back.His burning ambition has inflated him like some ghastly ...

My journey with AIDS…and more!: I am reminded

I am reminded of December 6, 1989 at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique. I am reminded of February 5, 1981 – Toronto’s bath house raids, the catalyst for my coming out. I am reminded of stolen innocence as a child at the hands of a stranger. I am reminded of the “flu” I couldn’t shake in May ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Christian Wrong

That, I humbly submit, should be the new name for the Christian right. They are wrong and depraved morally, ethically, theologically and humanly. It should be a source of collective shame that they are part of our species, as the following clip from Rachel Maddow’s show makes clear: Recommend this Post

Montreal Simon: The ISIS Crazies Threaten To Attack the Toronto Pride Parade

The other day I told you that I’m planning to attend Toronto’s Gay Pride parade, even though I’m recovering from knee surgery.Because I want to honour the victims of the Orlando massacre, and show the hate mongers of this world that we are not afraid.Even if I have to hobble through that crowd on crutches, or ride ...

Politics and its Discontents: In Memory Of …

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Montreal Simon: When the Right Wing Media Tries to Deny the Reality of Homophobia

I attended this memorial in Toronto last night to remember the victims of the Orlando massacre.And although it was a beautiful peaceful event, afterwards I couldn't help but notice the anger of some of the LGBT people who attended.Anger over the fact that some in the media are trying to downplay the homophobic nature of the attack.And ...

Politics and its Discontents: Unfiltered Hatred

I don’t feel completely right posting this video in which a hatred-spewing ‘Christian’ pastor, Stephen L. Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church, offers his evaluation of the Orlando massacre. However, we cannot turn away from such evil ranters; their malignity only grows if left unchallenged and not held to account. I will warn you, ...