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Homophobic Bullying In Schools Still Runs Rampant

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“Discrimination means differential treatment of an individual or group of individuals which is based, in whole or in part, on one of more of the prohibited grounds for discrimination, and which thus has an adverse impact on the individual or group of...   [Read More]


Russian government cracks down on the LGBT community

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The International Olympic Committee has affirmed their ban on any political speech or demonstrations by athletes during the Winter Games. While some hope athletes will don rainbow-colored gear and hoist rainbow flags at the opening ceremony, they...   [Read More]


USA Supreme Court Rulings June 26, 2013 – A Summary

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There were two rulings; Set aside DOMA (defense of marriage act) which denied federal benefits to LGBT married couples. Federal benefits are wide ranging including inheritance laws, social security benefits (like our pension programs), tax...   [Read More]


AIDS Niagara Launches Regional “Living +Positive+”Campaign

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AIDS Niagara is launching a region wide community awareness campaign. The “LIVING +POSITIVE+” campaign kicks off with a ceremony Thursday July 4th, 2013 2:30-3:30 pm.The ceremony will be followed by a poster blitz, as volunteers hit the streets with...   [Read More]


Being a Role Model – with pride

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This post is from Marnie McBean’s (Rowing Olympian) website: Marnie in the News Oct 4, 2013 Why Fund Sport   When asked if I wanted to be on the Canadian Olympic Committee’s float at the Toronto Pride Parade, I found myself, not for the first time,...   [Read More]


Gender And Sexual Diversities, Or GSD, Should Replace LGBT

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‘Gender And Sexual Diversities,’ Or GSD, Should Replace ‘LGBT,’ Say London TherapistsCould “LGBT” one day become “GSD”? A London-based advocacy group certainly hopes so.Pink Therapy director Dominic Davies and fellow therapist Pamela Gawler-Wright...   [Read More]


How to Raise a Transgendered Kid

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Matilda Gruner wears a boy’s snowsuit.The blue-and-yellow striped suit used to belong to her four-year-old brother. Their mom, Marion, thought that dressing Matilda, now 16 months, in hand-me-down jeans and T-shirts was frugal and eco-friendly. She...   [Read More]


Bullying Explains Only Part of LGBTQ-Heterosexual Risk Disparities

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From the Journal “Educational Researcher” November 2012 2nd and 3rd paragraphs particularly interesting… 6. The Impact of School Climate on LGBTQ YouthIn this Educational Researcher article, Joseph Robinson and Dorothy Espelage (University of...   [Read More]


Turning a Conundrum into a Celebration

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On Halloween night I found myself in a conundrum. Not the “Should I keep the candy all to myself” conundrum – that one happens every year. No, this was different.On Halloween night I found myself in front of 20 4th year Brock business students with...   [Read More]


DSBN Positive Space Leadership Forum

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DSBN is stepping out – and up – by organizing and hosting the Positive Space Leadership Forum Oct 18 and 19. I was there today, with teachers and students from every secondary school in our school board to talk about how to make our schools safer for...   [Read More]


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