Tag Archives: Ontario

Ontario Elects Lesbian Premier

Last January, Kathleen Wynne became the premier of Ontario by a vote of Liberal Party delegates following the resignation of her predecessor, Dalton McGuinty. Yesterday she was elected as premier when her party won a majority of seats in the provincial legislature. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is going back to Queen’s Park with a majority government after Thursday night’s stunning …

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TORONTO: Crackhead Mayor Rob Ford Wants City Hall Rainbow Flag Removed

Toronto’s crackhead Mayor Rob Ford is furious that his town’s city hall today raised a rainbow flag in solidarity with Russia’s LGBT people. “It’s not about someone’s sexual preference,” he told reporters as he left his office to go outside and inspect the Canadian flag he had just put up in his office window. “No, I do not agree with …

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The Advent Of The Lesbian Bridezilla

Today’s Toronto Star features a story about how a lesbian bride reacted to a wedding gift basket.  As JMG reader David notes via email, perhaps the most interesting part of the story is how the bride’s sexual orientation isn’t even mentioned other than in a passing reference to her bride. Consider this: you attend the wedding of a casual acquaintance. …

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Canada Celebrates Ten Years Of Marriage

Ten years ago today the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that Canadian law on marriage violated the equality provisions in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in being restricted to heterosexual couples. Via the Globe And Mail: A decade later, Michael Leshner and Michael Stark — Canada’s first legally married same-sex couple — believe the battle to have their …

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ONTARIO: Out Lesbian Elected Premier

Chris Geidner has the big news at Buzzfeed: With 1,150 votes to Sandra Pupatello’s 866 votes on the third ballot at the Ontario Liberal leadership convention on Saturday, Kathleen Wynne was elected to lead the party and becomes Ontario’s first female premier — and Canada’s first out LGBT premier. Wynne, 59, is married to Jane Rounthwaite, and the party’s new …

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Toronto Marlies: Against Homophobia

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CANADA: Salvation Army Executive Director Busted For $2M Toy Heist

The executive director for the Toronto Salvation Army has been arrested for stealing more than $2M in toys from the organization. David Rennie, the Salvation Army executive fired in the midst of an investigation into donated goods that disappeared from a Toronto warehouse, has turned himself into police. CTV Toronto reporter Tamara Cherry was there when Rennie walked himself into …

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Pity This Canadian Chicken Chain

Canada’s Chick-Felays, which has four locations in Ontario, is getting complaints from customers who mistake it for Chick-Fil-A, which currently only has outlets in the United States. “It shocks me that people would ask ‘How can you discriminate?’ How could you think that? We’re brown people,” chuckled [CEO Nabeel] Khan, who has found humour in the angry customers’ outbursts. Now, …

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Canada’s GOProud

JMG reader Gigi sends us this photo from Toronto Pride, noting that GO is the commuter bus company that services the city’s suburbs.

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At Toronto Pride 2012

Did you know that Toronto Pride is the most-attended gay event in North America?

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Ontario Passes Anti-Bullying Bill

Over the screams of the Catholic Church, today the Ontario provincial legislature passed Bill 13, the anti-bullying ordinance that orders all schools to allow gay-straight clubs. Bill 13 was launched after the suicide of a 14 year-old gay boy, whose own father opposed the bill. Catholic schools and parents will soon come to accept the provisions of the government’s anti-bullying …

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ONTARIO: Father Of Bullied Dead Child Denounces Plan For Gay-Straight Clubs

The father of the boy whose suicide prompted Ontario’s pending anti-bullying bill says that had his son belonged to a Gay-Straight Alliance, he would have been an even greater target. The father’s words are now being heralded by anti-gay groups as evidence that schools should not allow such clubs. From the anti-gay LifeSiteNews: “From what I read of studies of …

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Toronto Seeks A Gay NYC Couple…

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ONTARIO: Provincial Government Orders All Schools To Allow Gay-Straight Clubs

Over the horrified screams of Catholic groups, the Ontario government is ordering all schools to allow gay-straight alliance clubs. Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten said there would be no compromises. “Schools need to be safe places for kids to be themselves — and for some kids, that means being able to name a club a gay-straight alliance,” Ms. Broten said. …

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ONTARIO: Catholic Group Campaigns Against Anti-Bullying Bill

The Ontario Assembly is considering Bill 13, which mandates that schools must organize programs to thwart anti-gay bullying. This has made one Catholic group extremely angry because ordering an anti-bullying campaign is bullying itself. From the petition campaign launched by Parents As First Educators: – Bill 13 privileges one group of students (LGBT) over others.– An anti-bullying bill should treat …

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ONTARIO: Anti-Gay Christians Rally In Support Of Abusing LGBT Children

Sadly, Canada is not immune from the American disease of religious leaders who distort and lie about pro-gay legislation. Here’s the actual text of the anti-bullying bill that the speakers are so boldly lying about.

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Just Watch This

Pretty standard flash-mobbing right up to 3:30.(Tipped by Dan Savage)

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Gay-Straight Clubs Roil Ontario

This all feels familiar from down here, doesn’t it?

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Ontario Premier: It Gets Better

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