“We want the teenage suicide and the self-loathing of the closet to stop.”
Christian Peacemaker and former Iraq hostage Jim Loney comes face-to-face with the Catholic Church's anti-gay discrimination.
Terror? What Terror?
What a difference a few arrests can make. From the hysteria of a few weeks ago, now we have CSIS head Jim Judd sending the reassuring message that Canadians can sleep at night and need not worry about a major terrorist attack. That's certainly not the tune law enforcement types and former CSIS head case Ward Elcock have been singing. To hear them tell it, Canada is in imminent danger. So which is it? Or are Judd's latest musings a soother for our angst-ridded neighbours to the south? Just askin'.
Bend it like Blatch
Sad to see Globe scribe Christie Blatchford return to the kind of crap that marked her career at the Stun. That tripe on the weekend questioning the Canadianness of soccer fans rooting for their country of birth during World Cup games - and in the next breath pining for dear old Blightly - deserves a red card for ignorance. Blatch, of course, couldn't restrain her white-bread whining, suggesting that it's immigrants' reluctance to embrace Canada that leads to things like young men plotting to blow up the CN Tower. Maybe, Christie, it's your kind's reluctance to embrace them that's the problem.
Molly Johnson gets outed
Yikes! Molly Johnson gay? Wait, no she isn't. The erroneous outing by sometime Star columnist Glen Murray, the gay former mayor of Winnipeg, in a pre-Pride puff piece about gays no longer having an excuse to hide in the closet, must have come as a shock to Johnson. The Star was quick to print a correction Tuesday. Gay rights have come a long way, but Glen you really need to be a bit more queer careful.
TTC makes nice
Kudos to the TTC for introducing accessible buses on three more routes last week: the Ossington 63, the 316 Ossington Blue Night and 109 Ranee. We've now got more than 870 scooter- and wheelchair-accessible buses, and more should be coming. But the TTC needs to get on with the project - only a little more than half of all routes (86 of 166) run buses open to everybody.