Anti Gay Bullying

Anti-Gay Slurs Forces Restaurant To Close

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada

MORRIS, Man. - When Dave Claringbould and his partner opened a restaurant in rural Manitoba, they knew some people might have a problem with them bein...

Why Do We Still Allow Religious Schools to Bully Gay Kids?

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

Since Manitoba's religious schools receive over 50 per cent of their funding from the province, they are all being mandated to comply with the proposed legislation: Bill 18 -- required to implement an anti-bullying strategy that includes gay-straight alliances. Our rights cannot exist in a vacuum, isolated from the reality around them. Rights engage with other rights. Not only does our Charter have a built-in provision to permit the limiting of rights in certain situations, but also, the transactional nature of our public lives dictates that different rights will come into contact other rights. Those who oppose Bill 18 should read the Charter in its entirety; it doesn't stop at freedom of religion, nor is there a hierarchy of rights.

This Catholic School Kid Thinks Public Funding Needs to Stop

Davide Mastracci | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

Should students at Catholic schools who are not Catholic be allowed to exempt themselves from Catholic related courses and activities? The answer is clearly yes. I am a product of the Catholic system of education, and I do not believe it deserves to continue in Ontario any longer. In a supposedly multicultural society, it is insulting for the government to fund and prefer the teachings of one specific group. The ever-changing makeup of Canadian society means that we are no longer a "Judeo-Christian" nation if we ever were, and so, we cannot give preference to a faith simply because we have a tradition of doing so

What Escobar Did Is Stupid -- But I've Been Stupid Too

Reid Price | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada
Reid Price

Earlier I was called out for using the words "retarded" and "handicapped" in a couple of tweets which referenced Yunel Escobar, the Blue Jays shortstop in hot water for writing the words "Tu ere maricon" ("You are a faggot") in his black eye. I offended someone. I apologized, and after an honest, open, and level- headed conversation concluded that I should be more conscientious. I wasn't foolish enough to write the words across my face, but still, for what I did in the first place, I suppose I'm pretty stupid as well.

Who Is More Likely To Be Bullied?

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - A report from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found girls in Ontario are nearly twice as likely to be victims of cyber-bullyi...

Anti-Gay Group From US Targets Vancouver School

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada Living

VANCOUVER - An American group opposed to same-sex marriage is fanning the flames in a controversy around an anti-bullying booklet put out by Vancouver...