Lgbt Youth

How Toronto's Leadership Can Reverse LGBT Ill Will Created By Rob Ford

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada
Lucy Leiderman

If marketing is selling a brand to the world, Toronto's leadership on LGBT issues could play an important role in reviving the city's international appeal after the Ford ordeal. LGBT acceptance, both in government and society, is good for our society, but also our economy.

Why Religious People Should Be the First To Support Gay-Straight Alliances

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

Recently, the Alberta Legislature voted down a motion that urged the government to support students who want to set up gay straight alliances (GSAs) i...

How Muslim Parents Can Help End Bullying in Schools

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Shahla Khan Salter

Some kids have been targeted by bullies because the hatred towards gays, lesbians, trans and "others" runs so deep in North American society that even appearing different may merit ostracization. Who are we to complain about bigotry against our children if we perpetuate it against others? And so we must ask them, our fellow (otherwise peaceful) Muslim parents, how does the intolerance you teach at home, affect all our youth and our Muslim communities?

How a "New Gay" Celebrates Pride

Will Goldbloom | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Living
Will Goldbloom

In 40 years, Pride has evolved from a secluded picnic on Hanlan's Point to a series of diverse celebrations that reverberate throughout this very gay city. I am a 20-something city boy who came out at a relatively early age and received unconditional support from family and friends. In many ways I fit the so-called "new gay" stereotype -- I likely won't be attending the parade on Sunday but I likely will attend a pride event at a west end bar that is as hip as it is gay.

To My Grade 7 Self: Video Targets Teens' Homophobia And Discrimation

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Living

Part of the difficulty of getting older is in discovering how very wrong you were in your younger years -- and how much you wish you could take back a...