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With more exposure and education, the negativity and fear towards the LGBTQ community will slowly disappear, and that's what I witnessed in Red Lake.
My school had team sports — what we didn't have were the educational resources.
It is a juggling act that we are still perfecting — there are still very hard days and moments.
There was just no information available for kids questioning things as frightening as gender and sexuality.
Introducing a new blog series about the small-but-mighty communities across the country.
Will people forget their concerns once this fire season passes? This time, I don't think so.
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Hometown is a series of blogs about rural and small-town Canada, written by the people who live in those communities. Each one presents a unique experience, challenge or triumph, showcasing opinions on issues that matter, including identity, jobs, environment, childcare, mental health, race and — yes — old-fashioned hometown pride.