Archive for January 4th, 2012

January 4, 2012

Lessons for America: How Gay Marriage Became Legal in Canada

For those who mightn’t know the history – an excellent TV Ontario condensation of the road to marriage equality in Canada. Please note this is yet another reason to dislike Stephen Harper and to observe exactly how odious the Conservatives are.

January 4, 2012

Every Country Needs Politicians Like Olivia Chow.

The fact that Canada is such a wonderful country is not an accident it is because of great politicians over the years who stand up for what is right – Trinity-Spadina MP, Olivia Chow is a fine example.

 

Member of Parliament Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina) speaks out in support of equal marriage and equal rights for all in Canada.

Chow speaks on December 6th, 2006 in the Canadian Parliament during a debate in the House of Commons.

Olivia Chow and the New Democratic Party (NDP) successfully defended equal marriage by helping to defeat the motion by Harper’s Conservatives, supported by some Liberals, to undermine the government’s decision in 2005 (Bill C-38) to recognize same-sex marriage–after provincial courts and the Supreme Court had recognized the right to equal marriage as well.

The next day, December 7, 2006, Harper’s motion was defeated 175-123–another victory for equality in Canada.

www.oliviachow.ca
www.ndp.ca

Video recorded by the House of Commons Broadcasting Service.

January 4, 2012

Excellent video – The Story of Human Rights

Via  I AM EQUAL

Really good video explaining the history of human rights and how each of us has a role in ensuring we all have dignity and justice.

January 4, 2012

Interview with the remarkable Toby Johnson PhD

The author who transformed 2011 for me. I am completely addicted to his writing which, in addition to being very readable, changes the way we view the world and our spirituality. He is being interviewed by filmmaker Nils Tanager.

Toby Johnson, PhD, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of some ten books, including Secret Matter, Gay Spirituality: Gay Identity and the Transformation of Human Consciousness and Gay Perspective: Things Our Homosexuality Tells Us About the Nature of God and the Universe, is past editor of White Crane Journal of gay wisdom and culture.

Former Roman Catholic monk and comparative religions scholar turned gay activist, psychotherapist, community organizer, bookseller, ‘zine editor and publisher, spiritual writer and novelist, Johnson was a student and friend of Joseph Campbell, the renowned mythologist best known for his life-affirming aphorism “Follow Your Bliss.”

You can find out more about Toby and purchase his books at www.tobyjohnson.com

Get his books on Amazon here.

January 4, 2012

It Gets Better New Hampshire

This guy makes it so much better.

Like wow. This  guy totally  rocks.

January 4, 2012

I’m from Driftwood – A Hawaiian Elder.

What an amazing personal story from an older Hawaiian LGBT person.  Speaking of culture and colonialism and loving yourself.

The I’m From Driftwood Project is one of my faves.

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