The Canadian Press. Report typos and logical fallacies. Certainly we've made progress on that front, not to say that there certainly isn't homophobia and transphobia out there that we have to confront.
Would you like to receive The Tyee's headlines free by email? The political left is now linking questions of economic, racial and environmental justice that a generation ago many people considered separate. Views Read Edit View history.
February 23, This did not include clergymen however. InSvend Robinson withdrew from political life after a much-publicized theft and subsequent diagnosis of cyclothymia. There is one former MP and one retired senator who openly identify as such. Robinson was also active in Svend Robinson became in the first openly gay candidate for politics and was one of the first students to be elected to the university's Board of Governors.
Section 15 of the Charter, which guarantees equality "before and under the law" and the "right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination" does not explicitly list sexual orientationbut was designed to be inclusive and allow the courts to find that specific grounds are included.
Anti-gay insults such as " faggot ," " queer ", "homo" and " gay " are generally considered to be the most offensive and hurtful of all insults. Email this article to a Friend.
Party leader McDonough briefly removed Robinson's portfolio over Middle East issues in for comments he made criticizing the Israeli government for alleged war crimes in Jenin. During her short-lived campaign as the Conservative nominee for this year's federal election, the ex-Tory also expressed extreme views on abortion, telling the anti-choice group Campaign Life Coalition she opposed women's reproductive rights even in cases of rape and incest.
In January , Siksay was re-elected to the Burnaby—Douglas seat with a slightly increased plurality, with a margin of 2. Burnaby Now. Heather Leung was dropped by the Conservative Party of Canada after past homophobic remarks were made public,  but still appeared on the ballot papers.