UPDATE (29/11/19): November 28th, 2019, the BC NDP officially killed the bill to ban conversion therapy by refusing to call it for debate. UPDATE (22/11/19): November 20th, 2019, Morgane Oger, who lists her title as Vice-President of the NDP, raised concerns about the proposed provincial ban on conversion therapy, calling it “window dressing” and “dangerous.” Back… Continue reading Time for BC to Ban Conversion Therapy
Politicians at every level should denounce taxpayer-subsidized organizations fighting human rights. September 12th, Westwood Community Church in Coquitlam permitted Culture Guard, a group that seeks to remove LGBTQ2+ rights, to host an event on their premises. While folks may or may not agree with providing churches tax exemption status, surely we can agree that this… Continue reading Politicians Should Denounce Taxpayer-Subsidized Organizations Fighting Human Rights.
I had the great privilege of being invited to speak at The Flame: Herstory@TAIWANfest. Some of the speakers told funny stories, some told emotional stories, but everyone had something incredible and moving to share. It was a very powerful event and I’m honoured to have been invited to share the stage with so many influential… Continue reading Becoming a Woman…No, Really!
British Columbia has been referred to as “the wild west of politics” for our relaxed regulations regarding campaign donations. Two main issues for residents of Coquitlam surround developer donations to Coquitlam council, and the controversial Burke Mountain expansion. Digging into political donations to Coquitlam councillors, I came across a troubling trend: the majority of donations to… Continue reading Buying a Mountain’s Worth of Political Influence?
With Kinder Morgan in the news regularly, and with opponents clammering for the Trans Mountain Pipeline project to be shut down, I thought I’d look at how it affects me and the community I live in. The proposed new pipeline will carry 3 times as much diluted bitumen (or dilbit) as the existing pipeline. While… Continue reading Kinder Morgan’s Impact on Coquitlam
Who is Barry Neufeld? Barry Neufeld has served on the Chilliwack School District Board of Education for over 2 decades. He came under fire, October 23rd, for posting a transphobic meme, along with a message that referred to sexual orientation and gender identity as fads, and quoted a documented hate group (The College of Pediatricians),… Continue reading Barry Neufeld, SOGI 123, and the Gay Agenda
It is not a woman’s responsibility to respond to your advances. If you express interest in a woman, and they don’t respond, take the hint and move on. If they’re interested, they will respond. In case you’re itching to say “but not all men:” I’m sure this can apply to all genders, but men tend to… Continue reading To men out there…