5.17.2012

Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.  The GPO re-affirms our commitment to ending homophobia and transphobia in Ontario.

Twenty-one years ago on this day, homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO). This victory was a historic step towards recognizing freedom of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The GPO is committed to working with Ontarians to ensure our province provides a welcoming, safe and equal place for all people.  May 17 is a day for all of us to reach out to those who are particularly vulnerable to homophobic and transphobic bullying.

The GPO would especially like to recognize the dedicated teachers and students who fight against bullying through Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs). Our schools must be safe for all students and staff.  Far too many LGBT students still face extreme cases of bullying.  This abuse can lead to dropping out of school, social isolation and, tragically, death and suicide.

The GPO calls on the three parties at Queen’s Park to work together to pass anti-bullying legislation.  The GPO believes it is essential that all students have the right to form anti-bullying organizations and to call them GSAs if they desire.

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  1. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

    But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

    And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.

    But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

    And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
    Matthew 18
    But who so shall offend one of these little ones (children) which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

    antibullying by Jesus

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