I wonder two things: why does it take tragedy to make action and why do we keep asking this first question? Why are we always trying to right wrongs after the wrongs have gotten out of hand? Why aren’t we correcting wrongs before they lead to tragedies?
I am proud to live in the only riding in Nova Scotia (Kings/Hants) that has consistently elected a gay Member of Parliament—Scott Brison—who became Canada's first openly gay cabinet minister in 2004 and made history again in 2007, when he became the first federal politician to marry his same-sex partner, Maxime Saint-Pierre.
When I see the conflicts in the US over same-sex marriage as people fight for their individual rights, I think Canada must be a great country that embraces diversity, where we are all treated equally under the Charter of Rights, regardless of race, sex, or orientation. However, homophobia and hate crimes are still ever present in Nova Scotia, as well as across Canada, and many link these incidents to an effort to silence the LGBT community and strip away their rights.
The Q Hall of Fame announced the launch of their new website and public nomination process on Friday February 19th..
Q Hall of Fame Canada, is a national resource dedicated to house and commemorate the diverse history of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered Community. It will be head quartered at Qmunity, a community centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in Vancouver.
Recently founder, Paul Therien decided that Canada needed a tribute