Monday, November 22, 2010
Uh ok, so what happened after that, guys? Two youths were arrested for
mischief. What does that even mean?
I'd love it if the police could just get over themselves a lil
and get along with mischief and mayhem. Also, activists maybe need to
look at the broader picture and objectively see if endangerment was at
play. Anyway, all this to say that trans remembrance was not observed in
ye ol' Montreal. Dearth of hirs and Zes?
Monday, October 4, 2010
Also, this dude is a jerk. But we already knew that. Fiddy, on Twitter,
men to commit suicide." 50
Cent's anti-gay Twitter rant
. Two young women, dating each
other, killed themselves. The details
are murky. Dan Savage tells the young
how it will get better and how it did for him and his partner. Mind you, that is with the help of affluence and mainstream acceptance. But I applaud the effort. If it leads to one less suicide or a little bit less heart heaviness, then his viral video campaign will have been worth it. Vigils are planned in major cities (probably where they will serve the least). Montreal's is this Wednesday, Oct 6, 8 pm at Parc de l'Espoir near Beaudry Metro on Ste-Catherine's. (Gay blog source)
Monday, October 4, 2010
The suicides need to stop. An organizer from P10, a youth organization based here in the city, mentioned on FB that this entire discourse on bullying leading to suicide is a way to move the conversation around and away from the fact that this violence is very explicitly targeted at people moving beyond socially prescribed gender norms. Contact P10 here. They help the youth folk. Here's a message from Sarah Silverman.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Jessica Yee speaks at an event tonight. Make sure you check that shit out. She's pretty fierce and has already done tons, like found the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (she's, like, in her 20s).
Indigenous Youth Speak Out: Conversations with
Grassroots Activists Jessica Yee & Melissa Elliott.
Here she is speaking at an AGM earlier in the year...
Co-presented by QPIRG Concordia &
the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy
Part of QPIRG’s
“DisOrientation: An Alternative Side of Student Life”: http://www.qpirgconcordia.org/disorientation
& the 2110
Centre’s “Too Cool for School”: http://www.centre2110.org/2110/too-cool-for-school
Friday, September 17, 2010
Marlo Ritchie (@marloritchie) is dancing for sex ed at the Ca Marche AIDS Walk for the Farha Foundation. In case you don't know, Marlo heads the awesome Head & Heads non-profit in NDG. It's like, really cool. They have lotsa programs, but mostly, they want to make sure sex ed (a sex-positive one) goes back into the Quebec curriculum. Sponsor her here!