Random Quotations – LGBTQ – Dec. 31st, 2017

Five items in total…

“(New Democrat Cheri DiNovo) says it is an important step to honour people who have died as a result of transphobic hatred and prejudice… The bill enacts the Trans Day of Remembrance and requires the legislature to hold a minute of silence.” – Canadian Press, “Ontario passes Trans Day of Remembrance bill – to be marked Nov. 20 annually” – Toronto Sun, Dec. 13th, 2017.

“My deepest apologies for my behaviour as I realise it is really not acceptable for anyone, no matter where you are from, to marginalise or stereotype anyone… I have always been in support of anyone living their life exactly how they wish and I hope I can be forgiven for this lapse in judgement.” – Formula One champion driver Lewis Hamilton, quoted by Oliver JJ Lane in “Lewis Hamilton apologises after telling nephew ‘boys don’t wear dresses’ in social media video” – Breitbart, Dec. 27th, 2017.

“While the names of streets and structures here commemorate its Rat Pack and Republican pasts – there’s Frank Sinatra Drive and, at the airport, the Sonny Bono Concourse – its present is progressive and very, very gay. Democrats handily outnumber Republicans. The local officials I spoke with guessed that anywhere from 20 percent to 40 percent of the city’s residents are gay or lesbian.” – Joel B. Pollak, “Entire Palm Springs city council is now lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ)” – Breitbart, Dec. 26th, 2017

“Jungian analyst and ROGD researcher Lisa Marchiano provides a useful distinction between an ‘identity model’ of working with transgender people and a ‘mental health model.’ The identity model stipulates that it is wrong to question a client’s self-determined identity: ‘Gender dysphoria is seen as evidence that someone is transgender.’ Concerns about underlying conditions… are perceived as denial of the person’s identity… The mental health model looks at the underlying causes of distress and seeks to alleviate or manage symptoms, which can and does include medically transitioning to a new gender if warranted by the patient’s specific circumstances.” – Barbara Kay, “Parents face scorn for worrying about letting their children change genders” – National Post, Dec. 13th, 2017.


“The parent of a teen girl who is ‘transitioning’ to become a boy is urging the increasing number of families coping with the radical transgender movement to fight back rather than succumb to its ideology.” – Dr. Susan Berry, “Parent of ‘transgender’ teen warns: We have to fight this radical movement” – Breitbart, Dec. 26th, 2017.