Random Quotations – LGBTQ – April 3rd, 2018

Five items in total…

“(Republican Sen. Phil) Jensen said his constituents were concerned it might become an issue in the future, and are worried about teachers giving children instruction about issues that are not age-appropriate while students in the state are failing to master the basics… Common sense says Jensen is absolutely correct. Teachers are supposed to teach children what they need to learn to be functioning members of society, not indoctrinate them with left-wing doctrine.” – Kimberly Smith, “South Dakota just slammed the hammer down on LGBT agenda with new legislation” – Conservative Tribune, Feb. 15th, 2018.

“If the maternal grandparents were to be given custody, it would simply be a way for the child to circumvent the necessity of parents’ consent. Parents believe custody of the child should be restored to them, so they can make the medical decisions they believe are in their child’s best interest until [the child] turns 18 years of age.” – Attorney Karen Brinkman, quoted by Dr. Susan Berry in “Parents lose custody of daughter for opposing transgender medical treatments” – Breitbart, Feb. 19th, 2018.

“My argument in the book is not that we try to live beyond gender, but [to minimize] the formal use of gender and gender policies because of the ways it infringes on people’s individual autonomy… In an ideal world, I wish that we all used a gender-neutral pronoun.” – Political science professor Heath Fogg Davis, quoted by Tom Ciccotta in “Temple University faculty members are trying to erase the gender binary system’” – Breitbart, April 2nd, 2018.

“Toronto police say they will withdraw their application to march in the city’s Pride parade after event organizers said the presence of uniformed officers would make members of the LGBTQ community feel unsafe.” – Cdn. Press, “Toronto police will withdraw from annual Pride parade to cooperate with LGBTQ community concerns” – National Post, April 3rd, 2018.

“Ryerson University has launched a scholarship to help support racialized transgender students in honour of a young woman who died several years ago… Friends say Dalmar moved to Canada from Mogadishu, Somalia, and eventually settled in Toronto where she lived as a trans woman… They say she faced many of the same problems the LGBTQ community faces, including transphobia, Islamophobia and racism… The 26-year-old was found dead on Feb. 22, 2015…” – Cdn. Press, “Ryerson launches scholarship for transgender students of colour” – Toronto Sun, March 29th, 2018.