Random Quotations – LGBTQ – April 14th, 2018

Five items in total…

“We now understand that flying this flag – at this point in time, in particular – was at best tone deaf, and at worst offensive. We sincerely apologize to our customers and our neighbors for this egregious mistake, and want to assure you that this flag will never fly at Nellie’s again. What it represents to you is not what we want to represent, or what we want our bar to be.” – Sarah Taylor, “Gay bar apologizes for flying pro-police flag, says it didn’t know meaning and won’t fly it again” – The Blaze, April 9th, 2018.

“Carpay was reflecting on how what he calls the ‘leave-me-alone, respect-my-privacy’ libertarianism of the early gay rights movement of the 1960s has morphed into a movement to compel, often through state power, universal approval of homosexuality and, more recently, gender fluidity and the transgender.” – Christie Blatchford, “Living in a country where you daren’t be anything but gay friendly” – National Post, April 4th, 2018.

“We take people at their word. We register people as they specify themselves to be… Members of the LGBT community have had a lot to deal with over the years, and we’d rather not add to that burden.” – Tom Grilk, chief of the Boston Athletic Association, quoted by Warner Todd Huston in “Five men claiming to be transgender women will compete as females in Boston Marathon” – Breitbart, April 9th, 2018.

“Free Pride Glasgow committee members decided that having men dressed as women giving stellar performances during the event would be offensive to transgender individuals, and that non-binary people within their ranks would be ‘uncomfortable with having drag performances’… They’ll miss the feather boas and the glittery footwear, but ‘the needs of the most marginalised groups within our community come first’ the group told the Independent.” – Clash Daily, “Gay pride parade bans drag queens” – April 12th, 2018.

“What is more concerning is if you take the issue of gender and gender identity more broadly and start examining, for example, a company’s policies and practices regarding gender, their hiring practices, their bathroom policies, their codes of ethics around treatment of people based on gender or other identity factors – race religion, those kinds of things,” Kennedy said. “That’s where it starts to get more into a policy question, where you’re really looking at the social setting within the company.” – Lawyer Jessica Kennedy, quoted by Graeme Hamilton in “Lawyers stumped over new gender and identity provisions for environmental impact assessments” – National Post, April 3rd, 2018.

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