Random Quotations – LGBTQ – July 10th, 2019

Six items in total…

“On May 1st, the CBC released a trailer for the full-length documentary, Drag Kids. The Documentary, as the name clearly suggests, follows the stories of several different children who participate in the ‘art form of drag’… In the write-up for video, the CBC explains to the viewer that ‘as an art form, drag has always been about breaking down barriers, exploring new territory and daring to do the unexpected… A new type of queen is emerging on the scene: she’s fierce, she’s living in a time of unprecedented access to queer culture and she’s younger than ever before,’ writes the CBC…” – Roberto Wakerell-Cruz, “Why does the CBC keep pushing Drag Kids?” – The Post Millennial, July 5th, 2019.

“The questions arose after Avengers: End Game featured a gay character in a very small role. Some LGBTQ fans complained that the character was not nearly enough homage to the gay agenda.” – Warner Todd Huston, “Tom Holland says Marvel Films need gay Spider-Man and fewer straight White guys” – Breitbart, July 3rd, 2019.

“Coun. Natalie Joly, who introduced the motion in May, says there’s no indication conversion therapy is conducted in St. Albert, but she wanted to show that it’s not welcome there… City administrators advised against the ban, saying it should be left to higher levels of government.” – Cdn. Press, “Cheers erupt as Alberta city votes to ban conversion therapy” – Toronto Sun, July 9th, 2019.

“Nova Scotia has now penned themselves as the next province to undergo further changes to their gender options on provincial ID… The new changes will expand on the province’s September announcement that gave Nova Scotians the option of choosing ‘X’ as a gender on birth certficates (sic)… The new changes will ‘include other identity documents from government,’ the spokesperson said Monday.” – Roberto Wakerell-Cruz, “Nova Scotia to allow “X” gender on birth certificates” – The Post Millennial, July 8th, 2019.

“As transgender and non-binary communities come under increasing attack by the federal government, New York City leaders are making sure that our young people are safe, healthy and protected – and free to learn and grow in school settings… New York City is proud to be leading on policies that allow New Yorkers across the gender spectrum to be themselves in every single area of their lives, especially our schools.” – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray, quoted by Tom Ciccotta in “NYC public students can change gender, name without documentation” – Breitbart, July 8th, 2019.

“The headteacher of Heavers Farm Primary School in South London suspended two 10-year-old Christian students after one of them asked for permission not to participate in an LGBT lesson during ‘Gay Pride Month’… The headteacher, Susan Papas, who obliged schoolchildren to participate in a ‘Gay Pride’ parade last year, told the two children, who are both of African descent, they are ‘a disappointment to the school,’ Christian Concern reported Monday… On June 20, pupil Farrell Spence asked his teacher Alex Smith for permission not to take part in a lesson when Mr. Smith handed out LGBT material for coloring. The teacher denied the permission, insisting that the LGBT lesson was part of the curriculum.” – Thomas D. Williams Ph.D, “UK headmistress suspends two 10-year-olds for homophobia” – Breitbart, July 2nd, 2019.