Random Quotations – LGBTQ – November 1st, 2019

Seven items in total…

“Toronto City Councillors voted 20-1 in support of a review of policies governing community spaces in the city, following a large protest at Toronto Public Library’s Palmerston branch over feminist Meghan Murphy’s controversial talk on ‘Gender Identity: What does it mean for society, the law and women?’… The review was proposed by Councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam and will involve the consultation of LGBTQ+ stakeholders, many of whom were aghast at the Toronto Public Library’s pro-free speech stance.” – (Emphasis added) – The Post Millennial, “Free speech event at SFU in jeopardy after threats of violence” – October 31st, 2019.

“When Teddy expresses confusion about how to tell who is a boy and who is a girl if ‘all of them can wear ties and dresses,’ Amer responds, ‘That’s actually really easy, Teddy. All you have to do is ask someone what their pronouns are.” – Dr. Susan Berry, “Queer Kid Stuff LGBTQ channel targets 3-year-olds with ‘non-binary’ teddy bear” – Breitbart, October 28th, 2019.

“Radical transgender ideology has emerged into mainstream culture so fast that many people are getting whiplash from how quick we’ve gone from a society that comprehends the differences between male and female biology to one where those things are open for interpretation.” – Libby Emmons and Barrett Wilson, “The radical trans agenda is starting to take its toll “ – The Post Millennial, October 24th, 2019.

“Love is love… It is an honour to be at events like these that celebrate the achievements of the Pride movement and to continue to push for equality, dignity, inclusion and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.” – Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown, quoted by Mark Bonokoski in “Patrick Brown goes to dark side in blasting Conservatives” – Toronto Sun, October 31st, 2019.

“Led by the chief of council’s thought police – Kristyn Wong-Tam – they voted 22-1 to conduct a review of the city’s policies around the use of community spaces to ensure any such use does not violate the city’s access and equity, human rights and anti-harassment / discrimination policies… That review will include consultation with LGBTQ stakeholders.” – Sue-Anne Levy, “Council’s thought police jump on Meghan Murphy issue” – Toronto Sun, October 31st, 2019.

“The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has thoroughly dismissed the case of transgender woman Jessica Yaniv… In effect, the tribunal found the respondents did not offer scrotum waxing to anyone, so they did not deny Yaniv a service in the first place. It also preferred the respondents’ evidence wherever it conflicted with Yaniv’s, which was ‘disingenuous and self-serving’… The ruling orders Yaniv to pay $6,000 in costs to three of her targets for ‘improper conduct’ including using human rights law as a ‘weapon’ for ‘extortion’.” – Joseph Brean, “Trans activist Jessica Yaniv filed genital wax complaints as means of ‘extortion,’ rights tribunal rules” – National Post, October 22nd, 2019.

“Mother Cabrini was born in Italy in 1850, and wanted to be a missionary in China. Instead, the pope of the day told her to go to America to work amongst the (largely Italian) immigrant poor. She worked in New York and died in Chicago in 1917. She was canonized in 1946, the first American citizen to be declared a saint… A Catholic saint, despite her esteem by the people, was not what the ultra-progressive De Blasio administration wanted. So the first lady nixed Cabrini, and chose six others to celebrate a certain vision of diversity… Rounding out the list are self-described ‘drag queens’ Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, activists who founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries.” – Raymond de Souza, “When diversity embraces drag queens and singers but not a saint” – National Post, November 1st, 2019.