13.1.11

*Loud Exhale*

It's simply amazing, the age that we live in. I wrote a post in response to an article I read about the Halton District School Board being a bunch a exclusionary jack-asses. There were MANY people who were outraged by the blatant homophobia, as a Board member equated gay student groups with Nazis. 

I'm HAPPY to report that the HDSC has since recanted its position. Apparently the OLD Board voted the ban through at the end of their term(s) and have since been replaced by a NEW board that overturned the decision yesterday, 6 - 2. 

Blah, blah, blah - spin, spin, spin. Frankly, I don't quite understand their explanation (give the article a read to see if you can figure it out) but it DOESN'T MATTER because the ban has been lifted. 

Whew.

Bullying and exclusionary practices only work when their targets are isolated and silent. I love that I live in an age where technology has given marginalized groups the opportunity to not feel so isolated and break their silence. There's power in numbers, people!

Equality for all!


1 comment:

andrea said...

YAY! Oh my goodness, what GREAT news to start my morning off with. :)