Thursday, August 17, 2006

An ode to booing -- and fighting back

I know, I know ... long time no blog. But the days are getting shorter (gasp), and Parliament will rise soon -- and so will this blog.

In the meantime, here are three recent articles I wrote for Capital Xtra, after returning from the incredible Outgames LGBT Human Rights Conference in Montreal:

1) Building a worldwide gay rights movement
2) Queer youth lead the way; and
3) Putting up a fight (this would be my rumination on "l'affaire Fortier")

Now, the irony is not lost on me that after Harper's predictable absence from the human rights conference, that he's now a no-show at the biggest AIDS conference ever staged. But what's even better is that the Conservatives are now holding back on any announcement regarding AIDS funding, and the future of an innovative safe injection site in Vancouver which just happens to be SAVING LIVES.

Shame shame shame.

But at least they now know that queers and our allies will not take their bullshit sitting down. I love how the CBC reported that Harper wants to wait for the 30,000 delegates at the AIDS conference to return to their respective countries, before making any sort of announcement. Because god forbid another government official could get booed. That would be twice in the same month. And get this ... he is rumoured to has said that it's because the issue (AIDS, I presume) has become TOO POLITICIZED.

Uh, too politicized for a bunch of career politicians?

Shame shame shame shame.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Happy Pride Ariel! :-)
Thank you for your blog.