Tell Ontario's Party Leaders to Support All Students - Queer or StraightEnvoyé par Catou en date du 31 mai 2012 à 13h50
J'ai reçu cet appel par courriel d'un jeune gai ontarien qui fait signer une pétition pour que les écoles catholiques arrêtent d'empêcher les jeunes de se regrouper pour lutter contre l'homophobie à l'école.
Bullied by students: When I came out as queer at age 15, I was bullied. When my friend came out her parents threatened to disown her. We both felt alone and a safe space where we could have been supported would have made all the difference.
Bullied by my school board: When I tried to start a Gay-Straight Alliance at my school my publicly funded Catholic School Board said "Ontario Catholic schools will never allow Gay-Straight Alliances," and threatened me with disciplinary action if I continued campaigning.
Chance to end bullying: This week, the Ontario Government is considering legislation that would force all publicly-funded schools to allow Gay-Straight Alliances.
The Catholic school board have made it clear that they will fight back and I don't want to take any chances.
Sign my petition calling on all party leaders to support the Accepting Schools Act, Bill 13, so no students need fight to create a safe space at school.
Thanks for supporting LGBTQ youth,