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Full Radio-Canada article about today’s protest of a beautiful drag queen storytime event by an extreme religious fanatic

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1264623/evenement-conte-bilingue-drag-queen-interrompu “In the name of God”, a group of protesters stopped Saturday a storytelling event by a drag queen in Ottawa. The president of Pride in the capital denounces this incident, which he describes as “aberrant”. About 100 parents and children attended the Westcliffe Community Center for storytelling by Adrianna Exposée, a local drag queen. According to the organizer, Jean-Phillippe Pelchat, the

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When extremist fanatics disrupt a beautiful Drag Queen Storytime in front of precious kids with hateful heckling, we have a serious problem.

I have a lot to say right now. But I can’t write much… there’s just too much to think and say and rage about this… This morning Ottawa’s mayor officially came out as gay – yay.London, Ontario had no protesters at its pride festival this year. But we can’t take any of our gains for granted. I came frighteningly close

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Congratulations to Ottawa’s mayor – now officially out as gay

In hindsight, not coming out sooner was a big mistake. Ottawa mayor Jim Watson I just happen to be in Ottawa this morning visiting this wonderful city with some of my dearest friends, and the very first thing I heard this morning from my friends was “Wow, our mayor came out.” Isn’t that wonderful?! Reading his eloquently written coming out story about

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Way more than a membership, a network, or a community – IABC defines my very being… it is my life

I’ve been an IABC member for 14 years, uninterruptedly through some major life and career transitions. Why? Why have I kept my membership intact non-stop since my final year of university at Guelph-Humber when I first learned about the professional organization? To say that I have benefited from IABC membership, networking and community would be selling it short. Sure, I

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