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  • National Post One gay man’s lonely fight against Ontario’s new law banning ‘mother’ and ‘father’ Wednesday December 14th, 2016
    LGBT rights and pro-pit-bull advocacy are niche passions for the Ontario NDP’s Cheri DiNovo. The latter cause was my introduction to the MPP. Today’s column is about the former, specifically the recently-passed Bill 28, DiNovo’s “All Families are Equal Act.” Motivation for the bill was the aim of bringing legislative compliance to a 2006 judicial rulin...
  • National Post Gay advocate unwittingly encourages idea that children can be taught to be gay Thursday March 5th, 2015
    The headline of a recent Washington Post  article was provocative, as it was meant to be: “I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay too.” Writer, CNN political commentator and ardent feminist Sally Kohn set off a national firestorm of criticism with her admission that she would prefer that her daughter be gay like her than heterosexual, because she thinks being lesbian...
  • National Post So long to one of Canada’s nastiest protest groups, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid Tuesday March 3rd, 2015
    One of Canada’s nastiest protest groups, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QUAIA), officially retired from operation at the end of February. Few tears will be shed at its demise. QUAIA was to Pride Toronto as the cuckoo is to the avian kingdom: a bird distinguished by the strident but meaningless monotony of its call and by the contempt the cuckoo arouses in other birds for its par...
  • National Post Ontario’s new sex ed curriculum teaches young children too much, too soon Tuesday February 24th, 2015
    In Ecclesiastes it is written, “There is a time for everything, and a season for everything under the sun … a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing. …” One does not have to be Christian or even religious to appreciate the anger that fuelled objections in the first go-around of the Ontario sex ed debate in 2009, enough to block its launch. It...
  • National Post Going all the way on sex education Friday January 30th, 2015
    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that, as part of its restructured sex education curriculum, schools across the province will start teaching students about the nature of sexual consent and what constitutes a healthy relationship. The aim is to create a “consent culture” in which everyone understands “what is a clear, enthusiastic, affirmative ‘yes&rsqu...
  • National Post Lack of debate colours selection of rainbow babies Tuesday July 29th, 2014
    A few years ago I took part in a charity event at which the evening’s entertainment was a comic debate, the resolution being, “The shorter man is the better man.” I was assigned to the team supporting the motion. Casting about for humorous fodder, I stumbled upon the fact that many sperm-donor clinics will not pay for donations from men under 5’11” in h...
  • National Post Jenna Talackova goes double dipping in the theatre of gender politics Monday May 21st, 2012
    If you are interested in the results of beauty pageants – and in this day and age, who is left that is? – you will be interested to know that Jenna Talackova failed in her bid to win the title of Miss Universe Canada. Whether you are glad or not of that outcome will depend on the station you occupy along the spectrum of gender politics. The very attractive Ms Talackova, you w...
  • National Post Sex and the troubled mind Wednesday February 8th, 2012
    It’s not every day a man has a baby. Which is why Neil Hope and “his” baby are in the news. Neil Hope, now 37, is a transsexual female who underwent gender-reassignment surgery in his 20s, but left her uterus intact. With the help of artificial insemination, Hope conceived a baby and gave birth last year. This case is unusual, to be sure, but it has naturally inspired q...
  • National Post Between two sexes Wednesday July 20th, 2011
    I received an email last week from a father in southern Ontario who has a seven-year-old son enrolled in his town's day camp. On the camp's "gender-bender" day last week, when the boys were encouraged to wear dresses, he kept his child home because he suspected the camp was endorsing gender confusion. Gender-bending as a camp activity for kids has a long history, but I unde...
  • National Post Rob Ford’s sin against the catechism of gender correctness Saturday June 25th, 2011
    REUTERS/Sergio Moraes "Did you hear Rob Ford is skipping the Pride parade because he'd rather spend a weekend at the cottage than celebrate our sexuality? can you believe it?" Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is not going to march in the Pride Parade this year, because the date of the parade conflicts with his lifetime tradition of spending Canada Day weekend at his family’s...
  • National Post Naïveté's offspring Wednesday May 25th, 2011
    Barbara Kay, National Post · May 25, 2011 | Last Updated: May 25, 2011 3:18 AM ET In 1978, a children's book was published called X: A Fabulous Child's Story, about a child with no gender. X liked both football and basketweaving, ignored schoolyard teasing and ended up as the happiest, most well-adjusted child ever examined by "an impartial team of experts." ...
  • National Post The human cuckoos Wednesday March 31st, 2010
    The cuckoo is a disagreeable bird, distinguished by the monotony of its frequent calls -- hence its association with clocks -- and its parasitism: The slyly opportunistic cuckoo lays its eggs in other birds' nests; then the unwitting host raises the chicks as its own. Strangely, when applied to people, cuckoo means crazy. Hmm. Although unethical and irresponsible, the cuckoo bird is ...
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