Notable (Canadian) LGBT 2

With World Pride set in Toronto this year, why not look at some of the notable Canadian LGBT members.

George Smitherman


Age: 50 (February 12, 1964 – )

Occupation: Politician (Canadian Liberal Party) and Broadcaster

Most Known for: Mayoral Candidate during the 2010 Toronto municipal election. First openly gay member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) and first openly gay cabinet minister.

Jay Manuel


Age: 41 (August 14, 1972 – )

Occupation: Make-up artist, TV personality and clothing designer.

Most Known for: Host and Judge on “America’s Next Top Model”. Host/Executive producer of “Canada’s Next Top Model”.



Marvel – creating role models for everyone

So another famous wedding is in the process!

Northstar, the first superhero to come out in comic book history is finally getting married!

This will be happening in the upcoming 51st issue of Astonishing X-Men!!

“When gay marriage became legal in New York State, it raised obvious questions since most of our heroes reside in New York State. Northstar is the first openly gay character in comics and he’s been in a longterm relationship with his partner Kyle so the big question was – how would this change his relationship?,” says Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso. “Our comics are always best when they respond to and reflect developments in the real world. We’ve been doing that for decades, and this is just the latest expression of that.”

(taken from Rolling Stone Magazine )


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An oldie but a goodie

This post is in memory of all the LGBT teens out there who have taken their lives because of bullying and harassment.


“This story is for the young people who might be holding the gun tonight or the rope or the pill bottle. … Please stick around to make those happy memories for yourself. It may not seem like it tonight, but they will. And the attitudes of society will change. Please live long enough to be there to see it.” – Joel Burns


A full transcript can be found here

Things need to change, and it starts with you.


Stand Against, not for, Homophobic Bullying

Here’s a video created by “BeLonG To Youth Services”.


BeLonG To is a national youth service for Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) young people in Ireland. We believe that LGBT young people need to be respected and cared for on the same basis as all other young people, and that when they are safe and supported in their families, schools & society they will thrive as healthy and equal citizens.