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It is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

I'm worried that because #onted is all virtual right now, many educators won't talk about it because "parents can hear".

I hope families heard the discussions we had this morning.
I hope families heard these grade four students explaining what othering is.

What homophobia and transphobia look like.

That it isn't all just about active hate.

I hope families heard the stories of harm, frustration, defiance that were shared this morning.
I hope families heard the voices of these brilliant children who are regularly brave enough to gently call each other out on problematic speech, on assuming someone's identity.

I hope families heard these kids talk about being misgendered. Being targeted. Being scared.
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Hearing the trustees of a publicly-funded school board in #onted try to justify not flying the #PRIDE flag is reopening some deep, raw wounds tonight.

They're trying to justify their hate with arguments about cost, "competing groups for the month of June," logistics.
As a member of the #2SLGBTQ+ community, I know this isn't about any of the excuses they're giving tonight in #HCDSB. This is about hate. This is about believing that some of their students and their families are inherently less valued, less worthy of respect, *less than*.
Why are these discussions even allowed in publicly-funded institutions? We have a Human Rights Code and it's pretty clear about this.

#2SLGBTQ+ people have the right to exist without having to justify that existence and participation in society.
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