Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Queer Allied Network: Back to School Protest Against Bill 44

Last spring, as the contentious Bill 44 entered final reading in the Alberta Legislature, Culture Minister Lindsey Blackett was quoted saying, "This will come to pass — you guys will forget about this in another month." More than three months have passed and members of the Queer Allied Network (QAN) have organized a protest on Sep 1st, 2009.

Xtra.ca reports:
Queer Albertans have been among the strongest opponents of Section 9, even though, at first glance, Bill 44 was supposed to benefit them. In a separate section within Bill 44, the Alberta government was finally fully enshrining sexual orientation into Alberta's Human Rights Act.

Posing the question "What will student's learn?" the QAN-organized protest is aimed at fuelling the anger and outrage about Bill 44. Hoping for a big turn out of parents, students and teachers, co-organizer Tam Gorzalka thinks the timing of this protest is important. "As people are getting ready for back-to-school they are being reminded that Bill 44 affects them," she says. Read more at Xtra.ca

Back to School Protest Against Bill 44.

Tue, Sep 1st, 2009.


Alberta Legislature.

To Join the Queer Allied Network visit: Facebook.com/group.php?gid=122042953385.