This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. A copy of the guidelines, made public by queer newspaper Xtra! We hope to have this fixed soon. He is familiar with the kind of thinking that led to the ban:
Community Jan 20,
Halton Catholic board committee rejects gay-straight alliances
Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments. Food and Drink Feb 11, But Queer Ontario will be watching closely to see if a proposed interim policy is in keeping with a Ministry of Education program. Teck Resources misses profit estimates on lower oil, metal prices. We and the many queer and trans students in the Halton Catholic School District thank you for your help. Community Jan 20, Controversial equity policy rescinded by school board The Halton Catholic District School Board has rescinded its recently passed equity and inclusion policy, paving the way for its high schools to form clubs or support groups for gay and lesbian students. To find out who we are and what we do, you can visit our About page, here.
In a recent study conducted by Egale Canada, three-quarters of LGBTQ students stated that they felt unsafe in at least one area of their school, with half of their straight peers corroborating the unsafe nature of high schools for LGBTQ youth. One voter took down his campaign lawn sign after learning the then-candidate for trustee was gay. The letter urged the boards to consider groups other than gay-straight alliances, which "imply a self-identification with sexual orientation that is often premature among high-school students," according to minutes from the board's November meeting. After the meeting, the Town installed new signage for the washrooms in a number of town buildings, and sent a copy of the motion to the Halton Region, Burlington, Oakville and Milton. Early last year, the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario sent a letter to Catholic school boards raising concerns regarding the ministry's equity and inclusion policy. He is familiar with the kind of thinking that led to the ban: