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CCLA support GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCES

Canadian Civil Liberties Association statement (in part)
This issue has arisen in the Halton and the Peel Catholic District School Boards, and apparently is a concern for other students across Canada where school officials have not permitted the students to form gay-positive clubs.  In Halton, a policy which explicitly banned GSAs was rescinded following public pressure and criticism.  CCLA is providing information to students and helping them through its website and social networking sites.
While in most schools, there is no written ban against students forming GSAs or other gay positive clubs, there may exist an unwritten ban.  Sometimes this comes in the form of requiring students to join, instead, an all-purpose “equality” group.
CCLA has taken the position that this is inadequate – gay-positive groups and Gay Straight Alliances serve functions that general “equality” groups cannot and students are entitled to choose the name of their clubs.  In GSAs, LGBT youth can come together in a safe space with others who have been bullied because of people’s assumptions about their sexuality, and with heterosexual supporters, and they can discuss issues, challenges and questions particular to them.  -- see the rest at the link.

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HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.