Is religion still interfering with my Human rights?

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Written by Ashton Deroy: Most times if someone brought this topic to my attention, religion versus gay rights. I would shrug it off & say you can have some of the traditions with religion while simultaneously respecting the rights of others. My grandma is a great example of a woman who reads the bible, says grace before meals & loves her openly gay grandsons. However, since moving to Toronto I’ve began noticing that usually where you see religion here, you do not see the same kind of tolerance that I used to see at home. You can see this in publishing with Eugene Peterson a pastor who had his publication on Bible interpretation removed from a book store, Religious activism in Toronto & all of the discreet gay/bisexual men in the city.

First off Eugene Peterson, the pastor who published his interpretations of the bible and said he would perform a same sex marriage is a classic example of religion not upholding the country’s values for human rights. All he had to do was speak publicly about the fact that he would perform a same-sex marriage to a public forum, then the Christian conservative community was refusing to sell his books & questioning whether they should read his words at all. It is a three year education to become a pastor, after which you appear before a congregation that approves you. Should the fact that the man expresses a socially Liberal opinion in Canada, 2017 really remove his value in his community? The second part to this story is that it is kind of hard to believe you can still take heat in Toronto for being an LGBT ally.  What does this interfere with? Well choosing your religion as a public LGBT individual is still a challenge & gaining access to a religious sales channel or business institution is also still a challenge.

Despite the time we live in, & the socially Liberal culture we live in here in Toronto. It still isn’t unusual to see something like this going around!

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The last thing is with the dating community of Toronto you still see a lot of in the closet discreet Gay & Bisexual men. When you ask 2/3 of them why they are in the closet what do you get? One person says “most of the time you are going to get from most of them that they are from religious families that condemn same sex relationships.” So rather than cut ties with their family they choose to live discreetly and rather unhappy to avoid losing family ties, financial support or even love in some cases!  What does this do? Well this becomes a hurdle to me a gay man looking to have an open, honest same sex relationship, which is one of my rights. 

 

 

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Now it isn’t all bad in the religion versus human rights argument. Toronto has a massive presence with pro-LGBT Jewish people who frequently make public statements of acceptance & love. Many of these people even share stories of LGBT relatives & how their faith adapts to LGBT rights. So while Christianity can sometimes seem a bit too conservative you can see Jewish people are much more left socially.

Yes it does look like in 2017 in Toronto Ontario Canada. Religion does still step on my rights as a gay man & forces many men to hide in the closet. However I think the Jewish Canadians can lead the way in practicing religion with acceptance and forming more open institutions.

 

Citations

Corent, Michael. “The wrong message on same sex marriage: Coren.” Toronto Star, 30 July 2017, www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/07/30/the-wrong-message-on-same-sex-marriage-coren.html. Accessed 25 Sept. 2017.

 Bad things happen once again for a religious pastor who went public backing same sex marriage. This article published July 2017 tells Eugene Peterson story of having his book removed from religious bookstores because he said publicly that when he was a pastor he would perform a same sex marriage.The incident has now had his book The Message removed from right wing religious bookstores & has people asking in the religious Christian community, should we be reading Eugene Peterson books?

 

 

3 Steps to deal with Admirers you do not want? How to deal with being an unrequited Admirer?

3 Steps to deal with Admirers you do not want

 

Ashton Deroy Writes: So a few years ago when I was attending Loyalist College in 2014. I had a girl from my old high school bugging me on Facebook about her admiration for me.

 

This got pretty bad to the point where the clingy admirer named Ashleigh started claiming things such as “If you don’t love me I will kill myself, Ashton.”

 

What is my background with this woman? I danced with her at an MVD Dance while I was attending ENSS in Brighton Ontario.

 

So we went from innocent dancing to obsession! Something that, of course, terrifies me not only as an uninterested person but as a gay man.

 

My 3 steps to dealing with an unwanted admirer.

  1. Be Direct, Tell them you just are not interested
  2. Create distance, Only execute this step after you have told the party you are not interested. Blocking someone for no reason is both cruel and confusing for the other person involved.
  3. Call the police, If someone is needy, batshit crazy or stunned like Ashleigh. You should call the police to make sure they are not dangerous to themselves or anybody else. “Yes this is a huge pain in the ass for you, but so is someone interfering with your intimate relationships.”

How to deal with being an unrequited Admirer

 

 

As I said I do sympathize with the admirers in this situation, in 2015-2016 I was head over heels for a red headed Agender person in Belleville, Ontario, Canada named Steph.

 

I mean I was head over heels for this person, I used to walk to their house in the winter just to spend time with them when I thought they were lonely.

 

Back during this time I really thought time, friendship and favors would win me their heart. What I didn’t count on was the plain & simple fact that Steph was just an ugly, messed up and sad person who I could not help.

 

How did I get over my crush which leads to nothing but pain?

 

  • Dating, Start seeing people who I find attractive and who find me attractive. I’ve met all sorts of interesting guys in the pursuit of letting go of Steph. Honestly, I would not trade these experiences for anything!
  • Moving out of their area, Distance was a must in getting over Steph. As long as I was in Belleville I was going to follow them like a lost dog. So I moved back home to Brighton then moved to Toronto.

 

  1. Blocking them on Facebook, They don’t need to see what I am doing, and I don’t need to see them. The fact that they were on Facebook and I couldn’t simply talk to them was too painful so I blocked them and just let them go.

 

Facing rejection isn’t easy, but with a fresh dose of space and new intimate relationships. I think you will find an easy answer to freedom for your mind and heart!


 

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Sassy City Girl reviews, Orphan Black. Watch it now on Crave TV. Tracy Gerhardt’s Love Winx Page.

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Orphan Black is a Canadian sci-fi TV series filmed mostly in Toronto. The fifth and final season started on June 10, 2017. I first came across this show in 2014 and it’s been my favorite ever since. It examines moral issues around cloning, has great characters, and is constantly surprising me. I’m sad that it’s ending, but I have seen what happens to shows that get dragged out so they keep airing. Besides, it will be an amazing season if the first episode was any indication.

Orphan Black centers around a group of female clones all played by Tatiana Maslany. The series opens with con-artist Sarah Manning witnessing a woman commit suicide. She notices that Beth Childs looks exactly like her and steals her purse. She meets several of her clones soon after. At first, Sarah is only interested in Beth’s money, but she grows to care about her sisters. They are fighting threats from the extremely religious Proletheans and the science institute DYAD. A few of the clones also develop a

A few of the clones also develop a mysterious life-threatening illness. The show examines the moral implications of cloning as well as how it affects each sister’s identity. Other clones include soccer mom Alison, scientist Cosima, Ukrainian assassin Helena, and “pro clone” Rachel. Each one has her own personality and struggles.

Sometimes I find it hard to believe they are all portrayed by the same actress. Maslany is extremely talented, doing many different accents flawlessly. The non-clone characters are fantastic as well. Sarah’s biological daughter Kira is very precocious and senses when things are not right. Her foster brother Felix and mother Siobhan have strong personalities yet are very loving. Cosima’s girlfriend Delphine does whatever she feels is best for her even if it compromises their relationship. Alison’s husband Donnie often provides much needed comic relief. I recall a scene where he accidentally killed an antagonist and I couldn’t help laughing.

Another thing that makes the show amazing is unexpected plot twists. I didn’t like Helena in the first season. However, she turned out to have a soft side and is now one of my favorites. Certain characters turn out to have hidden motives or be more involved in the conspiracy than I thought. The genetic original was not who I was expecting at all. There are many emotional moments. One scene in season four had me crying harder than I ever have during a TV show. I even tweeted that I wished I could kill a certain antagonist. However, there are many heartwarming moments too. I really enjoyed the ending of season three where several clones were having dinner together and reminiscing about recent events.

If you have not seen Orphan Black, I highly recommend it. The show deals with moral issues of cloning, has amazing characters with strong bonds, and always surprises you. New episodes air every Saturday at 10 PM on Space and are available on space.ca soon after. Past seasons can be watched on Crave TV. I am excited to see what transpires during the rest of the final season.


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Liberal Political Rant: Climate Change gets ignored again!

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It did not take much guess work at all to calculate that when Republicans got the United States majority they also brought the USA to hell with that. Say goodbye to progressive social programs, positive environmental initiatives as well as positive programs to help the massive United States student debt. 

Say hello to phrases like “Global Warming is a myth.” As the country proceeds government administration being run by the dumbest leader in the recent two decades. 

On June 2nd 2017 Donald Trump decided not to sign the G7. One of many moves that have the public turned against this not so great leader. 

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This photo from the Guardian Newspaper website says it all. Trump is a Climate disaster! His actions at the G7 were an embarrassment and he is choosing to not unify the United States with the rest of the progressive world in an environmental time where you don’t have to look that hard to see drastic changes happening. Changes like, record heats, rising shorelines, and animal extinctions. 

One thing that isn’t touched on enough is non-voters, are just as much to blame as voters in the United States for electing such a moron to speak for their country. Back during 2016, I couldn’t believe when I read the statistics for Trump on his way to closing a victory in the United States election. This wasn’t a surprise. The voter pool narrowed because voters wouldn’t get behind Clinton’s campaign or personality, Bernie Sanders was inspirational but couldn’t contend with power & no one really matched his status going into this election. 

 

As it relates to Canada 

So when a Conservative/Republican wins you basically have to say goodbye to rational thought and sanity in how your country is run. Get ready to see the country operate under lacking budgets, with overly western religious values & a poor plan to tackle anything environmental. 

Now honestly, as it pertains to the next Canadian election do we really want that type of leadership opposed to Kathleen Wynne? No, we don’t because our minimum wage is going up, environmental companies are growing as they should and we are protecting Canada’s natural resources to the best of our economic ability. So nevermind what has happened, if you don’t want Canada ran like the United States of America with “Donald Dumbass!” . Make sure Kathleen says Premiere, and avoid Patrick Browne like the plague! 

Consequence if Patrick Browne wins? We get a dumbass who will actually share a common value system as Donald Trump. Someone who will knock climate change, be stingey with the budget and screw up health care! 

Press citations 

Ballingall, Alex. “Trudeau disputes German magazine report that he feared ‘provoking’ Trump on climate change.” The Star. N.p., 12 June 2017. Web. 12 June 2017. All I grabbed from this article was the photo.

Yuil, Helen. “The Paris climate agreement, Nicaragua and Donald Trump.” The Guardian. N.p., 8 June 2017. Web. 12 June 2017. This article discusses the actions of Trump at the G7, From this article I used information and the picture that titled the website.

 

 

Sassy City Girl’s new logo

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About two or three years ago Diana Skye started a blog on WordPress called Sassy City Girl. That actually is still currently her WordPress handle so I made her the first Professionally done logo for the handle refer to the above logo. 

As a thought for a community relations game, I was thinking we could get Diana Skye out & commenting on some Toronto content, bringing that Diana Skye sass I love so much. 

Next Friday she will be writing an article that is to be announced & we plan on doing some work this summer to get the blog up and running & at full capacity. To check out some more of Diana’s work check out the links below & get to know WordPress’ resident Sassy City Girl:

 

Diana’s ASMR Channel below: 

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What is ASMR? Apparently it is whispering & discussing makeup products. When I first listened to it I thought I was having a schizophrenic episode! 

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The ItsDianaSkye Channel: 

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This channel is her channel for exciting adventures & well more makeup reviews. I have to say for a channel that is supposed to be adventurous she never explores “the wonders that are Jane & Finch!”

For more on Jane & Finch read the article below: 

Armed teen arrested for chasing someone at Jane & Finch  

A teen is faced charges after chasing someone through Jane & Finch with a gun. 

Did you know Diana Skye has been involved with 3 music projects? 

 

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So to conclude who knows what Diana Skye will do next, will she juggle fire? Will she try heroine with a street gang? Or will she keep the same monotonous routine of enjoying passion Iced tea lemonades & trying new makeup products. Either way she has a blog next Friday so make sure to click through for Friday 12:00pm for Diana’s new blog. 

 

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The Space Between Us Movie review, Purchased via Google Play.

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Ashton Writes: The Space Between us is a Sci-Fi & Romance movie about the first human being born on Mars traveling to earth.  Asa Butterfield plays the male lead Gardner the first person ever born on Mars, who is a heart in his sleeves romantic with some social abnormalities from his birth’s circumstances which the movie portrays really well. 

The female lead is Britt Robertson who plays Tulsa. One of the first things I like about this film is unlike older movies Britt gets more of the bad ass role opposed to the male lead being the the cool character. Tulsa’s character is a foster child with an intense amount of street smarts who I find is neccescary to capture the adventure the two characters have in the film. 

In the film the two characters start of chatting on their computer systems. Then Gardner travels to earth and disappears for 7 months. This of course pisses off Tusla’s character and she almost can’t even tolerate Gardner when she sees him again. 

The movie really plays out as a fantastic adventure with the two characters getting to more trouble then you would initially expect. In the end you expect the climax you get to some degree but getting there is so fantastic and wonderful. 

I 100% reccomend this movie if you are a fan of romantic movies or Sci-Fi movies. I do not think this movie will disappoint its targetted audience at all. Which is why for my first Google Play Movie Review I will give this movie five stars. 

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