Monthly Archives: April 2011
As many know, Bill C-389 has died in the Senate with the election call. Thus, we now need to start working on getting it re-introduced.
Perhaps this image will give an idea.
This is a photo taken of me after I was physically assaulted in Richmond, Quebec, in 2006, for no other reason than being transsexual. You cannot see the damage they did to my hair – twisted literally into a knot that I had no choice but to cut it off. And the nailer? It was ME who got a ticket for “violence in public” for *defending myself*!
Also bring in the latest – a transwoman being attacked by two women in a McDonalds restaurant in Baltimore, while McDonalds employees FILMED it and ENCOURAGED them on.
This MUST change, and as someone who has been assaulted for being transsexual, I urge you to vote for a party that will encourage a law protecting gender identity, and treating such acts as a hate crime. Not one Conservative voted in favour, all the NDP and Bloc did, and even some Liberal members voted against.
There is protection for people based on race, sexual orientation, etc, but none for gender identity, except, oddly enough – the military.
We must change this. ALL must have the same rights. As it stands, trans do not.
I was looking forward to this seminar for a long time and I was not disappointed in the least! Jacques Arpin has a wonderful teaching style, humorous and open. He was enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and we were equally enthusiastic in learning. He covered so much information, it was impressive. We all had the chance to try our hands at making a latex seam – there were smiles all around at our handiwork!
Soon, we will be having our potlucks outdoors again. But certainly not this rainy day! So indoors we discussed several Alternative Lifestyle topics and enjoyed some fresh Samosas, brought by yours truly. But variety being the spice of life, and since this is the THIRD time I’ve brought this same food…point well taken. Next time, I’ll bring something new. Thanks for the great conversation everybody. From travel to BDSM to relationships. Potluck conversation always goes in interesting directions.
“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now is hung with bloom along the bough…” I actually know and love some poetry. But don’t get enough time to read and enjoy literature. Which is one reason I am thankful for this Group. Luscious is such a lover of literature, and has such a fine eye for erotic literature in particular. Life is short, we all need to take the time to enjoy the pleasures of the written and spoken word.
Due to the beautiful day we had, four people showed up at last night’s amateur bondage group, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have fun!
Shayla71 was nice enough to volunteer to be tied up while Andrew, Robert and I were practicing rope techniques on her. At some point in the evening I volunteered to be tied up and Shayla71 took advantage of the situation…LOL
Looking forward to seeing you there next month.