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'I feel like a boy, mom:' Doctors seeing an increase in preschoolers convinced they are in the wrong body

Olivia loves Disney's Frozen princesses, all things sparkly, bright tights and ballet. During her family's Cuban vacation last summer, she danced in the children's "mini-disco" before the evening shows, twirling and leaping across the stage. One night another guest turned to her parents, exclaiming, "Your daughter is the girliest girl I've ever seen!"

Olivia was born a boy.

She "socially transitioned" from male to female, in nursery school last year. She was four years old.

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Human rights commissioner weighs in on ze and hir

Are Ontarians obliged to use ze and hir instead of he and she?

The war of words over gender-neutral pronouns that has led to two disciplinary letters against University of Toronto Professor Jordan Peterson was sparked in large part by the requirements of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Certainly, the university noted the OHRC in its request that Peterson address students by the pronoun of their choice and to stop speaking out about what he sees as the intrusion of political correctness and the use of hate speech laws to 'weoponize tolerance' and stifle debate in post-secondary institutions.

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Demise of 'mother' and 'father' delayed

Just when it looked like they were about to become extinct, there might be hope for Ontario moms and dads after all.

Seems a committee trying to quickly push through the bizarre new All Families Are Equal Act - Bill 28 - has run into a snag that will stall plans to ram the bill through next week.

"Their haste and rush to expedite the bill has exposed some problems," MPP Randy Hillier said.

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Man testifies he witnessed prominent Toronto pastor Brent Hawkes perform sex act on friend

A man testifying at the trial of a well-known Toronto pastor says he saw the religious leader perform a sexual act on a teenage male at a Nova Scotia home decades ago.

John Douglas Aylward was on the stand in Kentville provincial court today for the trial of Rev. Brent Hawkes, an influential gay rights advocate who officiated at former NDP leader Jack Layton's state funeral in 2011.

Aylward said he knew Hawkes in the 1970s, when he was a student and Hawkes was a high school basketball coach in the Annapolis Valley.

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Ontario Liberals, opposition on same page over bill changing 'mothers' and 'fathers' to gender-neutral terms

The culture war over gender identity just can't stay away from Queen's Park, but the protests against social change may soon fall on deaf ears.

The provincial legislature is, once again, the site of a seething anger from pockets of social conservatism. This time, they're concerned the province is trying to "erase motherhood" by changing the word "mother" to "birth parent" in myriad laws to ensure LGBTQ equity.

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Forced Transgender Boy Quickly Returns To Normal After Removal From Mother's Care

A seven-year-old boy has been removed from his mother's care by the high court, after he was found to be suffering "significant emotional harm" due to his mother raising him as a girl.

The judge in the case slammed social services who had simply accepted that the boy should be treated as a girl.

The High Court judge hearing the case, Mr Justice Hayden, told the court that he believed the mother had been "absolutely convinced" that the boy "perceived himself as a girl" and was therefore determined to treat him as a girl, according to reports.

However, the boy, who cannot be named and is now living with his father, has naturally reverted to having masculine interests since leaving the care of his mother, the court heard.

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Pro-family groups fight Ontario Liberals' effort to redefine 'parent' to suit LGBT activists

Pro-family groups are galvanizing opposition to the Ontario Liberals' controversial Bill 28, All Families Are Equal Act, which legally redefines "mother" and "father" as "parent" to accommodate homosexual couples who conceive children through reproductive means.

REAL Women vice president Gwen Landolt slammed the Liberals for "ramming through a revolutionary bill to completely restructure 'family' relationships solely to please the LGBT community."

Bill 28 "completely turns on its head the former understanding of 'family' which consisted of individuals united by marriage, blood and adoption," the former lawyer contended in an October 16 critique.

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Should drag shows be used as a teaching tool in Alberta schools?

A new toolkit to assist Alberta teachers with LGBTQ discussions is being slammed by critics for suggesting drag shows could be staged in schools and students be addressed as "comrades" rather than boys and girls.

Those are just two of the proposals in a 150-page document from the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA). The "Prism Toolkit for Safe and Caring Discussions" aims to help teachers create classrooms and curriculum that are more LGBTQ inclusive.

The backlash over the toolkit, being distributed in schools this month, is just the latest in a divisive battle over LGBTQ rights for students, pitting advocates against religious and parental groups.

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WE Day Toronto to include lewd gay anthem rapper Macklemore performing for school children

U.S. rapper Macklemore, whose song "Same Love" became an anthem for the campaign for homosexual "marriage" in the United States, will perform at WE Day Toronto on October 19, an event expected to draw some 20,000 students ages 12 and up from public and Catholic schools across the region.

Another performer in the multi-star lineup at the Air Canada Centre is U.S. rapper and dancer Jason Derulo, whose repertoire includes such ditties as "Talk Dirty" and "Get Ugly," and who has let it be known he finds it annoying not to have sex on the first date.

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Yes, the 'gender unicorn' is absurd, but something even wackier will follow

As University of Toronto psychology professor Dr. Jordan Peterson says, "Every day something happens that's true but which makes the absurdity from the day before seem benign."

He was either referring to the news out of Alberta this week, the friendly little "gender unicorn" of that province's teachers' association, or "otherkin," about a recent essay by University of Cambridge professor Pedro Feijo which explores those who identify, ah, more broadly than human (as elves, for instance, or "human pups"), or maybe it was the happy announcement from Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould that all new federal judges will be asked about their gender identity and the committees which screen them will be trained to be on the lookout for and ferret out "unconscious bias."

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Campaign Life calls on Patrick Brown to resign over sex-ed 'betrayal'

Campaign Life Coalition is calling on the social conservatives in Ontario's Progressive Conservative Party to push the Party to dump Patrick Brown as leader.

The pro-life and pro-family lobby group cites Brown's betrayal of his promise to CLC during his leadership run that he would "repeal" the sex-ed curriculum as evidence that the 37-year-old MPP for Simcoe-North is untrustworthy.

The Toronto Sun's Joe Warmington published an April 2015 email exchange between Brown and CLC political strategist Jack Fonseca in which Brown declared of the sex-ed curriculum: "I will repeal it!"

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Sperm banks not needed in Kathleen Wynne's Ontario

Move over sperm banks!

Soon it will be legal in Ontario for a man to impregnate a woman while absolving himself from being the father by simply signing a pre-sex waiver.

A good deal for some men to absolve themselves of any responsibilty? A bad deal for future children who may never know whose DNA helped create them?

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Jason Kenney blasts Alberta gvmt's bid to pull Christian school's funding over gay clubs

Jason Kenney is in a running war of words with Alberta Education Minister Dave Eggen over Christian schools that refuse to implement the NDP-mandated pro-LGBTQ policies.

On the campaign trail for the Progressive Conservative leadership, Kenney blasted Eggen for "lobbing rhetorical bombs" at the schools, which are run by the Baptist Christian Education Society.

"I'm just suggesting that the minister and his officials should not seek conflict in the media," Kenney told reporters after a rally in Edmonton, according to the CBC. "If they have a concern or issue with individual schools, they should discretely and with respect and civility sit down and try to find a solution."

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Manitoba MP questions bill to protect transgender people

Manitoba Conservative MP Ted Falk says the federal government is trying to fix a non-existent problem with legislation that protects gender identity and expression under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.

During a justice committee meeting studying Bill C-16 Tuesday, Falk said instead of using studies and research to prove existing laws aren't good enough, the government brought in the law because of "people that have been effective in their advocacy."

"My point is I believe strongly that when we make decisions in government it should be evidence-(based) and fact-based," Falk said in a heated exchange with Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. "I see that missing here."

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Ontarians to hold Sept. 21 protest against radical sex-ed at Queen's Park

The battle against the Ontario Liberals' controversial sex-ed curriculum shows no sign of ending as a coalition of pro-family groups are urging parents and all concerned to attend a sex-ed protest rally on September 21 at Queen's Park.

Organized by Canadian Families Alliance, the rally marks one year since Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne's majority government pushed through the radical sex-ed curriculum in all of Ontario's publicly funded schools despite unprecedented parental outcry. But, as Jack Fonseca of Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) pointed out, sex-ed lessons were reportedly delayed until the final two weeks of the school year in many jurisdictions for fear of parental backlash.

"It is important for as many people as possible to attend this protest," noted rally speaker Tanya Granic-Allen, president of Parents as First Educators (PAFE). "We know there are thousands upon thousands in this province who want Wynne's sex-ed scrapped, but we need to show politicians, the media and the general public that this is so."

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