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January 29, 2007



I'll put this information out there right now. About 5 years ago my friend and I tried to start a Gay-Straight alliance at Dr. Denison Secondary School in Newmarket, and it was completely rejected almost instantly by the principal.
We considered starting it as an underground kind of club, but knew that would defeat the purpose and push gay, bisexual and transgendered teens furthur into the margin.
Dr.Denison Secondary School's administration is flat out homophobic, and I'm almost ashamed to have graduated from such a close minded school.


I Googled my name out of curiosity (doesn't everyone?) and this page was the first hit. Really, I'd like to thank you for your kind words. This is an old story and a closed chapter in my life, but still, words have power.

The world needs more people like you. Thanks.

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Joan Ransberry


Veteran reporter Joan Ransberry has seen and heard it all in the many years of covering municipal, regional, provincial and federal politics. Not afraid to blow the whistle, poke fun or venture where others won't go, her blog takes a peek at the human, the stupid and goofy side of government.


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