Dialogue as a tool toward equality
In a world where equality is unattainable in most of our society, the time has come and overdue to engage in positive dialogue with those who are determined to ignore or indeed squash any attempt at allowing equality.
We cannot continue on the path of turning a blind eye. Asa society, we must come together regardless of background, sexual orientation, true gender identity, the language we speak, the religious beliefs, the colour of our skin or any other facet that makes each of us unique.
Our individual makeup must be respected and celebrated.
Many of us stand up to discrimination and are proud of our uniqueness. We can no longer sit idly by, hearing and experiencing the difficulties, the oppression across the world, the attacks, the deaths, the imprisonments of those who are deemed as not worthy as equals. such action.
Where do we begin? Well, we should begin within the family unit where love, understanding and acceptance are formed from an early age.
Parents who have been exposed to the world’s phobias and observed the discrimination that exists are more apt to instil strong feelings in their offspring. Church doctrines must change to bring teachings into the present instead of holding steadfast onto ancient ideas which are the major cause of homophobia, biphobia and all other phobias. Constructive, serious dialogue must be initiated by all parties.
Governments that insist on separation of their citizens because of not conforming to the “normal” must be eradicated.
Again, that is an almost impossible task. Our places of education, the medical care we receive at hospitals, by our doctors, nurses and others, are not always sympathetic to the needs of LGBTQ patients, as well as many other minorities.
The question is how to solve this universal problem. Justin Trudeau has made a sincere effort in appointing the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ issues. This is a first anywhere and Randy Boissonnault is reaching out to individuals and groups throughout Canada in an effort to listen to the concerns that exist.
This is one example of what can be accomplished through dialogue between people of all backgrounds. We must do so or stand to lose what has been a difficult road over the years.
We are not done. On a world scale, Canada is a leader, but it will take many more years around the globe to even experience solid results.
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