In terms of LGTBQ advocated, they don’t come much greater and funnier than Rick Mercer, so I was thrilled when I tuned into this week’s Rick Mercer report and see that his famous rant this week was about Bill 24 and Jason Kenney year-long effort to force schools to identify which kids are enrolled in a GSA.
GSA’s are gay straight alliances and while every school in Alberta is required to have one, a new law this week would make it so schools wouldn’t have to notify parents if their kids were enrolled in one. Longtime homophobe Jason Kenney, leader of the UCP clearly wouldn’t let it stand and instructed his UCP MLAs to vote against the bill.
GSAs save lives. It’s as simple as that. They are a safe space for the most vulnerable kids in schools. Luckily the bill passed with flying colours, despite the UCP voting against it.
So you’ll understand why I jumped for joy when Rick Mercer’s rant, not only called out Jason Kenney’s homophobia, but also told him to pick on someone his own size!
Check out the rant yourself. Thank you, Rick!