(Photo via Neil Zeller)
LGBTQ youth face approximately 14 times the risk of suicide and substance abuse than heterosexual peers. #BellLetsTalk
— Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) January 27, 2016
In terms of corporations doing social media campaigns, #BellLetsTalk is likely one of Canadaâ€™s most successful. Iâ€™m glad this tweet got so much reach because almost every day I interact with people who think â€œgay issuesâ€ are done. But they are far from that. For Canadaâ€™s LGTBQ youth, the battles of every day life are still very real. So Iâ€™m thankful that Bellâ€™s promotion allows us to continue that discussion, because itâ€™s an important one.
The Canadian government waited until 420 to announce that legal pot is coming next year. Cheeky little government. https://t.co/YwPpdUvc2W
— Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) April 20, 2016
As the world seems more uncertain than ever, I take comfort in the coziness that is Canada. Or that could just be the pot talking. Kidding! But itâ€™s true, 2017 is the year that pot will become legal in Canada. Still canâ€™t believe it. Itâ€™ll be interesting to see how this plays out. If youâ€™re an investor, Iâ€™d buy some stocks in Doritos ASAP.
Just announced! The one and only @kellyoxford will be the keynote speaker at @socialwestca! https://t.co/0lC4pnd10L pic.twitter.com/kCD15r08ad
— Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) May 10, 2016
I like this tweet for two reasons: It was tweeted on my birthday! And second, it was so exciting to reveal that Kelly Oxford was the keynote speaker for SocialWest, which is my digital marketing conference that takes place here in Calgary. It was a big year for Kelly too. She was named Canada’s 2016 Twitter star and was named one of Canadaâ€™s women of the year by Chatelaine Magazine. Her #NotOkay Twitter campaign focusing on confessions of sexual assault, undoubtedly saved lives. We were so lucky to have her at SocialWest!
America in two tweets. pic.twitter.com/XbIlE6qLQd
— Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) October 26, 2016
I almost deleted this tweet because Trump is just so depressing. But thereâ€™s no denying it, he won. This was likely one of my most popular tweets because none other than Don Cheadle retweeted it. America, good luck.
If Albertans think we'd never have to deal with a Trump. This weekend, @jkenney tried to pass a policy forcing teachers to out gay kids. pic.twitter.com/nJACz9VImJ
— Mike Morrison (@mikesbloggity) November 9, 2016
The last part of my year was consumed by this tweet and others about Jason Kenney, who is running to take over the PC party and then try to merge the right leaning parties to take on the NDP. I wish my top tweets were all positive and great news. But they arenâ€™t. As I was saying about the BellLetsTalk campaign, in a way itâ€™s humbling to know that the fight for LGTBQ rights isnâ€™t done just yet. So we keep fighting. We fight for a better Alberta and a better country. If this tweet reminds me and you to do that, than thatâ€™s a great way to remember 2016.