Let me be clear.

I am not queer.

I am a lesbian.

I find the former term hateful and perjorative – like faggot or dyke – and I’m not sure when the radical leftists felt it appropriate to start calling themselves queer, as if it is some sort of badge of honour.

Most assuredly, the queer activists – the TQ in the cacophony of letters used to describe those who don’t identify as heterosexual – do not speak for me.

Nor do they speak for many of the LGB contingent who fought for their rights in the 1970s and successive decades.

Or like me, who lived in the closet for 20 years. 

But now we have those rights and we live very well in Canada.

That is a huge part of the takeaway from Wednesday’s 1 Million March 4 Children.

There is a greater divide than ever in Canada’s LGBTQ community.

The so-called queer activists – the TQ – are desperately in search of a cause now that the hard-fought rights for gays have been granted and same-sex marriages and adoptions have been widely accepted.

To stay relevant, they’ve turned themselves to the TQ in the alphabet soup of gay rights – and they’ve done so highly aggressively.

Most gays like me – conservative or liberal – just want to live their lives and not shout their identity from the rooftops as many queer activists feel the need to do.

We also agree with letting children be children and disagree with the concept of ramming pronouns and gender identity down the throats of kids as young as five!

It’s absurd and bordering on abusive.

A 2021 global Ipsos poll found that only 3% of those living in 27 countries surveyed identify as LGB; another 1% of adults as transgender or gender fluid.

I know when I was growing up and suspected I was different, I waited for years to determine whether those feelings were legitimate.

But the kids in Ontario and Canadian schools have no chance in 2023. 

The loud minority of queer activists and school board administrators are hellbent and determined to convince kids, who likely have never even thought of such sophisticated concepts, that there are dozens of genders and they may not have been born in the right body.

Perhaps kids have an issue with gender dysmorphia; perhaps they are tomboys or effeminate – but many will grow out of it or decide they’re LGB, instead of mutilating their bodies for life with puberty blockers.

But the way the queer activists talk, you’d think half the kids in Ontario classrooms were gender fluid, gender dysphoric or trans.

Perhaps school board administrators think they’re doing the right thing to protect kids but I suspect it’s more about power and control over young impressionable minds.

We know that the labour and teachers unions have forever used kids in the school system as pawns in their ridiculous demands for more money.

But the efforts of the past few days – during which they marched proclaiming the parents participating in the 1 Million March 4 Children were ultra right-wing, transphobic and hateful – take their manipulation to a whole new level.

This borders on evil. They are playing with kids’ lives.

As someone who has covered the dangerous indoctrination of young kids by the radical left and woke progressives in school board classrooms, I was thrilled to see the unparalleled success right across Canada of Wednesday’s rally.

The school boards tried, the radical left unionists tried and the TQ activists tried but they did not succeed with their efforts to intimidate parents who have had enough of the scourge of gender ideology in schools.

While they labelled the 1 Million marchers as “bigots,” the radicals no doubt had trouble reconciling the fact that many of the marchers were Muslim moms – a very group they allegedly protect when they’re not protecting the TQs.

It was amusing to watch their hypocrisy.

But more than anything, Wednesday’s march showed that parents have awakened to the detrimental and destructive impact of woke indoctrination.

Whether school boards and teachers unions choose to pay attention, or not, I believe this is only the start.


  • Sue-Ann Levy

    A two-time investigative reporting award winner and nine-time winner of the Toronto Sun’s Readers Choice award for news writer, Sue-Ann Levy made her name for advocating the poor, the homeless, the elderly in long-term care and others without a voice and for fighting against the striking rise in anti-Semitism and the BDS movement across Canada.