COMING OUT

Make sure you come out only when you really want to. Take control of the situation and remember that it may be more of a process than an event

1 You don’t have to come out. While many people find it’s a great weight off their shoulders, others don’t want to come out, seeing their sexuality as a completely private matter – so it it’s really up to you. Only come out when you feel comfortable and confident in doing so.

2 Coming out can be a really positive experience and it can feel liberating to be authentic with family, friends and colleagues. You can also be a positive role model to others around you who may be considering coming out.

3 Many people worry about other people’s reactions. Key concerns are that they won’t be accepted or will be seen differently. So if someone comes out to you, one of the best ways to respond is to say, “I still feel exactly the same about you.”
It’s also perfectly OK to say… Continue reading “COMING OUT”

Conversion Therapy

Finally its illegal, as of Dec 8, 2021

SUMMARY

 
This enactment amends the Criminal Code to, among other things, create the following offences:
(a) causing another person to undergo conversion therapy;
(b) doing anything for the purpose of removing a child from Canada with the intention that the child undergo conversion therapy outside Canada;
(c) promoting or advertising conversion therapy; and
(d) receiving a financial or other material benefit from the provision of conversion therapy.
 
It also amends the Criminal Code to authorize courts to order that advertisements for conversion therapy be disposed of or deleted.

 

Royal Assent. Dec 8/2021

Sexual Orientation and Weight

Stats Canada

In 2018, 26.8% of Canadians 18 and older (roughly 7.3 million adults) reported height and weight that classified them as obese. Another 9.9 million adults (36.3%) were classified as overweight – bringing the total population with increased health risks due to excess weight to 63.1% in 2018. This was an increase from 2015 where 61.9% of Canadians aged 18 and older were overweight or obese

Maybe some good news 
Article by Linda Carroll (2010-numbers have been climbing since then)

In a famous episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry complains that people constantly assume he’s gay because he’s single, obsessively neat — and thin. As it turns out, at least part of that punchline may be anchored in fact.

A new study shows that gay men really are leaner than straight men. And conversely, it also found that gay women tend to be heavier than their heterosexual counterparts.

Boston researchers determined that gay men were 50 percent less likely to be obese compared to their heterosexual counterparts, according to a report published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Continue reading “Sexual Orientation and Weight”

‘NO WORDS’: GAY AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALLER JOSH CAVALLO CALLS OUT HOMOPHOBIC CROWD ABUSE 1/8/22 | THE GUARDIAN – Mike Hytner

Adelaide United player targeted in game at Melbourne Victory Cavallo says those who abused him should be held accountable

Josh Cavallo during the game at AAMI Park. He wrote on Instagram that he received homophobic abuse from crowd members at the stadium on Saturday night.

Josh Cavallo, who last year became the only openly gay professional top flight men’s footballer in the world, says he has “no words” to describe his disappointment at being targeted by homophobic abuse during an A-League Men game over the weekend.

The Adelaide United player came on as a second-half substitute during the Reds’ away game at Melbourne Victory on Saturday night and said afterwards that he had received abuse from the crowd at AAMI Park. Continue reading “‘NO WORDS’: GAY AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALLER JOSH CAVALLO CALLS OUT HOMOPHOBIC CROWD ABUSE 1/8/22 | THE GUARDIAN – Mike Hytner”

Prepping for Summer

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to shed the winter blues (and a few extra pounds???).  Jumping into summer is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1 Regular Exercise

Regular exercise is an important first step in preparing for summer (actually it’s important year round but we tend to forget in the winter)
It brightens our mood, helps burn off a few extra pounds, and tones up our muscles.

A simple walk is a great place to begin, 3 20 minute walks a week and work up to 5 times a week. If you have a regular exercise routine try adding a new thing or 2.

2 Fruits and Veggies

Increasing your fruits and veggies is the 2nd step.  Nothing tastes quite as good as in season fruits and vegetables.  Ok they aren’t quite in season yet. Continue reading “Prepping for Summer”