Sunday, January 27, 2013

We've Got a Lesbian Premier

English: Minister Wynne at the Ontario Liberal...
English: Minister Wynne at the Ontario Liberal AGM. Photo taken by myself. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Imagine that!

 Ontario, home of the Family Compact, that group of joyless

Methodist Loyalists which had absolute control of Upper

Canada's business, politics and religious affairs

for the first half of the ninetieth century, has a female Premier.

 And not only that, our Premier is a lesbian!

Premier Kathleen Wynne!

The first in Canada.

I don't mean the first lesbian in Canada,

I mean the first gay Premier.


Take that you other provinces and territories!

We're not the dour old curmudgeons you think we are!

Of course she wasn't elected and she is a member of the

same party that seems to be bringing Ontario to its knees, 

but never mind that.

We've got a lesbian premier

and you don't!

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Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm so jealous, Ontario! Maybe I can get Alison Redford to switch teams?

Doug Jamieson said...

Pretty big news to warrant the North End Journal publishing a Sunday edition, eh?

I think this is great. It's a proud day for Ontario.

Introverted Art said...

Awesome! My mom's side of the family is very matriarchal and encompasses at least 7 lesbians and 2 gay men. So I grew up with strong women and although we have been lucky prejudice has not generally been our experience I know we have a lot of work to get done.

Adam said...

Are premiers directly elected? I know Canada's PM is elected much differently than how we vote for president here.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well now...I moved here in 2009 and already my openminded personality is influencing Ontario and making it a better place....LOL... Just had to stick that in there, Francie! But yeah, we are proud here in Ontario! Indeed, we are!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Congratulations. I've never had a lesbian premier, so I'll just live vicariously through you ;-)

The Episcopagan said...

Good to know Martha's arrival from Quebec has turned the tide to a more open minded Ontario!! :) Quebec's Loss is definitely our gain!

Adam: Yes Premiers are elected. In this case the outgoing Premier resigned midterm and Ms Wynne won the leadership convention.

Jane said...

This is great news :) Baby steps but progress nonetheless. I look forward to the day when a politician's (or anyone else for that matter) sexual orientation isn't even a matter of interest.

momto8 said...

the next mayor of our little town may be the first elected gay mayor...

Pandorah's Box said...

Yay to lesbians in politics!! Maybe things will get better?