I last wrote about this as recently as 16th April, but it seems the province has more joys in store for gays; hate crimes have doubled in the past year (they are up 60 percent for racial minorities, too), and it seems a third of young gays and lesbians have attempted suicide. As one young gay man, who left in 2002 is quoted as saying:
|"It's like being stuck in a lift with half a dozen assorted people; sooner or later they get around to asking personal questions. I don't have the courage to spend my life battling the smallest of minds."|
- and then there's the, unfortunately ubiquitous, religious bigotry.