Mayor Ford Homophobe or A Simple Family Man?

Rob Ford Toronto Mayor

This is a response to Barbara Kay’s article “Rob Ford’s sin against the catechism of gender correctness”

I truly advocate the thought process of “Family First” and “Mother/Father Before Employee” attitude.  When I first heard that Mayor Ford was not attending the gay pride parade because he was going to the cottage, my first impression was “What a jerk!”   However, after reviewing a few articles and Barbara Kay’s article, I realize that this has been a family tradition for Mr. Ford and his family for decades.  For that, I fully support his decision to enjoy the Canada Day weekend with his family.

He should not be bullied into changing it either.  Family Man before Mayor all the way.

I do not agree with Barbara Kay when she states that the Pride Event in Toronto is no longer about “support” but about “gay-themed fun”  It is complete ignorance if you believe this and I’d advise you to review the comments that were generated from your article.  Give your head a shake Barbara.

I work in an environment, where even today, it’s a fight for a woman to do anything of management stature.  I still hear the vile terminology used in reference to my gay friends amongst my city.  Hell, even over-weight people cannot be taken seriously when it comes to certain industries.  Prejudice and inequality is as alive today as it was in the past.

In conclusion, as I stated, I support Rob Ford’s “Father before Mayor” stance.  However, if it is that important to have Mayor Ford present, I would highly suggest that next year, the gay pride parade should be shifted a week back to accomodate his family committments.

At that point, we will all know if the Spade’s a Spade.

Written by Trina Stewart

Trina Stewart is the editor-in-chief at Life's a Blog. Blogging and Social Media is her passion by night, while project management and business development fills her day.

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