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Hirschel
10-20-2011, 08:54 PM
http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/NewsDetails/tabid/2157/sni[2797]/1170/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Was just reading this statement from Skate Canada, thought I'd share.

Considering Skate Canada's less than stellar track record with the Gay Community, since 2009, they should just STAY OUT of this.

There is no place for them here.

marbri
10-20-2011, 09:53 PM
Considering Skate Canada's less than stellar track record with the Gay Community, since 2009, they should just STAY OUT of this.

There is no place for them here.


Thanks for sharing.

aemeraldrainc
10-20-2011, 09:56 PM
Considering Skate Canada's less than stellar track record with the Gay Community, since 2009, they should just STAY OUT of this.

There is no place for them here.




Forgive my ignorance, but care to explain?

julieann
10-20-2011, 10:02 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but care to explain?

Ditto, I have no idea what this person is talking about but there is nothing wrong with Skate Canada taking a step forward no matter what may have happened in the past.

Hirschel
10-20-2011, 10:17 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but care to explain?


I found it by going to a website called Google.com and typing in "Skate Canada Homophobia 2009" then I pressed enter.

http://www.outsports.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40856

marbri
10-20-2011, 10:22 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but care to explain?

http://www.skatecanada.ca/AboutUs/News/20082009/may_6/tabid/300/language/en-US/Default.aspx


Ditto, I have no idea what this person is talking about but there is nothing wrong with Skate Canada taking a step forward no matter what may have happened in the past.

I think the family of Jamie Hubley is probably very touched by the statement and the donation made in his honor.

marbri
10-20-2011, 10:25 PM
I found it by going to a website called Google.com and typing in "Skate Canada Homophobia 2009" then I pressed enter.

http://www.outsports.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=40856

Gosh. What an insightful link.

DaveRocks
10-20-2011, 10:31 PM
The recent statement by Skate Canada was nothing but appropriate.

skatesindreams
10-20-2011, 11:02 PM
Skate Canada's statement was completely appropriate.


I think the family of Jamie Hubley is probably very touched by the statement and the donation made in his honor.

It was wonderful of Skate Canada to do that.

MikiAndoFan#1
10-20-2011, 11:04 PM
How sad. :( :fragile:

The Observer
10-21-2011, 02:04 AM
Terrible.

I don't understand why teenagers are still being persecuted like this. :confused:

Sasha'sSpins
10-22-2011, 07:11 AM
Devastating. My prayers and thoughts go out to Jamie's family. :(

Moka-Ananas
10-22-2011, 05:38 PM
Jamie's funeral was held on Thursday.

Here's an article: Hundreds pay respect to Jamie Hubley (http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/Hundreds_pay_respect_to_Jamie_Hubley-10940.aspx)

Civic
10-22-2011, 08:49 PM
Ottawa Citizen article (http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/year+city+councillor+Hubley+dies+suddenly/5557511/story.html)

Globe and Mail article (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/bullying-partly-to-blame-in-ottawa-teens-suicide-father-says/article2204647/)

Jamie was a skater from the Eastern Ontario section here in Canada.

It's really disheartening to hear stories like this ...

:(Only 15 years old. He was just a baby. I can't imagine what his poor parents must be going through.

aftershocks
10-23-2011, 02:14 AM
Skate Canada's statement in regard to Jamie's death was most certainly appropriate. What is less fortunate is the stance taken publicly by SC officials about presenting fs as "tough" read "macho," read "Our sport is not associated with being gay," read "homophobia and insensitivity."

Why can't the ISU and all federations focus on educating everyone about the inclusiveness of figure skating, about the fact that it is a great sport that attracts all types of people? Why can't feds and ISU celebrate everyone of our skaters, gay, straight, lesbian, transgender, all ethnic backgrounds? Please let's get out of the dark ages. Why not take a stance of inclusiveness and embrace all young skaters who take up the sport? Most importantly, ISU and feds, stop being quiet and start speaking up about all the different people who make up this sport, past and present, and highlight all the things that make this sport great ... Maybe by taking such a stance, SC (and other feds) could help young skaters like Jamie to see that they are not alone, that they have something special to give, and many people who love them for who they are, and that their lives are worth living, worth living ... Saying goodbye is not the answer. May your life not have been lived in vain, Jamie. Your father's tribute speaks volumes ... an angel on earth, and now, in heaven.

Wake up, figure skating. Wake up, world.