10 Jun '11, 8pm

Catholic School Uninvites Comedienne From Bullying Event - Because She's Gay:

Catholic School Uninvites Comedienne From Bullying Event - Because She's Gay:

Dawn Whitwell was intrigued when she was invited to perform in an anti-homophobia event at Bishop Marrocco-Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School in Toronto. The comedienne addresses homophobia in her material, and was invited in late May to be a part of the event. However, just before the event was to take place, Whitwell says a teacher uninvited her -- because she is married to a woman. "I was told the board didn't approve of my marriage," Whitwell told the Globe and Mail . Whitwell, herself a graduate of Catholic school, finds the whole thing laughable . But really, it's not so funny, especially after the school board "clarified" that the event was meant to be "anti-bullying" and not "anti-homophobia." Meaning what? That bullying is not OK, but homophobia is? Where, exactly, does the Catholic School Board draw the line? Another Catholic board has already taken fire acr...

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