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Canadian Teachers Criticized for Queer Ally Cards

Canadian Teachers Criticized for Queer Ally Cards


Two fifth-grade teachers in Canada have been criticized by Christian parents' groups after displaying queer ally cards in their classrooms, the QMI Agency reports.

Stephanie Fortier and Peter Wohlgemut, teachers in Altona, Ontario, participated in a training session regarding sexual orientation and gender identity last October and received cards with the word "Ally" on them with a rainbow to display in their classes.

The cards read: "As an Ally, I support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, intersex, queer, and questioning individuals, families and communities. As an Ally, I will work towards a more aware, affirming, safe and open work environment in both policy and practice."

After parental complaints, school officials decided to cover up everything on the card except for the word "Ally," but many parents are still asking for the cards to be removed.

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