ProudPolitics Condemns CBC's Robert Fisher's "Lifestyle Choice" Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO – June 12, 2014 - On election night June 12, 2014, CBC News host Robert Fisher referred to Premier Kathleen Wynne's sexuality as a "lifestyle choice", as he was providing political analysis.

ProudPolitics condemns CBC Host Robert Fisher's choice of words in describing Premier Wynne's sexuality as a "lifestyle choice." This expression is dismissive of the complex combination of identity and behaviours which inform sexuality, and of the significant barriers that still exist today due to homophobia and biphobia.

We expect CBC Hosts to demonstrate better knowledge and understanding of sexual diversity now and in the future.

 About ProudPolitics Canada

ProudPolitics is Canada’s only multi-partisan LGBT organization aimed at diversifying the face and voice of Canada’s politics by helping emergent openly LGBT leaders realize their potential to serve and win elections to all levels of government through candidate support, fundraising, networking, and outreach.

For more information visit: www.proudpolitics.org

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Contact:

Christelle Thibault
christellethibault@proudpolitics.org
647.391.9262

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