UPDATE: Duelling Queen’s Park protests planned over GSAs.

Just got this notice, so the protest was March 29 – Ryerson students now joining.  group of religious parents will protest the Accepting Schools Act, Bill 13, at Queen’s Park March 29. Across the lawn, a group of queer activists will also protest, calling on the government to implement the bill, which would mandate gay support groups in all publicly funded schools.

Members of conservative religious group Concerned Catholic Parents distributed a news release with the list of speakers who will attend its protest. These include Charles McVety, president of Canada Christian College; Dominic Tse, senior pastor at North York Chinese Community Church; Campaign Life Coalition’s Jack Fonseca; Family Coalition Party leader Phil Lees; and Alphonse de Valk, the editor of

The counter-protest has also been coordinated and queer activists have been alerted. Find details here.   Organizer and Trans Lobby Group activist Christin Milloy says she is standing in solidarity with the students and those supporting Bill 13. “It doesn’t matter if it’s just me and two other people standing on the sidelines. Just because there’s more of them doesn’t mean they’re right,” she says.