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Humanists help make everything possible

Marcus Logan considers his life quite "boring."

So does Yo Mustafa.

Both men are married, are dads, are paying mortgages on homes in suburban neighbourhoods and have demanding careers to tend to daily.

But as homosexual men, their lives are constantly put under a microscope for social commentary.

Legally married to men they love, and raising adopted sons, Logan is the executive director of Halton Organization for Pride Everywhere (HOPE) and Mustafa is an actor, director and teacher who runs West End Studio Theatre (WEST).

Humanist meeting discusses homophobia

 The Halton-Peel Humanist Community is hosting a public information meeting about sexuality, gender identity and human rights on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

Gay, lesbian, queer, intersexed, transgendered, bisexual, transsexual - what these terms mean and why that should matter will be among the topics discussed at the meeting, along with homophobia and gender-based discrimination.

Humanist club meeting Tuesday

 Daw May Win Myint is not a household name, but she should be.

May Win Myint was elected to the Burmese parliament, but, instead of being allowed to take her seat, she was imprisoned; and for the last 10 years, she has been kept in jail.

She will be the focus of the discussion of the current situation in Burma at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 meeting of the Halton Peel Humanist Club (HPHC).

Humanist group outgrows name

 

The Oakville Humanist Community is expanding -- only one year after being founded.

Just over a year ago, six people came together in the dining room of Elka Ruth Enola's Oakville home. They founded the Oakville Humanist Community.

However at their last meeting in June, they found they had outgrown both their meeting place and name.

The group has renamed itself the Halton-Peel Humanist Community (HPHC), appropriate since one of the founding members, as well as the current vice president, are both from Peel.