I graduated from Little Flower Academy in 1964. I'm a lesbian. I was then too, but times were different, including lectures in religion classes about not having any 'special friends.' i was far too afraid to let anyone know i was lesbian then. and that fear eventually became part of the motivator to live my life as who i was, living outside the lines. It also motivated me to participate in and support the work of ending discrimination based on sexual orientation in Canada.
i'm appalled to read about LFA's refusal to grant parental leave to Lisa Reimer, and then altering the terms of her contract, requiring her to 'work at home.' And since i'm sure there will be LFA administration and alumnae officials reading this post, don't send me any more solicitations for financial support, nor information about your alumnae association. i won't associate myself in a positive way with LFA again, except to say to people that part of the reason i am who i am, and part of the reason i am writing this letter, is because at LFA i learned that women had minds and the capacity to speak for ourselves. the bigotry that was also taught, i've left far behind.