I GREW UP A HOMOPHOBE.
It’s not easy to say, but that doesn’t make it any less true.
There were no LGBTQ2S-plus people in our town of 10,000 to personify that abstract concept.
Well, of course there were, and I know that now.
But it’s understandable that no LGBTQ2S-plus person would have dared come out in a town like mine.
It was small, homogenous and, almost without exception, morally opposed to anything other than traditional heterosexual relationships.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.