Today, my wife Mary and I are attending a social work conference on Queer Youth of Color and Suicide. ORIGINALLY, the conference was to be held at the Newman Center at Rutgers-New Brunswick. The sponsoring group has used the Newman Center for years to host social work events.
A few weeks ago, this session was unilaterally canceled by Bishop Bootkoski, without notifying the people who run the Newman center. There was no reason given. But his actions clearly indicate that he would rather have Queer Youth of Color DIE, than have his precious Newman Center be contaminated by queers and our issues.
So much for Bootkoski being pro-life. Not when it comes to queer youth of color. His stance is rooted in both homophobia AND racism.
I’m not going to let his go. Not when there are kids’ lives at stake.