I am 29 years old. I am a recovering drug addict currently am battling my addictions. I am currently in a gay relationship over the years of my life. I have seen a lot of Bashing, Name Calling, and Racism and Hate Crimes( Such as bullying and calling such as words that can’t be said). I have to admit it is bothering to see some of our locals some accept the different(LGBT/LGBTQ Community) and then the ones who don’t they ruin the different life which is deserved we don’t know we will be or become when we get older. I believe it’s all in how the individual was raised I strongly believe that I was raised to respect everyone no matter what they do regardless Forgive but don’t forget if they do wrong to you just don’t be near them but don’t judge those who judge you. I have had a wonderful partner for two years now and he has brought me the strength and Hope and faith that there is something better out there. I have never experienced someone love me like he does. After my mom died in August 2014 and having three abusive relationships. I believed no one loved me and so I gave up went back to jail and then became free and started working on this very project cause my mom told me my best career choice would be use your own experiences from what you learned and go out and try to help those and show them what I went through the lack of services that I had access too. I grew up in the projects (Low Income Housing) in Ottawa, Ontario which is where I was born. I have been in jail for different offences. Now for a hard subject I was sexual abused As a Child and a Youth by the Children’s Aid Society of Canada(C.A.S) by someone I was supposed to trust. I lived in Foster Care and they were great to me then it proceed to different Group Homes where the sexual abuse took place. I have lived as a severe Drug Addict for 12 years and also homeless or in jail I have been sober from all drugs besides my medicine that was prescribed. No one is perfect we all make mistakes but we also learn from them and then like myself try to help others. I would like you to invite your Friends or Family Member or anyone you might know maybe someone who needs help and need someone to talk to who has lived through it to talk about what there feeling there is always someone to turn too. I would also like you to listen to the rest of my presentation. I also would like to take the moment to address Youth Awareness to homelessness and suicide prevention and the biggest thing Drug abuse and to sex workers at a young age no child should suffer abuse which is being forced into sexual acts when they didn’t want too its called a Child or Youth sex rings which are pimps prostituting them. Which I was in one being held and forced to do sex acts we need to stop and help these poor kids and youth its more common for youth to be pulled into it it’s a big reason why there are so many suicides and also bullying such as LGBT members and racism we need to help our communities and our Kids and Youth and save them from discrimination and violence and stand up for those who need help this is what we are doing offering a 24 drop in for both Youth and Adults different sections so they can get help people who are in need of help like clean supplies and some where to rest there heads in a safe environment we have a no discrimination or harassment zone and also Drug free environment these actions are a ban for a certain period time. I would like people to get a better understanding of Youth and Adult Mental Health. I have personally lived with a mental illness since I was a child all the way until now I am now Depression Disorder and PDSD and very bad Anxiety. I also wanted to take a fast look at our justice system in Ontario has not done anything to help LGBT/LGBT people have killed and abused those who were different in the means of our sexual orientation and the people who committed the murders got less time then the normal criminal and personally I have big issues with that we should stand up as a community and get our local churches to help defend the rights of our people and also I would like to help those who have lost a loved one and who are grieving to try and help them like I was taught by professionals who have went to school and teach how I learned to cope with it.
Originally written: October 16 2016