Christie Blatchford: Living in a country where you daren’t be anything but gay friendly

These days, those who don’t embrace the full spectrum of gay and transgender life are often silenced

I read a plaintive piece the other day by John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, the organization that takes on some of the most unpopular causes around and represents some of the sometimes eccentric individuals who otherwise would be steamrolled by the state.

Carpay was reflecting on how what he calls the “leave-me-alone, respect-my-privacy” libertarianism of the early gay rights movement of the 1960s has morphed into a movement to compel, often through state power, universal approval of homosexuality and, more recently, gender fluidity and the transgender.