Monday, September 19, 2005


Underbelly News
Downtown Eastside


Regarding my last post some viewers and friends of BC Lee were of the impression that my blog was implying that BC LEE wasn't gay friendly. My blog I don't believe presented this.

I stated Ms Sophia Leung, former MP, and her friends had opposed gay rights issues. I wish to clarify that Ms Leung had publicly gone on record as saying her constituency association and many of her constituents oppose same sex rights. BC LEE confirms he is a friend of Ms Leung, however he differs from her regarding opposition to gay rights issues.

Ms Leung held a private party for BC Lee and I wondered why other Asian candidates had not been invited. I stand by my assertion that it may have something to do with the make-up of the crowd who attended the Ms Leung event for BC Lee. I suspect many of the attendees may have been from the conservative Asian christian movement and that these individuals have been front and centre in organizing demonstrations against Gay Rights Issues.

I know BC Lee is a moderate, however I hope he is careful in not allowing himself to be supported by or associated with those who appear to exert intolerant viewpoints. In fact, in a conversation with BC Lee this morning, he informed me that he isn't part of an organized religious group. Of course, I've known BC Lee to be gay friendly and I again reminded him that in politics perception often is different from reality and hence,he may need to come out publicly in support of gay rights issues.

In any event BC Lee has my vote based on his knowledge, committment to human rights and his ability to build bridges.


Jamie Lee Hamilton