NDP MPPs host downtown press conference to highlight targeted harassment issues the local LGBTQ+ community says it’s been facing recently A recent wave on online harassment of members of Sudbury’s LGBTQ+ community has left individuals fearful of going out in public and feeling as though their cries for help are not being heard. That was the message that was delivered at a press conference Jan. 29 at a downtown Sudbury coffee shop. Sudbury MPP Jamie West and Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas hosted the press conference and were joined by fellow MPPs Chris Glover (Spadina-Fort York) and Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre) at Kuppajo in the city’s downtown where they stood firmly with the city’s LGBTQ+ community while condemning those who have been espousing hate online. Outspoken members of the city’s LGBTQ+ community say they’ve been targeted online by what they described as a local white supremacist group. No details were provided about this group. Kernaghan is NDP critic for LGBTQ+ issues and opened the press conference by stating that everyone deserves to be free from discrimination and harassment and that a person’s gender identity should never be up for question.The MPP read a statement that was written by a member of the LGBTQ+ community who has been a victim of online harassment.

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