Robert Fantina

61+TR9KwWaL._UX250_Robert Fantina is an activist and journalist, working for peace and social justice. While living in the U.S., he actively supported gun control, and opposed the war in Iraq, prior to and following the U.S. invasion of that country. Shortly after the 2004 presidential election he moved to Canada. While living in Whitehorse (Yukon Territory), he wrote ‘Desertion and the American Soldier: 1776 – 2006.’
He is also the author of the novel, ‘Look Not Unto the Morrow,’ a Vietnam-era, anti-war love story.
His most recent book is entitled, ‘Empire, Racism and Genocide: A History of U.S. Foreign Policy’.
He is currently active in supporting the human rights struggles of the Palestinian people.
Mr. Fantina now resides in Kitchener, Ontario.

His writing can be seen on: Counterpunch,org, Warisacrime.org, the Independent International Political Research Center , the Palestine News Network, and many other sites.

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About

Growing up in a small little town was a unique experience. Being out as a gay male was not a wise decision being amongst loggers and farmers.

Things in my personal life made it necessary for me to move to a bigger and more accepting community, Thanks in part to a very good friend and his wife, this was made possible.

The move as been very exciting; but scary and overwhelming at times. Although, my family knew I was gay the acceptance of my lifestyle felt more like “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” as they still made snide comments and jokes about gays in general.

Being in my new surrounding and learning to be comfortable in my own skin while being introduced to others that embrace who they are has made me feel like a kid in a candy store but also like I need to hide behind someone out of the sense of needing security.

As part of my exploration process, while using my experience as a radio announcer, my friend and I do a podcast every Thursday night addressing a variety of topics. I am the voice opposite Dru on The Druth.

Taking yet another step in discovering and accepting who I am I launched “Loki’s Closet,” a weekly radio show on the “We Resisters Radio Network” covering topics that the LGTBQ community face on a daily basis. I am always seeking topics and ask for your help in this endeavor, what topics do you think I should talk about? Is there a topic that you think should be brought more to the forefront?

I am also the moderator for “The Only Thing ‘Straight’ Here Is the Truth” a FaceBook group and also write a blog under the same title. It is my hope to educate and inspire people. I will accomplish this by sharing my personal experiences and hopefully having each of you share yours.

As with anything in life not all topics discussed will be positive, however they will make you think. You cannot have the good without also acknowledging the uncomfortable issues. One person cannot make a very impactful change by themselves, however together as a team or family people will take notice.