#44 Oppo’s Big Queer Foreign Policy Extravaganza!

October 15, 2019

What do the federal parties say about LGBTQ issues? (No, we’re not talking about gay marriage). And uh…why is no one talking about foreign policy?

We Need To Talk About Jessica Yaniv

August 15, 2019

When stories like this break, trans folks aren’t given a seat at the table, but we’re left bearing the responsibility of being spokespeople nonetheless.

The National Post’s Bruce McArthur Victim-Blaming

May 9, 2019

What is revealed by a deeply unfortunate headline error conflating killer and victim

Canadian Media Makes A Mess Of Covering The Transgender Community

January 19, 2018

Too often, trans people get invoked in the abstract, rather than having their real stories heard.

Queer Media

July 3, 2017

Canada was once home to a small, but mighty collective of gay and lesbian newspapers and magazines that made up a radical alternative media. Over the last few decades now-defunct publications like The Body Politic, Siren and Fab brought LGBTQ+ issues, interests and voices, to the fore. Daily Xtra, now the country’s only remaining national queer news source, ceased print in 2015 but continues … Continued

Jason Kenney Thinks Gay Students Should Be Outed. k.d. lang Asks Him If He’s Gay.

March 29, 2017

On Tuesday, Jason Kenney told the editorial board of Postmedia’s Calgary papers that he believes parents should be informed when their child joins a gay-straight alliance at school, unless there is “evidence that the parents are abusive.” The former Stephen Harper cabinet minister and new leader of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party appeared to not contemplate the idea … Continued

Loss of Xtra Newspaper Boxes From Streets Understandable but Shitty

August 17, 2015

When I was 17, each day I walked past a bright pink Xtra news box on the street corner across from my school. Everywhere I went I seemed to see the boxes—they were peppered all over the city, even north of the downtown core, in the more conservative part of Toronto I come from.

Scott Thompson

August 9, 2015

Veteran comedian Scott Thompson on why nothing happened after The Kids In The Hall, the biggest problems with the Canadian film & TV industry, and why gay men still have to be defanged to be accepted.

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