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Photo essay: Kitchener hosts humble, but fabulous Pride Festival Special

Kitchener - Kitchener's annual tri-Pride Festival and live music show welcomed hundreds to the city's downtown core on Saturday, proving that small cities can measure up to Toronto after all.
Digital Journal Report by Nora Meszaros

Buddies in Bad Times 35th Season of Queer Programming

Toronto - Artistic Director Brendan Healy unveiled an ambitious line up for the upcoming 2014/15 Season, which is packed with new Canadian works, bold re-imaginings of classic texts, new partnerships, and a national tour.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Mayor of Sochi claims there are zero gay people in Olympic city

On Monday the mayor of the city of Sochi, Russia, Anatoly Pakhomov, told the BBC that they do not have a gay person in the Olympic city. Not even one homosexual, Mayor Pakhomov said. However, he soon made a retraction...sort of.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 15 comments

Review: Blue is the Warmest Color glows with extraordinary acting Special

Toronto - Forget its hefty three-hour runtime. Look beyond the explicit sex scenes. What makes Blue is the Warmest Color a standout film (and a deserved winner of Cannes' Palme d'Or) is the impressive acting courtesy of leads Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg

Jason Collins first U.S. pro sports athlete to come out as gay

Washington Wizards center Jason Collins is the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport. Today he revealed in a Sports Illustrated interview why he decided to come out of the closet.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 21 comments

Ezra Miller comes out as gay, tells kids life is ‘really cool’

Ezra Miller, the American actor who starred alongside Tilda Swinton in last year’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, has come out as gay in an interview with Out magazine.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Review: Lip Service, The BBC's Best Kept Secret

Glasgow - Lip Service is the BBC Three's best kept secret and one of the best drama's on TV that you're probably not watching. Check out my review on why it's not to be missed.
In the Media by Erin P. Capuano - 4 comments

CNN's Anderson Cooper: 'The fact is, I'm gay, always have been'

It was reported today by The Daily Beast — Anderson Cooper, host and journalist for CNN said: "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."
In the Media by Daniel Boyington - 11 comments

Toronto's Pride Parade: A celebration and joyful protest Special

Toronto - Toronto hosted the Pride Parade on Canada Day with sun, fun and a message. For many in the world Pride is just a dream. Many in the parade marched for those with the hope that one day everywhere in the world a Pride Parade can and will take place.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Closing Weekend – Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival Special

Toronto - Toronto’s Inside Out LGBT Film Festival has built up a strong loyal following of filmgoers over the 22 years since they began, and each year the line-up of feature presentations, parties, and celebrity attendees never disappoints.
Digital Journal Report by Bryen Dunn

Toronto's Power Plant displays queer artist exhibition

Toronto - Coming After is a new exhibition opening at The Power Plant in Toronto this week. It will focus on queer politics, struggles, and survival in the wake of the early AIDS crisis.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

LGBT Monument Slated For Barcelona

Barcelona - The predominately Catholic religious city of Barcelona (Spain) is poised to construct a monument in recognition of the affliction that the queer community has experienced throughout history.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Actor Adam Thomas says he didn't mean to offend a gay fan

Leeds - Adam Thomas – who plays Adam Barton in the ITV soap opera, Emmerdale – has apologised after being accused of verbally abusing a gay fan.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Pride Toronto - Dissent, Decision, Division and...Delight? Special

Toronto - Pride Toronto is making worldwide headlines this year, and not for the fact that legendary 80’s icon and LGBT supporter Cyndi Lauper is performing a free concert, but more for the community angst generated by the Board’s decision to ban two words.
Digital Journal Report by Bryen Dunn - 3 comments

Teen suicide rising, 4 times higher for gay youth

West Hollywood - Many teenagers have thoughts of death. These can stem from a variety of causes, and can result in actual attempts on their own lives. The National Institute of Mental Health warn that 25 teen suicides are attempted for each one that is successful.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

U.S. court separates elderly same-sex couple, sells property Special

San Francisco - A California court recently placed two homosexual partners in separate nursing homes, and a county judge has ruled they had been simply "roommates." But does this fly in the face of a recent landmark American decision?
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 6 comments

Get Bent With Toronto Monthly Panel Discussions

Toronto - Toronto community panel discussion brings out queer intellectuals and their allies for an evening of education, awareness, debates, and socializing.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Cyndi Lauper Headlines Pride Toronto’s 30th Anniversary Festival

Cyndi Lauper, one of the world’s most recognized queer icons, comes to Toronto on July 3 2010, for a free concert in Queen’s Park. This is the first time Pride Toronto will be using this space for programming.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn - 2 comments

Queer Rights Erased From Canadian History

A top government minister in Canada is under fire for stripping references to gay rights from a brochure given to immigrants.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn - 4 comments

Toronto wins bid to host World Pride in 2014

Pride Toronto is a little prouder today after winning a bid to host World Pride activities in Toronto in 2014. Pride Toronto beat out a bid from Stockholm in a landslide vote. This international celebration of gay rights was first held in Rome in 2000.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing

Media Silent about Gay March to Washington

On Oct. 11, a vast crowd marched on Washington to urge Obama to support equal rights for gay citizens, yet the media was strangely silent.
In the Media by William Suphan - 4 comments

Pierre Trudeau inducted into Queer Hall of Fame

Former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau has been inducted into the Canadian Queer Hall of Fame. He was a key figure in the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 1 comment

Liveblog Debate: Should Gay Marriage be Legalized?'s second Liveblog Debate looked at same-sex marriages, which continue to be a controversial subject. Recently, a law recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere has gone into effect in the District of Columbia.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 9 comments

The Notoriously Anti-Gay Dr. Laura Makes Her TV Debut

LOS ANGELES - The notoriously anti-gay Dr. Laura Schlessinger took to the television airwaves on Monday, September 11 with her new talk show. Although the premiere episode dealt with the relatively non-controversial issue of teen drug abuse, the debut ...
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