Archive for July, 2011
 

 
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Boob Jobs, Yodelling Twins, Canadian Lutherans Are Cool…

The week is off to a good start so far; no-one famous has OD’d (yet) and the number of legally married same-sex couples has been multiplying exponentially. If a diamond detector was a thing and you could pass it over the sta...
by Nikki
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“Your Depression Is A Choice”: My Story of Illness & Mental Health

Roughly two and half years ago, I was diagnosed with two major illnesses, not of the mind but of the body. Both of these rather colourful diseases are associated as “gay” illnesses. And as a gay man, I felt the brunt of soc...
by Steven
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Toronto Fringe Focus – Michael Hughes’ ‘Mickey & Judy’

In the age of Glee and Lady Gaga, some may forget what it was like when doll playing was done in secret, or listening to (or singing along with) your favourite diva was done quietly in the closet. The all too familiar struggle ...
by Elie
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He said | She said: RuPaul’s Drag U

Welcome to the first instalment of the new series, He said | She said! Each week, we (Alex and Rosel) discuss various happenings in pop culture and share our opinions. This week: RuPaul’s Drag U, which airs on Logo TV in the ...
by Alex
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I Bought It: Beyoncé, Feminism, and All That Sheiße

Recently, I have been checking out the wonderful world of feminist theory. The release of Beyoncé’s most recent album 4 prompted me to write an article about the seemingly conflicting gender roles in her music throughout th...
by Kyle
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The Perils And Pride Of The Dyke March

The Vancouver Dyke March made me lesbian. Well, not really, but it definitely helped me realize that straight life was officially out of the question for me. As a questioning thirty-something that couldn’t quite figure out wh...
by Dallas
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He Gave Me A Letter. And The Clap.

It couldn’t have been any sweeter. A spring fling for the books. Afternoons in the park and drunken walks across the city. Kind, intimate moments hidden under the covers, the ones you see in photos and whisper I want that to ...
by Elie
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The Tree of Life: Terrence Malick’s Historical Fantasy Series, Part II

So, on Thursday July 7, 2011, I went to see The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s mournful stoner tribute to BBC’s Planet Earth, starring The West and all of its Judeo-Christian nuclear family angst. I paid the full p...
by Michelle B
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tgb july 28

Mac Too PC, Get Well Jack, SYTYCD, Maddow Sued, Atwood For Mayor?…

Mac Too PC? Allout.org and change.org are going after Apple for their participation in the controversial Christian Values Network’s charitable giving plan whereby customers can donate a portion of their purchase from iTun...
by Erika
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Editor’s Pick: DIY-Addiction To “Remodel This House”

I have a confession. I am addicted to DIY projects, remodelling shows, websites, and blogs. I wasted my entire first year of university watching TLC religiously. I have never really had the space or time to do a lot of DIY stuf...
by Erika
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Don’t Call Them A Girl Band: Montreal’s Mad About Mad June

Surprisingly, the question that threw off the Montreal band Mad June’s vocalist and guitarist Vanessa McLean the most was naming her favourite lesbian in pop culture, when I met her and the bassist Pascale St-Onge for a chat....
by Rosel
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What is this Love? Part 1 “Business First”

I never saw it coming. We met from a distance. Virtually. Naturally. Personal meetings are so rare these days. Running through the mall, glancing up from my electronic appendage, I caught his eye. Silly, I thought. Fuck, he’s...
by Kyle
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