Archive for August, 2011
 

 
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OPEN THREAD: Dear Jack,…

Dear Jack, On May 2nd 2011, many of us at The Gaily gathered around a small tv, in a small apartment, with fuzzy reception, listening to the familiar voices and the familiar faces of the CBC, as the orange wave overtook this pr...
by Erika
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Ford Trims Fat: What It Means For Those Living With HIV

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s executive committee is set to consider cuts totalling more than $740 million to police, transit, public health and environment programs. Independent accounting and consulting firm KPMG identified ...
by Steven
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Marital Bliss For The Suquamish, Lesbian Heros in Norway, Romney Pro-Slavery?, Light A Spark..

Marital Bliss for Washington’s Suquamish Tribe The Suquamish tribe, a NorthWestern coastal tribe – in the state of Washington – has approved same-sex marriage for its tribe members, the second tribe in America...
by Erika
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Revel & Riot Talks Pride & Design (PS. They Are Kind Of A Big Deal)

You might not yet have heard of Montreal-based Revel & Riot (shame!), an LGBT rights organization and merchandising/art centre, but some other big names sure have taken notice of this innovative designer and activist duo. Y...
by Erika
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Fredericton Celebrates Pride: Why It’s A Big Deal

As a young Vancouverite living in Davie Village and attending every pride I could after coming out in my late teens, I found myself restless at 23 and in need of a change. How I came to live in Fredericton has more to do with t...
by Jai
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Music Video Vendredi: Lady Gaga’s Video ‘Yoü And I’

My opinion: HAWWWWT!!!!!!! RollingStone’s opinion: “Though the last two videos from Born This Way – “The Edge of Glory” and “Judas” – were fairly disappointing, “Yoü and I” i...
by Rachelle
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You Are Almost Famous. Send Us Your Pride Photos!

Everyone feels like a celebrity when their photos are on a website on the internet, let’s be honest. For just that minute, you know what it is like to be Kim Kardashian. Well here is your chance at mediocre internet fame....
by Erika
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Straight Pride, a Scandalous Romance, Jesus in Drag, APA loves the Gay

Fear not, I haven’t drowned today’s Gaily Beat with sorrow like I did last week (although sarcasm may be omnipresent in this post). But there’s no sorrow today because guess what today is!? The first day of Montreal Pride...
by Nikki
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Ledges, Blast Rocks Project 10 Fundraiser

Review of August 7 2011 Ledges, Blast Pervers/cite Meow Mix Fundraiser Concert for Project 10 w/ Rae Spoon. For me, as musician and a woman, I get pretty excited when I see four women take the stage. Maybe because I am a pr...
by Ashleigh
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He Said | She Said – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

Alex: Let’s start with a great big *SPOILER ALERT*. Be aware we will be discussing the plot and ending of the latest Harry Potter movie. Rosel: So, I enjoyed this one a lot, which was a relief, because I was really bored by t...
by Alex
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Women’s Comedy Festival ‘She’s Canadian, Eh!’ Highlights Funny Gay Female Comics

In an industry completely dominated by men, and a society that thinks women can’t be funny, it can sometimes be difficult to succeed or gain recognition as a female comedian. Montreal’s Eman started the Canadian Wom...
by Erika
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Chely Wright Weds, No Dress For Lesbian, A Senseless Hate-Crime, and Michael’s Single.

What a week. My heart still aches for the loss of the Jack Layton. He was and still is one of my all time heroes. His leadership and drive was something that will always inspire me. After hearing his final letter written days b...
by Dallas
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