Archive for September, 2011
 

 
Kainat-Soomro

A vote for a JUST DON’T F*CKING KILL YOUR DAUGHTER political/justice system

It’s time to take a step back and be grateful that we live in a country where the appropriate response to a sexual assault is not beheading the victim. Or whatever it is they do these days. I mean who even does that anymo...
by Nikki
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Transphobic Ad in National Post Bites Institute for Canadian Values in Tight White Asses

If you have been on Facebook in the last 24 hours you have undoubtedly by now come across numerous posts about this transphobic ad in the National Post.  Sponsored by the ‘National Think-Tank’ promoting Christian-J...
by Dallas
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Social Media Smackdown

Stevie’s Spin: Is Facebook to Windows as Google+ is to Apple OS X?

It’s A Social Smackdown Remember when Microsoft ruled the world? Me, neither. But it did. Windows was ubiquitous and while a mainstream user might have had complaints, they were tethered to the giant; the only game in tow...
by Steve
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National Trans Bill is Back on the Agenda in House of Commons

Rumour has it, and has had it for many years that the NDP and Liberals will join forces to fight the evil Conservatives. This “coalition” aims to improve the life, well-being and protection of the Canadian trans pop...
by Dallas
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En Haute: Photography, Urban Space, and Henri Hadida

Montreal-based artist, Henri Hadida will show his most recent photographic works at Studio Beluga September 26 – October 6, 2011. Entitled Haute Tension, Hadida explains that this body of work marks a personal creative be...
by Kyle
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Lady Gaga Sings Tribute Song to Jamey Rodemeyer at iheartradio Festival

Last week, we reported on the tragic suicide of a young (gay?) teen, Jamey Rodemeyer who took his life after being repeatedly bullied. Apparently, his last post on his Facebook was an homage and thank you to Lady Gaga. “Don...
by Erika
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L-Word’s Leisha Hailey Kicked Off Plane After Lesbian Kiss(es), Twitter Saga Ensues

Alice Pieczeki/Leisha Hailey of L-Word fame, and member of the music group Uh-Huh Her was escorted off a Southwestern Airline recently after kissing her girlfriend on the plane. However, there are two seperate stories as to how...
by Dallas
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My Lesbo is an Alien: NBC Picks Up “My Best Friend is a Lesbo”

When I first heard the title of NBC’s latest stab at the progressive sitcom genre My Best Friend is a Lesbo, I flashed back to Sci-fi titles of my youth: My Step-mom is an Alien. My Teacher is an Alien. Right off the bat...
by Kristi
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What is this Love? Part 5 “Pablo Nerudic”

Read the last instalment of What is this Love? Part 4 here. “Who the fuck are you?!”, Pablo’s screeched, in a surprisingly fruity tone. For his build and size, I just well, expected him to be a little more butch. ...
by Kyle
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Alvaro Orozco and Lali Mohamed Among Featured Queer Artists at Ethnoculture Conference

Last May, while on his way to meet friends, Alvaro Orozco, a 25 year old undocumented queer artist was arrested and detained in Toronto, where he faced imminent deportation to Nicaragua. Alvaro had been living in Canada illega...
by Kate
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The Military Celebrates, Cyber-bullied Gay Teen Commits Suicide

I have to be honest. I began this Gaily Beat post as a tribute to all those in the American military that can now be who they are while fighting for the rights of others. It was a great post, but than I came across a Facebook f...
by Dallas
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Bachmann, Perry Still Totally Incoherent on HPV, GOP Comes Around on AIDS

Bachmann never fails to provide us with Gaily Beat fodder. Last Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced during a debate, that Rick Perry’s 2007 mandate to vaccinate all 6th Grade girls in Tex...
by Nikki
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