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Culture

Jewish Culture, Commercialization, and the Glee Christmas Special

Posted December 21, 2011 by Kyle

The commercialization of holidays is not a mystery to North Americans. We see it, we buy into it, and we acknowledge its presence. What struck me, after watching Glee’s Christmas special was that not only does the commercialization of Christmas make the holidays marketable, it also has the ability to marginalize religious minorities through the […]

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Film + Television

He Said | She Said – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

Posted August 5, 2011 by Alex

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 the first half of “Deathly Hallows” – too much angst and not […]

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Film + Television

The Tree of Life: Terrence Malick’s Historical Fantasy Series, Part II

Posted July 12, 2011 by Michelle B

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 price to see it, because every single review I’d read was raving. Slavering. Awestruck. And, it turns […]

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Arts & Entertainment

An Open Letter to Travis Mathews

Posted April 30, 2013 by Kyle

  *Dear reader, this is an open letter to filmmaker Travis Mathews. Its intent it to initiate discussion as well as introduce you to the important work of this amazing filmmaker. Dear Travis, First of all, please let me congratulate you on your third installation of  In Their Room London. I have not seen the two prior, but I […]

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Film + Television

Want To Be Sorta Famous? Canadian Lesbians in Palm Springs Sought for New Documentary

Posted March 5, 2012 by Erika

Yes, it is very specific. BUT! If you do happen to be a Canadian lesbian-identified, female-identified person 45 years or older, living in or having connections to the Palm Springs or Riverside County areas, a brand new documentary for a national network, is looking for YOU! You can either live there, have a second home […]

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Arts & Entertainment

‘The Voice’ is gay, a lesbian wedding, Chaz Bono, post-election questions, and more.

Posted May 4, 2011 by Erika

Welcome to the first edition of The Gaily Beat. The Gaily Beat brings you the best of homo pop-culture, news, politics, controversy, and analysis. If you have news, tips, events, or articles, blogs, and videos you think should be included in The Gaily Beat please send them to erika [AT] thegaily.ca by 5 PM. Thanks […]

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Film + Television

Vampires, Gay Rights, and the Political Underpinnings of HBO’s True Blood

Posted August 27, 2012 by Joe

HBO’s True Blood has always been saturated with political commentary. The first episode aired in September of 2008, just months before the passage of California’s Proposition 8. That November, as Californians voted to alter the state constitution and deny marriage rights to gay citizens, millions of viewers were watching the plight of “vampire Americans” in […]

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Film + Television

The local news cares about queer kids and takes on trans issues. What is going on?

Posted April 22, 2011 by Erika

Things happened on my teevee today. Well I don’t actually have teevee, it was on my computer. But, is it pride week or something and I missed it? First, Global BC did a three part/three night series on transgender people called “Transformations”, and then a Southern Ontario CTV outlet did a three part/three night series […]

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