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Music

Sunday Skooled: Thinking about ‘Judas’ or How I became a Lady Gaga conspiracy theorist

Posted May 29, 2011 by Joe

In the 1970s, a Catholic woman from Queens named Veronica Lueken began receiving messages from the Virgin Mary about the end of the world. The Church eventually condemned her movement and Lueken herself died in 1995. However, her prophesies are now a permanent fixture on the Internet, where they have become part of a milieu […]

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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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Music

Don’t Call Them A Girl Band: Montreal’s Mad About Mad June

Posted July 5, 2011 by Rosel

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. “Oh, I have no idea. I’ve never really thought about it,” she says. After much hesitating, the […]

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Arts & Entertainment

‘Bridesmaids’ and the Feminist Question

Posted May 30, 2011 by Rosel

Bridesmaids, written by and starring Kristen Wiig, has gotten quite a lot of buzz because: a) it’s a comedy written by a woman, when we all know that women aren’t as funny as men. b) it’s a comedy with a predominantly female cast, when…well, you get the idea. So naturally, my curiosity piqued. Then certain journalists/bloggers […]

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Montreal

He said | She said: Take Off Your Clothes

Posted July 22, 2011 by Rosel

R: On July 9-10, Alex and I participated in “Take Off Your Clothes!” clothing swap event at Place-des-Arts as volunteers and swappers…starting bright and early at 6:30 in the morning. A: Our second year doing it. It keeps getting bigger. R: Here’s some background on the S.W.A.P. Team – created in 2007, it is run entirely […]

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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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Arts & Entertainment

Toronto Cabaret Queen Ryan G. Hinds Graces #MTL’s Just for Laughs

Posted July 18, 2013 by Ian

Just for Laughs is well underway, and Montreal is getting an extra serving of gay at this year’s festival. Every year is a big year for this event, but 2013 is boasting some of the worlds funniest LGBT and queer stand up acts which should help us all digest the dire heat a little easier. […]

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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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