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Forget Black, Are Gays The New Afghani Women? The Pinkification of American Foreign Aid

Posted December 8, 2011 by Justin

Good news, oppressed queens and dykes of the world, Barack Obama is coming to the rescue! Yessir, the Hope Man has announced that he’ll be prioritizing foreign aid based on the status of the country’s treatment of the LGBTQ community. “Great!” Says the world. “Idiocy!” Says I. Playing Politics With Aid The problem with America […]

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The Politics of Celebrity, Social Media and HIV/AIDS

Posted July 30, 2012 by Paul

In the last few years, there has been a significant shift in the sensibilities and outlooks of Americans as it relates to the inclusion of gays and lesbians in mainstream society and the procurement of legal rights and social rites. A recent Pew Research Center study showed that 47% of Americans support gay marriage, an […]

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From The Editor: Remarks, Reflections & A Response On “The New Gay”

Posted June 11, 2011 by Erika

There is little I can say about The Grid’s recent “Dawn of the New Gay‘ that will match yesterday’s eloquent, touching, and provocative response from Elie. As a participant to the original piece, he was uniquely positioned to respond, and I felt it was very important for him to do so.  He is also, through life […]

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Post-MO? Again? Alex Manley’s ‘No to Movember’ in the Link

Posted November 10, 2011 by Kyle

The public backlash to Alex Manley’s “No to Movember” from The Link, Concordia University’s independent newspaper is reminiscent of the response to Paul Aguirre-Livingston’s “Dawn of a New Gay” in The GridTO  this summer when Aguirre-Livingston argued that some in the homosexual community had gone “post-mo”. (You can read our response here and here.) Aguirre-Livingston […]

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Toronto’s Fordian Parallel Universe/Empire

Posted October 11, 2011 by Steven

I recently came across a video on FB with insider footage of Rob Ford hosting a barbeque, with guest speaker Stephen Harper. In it, Ford introduces Harper as his “new fishing partner”, to which Mr. Harper takes the stage (less fishing pole, hat and gaming shotgun). His speech, although somewhat edited down, went like this: […]

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Occupy Montreal | Occupons Montréal (A Photo Essay)

Posted October 18, 2011 by Rob

On Saturday October 15th, thousands of cities around the world rose up in solidarity with the demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street protests that began on September 17th 2011 in Manhattan’s financial district. At 9:30 am local time, demonstrators began to pour into Square Victoria, adjacent to Montreal’s financial district and minutes walk from the […]

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Pumped for Pride: Sparkle Crunches and Social Irresponsibility

Posted June 4, 2011 by Kyle

I was recently introduced to the series PRIDE PUMP 2000X promoting Toronto Pride 2011. The videos, produced by Toronto Convention and Visitors Association (Tourism Toronto, or @seetorontonow) – “the official destination marketing organization for Toronto’s tourism industry” – have been making the rounds on social media. One particurlar video opens up with a voiceover of toned abs, […]

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Why Liberals Were Right on Amendment One and Wrong on North Carolina

Posted May 14, 2012 by Joshua

On Tuesday, North Carolina put basic human dignity and equality up for a ballot referendum. By 61 percent, voters decided to amend their constitution to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions. Among other things, the new amendment may prevent gay couples from visiting one another in the hospital, inheriting from one another, and having a […]

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