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Editorials

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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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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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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An Open Letter to Kim Kardashian

Posted November 5, 2011 by Team Gaily

By Divine Grace Dearest Kimberly, Please allow me to preface this letter by congratulating you on finding someone to read it to you. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to learn how to read between all of those dress fittings and developing a fragrance that has the “effervescence of grapefruit and pink […]

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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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Dear Mom and Dad, Parents of Another Generation: A Letter on the Quebec Student Strike

Posted June 4, 2012 by Stephanie Nazywalskyj

Dear Mom and Dad, I regret to inform you that the Canada you grew up in is no more. The mass media has always been a brainwashing mechanism and source of propaganda for those with hefty pay checks and arbitrary power. Now, more than ever, I am so tired of real, honest people and honourable […]

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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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KONY 2012: Why Are Evangelicals So Into Uganda?

Posted March 13, 2012 by Joshua

Anyone who hasn’t been under a social media rock for the past week is aware of the Kony 2012 video and viral marketing campaign started by Invisible Children. The goal is to convince US policymakers to intervene in the ongoing crisis in Central Africa by providing more US military advisers, more military aid to the […]

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