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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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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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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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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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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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Reflections on a Movember to Remember

Posted November 29, 2012 by Hector

If there is one thing I’ve learned from Movember, it is that you do not question its legitimacy and purpose. Movember is not interested in educating anyone about the prostate or prostate cancer. Its sole purpose is the establishment of hegemonic, patriarchal masculinities. Masculinities which for the most part tend to be heterosexist. It all […]

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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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