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“Quarterback” Mammoliti: Anti-Gay Politics Make For Strange Bedfellows

Posted August 13, 2011 by Steven

Giorgio Mammoliti, City Councillor of Ward 7 (in the Etobicoke Region) has been described as Mayor Rob Ford’s “Quarterback”. Although the two of them were sworn enemies during the Mayoral race, pitted against each other, when Mammoliti realized he was not going to win, he swiftly changed his tune and began backing Ford. But despite […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Why I Am Ashamed To Be On The Cover Of The Grid

Posted June 10, 2011 by Elie

Some may call it back-peddling, some may call it damage control; but denouncing my involvement in The Grid’s recent cover story ‘Dawn Of A New Gay’by Paul Aguirre-Livingston is incredibly important to me regardless of how it may be perceived. Aguirre-Livingston’s article has drawn criticism from just about every queer individual in this city, and […]

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