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Gender + Sexuality

Yeehaw! Alberta Elects Feminist Female Premier Who Maybe Likes HomoGays

Posted October 4, 2011 by Dallas

In a province that celebrates calf-roping and Wranglers, and smells of horse manure after a day of rain we never would have thought the day would come. Well, (r)evolution is upon us here in the Wild Rose province as our new Premier, Alison Redford has taken the reigns of Alberta after a 14-day fight from […]

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It Happened To Me: My Ex-Husband Is Gay

Posted November 23, 2011 by Debbie

When my twelve-year-old told me her father was gay, I finally understood why our marriage had been doomed. I was relieved. I believed he had finally come to terms with his identity and had the courage to come out. I was very wrong. He was coming out, but he had known all along. After having […]

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Gender-bending Kids Now Being Admitted To Girl Scouts USA?

Posted October 28, 2011 by Nikki

Bobby Montoya, a 7 year child has the body of a boy. Bobby loves Barbies and Bratz and feels like he should be able to take part in whatever “girl” activities he wants. Thankfully, his mother, Felisha Archuleta agrees with Bobby. Although she refers to her son using male pronouns, she also acknowledges Bobby’s sense […]

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Montreal’s JJ Levine Exhibits ‘Queer Portraits: 2010-2012’ at RATS9 Gallery

Posted October 22, 2012 by Saturn

A rare Montreal show, JJ Levine is currently exhibiting their Queer Portraits: 2010 – 2012 at RATS 9 Gallery. The exhibit explores complex notions of gender, sexuality and queer space, and is a continuation of Levine’s earlier Queer Portrait collections dating back to 2006. Each portrait expresses a unique story. Each seemingly capturing some essential aspect of […]

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Gender + Sexuality

Guelph Is So Gay! A Lesbian Coming-of-Age Story

Posted February 7, 2012 by Nikki

Every morning when I wake up… okay I go back to sleep. But when I do wake up (for the 6th time) I thank god I am gay. I never thought this day would come because for as long as I can remember, my sexuality was always something that bothered me. I wished I were […]

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Je Me Souviens: 22 Years Ago I Walked To School And Was Afraid

Posted December 6, 2011 by Ashleigh

My mom was crying in the living room with the TV on. I asked why she was crying. She told me, very honestly, that a man had gone into a school in Montreal (the city from which I write now) and hurt the women who went there. That he lined them up and shot them. […]

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About Purportedly Gendered Body Parts

Posted December 12, 2011 by Dean

From my understanding, a central endeavor of feminist, queer, and trans activists has been to dismantle the cultural ideologies, social practices, and legal norms that say that certain body parts determine gender identity and gendered social characteristics and roles. We have fought against the idea that the presence of uteruses or ovaries or penises or […]

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Posted July 4, 2013 by Kyle

                  Late yesterday afternoon, Buzzfeed.com (credit for all .gifs) introduced their readers to Steve Grand, “the first openly gay male country star.” I must admit, choosing to be a celebrity in a genre of music that is heteronormatively dominated, just like Frank Ocean did recently, Grand is pretty brave. […]

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