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News + Politics

OPEN THREAD: Dear Jack,…

Posted August 22, 2011 by Erika

Dear Jack, On May 2nd 2011, many of us at The Gaily gathered around a small tv, in a small apartment, with fuzzy reception, listening to the familiar voices and the familiar faces of the CBC, as the orange wave overtook this province where many of us live as foreigners to the political system, where […]

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Gaily Beat

Marital Bliss For The Suquamish, Lesbian Heros in Norway, Romney Pro-Slavery?, Light A Spark..

Posted August 4, 2011 by Erika

Marital Bliss for Washington’s Suquamish Tribe The Suquamish tribe, a NorthWestern coastal tribe – in the state of Washington – has approved same-sex marriage for its tribe members, the second tribe in America to make a similar move (in 2009 an Oregon lesbian couple was married by their tribe). “The Tribal Council held a public […]

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Calgary & Southern Alberta

Boob Jobs, Yodelling Twins, Canadian Lutherans Are Cool…

Posted July 26, 2011 by Nikki

The week is off to a good start so far; no-one famous has OD’d (yet) and the number of legally married same-sex couples has been multiplying exponentially. If a diamond detector was a thing and you could pass it over the state of New York, it would suffer an incessant chain of violent seizures, what with […]

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Gaily Beat

Straight Pride, a Scandalous Romance, Jesus in Drag, APA loves the Gay

Posted August 9, 2011 by Nikki

Fear not, I haven’t drowned today’s Gaily Beat with sorrow like I did last week (although sarcasm may be omnipresent in this post). But there’s no sorrow today because guess what today is!? The first day of Montreal Pride, so this week is all about happy things like rainbows and unicorns and y’know, everything gay! […]

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Culture

The Royal Wedding, or, The Only Time This Century You Will Get Away With Wearing That Ugly Ass Hat (Live Blog)

Posted April 29, 2011 by Erika

4:05 am I cannot believe I am awake right now. This is effing stoop. 5:42 am Ok, we are here at the Burgundy Lion and a bit behind schedule. But I am wearing a white dress and I have a feather in my hair. Just sayin. The Queen is already arriving – in yellow – […]

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Gaily Beat

Rob Ford “Ambushed” by CBC, Afraid of Cameras, Mics, Mary Walsh

Posted October 26, 2011 by Dallas

I have to tell you, this story made my life. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford called 911 on Monday, after CBC’s Mary Walsh, aka Marg Delahunty, famous for her in your face, satirical interviews on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, came to his house and started ambushing him, or as others might describe it, “interviewing him”. Apparently Ford […]

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Gaily Beat

The Military Celebrates, Cyber-bullied Gay Teen Commits Suicide

Posted September 21, 2011 by Dallas

I have to be honest. I began this Gaily Beat post as a tribute to all those in the American military that can now be who they are while fighting for the rights of others. It was a great post, but than I came across a Facebook feed telling me that another boy killed himself […]

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Gaily Beat

Glee, McHomophobia, BBC Says No Gay Sex, Gender Neutral School, and Vancouver Pride.

Posted July 27, 2011 by Dallas

Well, what have I learned today? To sum it up? Hate is fuelled by ignorance, love conquers all, and drugs do indeed kill. (PS. My second favourite weekend is almost here! Vancouver Pride is being celebrated on Sunday, July 31st, and my posse of Calgarian Sapphic sisters are making the 10 hour drive through the Rockies to […]

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