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Health

Why I Hate Pink Ribbon Crap and Six Reasons Everyone Oughta Care

Posted October 31, 2011 by Erika

It is the final day of October. Over the last 31 days, you have likely been inundated by pink. October, around the world, is ubiquitously known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Just in case you weren’t already aware of breast cancer. Probably long before October, you saw the pink infiltration begin. In department stores. Car […]

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It’s A Moustache Blog! #teamgaily takes on #Ho-Movember

Posted November 2, 2011 by Kyle

Well. It’s that time of year again. Moustache Season. ‘Tis the time where men shave off all their facial hair and start to grow, in their own fashion, a good old solid “Mo”. What is a “Mo” you ask? Well, with our generation’s uncanny ability to shorten ever single word in the English language to […]

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Health

“Your Depression Is A Choice”: My Story of Illness & Mental Health

Posted July 7, 2011 by Steven

Roughly two and half years ago, I was diagnosed with two major illnesses, not of the mind but of the body. Both of these rather colourful diseases are associated as “gay” illnesses. And as a gay man, I felt the brunt of social stigma and resulting loneliness as I was thrust headlong into the healthcare system, […]

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Ford Trims Fat: What It Means For Those Living With HIV

Posted August 3, 2011 by Steven

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s executive committee is set to consider cuts totalling more than $740 million to police, transit, public health and environment programs. Independent accounting and consulting firm KPMG identified the possible cuts as part of a review of the city’s services in order to cover an estimated $774-million budget shortfall. In 2010 CPIP […]

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Culture

Boy Culture: Why Coming Out Is Only Half The Battle

Posted May 30, 2012 by Elie

Too skinny for the gym rats, too hairy for the twinks, and too foreign for just about everyone else; my first experiences in Montreal’s gay village ended up being more intimidating than growing up in the aggressively ignorant environment I did in the Middle East. If any of you were like me growing up, then […]

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Culture

The Official Gaily GAYNADIAN Summer Pride Guide 2011

Posted June 20, 2011 by Team Gaily

PRIDE! Where to go and when! This is your Summer 2011 Canadian Pride Guide GAYNADIANS!! We have lots of Pride coverage planned all summer long like THIS or THIS or THIS, and now you can participate in The Gaily’s Pride Hoolapalooza: SEND US YOUR PICTURES!! We will feature you in The Gaily’s Gaynadian Pride 2011 […]

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HIV+ MSM: When Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Posted March 19, 2012 by Steven

I’ve always found it difficult to meet people in bars, being pretty shy in nature; so like many, I turned to the internet and tapped in to the chat sites. With a few simple clicks my online profile is on the world-wide web – a perfect forum to present whatever persona I wish, to as […]

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Jewish Culture, Commercialization, and the Glee Christmas Special

Posted December 21, 2011 by Kyle

The commercialization of holidays is not a mystery to North Americans. We see it, we buy into it, and we acknowledge its presence. What struck me, after watching Glee’s Christmas special was that not only does the commercialization of Christmas make the holidays marketable, it also has the ability to marginalize religious minorities through the […]

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