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Health

Hillary Clinton Appoints Ellen Degeneres as Global HIV/AIDS Envoy

Posted November 9, 2011 by Dallas

Who better to spread the word of an “AIDS -free generation”? Our beloved lesbian sister Ellen Degeneres was appointed Global HIV/AIDS Envoy by the equally awesome Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The announcement was made on Tuesday at an address to the National Institute of Health. “Your words will encourage Americans in joining you to make […]

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Culture

Music Video Vendredi – Top 10 Videos for International Women’s Week

Posted March 9, 2012 by Ty

This week’s Music Video Vendredi includes more than just our regular 1 video. How could it not? For generations countless women have been leading in music and since we’re wrapping up International Women’s Week, I figured we should give a HUGE shout out to those women who have pushed the boundaries in their own right and are […]

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Health

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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Art

Alvaro Orozco and Lali Mohamed Among Featured Queer Artists at Ethnoculture Conference

Posted September 21, 2011 by Kate

Last May, while on his way to meet friends, Alvaro Orozco, a 25 year old undocumented queer artist was arrested and detained in Toronto, where he faced imminent deportation to Nicaragua. Alvaro had been living in Canada illegally since 2007, after his request for residency on the basis of humanitarian and compassionate grounds was denied when […]

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Music

Sunday Skooled: Thinking about ‘Judas’ or How I became a Lady Gaga conspiracy theorist

Posted May 29, 2011 by Joe

In the 1970s, a Catholic woman from Queens named Veronica Lueken began receiving messages from the Virgin Mary about the end of the world. The Church eventually condemned her movement and Lueken herself died in 1995. However, her prophesies are now a permanent fixture on the Internet, where they have become part of a milieu […]

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Culture

Music Video Vendredi: Lady Gaga’s Video ‘Yoü And I’

Posted August 19, 2011 by Rachelle

My opinion: HAWWWWT!!!!!!! RollingStone’s opinion: “Though the last two videos from Born This Way – “The Edge of Glory” and “Judas” – were fairly disappointing, “Yoü and I” is a return to form that throws roughly eight million visual ideas at the viewer. At least a handful of Mother Monster’s looks in the video are […]

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Art

En Haute: Photography, Urban Space, and Henri Hadida

Posted September 27, 2011 by Kyle

Montreal-based artist, Henri Hadida will show his most recent photographic works at Studio Beluga September 26 – October 6, 2011. Entitled Haute Tension, Hadida explains that this body of work marks a personal creative benchmark for himself as an artist. His most recent work departs from more “sentimental” and traditional forms of photographic activity, and […]

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Music Video Vendredi – Delta Rae – “Chain On Love” (A Song For Marriage Equality)

Posted May 25, 2012 by Ty

Well every now and then we find a jewel of a song randomly on YouTube. This week kids, I bring you Delta Rae’s Chain On Love – a song for marriage equality. “Several years ago, California voters passed Prop 8, which effectively banned gay marriage in the State.  Ian, in response,  wrote a song “Chain […]

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