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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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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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Culture

Did You Say Lesbians? I LOVE Lesbians!

Posted July 8, 2012 by Sheri

So I’m sitting in a coffee shop talking with a brother about a trip he took to Africa to work in a village. I was a little annoyed by his comments that more black kids should be taken to Africa so they can see how good they have it in America, but I decided not […]

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Religion

Sunday Skooled: Gender Bendy Lambs of God Welcome in the UCC

Posted June 19, 2011 by Carmen

It’s often still surprising to learn of a church that is open to and affirming of the gay and lesbian community, and even more one that has any significantly developed theological stance regarding trans folk. Transgenderism continues to pose big time conundrums for our churches as they try to grapple with and develop theologies that […]

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Rants + Raves

Sunday Skooled: The Black Church’s Sanctioning of Sexual Violence

Posted June 12, 2011 by Tamura

In September 2010 Bishop Eddie Long, prominent Atlanta pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, was accused of sexual improprieties with four young men—Anthony Flagg, Spencer LeGrande, Jamal Parris and Maurice Robinson.  According to the suits, Long, an internationally known televangelist who had previously campaigned against gay and lesbian marriage, used his position, extravagant trips, including overseas, and […]

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Culture

Fredericton Celebrates Pride: Why It’s A Big Deal

Posted August 4, 2011 by Jai

As a young Vancouverite living in Davie Village and attending every pride I could after coming out in my late teens, I found myself restless at 23 and in need of a change. How I came to live in Fredericton has more to do with the way the wind blew than anything else, really, but […]

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Culture

The Big Apple on a Small Budget

Posted October 22, 2012 by Sarah

Being a full-time university student, living on your own and being entirely self-sufficient is hard! And you’re pretty much screwed when it comes to traveling. Friends who still live at home can afford to go to Cuba, Europe and Cancun every year or so, but where’s my white sand beach? I never found a white sand […]

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Religion

In lieu of the Rapture: 12 WTF Sexy esty items

Posted May 20, 2011 by Kristi

Good Afternoon Everyone! Well, it’s after 3pm (GMT) so I’m pretty sure the Rapture didn’t happen. Although considering I haven’t left my house yet today, and only keep generally depraved company, it may have and I have been predictably “Left BELOW”. I spent the morning browsing through etsy.com, the world’s virtual flea market. And trust […]

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