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Art

Apparition of the Wild: Jamie Ross Exhibits at SKOL in Montreal

Posted November 26, 2012 by Ian

An exciting new exhibit in Montreal opens this week, breaking new ground for queer artists and exploring in experimental ways how homosocial lives are lived on lands older than time. On Friday November 30th, SKOL will be hosting the opening reception of Montreal artist, historian and documentarian Jamie Ross’ latest work “Apparition of the wild”. […]

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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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Religion

Sunday Skooled: Living Islam (OUT) Loud or, discussing the meaning of queer

Posted June 5, 2011 by Erika

To be queer is “to abrade the classifications, to sit athwart conventional categories or traverse several… We are all athwart if we expose and repudiate some of the comforting lies told about us and that we tell ourselves.” – Hall Who wants to talk about radical (sorta) feminist (some of them) women (anatomically and biologically) […]

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Culture

World AIDS Day: Are We Not Angry or United Enough Anymore?

Posted December 1, 2012 by Caitlin

What do you know about AIDS? Last week I had the privilege of watching what ended up being one of the most profoundly moving and eye opening documentaries that I have ever seen. The film, United in Anger: a History of ACT UP documents the work of the direct action advocacy group ACT UP (AIDS […]

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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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Health

Canada Failing Guy-loving Guys on HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted June 3, 2011 by Kristi

Richard Elliot, executive director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS legal network recently stated: “It’s become very clear that we have a health minister, and presumably a government behind him, who are denialists.” Awesome. Let’s talk about that. The Alberta government recently approved $14 million for prevention efforts (mostly awareness-heavy) to combat the pathetically high STI rates in […]

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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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Homophobia

Sunday Skooled: Love Your Gay Neighbour (Jesus Says So)

Posted June 26, 2011 by Carmen

Tonight, I loved my gay neighbours. It says in the Bible to love your neighbour.  Many times.  Jesus said it, true, but it says it in the Hebrew scriptures (that Jesus was quoting, by the way) as well as in the letters that Paul wrote after he encountered the Spirit of Jesus and claimed to […]

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