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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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Culture

Music Video Vendredi – The Osheaga 2012 Edition

Posted March 23, 2012 by Mel

Hello music lovers! If you had eyes, ears and a heartbeat this week, you were also blown away when Osheaga Festival released their 2012 lineup – it’s the best roster announced since Coachella – even putting (my personal fave) Sasquatch to shame. If you somehow failed to get a look at it, here you go: […]

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Religion

Sunday Skooled: I’m Not Homophobic, But The Bible Says It’s Wrong

Posted July 10, 2011 by Carmen

I’m about to launch on a fairly brainy rant, but I’m an academic so give me a little leeway.  I have to say (to your credit, dear readers) that when it comes to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, most people are fairly self-aware, self-exploring, seeking answers and incredibly articulate.  Because when the majority […]

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Art

But Things Are Changing: AIDS Action Now! Launches Second Poster/Virus Campaign

Posted November 29, 2012 by Ian

AIDS Action Now! launched their second Poster/Virus Campaign at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto last night with an after party at Cold Tea in Kensington Market, featuring DJ’s Like the Wolf and Mama Knows. The Poster/Virus campaign uses the power of images created collaboratively by several artists on a variety of themes (social, […]

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Culture

VIDEO: Madonna’s Girl Gone Wild

Posted March 21, 2012 by Ty

Full Disclosure: I am a late blooming Madonna gay. That is, I had only discovered her years after I discovered myself. Her hard beats, cute boys and stormy dance moves only started to grow on me after I had watched her Drowned World Tour on DVD but since then, it’s been a non-stop train to all things […]

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Culture

Music Video Vendredi – Janelle Monáe’s ‘Tightrope’ Feat. Big Boi

Posted April 27, 2012 by Rachelle

This week the Gaily is giving a shout out to Janelle Monáe. Check out this rockin’ R&B diva… GURRRL she is FINE! Janelle Monáe is an absolute natural born performer who happens to be gracing us with her presence here in Montreal on June 27th for a must-see performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. […]

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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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Culture

Music Video Vendredi – Top 10 Videos for St. Paddy’s Day

Posted March 16, 2012 by Mel

Hello music lovers! St. Paddy’s day is almost here! That wonderful day that comes every March 17th, allowing us all to “get a little Irish” – by wearing every green article of clothing you own, downing pints of Guinness for breakfast, flaunting your otherwise socially-unacceptable-alcoholism and pretending you like the Irish Rovers. Yes, the music […]

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