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Health

Let’s Take a Mental Health Day!!! Breaking through the Dark Cloud

Posted May 28, 2011 by MAB

You wake up and feel like crap.  But it isn’t a cold, or a stomach thing, or whatever.  It feels like there is this big, dark cloud of blah hanging around you.  And that cloud is heavy. So heavy that it makes getting out of bed hard, especially since you slept terribly last night; you had trouble […]

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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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Culture

US State Department Launches 2012 International Women of Courage Awards

Posted March 8, 2012 by Kyle

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards (IWCA) Ceremony this morning (Thursday, March 8) at 11:00AM EST with special guest First Lady Michelle Obama. Secretary Clinton is the third woman ever to hold the position of Secretary of State. She was preceded by Dr. Condoleezza Rice (2005-2009), […]

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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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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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Feminism

Recharge your Karma by Recharging your Body!

Posted January 23, 2013 by Melanie

Organize a fundraising event in your Yoga studio community to support Yoga therapy and women’s health in Bhopal, India   On December 3rd 1984, at 10 minutes past midnight, a Union Carbide pesticide plant, operating under extensive cost-cutting measures with sub-par safety facilities, leaked over 27 tons of methyl-isocyanate—a deadly gas—into the air. The gas released was carried by winds […]

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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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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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