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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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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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Culture

Tegan & Sara Are Ready To Dance: ‘Closer’ and ‘I’m Not Your Hero’ VIDEOS

Posted October 23, 2012 by Caitlin

Any chance to write about these two – I’ll take it. My listening relationship with Tegan and Sara began along with the insatiable need that teenage girls have for empowering emotional girl voices on constant loop on their iPods and in their heads. In high school experience, Tegan and Sara were my go-to for those, […]

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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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Blogs

The Gaily.ca Live Blog & Open Thread: The Final Presidential Debate of 2012

Posted October 22, 2012 by Nikki

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will take the stage in the third and final presidential debate this evening at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The debate runs from 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time, but you can start the conversation earlier by joining our presidential debate live blogger Nikki here around 8:30. Send tweets 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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Politics

It Get’s Gayer! Huge Gay Wins In The Gayest U.S. Election Ever

Posted November 9, 2012 by Saturn

As I was struggling to stay awake early Wednesday morning, I was moved by the euphoric crowd of supporters on the blue-hued stage in Chicago and the eloquent and masterfully punctuated speech of the newly re-elected POTUS: “…It dosen’t matter who you are, or where you come from, or what you look like, or where […]

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Culture

The Queer History of the Ex-Gay Movement

Posted May 20, 2011 by Kristi

There is a long history of straight attempts to erase, eradicate, assimilate and ignore queer people – in a lot of awful, disturbing and creatively cruel ways. The most modern of which I believe is the ex-gay movement; an attempt of several religious organizations of the evangelical variety to spread the notion that gay people […]

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