Posts Tagged ‘Canada’


Toronto Fringe Focus – Michael Hughes’ ‘Mickey & Judy’

In the age of Glee and Lady Gaga, some may forget what it was like when doll playing was done in secret, or listening to (or singing along with) your favourite diva was done quietly in the closet. The all too familiar struggle ...
by Elie

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Fredericton Celebrates Pride: Why It’s A Big Deal

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 t...
by Jai



Transphobic Ad in National Post Bites Institute for Canadian Values in Tight White Asses

If you have been on Facebook in the last 24 hours you have undoubtedly by now come across numerous posts about this transphobic ad in the National Post.  Sponsored by the ‘National Think-Tank’ promoting Christian-J...
by Dallas


Don’t Call Them A Girl Band: Montreal’s Mad About Mad June

Surprisingly, the question that threw off the Montreal band Mad June’s vocalist and guitarist Vanessa McLean the most was naming her favourite lesbian in pop culture, when I met her and the bassist Pascale St-Onge for a chat....
by Rosel


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Sunday Skooled: Thinking about ‘Judas’ or How I became a Lady Gaga conspiracy theorist

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, h...
by Joe


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

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. Transgenderi...
by Carmen


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The Cliks Frontman Lucas Silveira And Band Make A Date With Pride Calgary

Lucas Silveira of The Cliks is ready to show his true colours at Pride Calgary tonight. The creator and lead singer of the Canadian band is finally where he was always meant to be. The Cliks have been around for a while, create...
by Dallas


Montreal Fringe Focus – Lawyer turned Funny Girl Jess Salomon (VIDEO)

This past Saturday, Tyrone and I got to sit down with former war crimes lawyer turned comedienne, Jess Salomon. Salomon’s first solo show, ‘Jess Salomon: Doing Good’ opened at the St-Ambroise Fringe Festival J...
by Erika



Elie’s Picks: Piknic Électronik or, The Happiest Place On Earth

What’s more awesome than a sunny Sunday afternoon in Montreal? Why, a sunny afternoon at Piknic Electronik of course! For the few who remain unconverted, listen up friends: Piknic is quite possibly my favorite place in th...
by Elie


WTF? QR Codes are even for non-technigays

So you saw one of these funny looking barcodes on some advertisement somewhere and you have no idea what it is. You probably dismissed it as yet another industry standard sales-based code that would help some distributer somewh...

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From The Editor: Remarks, Reflections & A Response On “The New Gay”

There is little I can say about The Grid’s recent “Dawn of the New Gay‘ that will match yesterday’s eloquent, touching, and provocative response from Elie. As a participant to the original piece, he was...
by Erika

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Yeehaw! Alberta Elects Feminist Female Premier Who Maybe Likes HomoGays

In a province that celebrates calf-roping and Wranglers, and smells of horse manure after a day of rain we never would have thought the day would come. Well, (r)evolution is upon us here in the Wild Rose province as our new Pre...
by Dallas