Posts Tagged ‘Politics’
 

 
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Vampires, Gay Rights, and the Political Underpinnings of HBO’s True Blood

HBO’s True Blood has always been saturated with political commentary. The first episode aired in September of 2008, just months before the passage of California’s Proposition 8. That November, as Californians voted to alter...
by Joe
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Feet Don’t Fail Me Now: From Finish Line To Starting Over

//Oh my heart it breaks every step that I take, but I’m open at the gates they’ll tell me that you’re mine.// I feel you, Lana. This fall, I ran my first, and only marathon, also my first race and competition ever and sim...
by Ian
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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
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The Gaily.ca Live Blog & Open Thread: The Final Presidential Debate of 2012

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 c...
by Nikki
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Hillary Clinton Appoints Ellen Degeneres as Global HIV/AIDS Envoy

Who better to spread the word of an “AIDS -free generation”? Our beloved lesbian sister Ellen Degeneres was appointed Global HIV/AIDS Envoy by the equally awesome Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The announcemen...
by Dallas
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Why Liberals Were Right on Amendment One and Wrong on North Carolina

On Tuesday, North Carolina put basic human dignity and equality up for a ballot referendum. By 61 percent, voters decided to amend their constitution to ban same-sex marriages and civil unions. Among other things, the new amend...
by Joshua
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Bachmann, Perry Still Totally Incoherent on HPV, GOP Comes Around on AIDS

Bachmann never fails to provide us with Gaily Beat fodder. Last Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced during a debate, that Rick Perry’s 2007 mandate to vaccinate all 6th Grade girls in Tex...
by Nikki
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UK Threatens End To Foreign Aid Over Anti-Gay Policies

It is rare for me to ever support anything that is anti-gay. In fact, it has never happened. So, with the news that the UK may discontinue providing foreign aid to countries that have anti-gay legislation, I should be cracking ...
by Dallas
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Gaily Beat CNN Edition: O’Donnell Walks Off, Anderson Gigglefest, Pope Protested…

What with their celebrity hosts, high profile guests and extensive reach, there is always bound to be some fun drama and silly videos over at CNN. Today there happened to be enough that we could do an entire Gaily Beat based on...
by Erika
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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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A Love Letter: In Defence of Gaga

Everyone and their dealer has something to say about Lady Gaga and her recent metamorphosis from basic cured meat-wearing pop star to self-proclaimed equality rights messiah with her accelerated involvement in the LGBT communit...
by Elie
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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
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