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Wooing the rainbow vote

It’s a good news/bad news sort of week. Let’s start with the bad: if it’s true that you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs, it’s also true that you can...
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The gay traveller’s guide

Are gay-friendly travel sites still necessary today? I was confronted by this question a few weeks ago. Like many folks this summer, my wife and I went on a road trip and, being budget conscious trav...
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Pride moved aside

Edmonton has come a long way since the city’s first pride parade in 1992, in which participants wore bags over their heads to protect their identities. The week-long celebration we currently ha...
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To bitch or not to bitch?

Let us ponder the word bitch. Specifically, is it a word that should be tossed around or tossed out? To be a bitch is to be a domineering, sexually promiscuous woman. A bitch is the bottom, dominated...
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School: an LGBTQ safe place?

Another Canadian school board has joined the fight to make schools safer and more welcoming places for LGBTQ students: the Vancouver School Board is currently in the process of updating its 2004 anti...
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Pink shirts don’t equal allies

Oh, Alberta. It’s easy to forget sometimes that, despite my queer bubble, I live in a province that tosses around queer issues like a poisonous hot potato. You have likely heard that on Februar...
We love figs! // Unknown photographer

Raise a hateful voice

Fred Phelps, founder and former leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, passed away at the age of 84 on March 19. I struggled with whether or not the world needed 600 more words written about a man wh...
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Arizona’s fall to the dark ages

In an ongoing attempt to retain its title as “Most Bigoted Place in the United States,” Arizona has once again passed controversial legislation. You may recall that four years ago, Arizon...