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Coming out and staying in

It’s hard to believe that we are already 15 years into our new millennium and somehow our little world keeps ticking. Before we look ahead to 2015 (is anyone else breathlessly awaiting Marty Mc...
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Presents for e’erbody on you list

The snow is falling, the candy-cane coffee has returned and an already dogeared pile of gift guides (sadly, the Lee Valley catalogue never arrived) sits on my table, which can only mean one thing: it...
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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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Climate change shouldn’t divide

Blink and you may have missed it: a few weeks ago, there was news coverage of the UN Climate Summit, which was quickly overshadowed by (perhaps conveniently timed) parliamentary secretary Paul Caland...
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The little queer troupe that could

Over the past year or so, Edmonton has witnessed a surge in queer events. Perhaps one of the most memorable was last year’s Queersummer Night’s Dream, a cabaret-style performance and art ...
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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...