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THE CANADIAN PRESS
As gay men we've learned to take what we can get from this world. Sometimes what we'll "take" is a closeted man in pain and an expiration date looming.
"... it's a diversity of everything that makes us different ..."
Times have changed and, as a society, we have become more open to the diversity of how families are formed.
Canada gave me my real voice.
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The Mormon religion is one of many that opposes same-sex relationships.
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"We need stories where they just exist and get on with it."
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We take the descriptor "straight acting" in our community and hold it up like a holy grail. If we can achieve this goal, we will finally be able to hide through camouflage. We are the beautifully broken, a cast of misfits simultaneously fighting ourselves, other gay men, and society, in a quest for survival.
This discrepancy between HIV/AIDS treatment and LGBTQ rights is a continued battle, and hope lies in education and acceptance. Without eradicating the stigma surrounding LGBTQ citizens, the world's most vulnerable populations will have little hope of eradicating HIV/AIDS on a global scale.
For Toronto-based landscape architect and filmmaker Joseph Clement, the man makes the house -- but the house reveals the man. Several years ago, Brigitte Shim, one of the two architects of Integral Ho...
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As much as I craved my mother's warm embrace, the smell of the sea and the happy moments that I did share with my partner in our home, I couldn't help but wonder if my homophobic attackers were still around. And that uncertainty - coupled with the fact that our love is still considered a crime there - was my wake-up call.
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Even YouTube's own pride campaign is filtered out for younger viewers.
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Ontario Pioneer Camp bans those counsellors who live an "out" lifestyle.
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"His genuine kindness, smile, infectious laugh and sense of humour... stole my heart immediately."
Even as a young child, I knew I wanted to be a father. But I also knew I was gay. So while fatherhood has always been a dream of mine, I lived with the fear that gay men just didn't have children, so I'd never be a dad.