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It's not only pathetic but it shows just how much homophobia queers in Antigua and Barbuda deal with.
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"... it's a diversity of everything that makes us different ..."
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The passage of Bill C-16, extending long overdue protections to transgender Canadians, gives us much to celebrate.
The socks said "Eid Mubarak."
Gasoline was used to light the flagpole on fire.
More than one-third of young trans Canadians have attempted suicide.
June is Pride month, and multitudes of rainbow flags can be found flying in cities around the world as LGBTQ communities celebrate their history, love, triumphs and revolutions. What do the colours of the flag mean? Watch this video on the history of the iconic symbol and its significance as the fight for safety and equal human rights for LGBTQ people continues globally.
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Jordan Whelen talks about the day-to-day challenges of living as a gay man in business and in dating life and shares his own journey of self-acceptance.
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Frequent misgendering and differing attitudes with gender norms follow me whenever I fly, but they certainly won't stop me. And they shouldn't stop you.
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Trans people struggle with employment, basic medical care, accessing things like housing and even public washrooms. Look around. Most of the services offered are categorized by gender, so trans people face constant barriers using them.
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A Pride body is the one we see in all the advertisements for Pride parties, or on a float in a Speedo, dancing with a water gun. It's the body in the poster for the circuit party, wearing a leather harness and army-themed short-shorts. It is a shame that we don't celebrate all bodies at Pride, to shift the gaze onto diverse representations.
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It's not just for adults, after all.
"I've always said that music is a language that has no barriers."
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Since June 1st is the official kick-off of Pride Month rainbows will be everywhere, so why not on your plate? It's time to join the festivities and give this trend a try. You'll be the star at your next backyard party or potluck because, let's face it, food tastes better when it's pretty and colourful.
It's a banner year for Saturday Night Live. The show has reaped every reward Donald Trump has given them. This past weekend, Alec Baldwin, their go-to Trump impersonator, hosted. The episode had its b...
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"I was overwhelmed by the presence of the prime minister next to me."
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Politicians know they cannot truly say, "We are the greatest." Instead, they say "let us be great again." I heard a politician say that in India this year. These words are echoed in many regions of the world -- it's not just Donald Trump. But which country was ever great in the greatest sense of the word?
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It is essential that business and Albertans alike continue to vigorously champion LGBTQ rights across the country and around the world.
The news that Donald Trump's support is falling within his fortress of white males puts many of them in an awkward spot: how to abandon their leader while holding on to their pride. So here's a 10-poi...
I knew it was something parents said to their kids, a thing friends said to each other, and I wanted someone to say it to me.
Winnie Harlow may be one of the most influential models in the world right now, but don’t call her a role model.
The 22-year-old Mississauga, Ont. native has defied traditional beauty ideals by taking on the fashion industry and not letting her vitiligo (a condition characterized by the depigmentation of skin) get in the way of success. But she still doesn’t see herself as someone to look up to.
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The prime minister marched in the parade in 2014 and 2015 as leader of the Liberal party.
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Hermeneutical gymnastics that equate LGBT Muslims with Lot's people and which downplay the legitimate human need for affection, intimacy and companionship as mere urges and whims are instigated by a deep-rooted heterosexism. The same prejudice allows placing the prohibition of homosexuality on par with the six articles of faith and the five pillars of Islam.
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In fact, BLMTO is doing something no other group or society has ever done -- centering a Black experience, instead of excluding it. BLMTO looks to put its efforts into elevating and putting forward the issues of Black folks because no one else is -- and this is important and necessary.
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Dear Black Lives Matter Toronto, I approached your booth and said, "I would like to buy a shirt and make a donation," but your volunteer told me shirts are $20 and are only for sale to the black community. What baffles me is you really took the time to tell me I'm not the right race, colour or minority to purchase your T-shirts or support your organization. I replied, "That's not right" and left quickly, dumbfounded and shocked, trying to collect my jaw from the streets of Toronto.
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RuPaul's "Supermodel" is THE BEST.
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Although we have a long way to go in the fight for equality, it's cities like Toronto who pave the way for acceptance and support of LGBT expression. This support is reflected in the long history of supporting queer music.
It is easy to achieve and has some added glam.
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“This is the year for Surrey coming alive with LGBTQ community."
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An openly gay frontman, an Armenian violinist, a drummer, guitarists, poets, and composers -- Mashrou' Leila is either nothing like you'd expect of Lebanese musicians, or everything. And they're playing in Toronto for Pride this year.
Homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia remain rampant in most institutional settings, including schools, healthcare facilities, and shelters and housing programs. LGBTQ2S youth remain largely overrepresented in the homeless youth population, with estimates as high as up to 40 per cent of homeless youth identifying as LGBTQ2S.
Toronto Pride has come so far!