Category Archives: Culture

An early Christmas present

…from The Globe and Mail as city reporter extraordinaire Jonathan Goldsbie alerts me to this reprint today of a tweet from three weeks back: I’m delighted and, yes, proud to have been doing a tiny part in this cause. I’m … Continue reading

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“Suck it up, you whiners”

By now, I assume you’ve seen the monstrous (yet ultimately inspiring) footage of the UC Davis students being pepper-sprayed by campus security. The leisurely way he sprays them directly in the face, like you or I would spray ants with … Continue reading

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A kiss is still a kiss: a guide to PDAs

There’s a teeny tiny part of me that feels sorry for Eric Revie, assistant pastor at Glad Tidings Community Church in Blenheim, Ontario. He’s being widely mocked for panicking at the sight of two young lesbians making out in a … Continue reading

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High School Confidential: Talking with LGBT students

[originally published in Autumnplay! Fall 2011] A Catholic high school in the northern Alberta oil-sands hub of Fort McMurray seems like Canada’s least likely place to find a vocal advocate for gay rights but teacher and author Patricia Marie Budd … Continue reading

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Honey, I’m home!

I’m by no means a real photographer but, in deciding to try my first-ever photo shoot to accompany a series of brief profiles for the fab home-decor issue, I was thrilled to snap some marvellous shots of a few of … Continue reading

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The gay divorcée

[originally published in fab issue 432 – August 31, 2011] It’s hard enough to face a breakup, but for those who’ve been gay-married, getting gay-divorced really sucks. “Of all the other pain and anguish that goes with a relationship ending, … Continue reading

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I’m not in the habit of writing down my conversations but I really enjoyed one I had last night with the manager of a Hero Burger at Yonge and King. I stopped in for a sandwich after a short work … Continue reading

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