Category Archives: Profiles

Toronto, city of dreams?

How Hogtown helped a queer femme of colour dream her way home [originally published on, November 30, 2015] “I still don’t see why you don’t go back to the States. Everyone wants to go there, and you can.” I … 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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Gavin Crawford

Gavin Crawford’s Post-Gay Agenda [originally printed in fab issue 427 – June 23, 2011] Most writers are shy about discussing their still-percolating ideas, but comedian Gavin Crawford is surprisingly generous about previewing bits of what will (or might not) be … Continue reading

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Glen Brown

Glen Brown’s longest month [originally printed in IN Toronto – June 2011] The year 2010 was rough for Pride Toronto. After months of controversy surrounding the decision to ban a contested activist group from the parade, following threats of being … Continue reading

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Ambrose Price

Adventures in Decorating [originally printed in fab issue 424 – May 11, 2011] Most design gurus are quick to lecture the masses from on high about how to redesign their living spaces, but Ambrose Price surprises and disarms by admitting … Continue reading

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Scott Clarke

It’s always a struggle for non-profit service organizations to recruit the volunteers they need, but the 519 Church Street Community Centre is in the somewhat enviable position of not only getting more applicants than they require but also winning one … Continue reading

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