October, 2015 / Author:

Local

Women, students celebrate right to vote at museums in Winnipeg

The centennial milestone of women’s right to vote in Manitoba is being celebrated at two Winnipeg museums, with about 100 students getting the chance to meet prominent women, including former prime minister Kim Campbell.

 

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Winnipeg chic

It was a hot summer’s eve my first night in Winnipeg. I found myself enjoying creative cocktails at one of the city’s finest eateries, Dear + Almond, while chatting with Jeff Myall, a vice-president on Pride Winnipeg’s board. I was visiting Manitoba’s capital for three days to explore all the city has to offer, keen to discover what’s new, trendy and trip-worthy for Canadian queers.

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

National

Vancouver Pride disputes human rights complaint

A Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) defence to a complaint filed by a former employee alleges the employee had work performance issues, and was not discriminated against.

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Sophia Banks: cisnormativity hurts everyone

Noted trans activist Sophia Banks is coming to Algonquin College’s Acceptance Day to talk about cisnormativity.

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Deportation threatens gay refugee’s Canadian family

Even after moving out of the home he had shared with Joel Dick and Dara Douma for five months, Rolston Ryan still had a key.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

International 

With a little pill, could one city’s AIDS epidemic be ending?

SAN FRANSICO – On online dating sites, Matthew Sachs identifies himself as a 5-foot-8, 130-pound grad student who likes hiking, performance art and community service. He says he’s interested in meeting a broad range of guys, from jocks to geeks, and notes that — oh, by the way — he’s “On PrEP.”

Read the full story at The Washington Post.

Cruz Rails Against Marriage, Trans Rights, Rainbows in Iowa

As Ted Cruz fights for his political life in Iowa, he is crouching to the level of his hyper-conservative base.

 

Read the full story at The Advocate.

Jaden Smith pulls off a skirt in latest gender fluid photo shoot

The actor and rapper says he refuses to be defined by traditional stereotypes.

The 17-year-old – who was unveiled as the new face of Louis Vuitton womenswear earlier this month – has been praised for continually breaking traditional gender stereotypes.

 

Read the full story at PinkNews. 

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