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News briefs – Dec. 29

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

National Supporting Toronto’s LGBT seniors “I just do what I got to do to survive,” says 59-year-old Eustace (who asked Daily Xtra not to use his real name for safety reasons), a gay man currently living in Canada. Eustace has been living in Canada since 2006, when he says he left Guyana in fear of […]

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October 27 news briefs

What's going on in GLBT news

August, 2015

Local Caitlyn and Bruce Jenner Halloween costume sparks controversy Caitlyn and Bruce Jenner Halloween costumes have hit shelves across Canada and it’s sparking controversy among some in the transgender community. The Caitlyn costume comes complete with a wig, satin corset and shorts mirroring what she wore when she came out as transgender on the cover of Vanity Fair […]

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andreagibson On Stage

Spoken Truth

An interview with Andrea Gibson

May, 2015

The most current project I am working on is Stay Here With Me, which is an online website and community working to prevent suicide. My political heart was raised by Vox Feminista, a group of radical artists in Colorado.

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These commemorative stamps are set to be released in Finland this September. Courtesy Itella Posti Oy; original image: Tom of Finland Foundation. News

International News Briefs

Compiled by Meg Crane

July, 2014

TRANS TEEN HELD IN ADULT PRISON WITHOUT CHARGES HARTFORD, Connecticut – A 16-year-old transgender girl has been held in an adult Connecticut prison since April, despite the fact she isn’t there to serve a sentence and no charges were laid against her. She has not been told when she’ll be released. According to Mother Jones […]

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Editorial

A Question of Pride

Making sense of our hopes and dreams

May, 2014

Proud to dream

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Dec. 8 – News briefs

What's up in the GLBT community this week

October, 2015

Local Canadian LGBT groups step in to help Syrian refugees Last week the Canadian government announced that they had made provisions to accept and resettle LGBT asylum seekers who were escaping persecution. Homosexuality is illegal in Syria, with a penalty of up to three years imprisonment for those who are found guilty. Read the full story […]

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October 13 news briefs

What's up in GLBT news this week

August, 2015

Local  30 Years Of Cinematic Pride The Reel Pride Festival will be celebrating its 30th year in Winnipeg by continuing to show films that focus on content relevant to the queer community. The purely volunteer board is excited to share the films they have collected for this year’s festival, which takes place at the Gas […]

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214-28-moments-of-reflection Columns

Moments of Reflection

Every city has its gay

December, 2014

Compiled by Eric Plamondon Winter months are rich in contemplation. Year-end reviews make us think of our past. Drinks in pubs with friends make us dream or our future. Moments staring into a fire (people still have fireplaces in their homes, right?) make us reflect on what we can do to shape our future, or […]

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Transgender and Incarcerated

How do our jails treat some of the most vulnerable prisoners?

May, 2014

Transgender prisoners – particularly women – often face harsh situations in Canada’s jails. Without documentation or not having fully completed their transformations, offenders may face difficult questions when entering the prison system, not the least of which is what their gender is. By Larkin Schmiedl Those who are non-operative or pre-operative are, by standard practice, […]

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Entertainment

Men are raped too

April, 2014

MEN GET RAPED TOO: AN AUTHOR'S REVEALING BOOK AND Q&A John Lennon was raped. At first he didn’t report it. He reported a theft by the same man to the police. Then he went back to report the rape. Then he wrote a book about it.

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