A History Of The Toronto Pride Parade

“Now sissy that walk”…   By Fraser Abe   Now maligned by some detractors as “just a party,” “too corporate” or even “too political,” the Toronto Pride Parade has come a long way from its grassroots beginnings almost 50 years ago.   It may be hard to believe but it was only 50 years ago, […]

March/April 2019 Cover Story: Diva-licious! Deborah Cox Is A True Show-Stopper

The enduring charm of the Canadian chanteuse…   Deborah Cox has had a storied career spanning three decades: roles on Broadway in Aida, Jekyll and Hyde, and The Bodyguard; 13 number-one hits on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs; and eight Juno nominations with four wins. She’s got crossover success, sure, but in the LGBTQ community, Cox […]

A Primer on Canada’s Premier Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans and Queer Women

Learn your lez-sons…   March is National Women’s History Month in the United States. Here in Canada, it’s in October – chosen to coincide with the landmark decision Edwards v Canada on October 18, 1929, which allowed for women to sit in the Senate of Canada – but we just can’t wait another eight months […]

A Primer On Privilege

Learn. Ask questions…   “I can’t have privilege; I was bullied!” is a sentiment many white cis gay men feel. But the fact is, there is probably no other segment of North American society more privileged (save, of course, for white cis heterosexual men) than white cis gay men.   Peggy McIntosh’s 1989 article “White […]