FLASHBACK: k.d. lang Comes Out On The Cover Of The Advocate Magazine (June 16, 1992)

Today in LGBTQ+ history: Against their label’s wishes, k.d. lang publicly came out as a lesbian on June 16, 1992, in a cover story with The Advocate magazine that ended earlier speculation about their sexuality

02 March 2022 / Flashback Latest Life

FLASHBACK: Landmark Human Rights Decision Rules The City Of Hamilton Was Discriminatory (March 2, 1995)

Today in LGBTQ+ history…   An Ontario Human Rights Commission decision that was released on March 2, 1995, found that then Hamilton Mayor Bob Morrow discriminated against homosexuals by refusing...

17 January 2022 / Entertainment Flashback Latest

FLASHBACK: Gabrielle Tremblay Becomes The First Transgender Woman Actor To Be Nominated At The Canadian Screen Awards (January 17, 2017)

Today in LGBTQ+ history…   On the morning of January 17, 2017, Quebec’s Gabrielle Tremblay made Canadian history when the Academy Of Canadian Cinema & Television rolled out the film,...

01 November 2021 / Flashback Latest Life

FLASHBACK: Angela James Is Inducted Into The Hockey Hall Of Fame (November 1, 2010)

Today in LGBTQ+ history…   On November 1, 2010, Angela James became the first woman inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame – an honour she shared with Team USA...

25 October 2021 / Flashback Latest Life

FLASHBACK: Diana, Princess Of Wales Visits Toronto's Casey House (October 25, 1991)

Today in LGBTQ+ history…   By Christopher Turner   In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Diana, Princess of Wales famously did her part to help destigmatize HIV and AIDS...

25 July 2021 / Flashback Latest Life

FLASHBACK: The First Official Indigenous Pride Event In Canada (July 25, 2015)

Today in LGBTQ+ history…   Canada’s first on-reserve Indigenous Pride event took place on July 25, 2015, at the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation in Ontario. The...

07 June 2021 / Flashback Latest Life

FLASHBACK: Alan Turing, Mathematician & LGBTQ Rights Icon, Dies (June 7, 1954)

Today in LGBTQ history…   British mathematician, logician and cryptographer Alan Turing (June 23, 1912 – June 7, 1954) was responsible for breaking the Nazi Enigma code during World War...

10 April 2021 / Flashback Latest Life Style

FLASHBACK: Miss Universe Pageant Ends Ban On Transgender Contestants (April 10, 2012)

April 10 in LBGTQ history…   The Miss Universe organization ended its ban on transgender contestants on April 10, 2012, announcing that transgender women would finally be allowed to compete...

20 January 2021 / Entertainment Flashback Latest

FLASHBACK: Melissa Etheridge Comes Out As A Lesbian (January 20, 1993)

January 20 in LBGTQ history…   On January 20, 1993, singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge announced to the world that she was a lesbian when she came out at the Triangle Ball,...

17 November 2020 / Flashback Latest Life

FLASHBACK: Dance Of The 41 – Police Raid A Mexican Drag Ball (November 17, 1901)

Today in LGBTQ history…   Late in the evening of November 17, 1901 (around three o’clock on the morning of November 18), police raided a private house party in Mexico...

13 September 2020 / Entertainment Flashback Latest

FLASHBACK: ABC's Campy 'Soap' Makes Its Television Debut (September 13, 1977)

September 13, 1977 in LBGTQ history…    Described simply as “the story of two sisters, Jessica Tate and Mary Campbell” (Katherine Helmond and Cathryn Damon),Soap was an American sitcom that...

26 June 2020 / Entertainment Flashback Latest

FLASHBACK: One Life To Live's Billy Douglas Comes Out (June 26, 1992)

June 26, 1992 in LGBTQ history…   Actor Ryan Phillippe made his daytime debut at age 18 as One Life To Live‘s Billy Douglas back in April 1992. He was...