05 November 2018 / Insight Latest Life

Hug It Out

Men need to embrace platonic physical contact…   I love a good hug. Not a tepid side hug or half hug, but a full-bodied embrace.   I have a group...

30 October 2018 / Insight Latest Life

Will Canada Become A Leader In Global LGBT Rights?

As hosts of the international Equal Rights Coalition conference, we’re under scrutiny to do more to help our international siblings…   At the same time Pang Khee Teik was in...

31 August 2018 / Insight Latest Life

Learning The Lessons

The school of Sex and the City is in session…   Fun fact: it’s been 20 years since the iconic TV series Sex and the City first premiered on HBO....

29 August 2018 / Insight Latest Life

Thirst And Sanctimony On Social Media

There’s certainly something beautiful about the shamelessness of Instagays…   Adults used to warn their children, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” (Drag...

01 March 2018 / Insight Latest Life

Bare Essentials

Tried-and-tested techniques to banish the winter blues and put a spring in your step…   Keeping it simple has never been my strong suit. In the university of life, I...

01 November 2017 / Insight

How To Become A Long-Term Gay Power Couple

The key to the elusive and enviable long-term relationship…   By Paul Gallant Photo: Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent in 1998 (Getty)   Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé...

01 September 2017 / Insight Latest

HELPING CANADIAN LGBT-OWNED BUSINESSES SUCCEED

These businesses can be an economic force to be reckoned with By Katie Mead   It is estimated that there are more than 140,000 LGBT-owned businesses in Canada, with a...

01 November 2016 / Insight Life

LGBT M&M’s

If we expect more of our allies, we should also be delivering By Paul Gallant Rock ’n’ roll legend has it that Van Halen’s 1980s touring contract required that M&Ms,...

01 July 2016 / Insight Life

COMMUNICATING DESIRE

In our smartphone era, gay men still remain startlingly incompetent at expressing what they want By Paul Gallant   In the bad old days, men looking for hookups with other...

01 June 2016 / Insight Latest

MUST PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS

Friendship remains the lasting gay superpower By Paul Gallant Years ago, when Peter Nardi, a professor of sociology at California’s Pitzer College, was headed off to visit London, gay friends...

01 February 2016 / Insight Life

Combatting Biphobia, Homophobia and Transphobia in the Workplace

Most people are familiar with blatant forms of biphobia, homophobia and transphobia such as slurs, other inappropriate language and the classic “that’s so gay!” In the workplace it’s important to...

22 October 2015 / Health & Fitness Insight Life Travel

Up, Up and Away!

There are two things that mark the end of fall in my clinic: Flu shots arrive, and men start coming to see me for travel vaccination advice. I’m a huge...