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The joys of park sex — and a few hints on discretion, cleanup and consent
Toronto police could learn a few lessons from Vancouver’s take on cruising
When your client wants to take drugs during sex (Part 2)
For some, taking drugs together heightens the sexual experience. For others, it’s the only way to enjoy it
The life cycle of a gay refugee in Vancouver
How you can help new friends love the city like you do
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Five reasons Canadian queers should demand the repeal of Canada’s secret police law
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And how you can act to keep the state out of the bedrooms of the nation
Federal government to review Canada’s tough HIV laws
HIV criminalization, funding for HIV and hepatitis organizations on the agenda
Out in Toronto: Dec 1–7, 2016
Choice events in the city this week
Gaétan Dugas’ friend remembers the world’s most infamous AIDS patient
‘Gaétan had a wonderful style about him, a great wit’
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Out in Vancouver: Dec 1–7, 2016
Choice events in the city this week
Travelling to Silom Soi 4, Bangkok’s bustling gay strip
I was used to cities like Berlin, Barcelona and San Francisco, but Bangkok was completely new territory
 Is the queer community ready to defend public sex?
Identity, community, and privacy arguments may not be sufficient for Project Marie
Capitalizing on life in queer Ottawa
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Bytown offers a wealth of queer-friendly options
Is asexuality a sexual orientation?
What we still don’t know about people who don’t want sex
Castro’s legacy, Indian pride, and the beauty of positivity
Your Daily Package of newsy and naughty bits from around the world
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Young, gay and pregnant
New web series explores the co-parenting adventures of a lesbian artist and a straight dude
How one Ottawa author is honouring World AIDS Day
Charles Seems’ Gay Soulmate Wanted! is a remembrance and a message of hope
How a psychic experience and a dead writer inspired Daniel MacIvor’s new play
Who Killed Spalding Gray? is a departure from MacIvor’s usual style
Project Marie is the latest chapter in Toronto police’s long history of targeting queer sex
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Xtra Spark urges community members to follow activist group Queers Crash the Beat
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Trans bill likely to pass Senate
Bill C-16 passed its final House vote Nov 18, 2016
How my princess got to be a slut
A true story of innocence, HIV and growing up
When your client wants to take drugs during sex (Part 1)
For some, taking drugs together heightens the sexual experience. For others, it’s the only way to enjoy it
Why Project Marie was a witch hunt on gay men
Shame tactics might try to vilify gay sex, but it won’t stop cruising
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What do you say when you’re offered a young consenting houseboy?
His brown puppy dog eyes said, ‘please sir, won’t you take me home?’
Out in Toronto: Nov 24–30, 2016
Choice events in the city this week
How to run a Queer Film Festival in Uganda
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And what you can do to make sure the first annual Queer Kampala International Film Festival is a success
Should Pride applicants have to prove that they’re LGBT-friendly?
A proposal to restrict participation in Halifax Pride raises questions about queer credentials, free speech and safe spaces
A quarter century of singing loud and proud
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Celebrating 25 years of Toronto’s perfectly tuned queer voices
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