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Vancouver Pride says all options still open regarding police at parade
Petition to support police garners nearly 2,600 signatures, Pride says all feedback welcome
Sherlock Holmes, homosexual detective
The author of the beloved fictional private detective drew inspiration from Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe
US Customs block Canadian man after reading his Scruff profile
What non-Americans can do to protect their privacy at the border
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Tanzania, advertising activism and Roe v. Wade
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Meeting between Vancouver police and LGBT community cancelled
Organizers say meeting will be rescheduled
Five lessons from Cabaret about sex, politics and freedom
The Tony Award–winning play is a cautionary tale for Trump’s America, and the rest of the world
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Out in Vancouver: Feb 16–22, 2017
Choice events in the city this week
Out in Toronto: Feb 16–22, 2017
Choice events in the city this week
A life-size pink phone, a sleepover and a script: my year at the Rhubarb Festival
Rhubarb has always been the place for controlled theatrical chaos — that’s why we knew our play would fit right in
When does preference become prejudice?
Is it discriminatory to refuse to consider dating someone of a particular ethnicity?
‘There is no door open, no hope.’ The gay Iranian refugee that Canada abandoned
Amirhossein Zolghadri chose to file a refugee claim instead of hiring a smuggler. Now, he’s trapped in Turkey
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Five Rhubarb Festival 2017 performances you can’t miss
The long-running festival at Buddies in Bad Times is in its 38th year
Vancouver police will march in 2017 Pride parade
News comes after Halifax and Toronto police announce they will not participate in their city’s upcoming Pride
After 38 years, the Rhubarb Festival is still pushing artists to their creative limits
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Each year artists return to test boundaries and showcase new work
Tweet clues, gay conservatives and HIV positivity
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What feedback did the Vancouver Pride Society get from the LGBT community?
VPS completed its latest round of consultations regarding Vancouver Pride 2017
Are public health recommendations sex-negative? (Part 1)
While their guidelines are effective, they sometimes don’t feel realistic for queer people
Trudeau government under fire for ending LGBT Iranian refugee program
Immigration minister stresses Liberals commitment to queer and trans refugees
Old politics in Vancouver’s new women’s library spark protest
But both sides forget what a library is meant to do (Hint: curate books, not ban them)
Toronto police chief pulls out of Pride parade
But it’s just ‘hollow statements’ until police really change, says BLMTO co-founder
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What just happened to kink social network FetLife is a bad sign for web freedom
Moral policing determines what’s bought and sold online
Parliament may probe why Canada is turning away LGBT Iranians
MPs concerned about stagnating refugee arrivals amid Trump’s executive order
Out in Vancouver: Feb 9–14, 2017
Choice events in the city this week
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