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Why it may be time for me to kill Mike Miksche (Part 2)
I’ve often felt I needed to choose between my ethnicity and my sexuality
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Who was the real Tadzio?
Tracking down the real person behind the beautiful boy from Thomas Mann’s novel Death in Venice
What happens when a condom breaks? (Part 1)
Condoms are supposed to be 98 to 99 percent effective when used correctly. Mine broke — so what happened?
Conservative senator thinks residential schools were good, wants gays back in the closet
Lynn Beyak praises ‘remarkable works, good deeds and historical tales in the residential schools’
New Brunswick government introduces trans-rights bill
Final province to explicitly protect trans people from discrimination
I fought the cops in the 1990s and I support Black Lives Matter now
True inclusion should not be subject to popularity contests
Yukon moves to protect trans rights
Consultations begin on amendments to Human Rights Act and Vital Statistics Act
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Why it may be time for me to kill Mike Miksche (Part 1)
I chose to use a pseudonym for “Hole and Corner” because I worried about my Lebanese-Muslim family reading about my sex life. Maybe I was wrong
Nunavut passes trans-rights law
Legislature unanimously votes to add human-rights protections for trans people
New anti-HIV pill Odefsey comes to Canada
Gilead’s latest antiretroviral drug claims lower side effects, but what about the cost?
Sex toy spying, tri-parents and American Bandstand
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Should private schools be allowed to discriminate against LGBT families in BC?
The Liberals’ order to protect LGBT students doesn’t apply to admissions policies for religious schools, Xtra has learned
Why queer people must stand against the death penalty
Not just in far-off countries where homosexuals are put to death, but wherever people are unjustly oppressed by the state
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Stop ignoring the brutal, racist history of the Vancouver Police Department
Why do Vancouverites think our police force is special?
Experts scheduled to testify on trans-rights bill in April
Senate drew out deliberation of Bill C-16 for 13 weeks
ClexaCon is shedding light on the lack of LGBT women in film and TV
What happened when queer women in the entertainment industry gathered to talk about better representation on screen?
Ruth Ellis created space for gay and lesbian African Americans in the 1940–1960s
She was a queer black woman whose life spanned three centuries of living proud and helping others do the same
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Fire Island, Northern Ireland and aging while gay
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Ten things you might not know about the Vancouver Pride Society
Co-executive director shares a behind-the-scenes look at the VPS
Protesters challenge New West pastor on anti-trans campaign
Paul Dirks’ campaign ‘gives a really negative connotation to Christianity and religion,’ says co-organizer
Beauty and the Beast, incarceration and gay loneliness
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A client wanted me to hold a knife to his throat (Part 2)
He’s given me more details for this role-play than any of my other clients, but the more precisely laid out the scene, the more ways it can go wrong
Canada’s immigration department acknowledges drop in LGBT refugees from Iran
A senior official says referrals from queer Iranians decreased to prioritize Syrian refugees
Will my Latin American mother cry tears of joy at my queer wedding?
My mother had no problem with other people’s fluid sexualities, but she had absolutely no desire for her daughter to be anything but straight
Canadian passports could set new global standard on gender markers
Feds waiting on SIN review to look at gender-neutral passports. But they could be forced to act sooner
Trump-loving evangelist brings his homophobic, racist rhetoric to Vancouver
Why is Franklin Graham still headlining the Festival of Hope?
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