Velma Dinkley
8 min

Montreal Monday

It's going to be about 9 degrees celcius today in Montreal. Laugh ❑ /cry  ❑?

 

Several hundred people marched downtown yesterday to protest Harper's shutting down of Parliament, part of a wave of protests held across the country. [Montreal City Weblog]

A man was found dead in New York's Hell's Kitchen this weekend. And if the is the man's lover as is alleged, that would make it a pretty dire case of internalized homophobia. Some people I interviewed for the article about Quebec's new Homophobia Policy Infrastructure on facebook started an anti-homophobia group recently, and I kinda like how they're keeping it current with posts and links of current affairs. Join here.

La presse has been behind the Café Cléopatre debacle since its unravelling last summer, as we here at Xtra have. Read a history about the fight to keep the historic strip joint, here. Read an opinion piece from journalist Marie-Louise Arsenault here. [Thanks to Velma Candyass for the link]

WOW. Check out the rad new video from Margaret Cho. And THAT'S WASSUP.

My friends over at Ethnoculture are going to put on abenefitfor Haiti, Ann nou Rebati Ayiti! With performances by local queers and other lovers (Courtney Wing, Bombolessé & Vanessa Dorvily). This Sunday.

CALL for submissions for book: Feminist education now: youth, activism, and
intersectionality: edited by Jessica Yee from www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com

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