Kevin Allen — Research Lead Kevin has been documenting and profiling queer people and events for 25 years through freelance writing and editing for various queer publications including: Clue! Magazine, QC Magazine, Xtra! West, and Xtra.
OTTAWA -- Some victims of the federal government's gay purge were so devastated by the experience that even decades later they needed the help of a therapist to fill out forms to receive financial compensation, says the lawyer who led a successful class action. Several claimants were still so mistrustful of the government after being investigated or fired for their sexual orientation that they worried the compensation process was an elaborate ruse to elicit information that would be used to punish them again, said Doug Elliott, who had to coax eligible people to sign on. A total of people -- fewer than Elliott had anticipated -- filed the necessary paperwork for compensation by last month's deadline under a historic settlement that was finalized in
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Canada's gay and lesbian newspaper, Xtraannounced on January 14 that it would be ending publication of its print editions. The free biweekly paper, published by Pink Triangle Press which was founded in by a collectivewill focus on an enhanced digital version, which will include social networking and dating technology. A mobile version of the Xtra site will be available in the spring.
The book draws on oral, archival and cultural histories to explore the experiences of queer urban and rural people on the Prairies, with a particular focus on the cities of Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary. Although the book has just been published, it got its start back inwhen Korinek first arrived at the U of S from the University of Toronto. Neil had also gone and volunteered at the Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto and so, as part of that arrangement, he photocopied a lot of materials that they had and brought them back to Saskatoon.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. But so far this fall, he said he is not seeing as many students getting openly involved. This insecure feeling comes on the heels of Bill 8, the Education Amendment Act, which was unveiled by the United Conservative provincial government earlier this year.
The boisterous demonstration outside Western Canada High school was one of many minute walkouts across Alberta on Friday morning. Premier Jason Kenney said during the election campaign his United Conservative government would replace the NDP-drafted education law with older unproclaimed legislation. That would have the effect of undoing some provisions for GSAs, including a ban on schools informing parents if their children join such a club.
The is a meeting place and focus for its vital and varied downtown community. Within a supportive environment it responds to community issues and needs by supplying the resources and opportunities to foster self-determination. It is committed to principles of accessibility, voluntarism, individual dignity and value, participation and celebration. Around the Rainbow works with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two spirit, and queer LGBTTQ community, and allies, to support diverse families in childcare, preschools, schools in the greater Ottawa area.
Vancouver's Pride Parade is the largest parade of any kind in Western Canada. The parade, which covered only one side of the street while the other remained open to traffic, ran from Nelson Park to Alexandra Park via Thurlow, Pacific and Beach. The VPS is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and a handful of paid staff, who handle the finances, logistics and operations of the organization and events.