LGBTQ articles


Sex workers say new “prostitution” bill dangerous, potentially lethal

Sex workers say new “prostitution” bill dangerous, potentially lethal

by Kelly Pflug-Back Justice Minister Peter McKay tabled a new prostitution bill yesterday [June 4] which Canadian sex workers, allies, and advocacy groups have criticized as unconstitutional and will endanger the physical safety and well being of sex workers. The legislation in Bill C- 36 is seen by many to fly in the face of

Global Day of Rage in Toronto, December 15, 2013. Posted from Twitter by: @kolekili

Re-criminalization of Homosexuality in India? Not without a fight

By: Ashley M. In a landmark 2009 ruling, the Delhi High Court concluded that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and other legal prohibitions against private, adult, consensual and non-commercial same-sex conduct, were a violation of fundamental rights enshrined in the Indian Constitution. On December 11, 2013, however, the Indian Supreme Courts revoked this

Toronto Screening of “Last Chance” Documentary

Forced to flee homophobia in their homelands, queer exiles face uncertain future in Canada. Documentary screening of LAST CHANCE to feature the Director & Guest speakers WHERE: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 6:45 pm COST: Suggested donation $2-5 This event features guest speakers Paul Émile d’Entremont (director), Trudi Stewart (film subject) and

NYC’s Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Title: NYC’s Movement for Justice in El Barrio Location: downtown toronto Start Date: 2011-03-24 End Date: 2011-03-26 NYC’s Movement for Justice in El Barrio: El Barrio is Not for Sale, It is to be Loved & Defended 24-26 March 2011, Toronto Come hear Juan Haro and Maria Mercado from Movimiento por Justicia del Barrio,

20 Years On, Remembering Huey P. Newton

by Norman (Otis) Richmond BASICS # 15 (Sep / Oct 2009) Twenty years ago in Oakland, California, during the month of August, Huey P. Newton was murdered. It is August 22, 1989, at about 8:30 am in the morning. Gwen Johnston, the co-owner of Third World Books and Crafts (Toronto’s first African-Canadian-owned bookstore) phoned me

Who’s Who in the Harper Regime: a people’s guide

Despite the “modern” and “inclusive” image the Conservatives tried to push during the elections, Harper’s cabinet is overall rich, white, rural and male. It is unlikely any of these people have ever had to worry about paying the rent or how they were going to pay off their student loans since they come from backgrounds