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I’m a suburbanite. Get me out of here.
My partner and I moved to Toronto and bought a house in the suburbs instead of living downtown. For a gay couple, that’s like travelling to San Francisco for the Rice-A-Roni.
In our defence, coming from Winnipeg, it was hard to tell where downtown ended and the suburbs began. In Toronto you’re never more than a few blocks away from hipsters, homos, or a Tim Hortons.
Gathering on the TG Day of Remembrance
On November 28, 1998, Rita Hester, a transgender African-American woman was murdered in the United States. Rita’s murder generated massive community outrage. Trans people and their allies came together to take action against the violence and discrimination trans people face. The Transgender Day of Remembrance and the Remembering Our Dead web project were born out of that movement.
To build a greener world, I must start with myself
On September 9, Supreme Court Justice Catherine Aitken issued a ruling in the much-anticipated Freeman vs Canadian Blood Services (CBS) case, a case that had been making its way through the judicial system for almost a decade. The verdict provided unwelcome news for the gay community and many advocacy organizations.