Tag Archives: homophobia

Shotgun Gravy is Spot On

Yesterday, I read a novella Chuck Wendig wrote called Shotgun Gravy. He calls it maybe noir, maybe YA. I thought, “Really? YA noir? I’ll believe it when I see it, Mr. Wendig.” I believe it. Not only is Shotgun Gravy … Continue reading

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But for hope

I woke this morning to this heartbreaking news. A 15-year-old boy in Ottawa killed himself, because of the struggles of being gay in high school. If you don’t want to cry this morning, don’t read the story, just add Jamie … Continue reading

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Living Out

Today is National Coming Out Day. I’ve written about this kind of thing a lot, so I don’t know that I have much more to say, except perhaps a few pieces of advice, after Maureen Johnson sent out a call … Continue reading

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Speaking Out — Drawn from Life

Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up was released last week from Bold Stroke Books. It’s an anthology of stories about young queer kids dealing with and overcoming homophobia and transphobia. And I wrote one of the stories in it. “Subtle … Continue reading

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Speak no evil

Today is the Day of Silence. Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), participants pass the whole day without speaking, to promote awareness for and to support the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and genderqueer people who, due … Continue reading

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So close, and yet

This week, Canada’s House of Commons passed a bill that would add gender identity to the list of things protected in the Canadian Human Rights Act. The same bill has been introduced two previous times, and voted down each time, … Continue reading

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In Solidarity

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. I tell you this, up front, because you might not have known. Which is kind of the point of this article. I’ll be honest — I didn’t know it was today until a … Continue reading

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The Stories that Make Pride, #2

Each year at the Pride Parade in Vancouver, near the front of the parade they put a few important people, people they want to honour — local heroes, figures of the movement, that kind of thing. They ride in cars, … Continue reading

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The Stories that Make Pride

This weekend was Pride weekend in Vancouver, culminating in the parade on Sunday. I’ve gone every year I’ve been here, the last four parades, and it’s always a ton of fun. In a place like Vancouver, where being queer doesn’t … Continue reading

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An open letter to Blake Skjellerup

The professional sports world has been called the last closet. There are no current professional athletes in the NHL, NBA, or NFL that are out of the closet. Some other professional athletes, like Canadian Olympian Mark Tewksbury, have come out, … Continue reading

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