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Olympics Medal Ranking: Top Ten

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Vancouver: Public Displays Of Gay

Via JMG reader BStewart23, here’s a poster from a new campaign by the Vancouver Health Institute for Men called “Public Displays of Gay.” HIM has a new poster campaign that is being promoted during the Olympics. The campaign shows visitors the diverse and accepting side of Vancouver, while promoting public displays of gay affection. The posters will show images of …

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Daily Ungrumble

I’ve watched about five hours of Olympic curling and I still don’t have the faintest idea what the rules are, how scoring is calculated, or even what the actual goal of the game is. Something about putting the rock in the hoose by the end. But I’m happy to keep watching, mostly for the closeups of Canadian champion curler John …

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Do Drop The Soap

The above ad for Toronto’s Muddy York rugby club can currently be seen around the city’s gay village. (Tipped by JMG reader Trevor in Toronto)

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Olympics Medal Ranking

RELATED: Flavor Flav did a great job designing this year’s medals.

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Vancouver Medal Standings

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Out Lesbian KD Lang Steals Show At Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Despite the preceding three hours of high-tech spectacle, it was openly lesbian and native Canadian kd lang’s simple, yet soaring take on Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah that stole the show during the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics. Watch video here. Overnight the top three searches on Google were for various punctuations of lang’s name, as accolades poured out on the …

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Vancouver 2010 Olympics Start Tonight

Here’s a reminder to set your DVRs for tonight’s opening ceremonies at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Longtime readers may recall how completely nuts I went for the opening ceremonies in Beijing in 2008. Back then I closed with: “You totally have to feel sorry for Vancouver. There’s no way the next Olympics can come close to what the Chinese did.” …

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Transman Cliks Lead Singer Lucas Silveira Wins Canada’s Sexiest Male Rocker Poll

Out transman and Cliks lead singer Lucas Silveira has won an interesting poll of the readers of Chart Attack, which bills itself as Canada’s premiere music magazine. Via After Ellen: Lucas Silveira, the openly transgender lead singer of Toronto alt-rock band The Cliks, became the first transman to win the “Throw Your Underwear Award Male” (Sexiest Canadian Man) in the …

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Vancouver Time Lapse

Beautiful photography and a gorgeous tune too.

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Canada Shaves Its Beaver

Canada’s National History Society has changed the name of its 90 year-old magazine because “vulgar internet meanings” of the original name were blocking the title from schools and libraries. So kids in Canada can’t even look up actual beavers on the internet? Isn’t the beaver the national animal, the Canuck version of the bald eagle? And of course, beaver meant …

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Canada, A Division Of Homeland Security

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Canada Revokes Tax Exempt Status Of Anti-Gay Church

This ought to fuel America’s wingnuts for the foreseeable future. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has revoked the charitable status of Kings Glory Fellowship (KGF), a Christian church in Calgary. CRA cites a number of issues with KGF’s application, but the decision is based, in part, on the ground that certain KGF Board members have spoken out strongly against abortion, …

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British Columbia Government Reverses Pledge To Support 2011 Outgames

The British Columbia provincial government is reneging on verbal pledges to support the 2011 Outgames in Vancouver. When planning the games in 2007 and 2008, Outgames chair John Boychuk says representatives from “ministries associated with sport” initially made a verbal promise to contribute $400,000 to the event. Eventually that verbal commitment was reduced to $150,000 to $200,000. “A year later …

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Virgin Mobile’s New Gay Ad Campaign

Virgin Mobile has launched an ad campaign in Canada featuring two male models in a kiss. The tagline: “Hook up fearlessly.” The ad has already appeared on bus shelters. Agency of record Juniper Park created the new work to extend the “Fearless” positioning introduced in September. New brand-focused television, print and out-of-home ads encourage consumers to “hook up fearlessly” with …

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Study On Men Who’ve Never Watched Porn Fails When No Subjects Can Be Found

An attempt by Canadian researchers to compare the sex lives of men who watch porn with men who never have was called off because they couldn’t find any subjects for the latter group. Scientists at the University of Montreal had to change the focus of their project after failing to find a single male aged in his 20s who hadn’t …

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Sarah Palin Punked By Comedian, Says Canada Needs Health Care Reform

Posing as a reporter from a Canadian television station, comedian Mary Walsh punked Sarah Palin during a book signing, getting Palin to tell her that Canada needs to return to a U.S.-style system of health care. Walsh is the co-creator and star of This Hour Has 22 Minutes — a nightly news parody show in the same vein as The …

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Canada May Grant Asylum To Lesbian U.S. Army Deserter

A lesbian U.S. Army private fled to Canada after being outed by a fellow soldier, claiming she’d received a death threat from fellow soldiers. In a first, Canadian authorities are considering her asylum request as a “persecuted political refugee.” Federal Court Justice Yves de Montigny’s order for the board to consider a gay U.S. soldier as a credible refugee candidate …

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Billy Elliot, With A Gay Twist

Ah, here’s a mental palate cleanser to all of the evil in the posts below. Two gays dads in Canada adopted a boy from an abusive home seven years ago. Today the kid is a dance prodigy headed for the National Ballet. Thomas Jones and Rob Gibson are acutely aware that they are setting themselves up for a barrage of …

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Toronto Awarded WorldPride 2014

At their annual convention held this year in St. Petersburg, Florida, members of the international group InterPride voted to name Toronto as the host city for WorldPride 2014. Stockholm came in a close second. The next WorldPride will be held in London in 2012 just prior to the Olympics. InterPride is a consortium of over 200 local gay Pride committees …

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