Tag Archives: Toronto

Toronto Threatens To Pull Gay Pride Funding Over Anti-Israel Group

The city of Toronto is threatening to pull their funding for Pride Toronto if the organization allows an anti-Israel group to participate in the parade. The city believes that its anti-discrimination policy was violated by the participation of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid in the 2009 Pride Toronto parade, to which the city gave $121,000, the Toronto Star reported Monday. The …

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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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Brendan Burke Dies In Car Accident

Brendan Burke, the openly gay son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, died in a car accident in Indiana on Friday afternoon at the age of 21. The Burkes made international news in December when the story of Brendan’s coming out to his very supportive father was the subject of a profile on ESPN.com. The crash, said to …

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The STD From The Black Lagoon

Towleroad points us to this syphilis alert from the AIDS Committee of Toronto and notes that advertising critic Copyranter is unimpressed. It’s the ‘ol vintage sci-fi/horror movie poster parody—a popular ad execution idea for social causes recently. And why not? Cause advertising is depressing as hell to work on these days, right? Because humans are a lost fucking cause! So, …

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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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Fritz Helder & The Phantoms –
Lagerfeld Lady

I’ve been digging this clip from Toronto’s gay gay gay Fritz Helder & The Phantoms for a few days now. It’s not to my usual tastes, but there’s something about it….

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Pride Donation Rocks Canada’s Feds

Canada’s parliament is up in arms because of a CN $400K donation to Pride Toronto made from a fund designed to boost tourism. Members of the Saskatchewan Conservative Party (again!) are driving a call to discipline the MP who posed with drag queens in a check presentation ceremony. Toronto’s Pride Week may have seen its last cheque from Prime Minister …

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Toronto: World’s First Murder Conviction For Knowingly Spreading HIV

In what is being called the first such result in the world, a Ugandan immigrant in Canada has been convicted of two counts of first degree murder for knowingly infecting women with HIV. During the trial, which began in October of last year, prosecutors said that Johnson Aziga had unprotected sex with former female co-workers and women he met at …

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Anonymous Takes On Scientology at Toronto Pride

I got an email from anti-Scientology group Anonymous hipping me to the above clip which combines information about Scientology’s anti-gay policies with images from the Anonymous protest in front of Scientology offices during last week’s Toronto Pride, during which Scientology members threatened protesters with physical violence. Anonymous plans on bringing hate crimes charges against the cult, which says that gay …

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