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Writing has always been Shani Mootoo’s first passion. While she’s had success as a painter and earned acclaim for her video art installations, when she was a child she dreamed of being an author when she grew up. She would write all the time, jotting down notes and phrases, crafting her own poems. At the age of 10, her craft drew the attention of her parents.
“I wrote something that got me in good trouble with my parents,” she recalls...full story
There’s no need to fly down to the islands, head to another continent or even leave Canada in order to find a little bit of paradise. All you have to do is hop on a ferry and head to British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. This pacific paradise is an outdoorsperson’s ideal playground. It’s also a perfect place to spend some time exploring quirky waterfront shops, meet the friendly people who live there...full story
As they came to terms with their sexualities, accepting the fact they were gay, one of the biggest struggles they faced was the idea that being gay and having a family did not seem like a realistic reality. “It was so refreshing to hear the words ‘I would love kids one day’ come out of Brett’s mouth,” recalls Justin of their first date. “Here I have this handsome, funny... full story
Singer/songwriter Jeremy Fisher has been nominated for his third Juno Award. All it took was seven dollars for Jeremy Fisher to confirm the music industry was where he wanted to be.
“I remember the first time I played music on the street in Seattle at the Pike Place Market,” he says...full story
Michael Sherman, a transgender man in Welland, will be having his final transitioning surgery in April, and he is extremely candid when discussing his difficult journey from being assigned a female gender at birth and living as “Michelle” for more than half his life, to finally embracing his personal identification as male at the age of 32.
“When I was a teenager and I got into high school I was trying to live two different lives,”...full story
Home Viewing - Acclaimed queer filmmaker Xavier Dolan has been getting a lot of praise for his latest feature, Mommy, which picked up the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and was Canada’s official submission for foreign language film at the 87th Academy Awards. Get lucky this St. Patrick’s Day — bring home a copy on DVD, available in stores March 17....full story
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