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Blog Profile / Queer-Liberal

Filed Under:Politics / Canadian Politics
Posts on Regator:587
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Archived Since:March 18, 2008

Blog Post Archive

HBO's new 'Looking': Link to Full Episode on YouTube

I'm hooked! HBO has posted the first episode of its new 30-minute gay drama, 'Looking', set in beautiful San Francisco, on YouTube. Genius marketing. I'll be watching this one all the way to the end! LINK TO THE FULL EPISODE ON YOUTUBE HERE!

Putin resembles Hitler as he suggests Russia needs to "cleanse" itself of homosexuality

How horrible it must be to be LGBT in Russia these days. My heart truly goes out to all LGBT people living in Russia and their allies.Next month's Sochi Olympics are shining a light on that country's despicable treatment of its gay people and rightly so. Show More Summary

'My Prairie Home' documentary about transgender musician from Alberta makes it to Sundance Film Festival

I'm excited about seeing this documentary this year, the only Canadian feature to make it to the Sundance Film Festival, which opened this past week. 'My Prairie Home' follows a transgender musician named Ray from a staunch Christian family in Alberta. Based on this CBC story on it that ran last night, it looks amazing.

NOW Magazine's movie critics simply suck! (With the exception of Norm Wilner perhaps...)

Filmmakers (including myself on occasion) struggle greatly for years to get their stories on the big screen, from writing dozens of screenplay drafts, to finding money, to shooting, to post-production, to the agonizing process of distribution. Show More Summary

Winter by-elections force Wynne's Liberals into tough spot ahead of spring budget and possible election

The Niagara Falls result in the 2011 Ontario provincial election was one of the narrowest wins by a Liberal incumbent in that election. Former MPP Kim Craitor, the incumbent since 2003, held on by only 500 or so votes in a tight three-way race, just ahead of the Tories with the NDP running a strong third. Show More Summary

My sincere condolences to George Smitherman and his family at this tragic time...

It was startling late last night hearing the news that Christopher Peloso, husband of George Smitherman, was missing again, just a few short months after a similar incident that ended positively. George tweeted the following yesterday...Show More Summary

My Top Films of 2013

As an avid cinema lover, it was a great year in film viewing. I haven't shared a list of my favourites in a few years, so I thought I'd do so this year. I saw dozens of films this year either in commercial theatres, at film festivals, or in the comfort of my home. Show More Summary

Hurray!: U.K. diving star Tom Daley says he's dating a "guy"

U.K. diving star and Olympic bronze medallist Tom Daley has confirmed what many gay men around the world had hoped. In a frank, five-minute YouTube video he posted today to his YouTube channel, which has racked up more than a half-million...Show More Summary

Toronto LGBT theatre's Rhubarb Festival inexplicably loses funding from the Harper government

After many years of support from the federal Department of Canadian Heritage for the annual Rhubarb Festival, which will celebrate its 35th year in February, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (which puts on the festival) received some bad news last month from the feds. Show More Summary

Chrystia Freeland: The Best Candidate for MP of Toronto Centre

Monday's by-election day in Toronto Centre, and three other federal ridings in Canada. I'll be out pulling the vote all day in Toronto Centre, where I live. If you're a voter in Toronto Centre and haven't made up your mind, or want to...Show More Summary

Xenophobic NDP by-election tactics in Toronto Centre remind me of 2001 Beaches by-election

It sucks when lefties so desperately want to win that they toss out their basic principles or judgment in order to try to do it. Such is the case with NDP candidate Linda McQuaig in theToronto Centre byelection. We've seen innumerable...Show More Summary

Fighting for truth through Xtra's biased political coverage

In January 2013, Xtra Toronto had hoped to get more videographers accredited to attend the Ontario Liberal leadership convention, but unfortunately the party wasn't able to accommodate them and many other media in their demands. In response,...Show More Summary

Federal Liberals have proud record supporting LGBTTQ equality.

All political parties have checkered histories when it comes to supporting LGBTTQ rights. Some individuals in all parties have shown great leadership in promoting equality. Yes there has been some dissent by Liberal MPs when issues of LGBT equality have come up, one or two of whom are still in the federal Liberal caucus. Show More Summary

Desperate Dippers getting nasty in Toronto Centre

With less than two weeks to go until by-election day on November 25th in Toronto Centre, federal New Democrats supporting candidate Linda McQuaig are ramping up their nasty sides, shamefully trying to throw dirt at their main opponent, Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland. Show More Summary

Indiegogo campaign to fund new Leon Le film - DONATE

Dear Friends & Readers -- Please allow me to put aside politics for today and instead write about a new short film project being undertaken by my friend, director Leon Le. I'm proud to say that Leon's launched an Indiegogo campaign to...Show More Summary

Message to Ford Nation enablers: It's time to give your own children some crack cocaine!

What a day! I was supposed to get some creative writing work done, but instead the circus that is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford overwhelmed me. Ford's lunch hour confession that he has smoked crack cocaine "probably" during one of his "drunken...Show More Summary

Well, Ford Nation, how to explain away this one?

The Toronto Star and Gawker were right. The video does exist. The police have it and it will be used as evidence in an extortion trial against Alexander Lisi, a friend of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said the...Show More Summary

Behold: Rob Ford thug David Price's destruction of public property

When you reward a thug psychopath who likes to hang out with criminals by electing him mayor, low and behold said thug recruits his thug friends and their destructive, impulsive, anti-social behaviour gets worse and worse and worse. That would very much sum up the last three unfortunate years in Toronto municipal politics. Show More Summary

Federal Liberal and NDP fortunes put to the test in four federal byelections called for November 25th

Federal byelections will be held in four vacant ridings on November 25th, 2013: my own riding of Toronto Centre (my very first byelection as a voter!), as well as Bourassa in east-end Montreal, and two ridings in rural Manitoba: Provencher and Brandon-Souris. Show More Summary

Zac Efron strips for upcoming raunchy comedy "That Awkward Moment"

Okay, let's put aside all seriousness and celebrate the release of a new, rated-R movie trailer for Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron's upcoming raunchy comedy called 'That Awkward Moment.' The film is set to be released in January, but...Show More Summary

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