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|Archived Since:||March 18, 2008|
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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