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Congrats to Nancy Leblanc, the acclaimed Ontario Liberal candidate in Parkdale-High Park

I read this good news online this morning on Scott Tribe's site, as well as Big City Liberal, that my friend Nancy Leblanc will be acclaimed as the Ontario Liberal candidate in the Parkdale-High Park riding for the next provincial election. Show More Summary

Adam Vaughan's 'game changer' candidacy in Trinity-Spadina puts the downtown Toronto riding into Liberal reach...

The announcement yesterday that popular downtown city councillor Adam Vaughan is seeking the federal Liberal nomination in Trinity-Spadina is a "game changer" that puts the Grits back into major contention in the upcoming by-election.In...Show More Summary

Kick attention-seeking, mischief-making American bigot Peter LaBarbera out of the country, please!

It seems hatemonger Peter LaBarbera's temporary detention by Canada Customs at Regina's airport last week was quite justified, considering what the bigoted troublemaker got himself into on the University of Regina's campus today. LaBarbera,...Show More Summary

Ding dong, the wicked Rob Anders is politically dead!

What joyous news this Sunday morning! The insanity in Calgary West / Signal Hill is finally over! Rob Anders - the longtime homophobe, social conservative dork, with a penchant for falling asleep in Parliament (see pic on the right)Show More Summary

Personal agendas trump party loyalty in Trinity-Spadina

I've watched this week's events in Trinity-Spadina closely, mostly appalled at the hypocrisy on display. Let's briefly start with 22-year-old diva Zach Paikin, unqualified to be a MP due to a lack of life experience and a clear lack of judgment, who showed the world this week what he's made of. Show More Summary

Centrist Liberals will decide who becomes the next mayor of Toronto....

Now that Olivia Chow has officially entered the race for Toronto's next mayor, the stage is set for an epic battle. The field of candidates is crowded, but it will definitely begin to thin out over the next few months. I predict theShow More Summary

Great launch by John Tory into Toronto mayor's race...

I'm very pleased that John Tory has stepped forward to run for mayor of Toronto. This offers our city a clear chance of ridding itself of Rob Ford's reign of terror. Tory's an excellent candidate and would make an exceptional mayor! I'm definitely considering voting for him. Show More Summary

Hurray for Ellen Page!

Very glad to hear this news today. Plus she's cute. Makes me wish I were a lesbian ;-) "In a speech at the Time to Thrive conference Friday, actress Ellen Page came out as gay. “I’m here today because I am gay,” she told the audience of LGBT youth at the Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

By-election results show Tim Hudak’s far-right agenda still tanking in Ontario…leaving an opening for Wynne’s Liberals to win again…

Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario Liberals got decisively whipped in yesterday’s provincial by-elections in Niagara Falls and Thornhill. Their result in Thornhill, which was slightly stronger than their 2011 result in the same seat, showed Liberal support in the GTA is, at least, hanging in there under Wynne’s leadership. Show More Summary

Time to boycott disgusting Russia's celebration of its bigoted self

I will not be watching Russia's disgusting celebration of itself tomorrow. The opening ceremonies for the Sochi Games will not be playing on my TV at work, nor at home on Friday night. I can't bear to watch a celebration of Russia'sShow More Summary

Sad news about Philip Seymour Hoffman...

"Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote” and created a gallery of other vivid characters...was found dead Sunday in his Greenwich Village apartment with what law enforcement officials said was a syringe in his arm. Show More Summary

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

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