One of the most fascinating things about the Village Mall affair is its longevity. Nearly a quarter century after the investigation into cruising at the shopping mall, people are still gossiping about what happened. Some people will recall the story of the Habs jersey. The rumour at the time was that men who were looking for sex at the Village would wear Montréal Canadiens jerseys in order to identify one another. This only makes sense if one forgets that the Habs won the NHL playoffs in 1993 the last time a Canadian team got the Stanley Cup. It is safe to assume that many men were wearing those hockey jerseys in the winter and spring of that year, not just ones cruising for sex. Recent discussions over Pride, police, and public apologies have raised concerns over the way LGBTQ histories come to be celebrated and the challenges that arise when…
Before the celebration, came the struggle. And despite the progress that’s been made, the struggle continues today.
The LGB and Trans rights movements have evolved both together and separately. Pride Week is an opportunity to celebrate and discuss the similarities and differences shared by members of each
As the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics get underway people and communities across the province, country and world are raising the Pride flag as an act of solidarity with LGBTQ people and a rejection of Russia’s new anti-gay laws