knitnut.net: The Fountain of Youth contains….water?

GC and I marched in the Pride parade last weekend! First time for both of us. I was working there and GC volunteered to pitch in. It was a terrific event for people-watching. The people lining the streets to watch the parade were, I think, more entertaining than your average spectators. We were behind the ...

The Scott Ross: The Need of a Canadian National Monument

Canada has no real national monuments. Mostly it’s because of the irony; towering statues and obelisks that promote pride in Canadian humbleness or simplicity would tend to miss the point. But that problem assumes Canadians would look upon a 100ft copper maple leaf with arrogance and not their common reverence for the natural world around ...

The Scott Ross: Canadian Pride

Canada has the best government, the best history, and the best culture, but what makes me proudest to be Canadian, is not the democracy, not the tolerance and diversity, not the public health care, nothing, absolutely nothing makes me prouder to be Canadian than the Canadians who believe they can change all of that for ...

The Scott Ross: Liberal Pride

Many Liberals may take pride at the sight of increasing poll numbers, they shouldn’t. The Liberals have problems, increasing poll numbers aren’t going to fix them. Liberals need to build a new party, that will take time, determination and purpose. Poll numbers aren’t going to stop backroom deals, poll numbers aren’t going to hold coffee ...

gay persons of color: Revolutionary wave in planning stages for gay Egyptians

A group of brave Egyptians has started a Facebook page with a view to organizing a national day of gathering in Tahrir Square to promote the rights of sexual minorities on January 1, 2012. The page currently has over 1000 followers, but as Global Voices Online points out, some have joined the page only to ...

gay persons of color: Photos: Montreal Pride 2011

Some pics from Montreal Pride Weekend, 2011.

gay persons of color: Watch: Pink Balls in Montreal’s Gay Village – Summer 2011

This is a fantastic video highlighting landscape architect Claude Cormier’s “Les Boules Roses” (The Pink Balls), 170,000 pink resin balls fastened to wires strung out at different levels and through the trees forming a long pink canopy suspended for summer 2011 over the Sainte-Catherine Street pedestrian zone (aka The Gay Village) in Montreal, my home. ...

gay persons of color: Hate, violence at Croatian Pride event in Split

Just 24 hours after the European Commission announced that Croatia would be able to join the European Union, violence marred the first Gay Pride Parade to be staged in the port city of Split on Sunday. UK Gay News reports that shouts of “kill the fags” were directed at the roughly 300 march participants by ...

gay persons of color: Watch: Lady Gaga does EuroPride proud in Rome

Lady Gaga concluded EuroPride celebrations Saturday in Rome with a call to international governments to defend gay rights, and an acoustic performance of her Born This Way and The Edge of Glory. Whether or not you are a fan of the pop queen, Ms. Gaga, a.k.a. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has continually used her influence ...

gay persons of color: Participate: 2011 Queer of the Year Contest

For some light-hearted fun with serious prizes to be won, consider entering the 2011 Queer of the Year Contest, an annual international competition open to anyone in the world, of all genders and sexual orientations, who has personality, talent, a healthy lifestyle, community spirit, and even a bit of sex appeal. Ooh la la! Hosted ...