Straight white males, do you feel frustrated because the media is no longer catering exclusively to you? Do you get a big sad whenever you are reminded of your privilege?
Comedian Peter Coffin has the solution for you: Brozac!
"Brozac works by blocking the brain's social justice receptors," according to the video. "This restores you to the clearer, happier state of total narcissism you once felt comfortable and safe in."
Check out the video below.
Find more videos from Coffin on YouTube.
What do you think would happen when a homophobe hugs a gay person for the first time in his or her life?
Well, you'll see in the following video, an experiment by the Gay Women Channel. It's from a few months ago but it's still very relevant, even here in Canada where gay rights may exist but so do homophobes, some behind veneers of political correctness.
Anyhow, if you're in need of cheering up, this should put a smile on your face. And make you want to go hug a gay person.
Gay history is complicated by the fact that so much was conducted in secrecy, was ignored, or was even intentionally destroyed. Much has been lost or erased. Urban gay history which concentrated in nightclubs and restaurants also tends to disappears as venues vanish and development destroys neighbourhood focal points.
When it comes to media, we may now have numerous TV shows with LGBT characters and even an entire Canadian TV network devoted to LGBT programming (OUTtv). But what came before all of that?
You might not be aware that the first Canadian TV series made by and for LGBT people was produced right here in Vancouver.
Gayblevision, which ran from 1980 to 1986, was the nation's first gay and lesbian cable-access show on West End Cable 10.
How do City of North Vancouver residents feel about one of their mayoral candidates writing the following bigoted sentences?
Bill, to the extent that you are able, and bearing in mind that I would never tell that misserable little prick what a perm-headed fagot I truly believe him to be, tell him to fuck himself in the most polite terms you can find.
You might remind him that since he embarked on my character assassination at trial last week, I feel little inclination to soften the blow to the gay little pud-knockers feelings and more like telling him the way all I know see him to be.
Who knew cereal could be so political?
We've been witnessing a wave of TV commercials featuring parents that haven't traditionally been given much visual representation in popular culture or advertisements.
The latest example is from Cheerios Canada. The touching ad features two Québécois dads, André and Jonathan, who tell their story about adopting their daughter Raphaëlle, who is of African descent.
While an ad like this shouldn't be a controversial subject in Canada in 2014, it does remain a potentially risky subject for companies to address.
It's an issue that has been rankling some gay men for many years.
Canadian Blood Services prohibits any men who've had sex with other men at any point in the last five years from donating blood.
This is the requirement even if the gay men are monogamous and practise safe sex.
Now, the Young Liberals of Canada want this policy overturned.
"With so many lives at stake, Canada's health policy should be based on evidence—not a discriminatory outlook on sexual orientation," the group's president, Justin Kaiser, said in a news release issued today. "Expecting a particular group of Canadians to be abstinent for five years before allowing them to help save lives is a dangerous, backward, and stigmatizing policy.
An important fundraiser for people with HIV/AIDS takes place on Sunday (September 21).
The 2014 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life begins at 10 a.m. at Sunset Beach.
It offers a chance for Lower Mainland residents to get a bit crazy and put on their wackiest footwear.
A fashion show at the event will be judged by drag queen Connie Smudge and broadcasters Fiona Forbes and Kate Gajdosik.
The walk helps fund Positive Living B.C.'s complementary health fund. It provides people with HIV with up to $35 per month to cover the cost of supplements and other products and treatments to enhance their lives.
On September 14, I attended the Scotiabank Passions gala in support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation as a media guest. For its 11th year, the popular fundraising event featuring over 20 Vancouver restaurants as well as live and silent auctions moved to a new venue: the Imperial Vancouver (319 Main Street).
This extremely shocking and deeply disturbing precognitive short documentary details the unprecedented and irrevocable damage by the LGBT–rights movement in Ireland.
Imperiled heterosexuals are shown resorting to extreme measures to protect themselves from the insidious and pervasive threats of the Pink Peril.
The video comes at an important juncture, just as the country is considering a referendum on marriage equality for the spring of 2015.
Earlier this year, an impassioned speech about LGBT rights by Irish drag queen Panti Bliss went viral internationally in March, even prompting the Pet Shop Boys to turn it into a club anthem.
Although Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may have come under fire for breaking their pledge that they wouldn't get married until all same-sex couples could marry in the U.S., one of Jolie's former lovers is hearing same-sex wedding bells.
Japanese American model and actor Jenny Shimizu, who once had a relationship with Jolie (who costarred with her in the 1996 film Foxfire), is engaged to her partner Michelle Harper.
Jolie is quoted as saying of Shimizu: "I fell in love with her the first second I saw her. I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn't married my [first] husband."
Shimizu also lists Madonna as one of her former lovers.