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.
Earlier this year, director Rob Bliss and actress Shoshana B. Roberts teamed up to chronicle street harassment in New York City.
For 10 hours, Roberts silently walked the streets with two microphones in her hands while Bliss walked in front of her with a hidden camera to capture the leers, cat-calls, and harassment that followed.
Over the course of those hours, Roberts received some sort of verbal harassment no less than 100 times, in addition to various winks, whistles, and other non-verbal harassment. At one point, Bliss records a man who followed Roberts for five minutes after she did not initially respond to him.
Roberts is also berated by several men for not smiling or responding to their harassment.
An unmanned rocket exploded shortly after liftoff today (October 28) at Wallops Island, Virginia.
The AP reported that the ship was owned by Orbital Sciences Corp., which says no one was believed to be injured.
According to the news agency, the ship was carrying gear for the crew of the International Space Station.
On the October 23 edition of his online web show, the Trews, comedian Russell Brand offers a critical look at the October 22 shootings on Parliament Hill.
Brand unpacks the presumptive, evocative language used by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a speech he made after the attack by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau that killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo.
"A lot of what Steve Harper says sounds very reasonable," Brand says in the video. "You think, 'Yeah, there's been an attack on an institution, there's been an attack on military personal, that's wrong that that's happened.' But it's what happens to that information, how that information is used, that is interesting."
Between Two Ferns never fails to deliver an uncomfortable exchange, and Zach Galifinakis interviewing Justin Bieber is pure awkward gold.
"I've just never interviewed a seven-year-old before," Galifianakis wearily says near the beginning of the interview.
"Your young punk attitude is not gonna work in this interview," Galifianakis chastizes the scandal-plagued pop singer in this Funny or Die clip before asking him about the Anne Frank "Belieber" controversy as well as the video of the young star peeing in a bucket.
Among the revelations, Bieber says he'd like to be a time traveller and claims he's never ordered a Happy Meal.
To help quench that indirect thirst you might have whenever things get a little bit too racially diverse for your liking, there's a new beverage out on shelves that hits the passive-aggressive spot.
It's perfect for people who think that simply having friends from different ethnic backgrounds helps to counteract any racially discrimantory statements they make.
It's also great for people who talk about Europeans as the first people in Canada.
Due to the success of the drink, the company will soon be releasing new flavours: one for people who wonder why there isn't a straight Pride parade and another for those who think feminism is an out-of-style fashion accessory.
On Monday (September 8), the Easter Seals Drop Zone landed in Vancouver.
It's an annual fundraising event which sees participants each raise $1,000 or more in support of Canadians with disabilities, and get rewarded with the opportunity to rappel down an office tower.
In the above video, Kevin Getz, a host on The Beat 94.5, documents his experience of descending the exterior of 999 West Hastings 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.
I recently posted a blog about what happened when the U.S. show What Would You Do? staged scenarios in which Asian people were discriminated against.
Shortly thereafter, the latest video in a string of racist verbal attacks against Asians on transit in Australia went viral online.
In Perth, an aboriginal Australian woman making a racist verbal attack against a female Asian passenger was caught on camera this past weekend.
The Asian passenger remained silent as the other woman called her several derogatory terms, including a "whore" and "slut", and approached her. None of the other passengers stepped in.
Your Facebook and Twitter feeds are probably still awash with funny examples of those ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos.
Here's one video your friends probably won't be sharing because it might put you to sleep.
The credit goes to Supt. Claude Wilcott, the office in charge of the Coquitlam RCMP. Perhaps the Mounties he nominated to take the challenge will be more entertaining.