What do the federal parties say about LGBTQ issues? (No, we're not talking about gay marriage). And uh...why is no one talking about foreign policy?
October 15, 2019
We Need To Talk About Jessica Yaniv
When stories like this break, trans folks aren't given a seat at the table, but we’re left bearing the responsibility of being spokespeople...
August 15, 2019
By Niko Stratis
The National Post’s Bruce McArthur Victim-Blaming
What is revealed by a deeply unfortunate headline error conflating killer and victim
May 9, 2019
By Deidre Olsen
Canadian Media Makes A Mess Of Covering The Transgender Community
Too often, trans people get invoked in the abstract, rather than having their real stories heard.
January 19, 2018
By Alex V Green
#190 Queer Media
Canada was once home to a small, but mighty collective of gay and lesbian newspapers and magazines that made up a radical alternative media. Over the last few decades now-defunct publications like The Body Politic, Siren and Fab brought LGBTQ+ issues, interests and voices, to the fore. Daily Xtra, now the country’s only remaining national queer news source, ceased print in 2015 but continues publishing online.
Despite queer people having more rights than ever before, queer media is all but disappearing. Is this solely a result of Canadian media’s general decline, or is the shift indicative of something more?
It’s also been a year since Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLMTO) halted the country’s largest Pride parade in protest, with a list of demands in tow. The action sparked a harsh months-long backlash of editorials and hot takes by mostly white, straight columnists and pundits, ruthlessly condemning BLMTO. Has coverage of LGBTQ+ issues and news by legacy media changed or improved since BLMTO’s protest?
Joining Jesse to dissect the ever-shrinking queer media and the state of representation in legacy media is Erica Lenti, editor-in-chief of THIS Magazine, Arshy Mann, reporter at Daily Xtra, and investigative crime reporter and Body Politic writer, James Dubro.
July 3, 2017
Jason Kenney Thinks Gay Students Should Be Outed. k.d. lang Asks Him If He’s Gay.
On Tuesday, Jason Kenney told the editorial board of Postmedia’s Calgary papers that he believes parents should be informed when their child...
March 29, 2017
By Jonathan Goldsbie
Loss of Xtra Newspaper Boxes From Streets Understandable but Shitty
When I was 17, each day I walked past a bright pink Xtra news box on the street corner across from my school. Everywhere I went I seemed to see the...
August 17, 2015
By Erica Lenti
#94 Scott Thompson
Veteran comedian Scott Thompson on why nothing happened after The Kids In The Hall, the biggest problems with the Canadian film & TV industry, and why gay men still have to be defanged to be accepted.