Progressive politics, ideas & culture


“Each death is a preventable tragedy”

Alex Verman

Transgender women have long been subjected to violence in major cities. In Toronto, the reality is no different—and police have done little to stop it. These are their stories

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For Canadians with disabilities, accessibility is still a recurring issue

Susan Mockler

What still needs to change in even our biggest cities across the country

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Toronto’s Queer Songbook Orchestra gives modern hits an LGBTQ spin

Jeff Miller

The group is queering everything from Top 40 songs to your favourite Disney movie soundtrack

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What urban centres with corporate Prides can learn from small towns across Canada

Allison Baker

They may have little money for LGBTQ celebrations, but small towns' parties are still booming

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Stuck in a news filter bubble? There’s an app for that

Celie Deagle

New Twitter app Echology aims to diversify news sources on the social media site

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Canada’s pioneer myth

Daniel Panneton

Canadians are raised to be proud of our history, attending festivals, fairs, and field trips to learn more about our colonial past. But our collective celebration may be bolstering our country's racist tendencies

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Rainbow chainmail draped over a cross during a community vigil for victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McAurthur. February 4th, 2018

ACTION SHOT: Mourning loss in Toronto’s LGBTQ communities

This Magazine

At Toronto's vigil for the victims of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

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What This Magazine contributors and alumni have been writing

This Magazine

A rundown of books, both forthcoming and recently released, by the This family

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Nine Canadian LGBTQ artists you need to know this Pride Month

Madi Haslam

Writers, poets, singers, and more!

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The United Church’s Cheri DiNovo is carving out space for Canada’s LGBTQ communities

Hanna Lee

After a career in politics, the minister wants equality for all

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How this LGBTQ conference brings together tech and queerness

Sohini Bhattacharya

Toronto's Venture Out challenges the city's Silicon Valley lookalike, male, heterosexual bro-tech space while supporting LGBTQ techies

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Looking back at Calgary’s LGBTQ legacy

Melanie Woods

New project aims to explore the city's past with its queer and trans communities

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REVIEW: This Will Be Good paints a vivid portrait of growing into womanhood

Jemicah Colleen Marasigan

Inside Mallory Tater's new book on burgeoning femininity

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When it comes to queer parenthood, it’s complicated

Ashleigh-Rae Thomas

Ashleigh-Rae Thomas knew she wanted to be a mother, but she wasn't sure how to do it. So, she turned to the LGBTQ community for answers

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REVIEW: Jen Neale’s debut novel redefines life, death, love, and grief

Whitney Rothwell

Inside Land Mammals and Sea Creatures

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Editor’s note: On paying sources

Erica Lenti

It's long been seen as an unethical practice. Perhaps it's time to reconsider

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What it was like to fight at an illegal abortion clinic in Toronto during the 1980s

Judy Rebick

Excerpted from Judy Rebick's new book, Heroes in my Head

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A. Light Zachary

Poetry by A. Light Zachary

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What it’s really like living in rural Canada

David Ward

Dispatches from McCallum, Newfoundland, in David Ward's Bay of Hope

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REVIEW: Casey Plett’s debut novel challenges readers to reflect on humanity and love

Erica Lenti

Inside Little Fish

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When They Call You a Terrorist

Patrissa Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

Excerpted from new book by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

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My Teeth are Tombstones With Your Name Engraved on Them

Kayla Czaga

New poetry by Kayla Czaga

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New B.C. museum exhibit seeks to preserve Indigenous languages

Trisha Cull

Inside the First Peoples' Our Living Languages exhibit at the Royal B.C. Museum

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