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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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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The obvious gender bias at play in the media’s coverage of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s deaths

Lisa Whittington-Hill

The two died by suicide just days apart, but the coverage of their deaths that followed was stark in its gendered differences

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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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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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Nine Canadian LGBTQ artists you need to know this Pride Month

Madi Haslam

Writers, poets, singers, and more!

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REVIEW: In Elizabeth Renzetti’s new book on female experiences, the personal is political

Jessica Rose

Inside Shrewed

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REVIEW: New book explores the unlikely success of an Alberta union

Jessica Rose

Inside Jason Foster's Defying Expectations

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

Whitney Rothwell

Inside Land Mammals and Sea Creatures

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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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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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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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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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