Pink Triangle Press (PTP), the company that publishes Xtra, in partnership with Peace Point Entertainment Group, has bought gay porn digital specialty channel, HardTV.
The channel was purchased from OutTV’s parent company in a deal valued at about $70,000.
Pride Toronto’s financial statements from the fiscal year 2009 — which ended last July — have finally been released, and they reveal a year of growth, change and controversy. In fiscal year 2008, Pride commanded a budget of close to $2 million, but in 2009 its budget was more than $3 million.
It also posted a deficit — after a modest profit of $41,972 in 2008, in 2009 the organization took a loss of $138,605.
According to Pride Toronto executive director, Tracey Sandilands, three factors are responsible for most of the deficit. The first is the gap in 2008 between the departure of former executive director Fatima Amarshi and Sandilands’ arrival.
An American couple has won a federal court case that could change the way Canada treats would-be immigrants who are HIV-positive.
Justice Sean Harrington’s December 31 decision could be appealed before the end of January, but if it stands, it will make it easier for applicants who can afford to cover their own prescription costs to immigrate.
To get my first pap test, I had to pretend I was sleeping with men. Several years ago, I was leaving the country and wanted to make sure I was up to date with routine health care. My GP said that it wasn’t within “the guidelines” to give paps to women who sleep exclusively with women.
From my own research, I was pretty sure she was wrong. I also knew that I wouldn’t have time to get an appointment somewhere else. So I lied. She told me if I wasn’t interested in following her advice, I should get another doctor. After a supremely awkward pelvic exam, I left and never went back. Apparently, I’m not alone.
Marriage is changing & it might be changing us too
Most academics write with careful detachment. But in her new book, When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage, MV Lee Badgett opens on an unusually personal note, recounting her own decision to marry. Then again, Badgett is an unusual scholar. A professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is well outside the mainstream of academia’s most relentlessly right-wing discipline. Interested in the economics of labour and sexual orientation, her last book was Money, Myths and Change: The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men.
Last Tuesday, June 21, queer youth from across the GTA gathered at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre for the tenth annual Pride Prom. The theme was “A Midsummer Night’s Prom: A Decade of Pride and Magic.”
In the spring of 1996, mere months had passed since the Supreme Court extended the Charter to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Ontario had just become the first province to give same-sex couples adoption rights. And the Triangle Program, a classroom for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) students forced out of the normal school system by homophobia, had just opened. It was the Triangle Program participants that organized the first Pride Prom.
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