Articles tagged with: Contributors

A lifetime of achievement

published: December, 07, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Activism, Inspire Awards , Events, Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy interviews the remarkable human rights trailblazer and transman Boyd Kodak, one of the recipients of the Inspire Lifetime Achievement Awards being honoured December 14 in Toronto.

A lifetime of achievement

Boyd Kodak is a musician, writer, filmmaker and festival curator. And that's just the start!~ Bob Leahy: Congratulations on being honoured with an Inspire Award for Lifetime Achievement in our community. I see the awards ceremony is coming up December 14.  But first things first. What are you going to wear? Boyd Kodak: So excited, got some awesome tails…always wanted to wear tails…hot new shoes in shades of pewter…still looking for just the right bowtie :~) BL: Seriously, tell me

Feature Interview: Bob Leahy talks sex with Todd Klinck

published: November, 28, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

In this candid interview, full of insights in to what makes him tick, Todd shares what it’s like being a young pro dom, making porn, running a pansexual playground with trans legend Mandy Goodhandy and much more.

Feature Interview: Bob Leahy talks sex with Todd Klinck

Todd Klinck is a well known figure in the Toronto alternative club scene, known too for his past work as a young dom in the sex trade, with a nightclub in the burbs featuring shemale strippers, for making porn with a kink twist, for being edgy and out - and outspoken, but he’s much more than that.  Here’s the Wikepedia version of Todd Klinck’s life Todd Klinck (born November 15, 1974 in Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian writer, nightclub owner and pornography producer. Klinck moved t

Patients take the lead: the internet - and blogging - are changing the way people learn about health.

published: October, 06, 2011 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Social Media, Health, Mark S. King

Mark S King and the social media revolution where patients seek info, help and support online and we hear from bloggers/advocates at the forefront of this paradigm shift in health care delivery.

Patients take the lead: the internet  - and blogging - are changing the way people learn about health.

You’re part of a healthcare revolution in cyberspace, my friends. It’s changing the way people find treatment information, relate to their doctor, and support one another. And you’re about to meet some of the marvellous people who are leading the charge. Did you know that 80% of internet users spend time gathering health information  That makes it the third most popular online pursuit, following only e-mail and using a search engine (and yes, that means more than porn. Is your mind

I Love Me: The David Bromstad Mural

Our New York correspondent Positively Dating is on assignment for the unveiling of HGTV design guru David Bromstad’s mural commissioned by the Janssen Therapeutics “Know Yourself; Get HIV Tested” prevention campaign.

Editor’s note: The PositiveLite interview with David Bromstad is here. On September 20th I had the great fortune to attend the unveiling of David Bromstad’s new mural for The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. The night started off with a bevy of great speakers: Dr. Brian Baugh from Janssen Therapeutics, Glenda Testone from The Center, Dr. Anita Radis from the Callen Lorde Center, and of course the reason why we all gathered (and the eye candy for

A Gay Opera?

published: September, 27, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Arts and Entertainment, John McCullagh


A Gay Opera?

The Canadian Opera Company has opened its sixth season in its new Toronto home, the Four Seasons Centre, with the eighteenth century opera Iphigénie en Tauride. It’s a story of hope, compassion and love set to magnificent music by German composer Christoph Williband Gluck. Set at the end of the Trojan Wars, the opera is based on the play by the ancient Greek tragedian Euripides. It tells the story of a princess, Iphigénie, who, having been exiled from her Greek homeland, is forced to choos

Crime, Television and Public Perceptions: Thoughts on the Fall Line-Up

published: September, 23, 2011 Categories // Media, Opinion Pieces

As autumn approaches, we are faced once more by the inevitable. Cooling temperatures, the changing colours of the leaves, the approach of Thanksgiving and, of course, the fall television lineup.

. . . and you need not be an avid television watcher to sample the vast array of presumptuously new “gems” or returning favourites. Whether you remain glued to your flatscreen or take in only the casual newscast, you’re likely to be barraged now by snippets from everything from oddly-paired characters in often absurdly amusing situation comedies to talk shows hosted by often obscure or unexpected hosts with strangely compelling credentials. Yet one of the more interesting aspects of this

The Roy Orbison Tribute Post

published: August, 26, 2011 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Wayne Bristow

The Soundtrack To My Life - Part One:, Because Life Goes On

The Roy Orbison Tribute Post

When I’m doing my advocating, writing or photography, I usually do it while listening to music. Lately I have thought, if I were to make the soundtrack to my life, who and what would be on it? As far back as I can remember I've liked music and being raised only by my Mom I must get it from her. My Mom had quite the collection of records, some of it was early rock and roll like Roy Orbison. She had his greatest hits record and I think she still has it somewhere. It was one of my favourites. S

Devan's 5K Pride Run - Prelude to a 42K Marathon

published: July, 18, 2011 Categories // Community Events, Events, Fitness and Exercise

At 51, Devan Nambiar takes up running again. He ran Toronto’s Pride and Remembrance Run. He’s “so damn proud“ of himself. We are too.

Friday July 1, the day before the run, I was a tad nervous. The last time I had run in any race, was in 1977, thirty fours ago. I had no idea how I was going to fare at the Pride run. The possibilities were endless. But on an inner level, I had to prove to myself, I could run without any ensuring drama. My mind was set. It is my competitive nature.     9 am. Saturday July 2.  I arrived at the 519 Community Centre (Church Street, Toronto) to pick up my registration packet. T

Complètement Cirque

published: June, 27, 2011 Categories // Arts and Entertainment

Ken Monteith at the circus school - and Montreal's Circus Festival which runs July 7-24

Complètement Cirque

After I saw the show of the graduating class of the École nationale du cirque in Montréal a couple of weeks ago, I told my companions that I had found 43 new ways to get out of bed in the morning. It's funny how close I came to the number of disciplines the school helps its students to perfect…their web site lists 41 different disciplines, many of which might be useful for getting out of bed, but none of which I am likely to be able to use. The other thing we all noticed were the expressio

A Story of Contrasts

Ken Monteith reports in on the laudable measures of the Government of Quebec to put the boot to homophobia.

A Story of Contrasts

I'm sure that I am not alone among the readers of this blog cringing in horror as government after government in the United States repeals human rights protections for gays and lesbians and moves to declare same sex marriage illegal. Even as public opinion there seems to be moving rapidly in the right direction (toward acceptance), the battles seem harder and the losses more bitter. This all makes me even prouder of what rolled out in Québec on May 20th. Three days after the International Da

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