Articles tagged with: homophobia

Side by side, part five

published: February, 04, 2014 Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Gay Men, Movies, Current Affairs, International , Living with HIV, Population Specific

Ed Wolf continues his narrative about taking the AIDS documentary We Were Here to Russia. A bomb scare interrupts the LGBT festival for a day so he goes sightseeing in St. Petersburg instead

Part Five: Paradox  Sunday November 23rd It’s 9 am, and it’s still dark outside. I’ve received a message from Bard who is staying here at the hotel. Bard is a member of this year’s festival jury as well as the programming director for a similar film festival in Oslo, Norway. He suggests we have breakfast together. I hop in the shower and get dressed, happy to have something other than my orange outfit to wear. In the hotel restaurant, Bard tells me that the festival screening has

A fake’s judgement!

published: January, 20, 2014 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Television, Opinion Pieces, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow on Duck Dynasty: “Wake me when reality TV becomes real again………..until then, I don’t give a duck!”

A fake’s judgement!

So “Duck Dynasty” is the most popular show ever on A&E (Arts & Entertainment) Channel, and its patriarch, Phil Robertson was interviewed by GQ Magazine? It makes me wonder what’s next, Honey Boo Boo’s mom as the next Bachelorette and then on the cover of Vogue? If I had to choose which appalled me more it would have to be A&E. Every time I turn on that channel hoping to see something entertaining, maybe a documentary - anything, instead I find this lame depiction of an ima

The sordid tale of how I was censored by Straight Pride UK

published: August, 14, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality

When homophobia and censorship join forces. Guest writer Oliver Hotham on what happened when he published a “press release” from Straight Pride UK, and the lengths they went to to have it taken down from his website.

The sordid tale of how I was censored by Straight Pride UK

This article originally appeared on Oliver Hotham’s own blog here. Reproduced with permission. A few weeks ago, when thinking of interesting things I could write for this blog, I remembered a weird organisation that gathered some attention on the internet a month or two ago. The organisation is called Straight Pride UK. It’s a strange group which believes that the tide of Gay rights has gone too far, and that now heterosexuals have become the oppressed minority. Essentially their philoso

Michael Bublé speaks out

published: February, 10, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Current Affairs, Revolving Door, Music, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

He’s one of 10 Grammy-nominated musicians to raise their voices in support of same-sex couples

Michael Bublé speaks out

  Want to see who the other nine are? Go here 

Dealing with homophobia? There’s an app for that!

published: January, 29, 2013 Categories // Youth, Events, Sexual Health, Health, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality

Olivia Kijewski and an innovative approach by her agency to addressing homophobia – they designed an iPhone app!

As you may recall from a recent post of mine, I've been quite surprised by the strength and resilience among our community to challenge homophobia. After delivering a series of workshops on homophobia to youth, I was shocked at how willing these youth were to engage with issues surrounding homophobia and how able they were to understand the connections between experiencing homophobia and HIV risk. At AIDS Service Organizations like ours, we are now seeing this connection more and more in our

Death for their love/love them to death

published: January, 24, 2013 Categories // Current Affairs, International , Opinion Pieces

Daniel Uy on the bill to outlaw homosexuality in Uganda

Death for their love/love them to death

Several months ago I got a call from one of my brothers.  He was quite upset. Normally my brother does not pick up the phone and call me.  It’s not that we are close, but sometimes we have a challenge connecting with each other and finding common ground.  Anyhow he was quite upset and wanted me to know what was bothering him.  His topic of conversation?  Uganda.  He had heard about the “Kill the Gays” Bill and it outraged him so much that he had to call me on the phone to tell me

Photographic developing

published: December, 11, 2012 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Hobbies, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow on how his hobby of photography has been turning in to something more.

Photographic developing

Last June I wrote about some photographic opportunities that were about to come my way and how I was looking forward to them. The truth is that since then photography has been taking up a lot of my time.  I participated in the art show I mentioned but no sales or inquiries came from it. I did get a paying assignment though. A company hired me to submit photos for their new website, some that would rotate at the top of the webpage. From that job I found out about a workshop called "'Good Stor

Gay like AIDS

published: December, 05, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Sexual Health, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Matt Smith from AIDS New Brunswick on an overheard moment that linked “gay” and “AIDS” in potentially damaging ways.

Gay like AIDS

WARNING! INCOMING RANT! “That’s gay, gay like AIDS.” What? A friend of mine overheard this little gem on public transit a few years ago, and ever since she told me about it I find myself occasionally replaying it in my mind. Can we just have a moment for how repugnant that statement is? It actually makes me visibly agitated when I think about it too much, and good luck to anyone who says it if I’m within earshot. I have a uniquely academic-meets-front-line way of tearing down ignoranc

Country Living

published: November, 05, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

How does a small rural community, a two hour drive from Toronto and with a population of 700, handle issues like LGBT politics and HIV? Bob Leahy lives in one such community and files this report.

Country Living

“I’m feeling a little queer today” said Lillian, patting my arm while I drank my coffee at the local family diner. Lillian, in her 80’s is entirely not queer in the modern sense, so I seized the opportunity to have a chat about how the meaning of some words change over the years.  When I mentioned “gay” was another such word, she understood immediately - and promptly gave me a hug, leaned down and gave me a kiss on the brow. Lillian knows  I’m gay, knows I’m poz and it doesn

Sporting homophobia

published: November, 01, 2012 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Current Affairs

Wayne Bristow asks “when it comes to homophobia in sports, where does it really come from - the players, management or the fans?”

 Sporting homophobia

When I was younger, in grades 6 to 10, almost daily I would be in the school yard and hear someone say to another, “blow me”, “suck me off”, “suck my cock”, “eat me”. Very few times did that person actually mean the other person was gay, it was just something to degrade the other person. It was part of the swearing lexicon that so many of us spoke daily. No one stopped to think; it just rolled off our tongues.   The names/insults we throw back and forth aT each other go on e

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