Flip-Flop Brian Jean

Looks like he’s flip-flopping again – omly instead of farm workers protection this time it’s on outing students who join a GSA to their parents. He just said it’s a bad thing but now it seems he’s (You got it) flip-flopped. Calgary Sun article: http://m.calgarysun.com/2017/04/04/wildrose-leader-brian-jean-says-notifying-parents-their-kid-is-in-a-gsa-is-sometimes-a-good-thing Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Rainbow Flag

History of the Rainbow Flag

Gilbert Baker, an openly gay activist born in 1951, grew up in a small Kansas town, and went on to serve in the US army for about two years in 1970. After an honorable discharge, Gilbert taught himself to sew. In 1974, Baker met Harvey Milk, an influential gay leader, who three years later challenged
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the leap manifesto

the leap manifesto “A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another” It’s time to take action on climate change and on making Canada more like what it COULD be, vs what the right wing / corporations would LIKE it to stay – for the sake of money. How Did
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Flip-flop, Flip-Flop Brian Jean – opposing farm worker protection – he once supported

Brian Jean – opposing changes protecting farm workers – he once supported! Flip-flop, flip-flop… He’s been making a point of “opposing” the evil Bill 6 all over the media, and taking advantage of some rallies and protests. Interesting thing though, is that he was in favor of that coverage 8 months ago (before the NDP
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The Death of Edmonton’s Indie Music Scene?

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 a meeting hosted by the “Edmonton Arts Council” took place at the Armoury. One bittersweet note, is that in attendance were a lot of people from the local indie music community whose venues don’t exist anymore. Not sure if they were there to vent, or as part of a “hopeful” (if
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The Red Pill – Feminists don’t want you to see this movie

The KickStarter has successfully ended with the project being funded! Cassie Jaye spent many hours with many well known Men’s Rights Activists over almost 3 years, doing research on her film. She also interviewed many feminists – like Katherine Spillar, Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Though she started her project as a feminist,
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Apple Released a New Product and Nobody Noticed

Apple’s new Silicone Case for the iPad mini 4 was released last week and nobody seemed to notice. Everyone was probably entranced by the “Hey Siri” event. It protects the back of your iPad mini 4 and is designed to pair seamlessly with the Smart Cover for full front-and-back coverage. For those with the iPad
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All Out Against Harper, by Adbusters

Wow – so it IS a fairly shocking image. We’ve historically known to sew a Canadian Flag on our backpacks and jackets etc. when travelling internationally. AdBusters has released a very to-the-point ad against Stephen Harper SO disturbing to me – to see someone spitting on the Canadian flag. This is the IndieGoGo campaign to
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The Problem with “Slut-walks”

Back in an ancient time called the 1980’s I had the privilege of being one of the founding members of “Northern Chaps” (then Edmonton’s Leather/Levi group) for gay and bi men. We’d get together on weekends, heading out for socializing at some of the gay bars that were around then. What do you think we’d
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Pride Edmonton 2015

Curious Lack of Story on Parade – CTV Morning

One of the things that I do when I notice something I feel is “wrong” is ask questions. That’s all. This is one of those occasions when this whole “discussion” shouldn’t even be happening.  It’s mostly just because of what I feel is an inappropriate response to a question I asked. This past weekend Edmonton’s
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iMedia 2015

I had the opportunity to go to the iMedia 2015 Conference (@iMEDIA_yeg) this past Saturday at Grant MacEwan.  It was an all-day event with keynote speakers and Breakout Sessions by some local Social Marketing pros.  There were 4 timeslots, so attendees had to choose their sessions.  (not my favorite way of doing it – as
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Russell Tovey in Banished

One of the actors I love watching is Russell Tovey, gay, out and pretty versatile (in terms of his roles that is). My husband and I watched him back in the Hetty Wainthrope mysteries, in Being Human (played a werewolf) and now of course he’s in Looking and is now cast in  Banished – an
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Ed Miliband Wants To Introduce Turing’s Law

Interesting news from England.  The leader of the labour party, and leader of the official opposition Ed Miliband has mentioned that – his party would push to introduce a law called “Turing’s Law” (named after Alan Turing) that would offer posthumous pardons for any gay men who were convicted under old “indecency” laws. In the
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Breakfast with the guys – bs

There’s an event happening here in Edmonton, Alberta Canada that is also apparently “all around the world”. Funny no mention of violence against men, or how MUCH there is (like 50 – 55% of ALL violence in opposite sex relationships). At any rate I thought you might like to know (though you may already be
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Stephen Fry’s iPhone 6 verdict-the most exquisite mobile ever made

As only the amazing Stephen Fry can say it: “Apple’s matchless design and innovation team has produced two ravishing devices…” ” I welcome, love, revere and adore Android, Windows and any other mobile operating system. The richer the market, the better for all. I’ve never thought anyone pretentious for owning a BlackBerry or an LG
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Star Trek Writer’s Response to a Bigot

Star Trek writer David Mack recently defended his own attempt to address diversity from a bigoted fan. The original story talks about his statement that “it’s important work…”. I’ve always valued the ethics of the Star Trek universe, and this just underlines why that vision of the future is a good one to aim for.
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Chris Miklos – Passes Away at 40

If you’re involved in the bear community at all, chances are you’ve seen photos and interviews with Chris Miklos. His “big, furry daddy bear” image was very sexy and he basically personified that image. However, when you looked in his eyes, you could see a fun, mischievous and playful spirit. He was a model for
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Eli the Computer Guy – HOTTIE and Tech Guru

Eli the Computer guy is a great online resource for learning about technology. He does a regular talk show called the “Daily Blob” and has probably talked about most any topic you’d be interested in – assuming you’re a geek like I am. One side benefit is that he’s a total bear and it’s fun
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