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    Mid-Week Round Up: October 1

    October 1st, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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    Unhelpful “Helpers”: Why Unsolicited Advice and Chronic Illness Don’t Mix

    September 29th, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    When you’re chronically ill, three words become the bane of your existence: “You should try…” READ MORE

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    September 24th, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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  • Youth Voices

    Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancient

    September 24th, 2015     by Anna Green     Comments

    I discovered Kate Tempest when my aunt, an English teacher, invited me to one of her performances in Brighton. I must admit, I went with slight trepidation, for, even as a poetry fan, I feared a night of boredom was in store for me. However, when Kate Tempest walked on stage, casually dressed, casually speaking, she performed a miracle. READ MORE

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    35th annual Take Back the Night

    September 17th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape and Black Lives Matter – Toronto are pleased to announce the 35th annual Take Back the Night happening on Saturday September 26th, 2015 at Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas St. West). This year’s theme is: “All Black Lives Matter: Black Communities Take Back the Night” This year’s theme speaks to the anti-Black racism centering the experiences of Black women, Black queer and trans people along the gender … READ MORE

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    Cissexist Beauty Standards

    September 15th, 2015     by Maverick Smith     Comments

    Maverick Smith writes about the need to resist cissexist beauty standards and the incredible work trans people and communities are doing to change the conversation about beauty! READ MORE

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    The Invisible Bi Woman

    September 11th, 2015     by Adriana Rolston     Comments

    You’ve probably heard that stereotype about bisexual people just being confused. Well I was confused for a long time. In high school it slowly began to dawn on me that I found certain women attractive, even though the heartthrob hall of fame on my bedroom wall told another story. It was filled with popular celebrities at the time like Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor and Toby Maguire. READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    My Past, My Parents, My Pain: How My Own History Affects My Parenting

    September 10th, 2015     by deb singh     Comments

    It’s a social experiment but we are making the blog series “Queer Brown Girl Trying to be a Parent” into a column! So get ready for a monthly blog about all things Queer, Brown and Parenting! This month’s blog: My Own Parental History. CONTENT WARNNG: This blog includes personal information about family violence , domestic violence and child abuse. As an Indo-Caribbean in the South Asian diaspora, it has always been hard for me to accept my … READ MORE

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    Alan Kurdi: The Day Humanity Washed Ashore

    September 9th, 2015     by Maria Arseniuk     Comments

    This article is dedicated to the family of Alan Kurdi and all those who have lost their lives fleeing persecution, abandoned by the countries they placed their hopes, dreams and aspirations in. READ MORE

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    September 8th, 2015     by Jackie Mlotek     Comments

    Check out Hervana perform at Shameless’ upcoming launch party on Friday, September 11! They’ll be playing at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre (Toronto) with other bands from Girls Rock Camp, starting at 7PM. The event is all ages and free for teens and only $5 for admission that comes with a brand spanking new issue of Shameless. The venue is accessible and offers gender neutral washrooms. Find more details here. Nirvana is a band cherished by many, … READ MORE

  • Announcements

    Announcing the Second Annual Shamie Awards Gala!

    September 8th, 2015     by Team Shameless     Comments

    Join Shameless for the second annual Shamie Awards on Friday, October 16 at OCAD University! READ MORE

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    September 3rd, 2015     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

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    Toronto event! Shameless Back To School Launch

    August 31st, 2015     by Team Shameless     Comments

    Shameless magazine is having a back to school party on Friday, September 11 in Toronto! READ MORE

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    There is an Ocean in My Soul: On the Current State of Trans and Genderqueer Punk

    August 31st, 2015     by Laura Friesen     Comments

    Chances are you’re familiar with Against Me! or Laura Jane Grace. The punk band and their frontwoman have been around for a while and have been gaining exposure in queer and trans communities due to Grace’s activism and status as a role model. But Against Me! are far from the only punk band talking about transgender and genderqueer topics and inspiring listeners to listen to their gender nonconformist hearts. Inspired by my love for their album Transgender Dysphoria Blues and attending a recent Against Me! gig, I went searching for more voices and found angry, political rock music that tells individual stories of gender rejection as unique as the people playing it. READ MORE

  • Youth Voices

    Biphobia and Bi Erasure

    August 28th, 2015     by Samphe Ballamingie     Comments

    An exploration of biphobia and bi erasure in LGBTQ+ communities and western culture. READ MORE

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    40 Minutes that Changed My Life

    August 27th, 2015     by Natalya Motluk     Comments

    Natalya Motluk bravely shares a story of sexual assault, reporting, and recovery. Trigger warning: Sexual Assault READ MORE

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    The Brilliant Benefits of Baking

    August 25th, 2015     by Kaela Fraser     Comments

    Kaela Fraser fills us in on why she loves baking, and you might too! Includes an easy vegan banana cookie recipe for first timers! READ MORE

  • Embrace the Fail

    August 25th, 2015     by Victoria Chiu     Comments

    I’ve always had a thing about failure. Maybe it’s because of the standards imposed on me by years gone by of attending an old chartered school, or because of the general pressure stereotypical “Asian parents” supposedly exert on their kids. One of the prevailing stereotypes about Asian cultures is that parents stipulate high expectations for their children, and oftentimes this means that anything less than “absolute success” essentially equates to failure. Hence whenever my friends get a 98% on an exam, they’ll joke about what their parents will ask: “What happened to the other 2%?” READ MORE

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    Denise’s Test, Part 2: More Positive Media Depictions of People of Size

    August 24th, 2015     by Denise Reich     Comments

    As I continue to search for positive depictions of people of size on stage and screen, I’ve come up with several more examples. As a reminder, to pass Denise’s Test the character of size must be treated like any other person on the show. They might be villains or heroes and they might be loved or loathed by the audience, but they’re not there in the context of a stereotype or joke. They’re not a) a stock “villainous glutton” or a related trope; b) they’re not the token “funny fat guy” who exists only for comic relief, and c) their existence is neither defined nor dominated by obsession or contentious relationships with food. Part 2 continues to focus on people of size that appear as main or supporting characters. READ MORE

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    August 20th, 2015     by Jessie Hale     Comments

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