TOPIC: LGBTQ ICONS AND ACTIVISTS

'It's time for happy stories': The evolution of LGBTQ storytelling in film

The abundance of LGBTQ film and television programs available on popular streaming services offer audiences — and queer viewers — a variety of stories to choose from.
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Fire Island revolutionizes the queer rom-com by reimagining Jane Austen

Queer male identity is ready for its Hollywood closeup in Joel Kim Booster and Andrew Ahn's spin on Pride & Prejudice.
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The 200 most iconic queers in cultural history, part four

From Bowie to Baldwin to Brando, the grand finale of our countdown is here.
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'Out in the Ring': How professional wrestling has become an LGBTQ friendly space

Ry Levey's new film explores the sport's storied history of queer representation.
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TRAMPS! looks at the art movement behind the The New Romantics

The New Romantics are so often associated with pop music, but Kevin Hegge argues in his documentary TRAMPS! that it was so much more than that.
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Oliv Howe is a Vancouver trans icon — here's how we told her genre-bending story

After a long road to the screen, Dave Rodden-Shortt's The Empress of Vancouver is premiering at the 2022 Inside Out Film Festival.

10 things you should know about Tomson Highway — 2022 Governor General's Performing Arts Award laureate

Among Canada's most decorated artists, Tomson's impact as an Indigenous writer and performer is immeasurable
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Harvey Fierstein is a living legend we can all learn from — and you can start by reading his book

From Torch Song Trilogy to Mrs. Doubtfire, Fierstein has seen it all, and his new memoir encapsulates that while also documenting half a century of gay culture.
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The 200 most iconic queers in cultural history, part three

Versace, Pasolini, Bert and Ernie: we're entering the top 100 on our countdown.
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The 200 most iconic queers in cultural history, part two

The ultimate queer countdown continues with everyone from Ricky Martin and Janelle Monáe to Tinky Winky and The Babadook.
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The 200 most iconic queers in cultural history, part one

In four acts, we present to you what may very well be the most ridiculous ranking ever written.
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We Demand: 50 years after our first major rights rally, this is what queer Canadians say we need today

1971's We Demand Rally revolutionized rights for LGBTQ people in Canada. We asked artists and writers what we should be demanding now.
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The media tainted the story of trans jazz musician Billy Tipton. This film wants to tell his truth

New doc No Ordinary Man offers a necessary dialogue about transmasculinity, centred around the revered musician who was outed after his death.
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The remarkable story of Howard Ashman, who changed Disney forever while battling AIDS

The lyricist behind iconic songs from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin passed away 30 years ago, but we'll always be part of his world.
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Gay culture has grown toxic with unchecked privilege. It's time for us to reset

An open letter to my fellow white gay cis men: there should be no "returning to normal" after this.

Dear Will Munro: Love letters to a beloved artist and community builder, 10 years after his passing

On May 21, 2010, we lost one of Canada's true queer heroes. Today, let's celebrate him.
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Killing Patient Zero: How a Quebec flight attendant was falsely accused of bringing AIDS to America

The myth surrounding Gaëtan Dugas is completely debunked in Laurie Lynd's new film.
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10 Canadian LGBTQ stories that need to be made into films or TV series

Jim Egan — whose story is at the heart of the first queer Heritage Minute — is far from the only history-making Canadian worthy of immortalizing on the screen.
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The Fruit Machine: Why every Canadian should learn about this country's 'gay purge'

Canada's notorious homosexuality detection device is the subject of a new documentary.

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