LGBTITQQ2S

Today in Canadian Queer History

February 4, 2020

In 2016 I marked the 35th anniversary of Operation Soap – the 1981 Toronto bathhouse raids that became our “line in the sand“. This was just one in a series of police actions against businesses […]

LGBTITQQ2S

When We Rise

March 7, 2017

This is an imperfect television docudrama that presents an overview of LGBT (but mostly G, with some L and a dusting of T, but no real B) history from the early 1970s through 2013 based […]

LGBTITQQ2S

Out Of The Closet Players

October 8, 2016

UPDATE 06/21/2021: I spoke with Bruce Vilanch, a producer and one of the performers, about the album and current PC Culture last Saturday (06/19) on Suzanne Westenhoefer’s internet talk show. UPDATE 12/13/2016: The only one […]

LGBTITQQ2S

Queer Progress

August 28, 2016

Some thoughts on the progress we have (and have not) made as queer folk, at least here in North America, measured by the Romanovsky & Phillips music catalog. This post is inspired by my listening […]

LGBTITQQ2S

Pride, Protest, Party

May 29, 2016

June is celebrated in much of the ‘western world’ as Pride Month (or Day, Weekend, or Week). Most often identified as “LGBT Pride” – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans. Sometimes with Q for Queer. There are […]