Articles tagged with: John McCullagh

Stand up for queer youth!

published: October, 29, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Youth, Mental Health, Health, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

Inspired by Rick Mercer’s rant about the importance of gay and lesbian public figures to be open about their sexual orientation, John McCullagh has a rant of his own about the need for all queer adults to support our youth.

Stand up for queer youth!

Did you see Rick Mercer’s latest rant? If not, play the video clip of it that you’ll find at the end of this article. He’s saying that telling queer teens to just put up with the bullying at school and elsewhere because “it just gets better” when they eventually reach adulthood doesn’t cut it. He tells gay and lesbian public figures to be open about their sexual orientation so that they can be role models for queer youth. “If you’re gay and you’re in public life...you can’t

Leslieville: a new kind of gay village

published: October, 26, 2011 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Lifestyle, Sex and Sexuality , John McCullagh

As political gains have been made and queer people become more visible and accepted in society, the need for a specifically queer “ghetto” as a place of safety and security has diminished. John McCullagh explains.

Leslieville: a new kind of gay village

In recent years, specifically gay spaces across the country have declined as queer people have become more integrated into the culture at large and the internet has changed how we meet. This loss of gay space is particularly noticeable in my home town of Toronto. Once the vibrant focus of gay life, the downtown Church-Wellesley Village is today a shadow of its former self. While some may decry this change, I welcome it. Why? Because, as an activist, this is what I’ve fought for. As political

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