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