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Danny Miller's Fav Post of the Year & Happy New Years!

This is my other highlight of the year!! I was so shocked and humbled to be asked to speak, and realized at that moment that I am a TRUE advocate and activist.

SO here it is, December 29th, and we only have two days left until we jump into 2011!! And like most people, I find myself reflecting on the past year, the highs, (I quit smoking), the lows, (I started smoking again, but I quit drinking, almost 3 months sober now, that has to count for something) and the highlight moment of the year. Now I have been thinking what exactly is my highlight moment of the year, and what I get is a tie between two. Highlight moment #1: My pick up truck broke down, I

Best of the season – Bob’s year in photos

published: December, 29, 2010 Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which photographer Bob Leahy sorts through the thousands of images he took in 2010 to come up with a dozen personal favourites

Best of the season – Bob’s year in photos

I do this every year on my other blog– go through all the photos taken over the last twelve months to see which appeal to me most.  And here they are, a motley crue indeed, reminding me that when it comes to a consistent style or subject matter, I have none. I’ll say a few words about each to indicate why I chose the image for inclusion in this post. The lead-off one, and the one which follows have all the negative attributes attached to photographing animals in zoos.  Wildlife p

Oh Mary! Christmas: A story of antipathy.

published: December, 27, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Brian Finch

Oh Mary, it's Christmas........my thoughts on the holidays.

Every year Christmas rolls around and I feel the dread. Of what? Well for starters house parties, which I deplore going to now that I don’t drink. It doesn’t matter that it’s a Christmas party or any other kind of party, it’s not for me. Some people have a really hard time believing this, but I’m quite shy. It’s something that try as I might, just never completely goes away. Sometimes if runs in the background and I keep it under control, but in social situations where it’s crowd

A DIGITAL CHRISTMAS

published: December, 25, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy chuckles at the latest YouTube gone viral (without the load) and muses on the digital year that was 2010.

A DIGITAL CHRISTMAS

“We need to talk” Mary emails Joseph.“I’m pregnant”.  They do indeed, or at least tweet. You’ve probably seen this video already, the one where the story of the nativity is recounted using a whole bunch of social networking sites (Jeez, how come PositiveLite.com was left out?) But if you haven’t seen it, it’s below. It made me laugh a lot. It’s also very timely. For me, 2010 was definitely the year of all things digital. I was an early adopter of blogging, way back when

BCPWA - January 16th - SNOWSHOE DISCOVERY TRAILS ON MOUNT SEYMOUR

published: December, 24, 2010 Categories // Events, Events

Join us on January 16th for snowshoeing and a little winter fun and exercise.

WHAT: SNOWSHOE DISCOVERY TRAILS ON MOUNT SEYMOUR WHEN: Sunday, January 16th, 2011 TIME: 10:00 AM (leave Vancouver at approximately 9:00 am) TRANSPORTATION: CARPOOL COST: $26.50 (includes snowshoe rentals and trail pass) plus a few dollars for carpool driver DURATION: 3-4 hours DIFFICULTY: Moderate WHAT TO BRING: 1) healthy lunch 2) water 3) layered clothing suitable for winter conditions (see below) 4) mittens or gloves, tuque, warm boots Please respond to This email address is being protected

Final "Confessions of a Scooter: Love Story, Oprah, and saying good-bye

published: December, 23, 2010 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Brian Finch

It is a sad day today. As if it were bad enough with Oprah’s repeat broadcast of the cast reunion for the 70s movie “Love Story.

It is a sad day today. As if it were bad enough with Oprah’s repeat broadcast of the cast reunion for the 70s movie “Love Story.” Little did I know when I first saw this flick that I’d be immersed in a sea of sick and dying people of the 80s. Even the new living Poinsettia wasn't enough for this. Just because anything Christmas related seems to come to my apartment to die (keep my fingers crossed on these ones) and my little Hildy Chihuahua is tramautized by my neighbourr's Santa that

Brian Finch as you’ve never seen him before

published: December, 20, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy uses xtranormal software to get to know the REAL Brian Finch, or is it his robotic double?

Brian Finch as you’ve never seen him before

Brian Finch is a pretty well know figure in the blogosphere, first through Acid Reflux, then a stint with the HIVstigma.com campaign and now as the founder, editor and contributor to PositiveLite.com. But you’ve never seen – or heard - him quite like this. He's positively robotic. Truth is I came across xtranormal text-to-movie software quite by chance. Intrigued by a little HIV prevention flick I posted here earlier, I followed it to its source. Turns out that making a little animated thr

Positive Youth Outreach: Staff Holidays and Drop In Hours During Holidays

published: December, 20, 2010 Categories // Events, Events

Just a quick update about staff vacations - and drop in hours during the holiday season...

PYO Update - Important Notice - Staff Vacation and Drop In Hours During Holidays ******************** Howdy Folks, Just a quick update about staff vacations - and drop in hours during the holiday season... Angel will be on vacation from Monday, Dec. 20 and returning on Wed. Dec. 29th. Jessica will be on vacation from Wed. Dec. 29th and returning on Wed. Jan. 12th. ** TONIGHT!! - Thursday, December 16th - PYO Holiday Party!!! - Yummy Food. Good Friends. Fun Party! - Last year this was the bigge

Homo for the holidays: have yourself a homophobic little Christmas

published: December, 17, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy puts down his egg nog to examine two cases of happily homophobic greetings coming his way this holiday season

Homo for the holidays: have yourself a homophobic little Christmas

From Halifax this week came the news that radio station Q104 had run afoul of local gay rights activists with an ad which said  “we’ll deck the halls, but we draw the line at gay apparel”. The station’s management consented to alter the in-house radio ad after the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project issued a news release and set up a Facebook page about it. The action group called the promo ad homophobic. For its part, the radio station said it didn’t mean to offend or

Following up on a Promise: The Yonge and Dundas Die-in

published: December, 15, 2010 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Events, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy returns to the topic of the Yonge and Dundas Die-in, why it's important and who is on top of it.

Following up on a Promise: The Yonge and Dundas Die-in

Yesterday in this post I made a gentle dig at the organizers of the die-in supporting Bill C-393 for not going viral the same day. Well, I knew they would come through. Today, YouTube sports not one but two videos about the die-in. You can view them both below. I remember taking part in a die-in like this some years ago in Montreal. It was about funding.  It felt downright peculiar to lie on the hard ground of a busy sidewalk, albeit kind of empowering. To be honest, I was kind of gl

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