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Homophobic graffiti outside the Qmunity offices. Dara Parker photo

Wall scrawl says it all: Homophobia is not dead

Violating a place designated as an LGBTQ sanctuary, in a city where people assume it’s easy to come out, is frightening.

No to Will Ferrell in Get Hard; yes to Queen & Country, It Follows and White God

  Will Ferrell has made some good ones, like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Get Hard is not an equal. Better to check out John Boorman’s new one, a Hungarian animal rebellion or a creepy teen...

Gay teen filmmaker Eric James Borges commits suicide one month after making 'It Gets Better' video

Despite encouraging other youth not to give up, a young filmmaker succumbs to suicide after a lifetime of rejection and bullying.

Unique research chair on homophobia a first for North America

Quebec announces university grant, says statistics on violence, hate toward gays "alarming".

Qmunity presents International Day Against Homophobia in Vancouver

May 17th marks the official International Day Against Homophobia. The event, conceived in Canada, is set to become a vital day of importance for many nations including Russia, France, the UK,...

The gayest news in the West

 March came in like a bit of a lamb when it comes to gay news folks.We are happy to report that a fabulous new gaysocial secretary has been appointed in the White House, a homophobia help...

The year in GAY news

In 2010, we saw public displays of homophobia and public displays of affection.

Justin Bieber won't be charged with assault in Richmond

Canadian teen pop sensation Justin Bieber has avoided criminal charges after a 12-year-old boy accused him of punching him in the face at a Richmond Laser Tag Park, according to RadarOnline. "This...

A matter of pride for VSB trustee

As a school trustee on the Vancouver School Board I was proud to be associated with the PRIDE 2010 themes of Celebrate, Liberate, and Educate. The VSB entry, a decorated old school bus, in the PRIDE...