Post Tagged with: "LGBTQ+ rights"

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It’s 2019, it’s not okay to use “gay panic” as a criminal defense

On June 19, it was announced that New York became the sixth state to outlaw a criminal defense noted as “gay and trans panic defense.” This bill will now prevent people who are charged with homicide to justify the murder based on the discovery of the victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation. With the fiftieth anniversary of the stonewall uprising, […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Lilly Singh is getting her very own talk show

Canadian Comedian and YouTube personality Lilly Singh recently announced that she has landed her own talk show, set to air on NBC in September. Singh’s show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh will replace Carson Daly’s slot on weeknights, making her the first and only woman and LGBTQ+ person to host a late-night show. Singh’s success is a win for […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Opinion ·
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Queer comedy show gets laughs and praise

On the night of Nov. 8, the warm atmosphere of Patent Social was a welcome treat after being out in the cold. The bar is a hidden gem in uptown Waterloo on Erb St. The classy, upscale venue had a small bar and was complemented with fun elements that bring out the child-at-heart, such as popcorn bowls which could be […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Events ·
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Canada doesn’t need Chick-Fil-A

Chick-Fil-A is a beloved and highly popular fried chicken American fast food chain that has a legion of dedicated consumers who seem to do their best to overshadow the controversial viewpoints associated with the restaurant. The franchise recently released its plans to expand to its first international location in Toronto, and it’s planned to open its first set of Canadian […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·