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Reflecting on the meaning of Pride

Reflecting on the meaning of Pride

For many of us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Warm weather, the sun, at least some free time and the rainbow flag is flying overhead. June is Pride Month and festivals are picking up to celebrate LGBTQ+ folks in our communities. Queer history is being explored and showcased in many ways for those who are eager to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·
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Why “partners” isn’t always the word to use

There’s no doubt that our words have impact. From our earliest days in elementary school, we’re told to watch our words. Even when your words may seem well-intentioned, the people on the receiving end may not agree. Especially when you’re talking about a person’s personal life, you don’t get to decide that their word choice is wrong. The biggest example […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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Why I refuse to give blood

While I was home for reading week, I was treated to a news story about my local hospital being the most generous in terms of blood donation. That’s heartwarming. Their slogan is “it’s in you to give,” after all. I’d finish that slogan as “it’s in you to give—as long as you’re not a man who’s had sex with another […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 2 comments · Opinion ·
Tri-Pride festival coming to Kitchener-Waterloo

Tri-Pride festival coming to Kitchener-Waterloo

Summer after summer we watch many cities gather to celebrate LGBTQ communities around the world. This year there is a pride festival coming to Kitchener-Waterloo, also known as the tri-cities. Alex Chunaco, the coordinator of this weeklong festival, expressed how meaningful this event is for our communities. “Since 1995, pride festivals have had traditions of being held in the area,” […]

by Manjot Bhullar· · 0 comments · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·

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