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[NEWS] Some Pride links

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  • Christianity Today notes how the Bible verses used to debate same-sex marriage have changed over time.
  • On the subject of same-sex marriage, Lawyers, Guns and Money observes the differences between this court case and past cases involving interracial marriage, Savage Minds looks at the anthropological perspective, and the Tin Man reflects on the achievement.
  • Locally, Torontoist looks at the political history of Pride, the National Post observes the decision of Patrick Brown, Progressive Consrrvative leader, to march in pride as the first leader to do so, Elton John’s Torontonian husband David Furnish reflects on his history growing up gay in Toronto in the 1970s and 1980s, and an epochal 1976 kiss-in at Yonge and Bloor is described in the Toronto Star in the context of LGBT activism.
  • Internationally, CBC reported on the police attack on a gay pride march in Istanbul.

[PHOTO] Roses at the AIDS Vigil, Barbara Hall Park

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Roses at the AIDS Vigil #toronto #pride #aidsvigil #flowers #roses #aidsmemorial #barbarahallpark

Daily Xtra has more about this year’s event.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 29, 2015 at 2:47 pm

[PHOTO] Absolut Vodka at the LCBO

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Absolut Vodka at the LCBO #toronto #lcbo #pride #absolutvodka #manulifecentre

Happy Pride!

Written by Randy McDonald

June 28, 2015 at 4:21 am

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[CAT] Shakespeare, celebrating

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Shakespeare, celebrating #shakespeare #pride #cats #catsofinstagram #caturday #rainbow

Written by Randy McDonald

June 27, 2015 at 3:06 pm

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[PHOTO] Pride at Holt-Renfrew

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Pride at Holt-Renfrew #toronto #flags #pride #rainbow #pride

The variant of the rainbow flag displayed here, with vertical stripes instead of horizontal ones, is new to me.

Written by Randy McDonald

June 23, 2015 at 3:52 pm

[URBAN NOTE] “Toronto’s Mayor returns to Pride Festival”

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The Toronto Star‘s Michael Robinson reports on a long-overdue event.

For the first time in five years, Toronto’s Mayor will be showing some pride.

When asked on Sunday his thoughts on why his appearance at the festival is newsworthy, Tory’s answer was clear and abrupt: “It shouldn’t be.”

“(Pride) is one of the biggest celebrations in our community, period,” he said during a phone interview Sunday. “We are celebrating what I think is at the essence of what makes Toronto a great city: how we live together.”

“And the leader of this city, if you believe as I do, if your core values as a person as mayor are consistent with that notion of embracing and respecting everybody . . . you should be there.”

Pride Toronto co-chair Aaron GlynWilliams referred to Tory’s commitment to participate in the week-long festival as “the start of a new relationship between, not just this festival and the Mayor’s office, but the broader LGBTQ community.”

Written by Randy McDonald

June 22, 2015 at 6:54 pm

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • The Big Picture has a photo essay about albino children in Panama.
  • Crooked Timber considers African-American radicalism.
  • The Dragon’s Gaze links to one paper imagining the frequency of habitable planets in other universes, and links to another suggesting that to host habitable worlds exoplanet systems will need their worlds to have aligned orbits.
  • Joe. My. God. notes that police in Seoul cannot halt the Pride parade.
  • Language Hat reports on a pavilion at the Venice Biennale featuring Native American languages.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that 19th century Chinese bet on the outcome of student exams.
  • The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer notes the crackdown on money laundering has not hit the average Mexican.
  • Savage Minds considers race from the perspective of a library cataloguer.
  • Torontoist notes a local call for ghost bikes.
  • Window on Eurasia notes the repression of Crimean Tatars, notes a Chinese proposal for settlement in Siberia, and looks at how the war in Ukraine has given nuclear weapons new life.
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