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[NEWS] Five LGBTQ links: Moncton, Toronto drag queens, Pete Shelley, refugees, zines

  • A new LGBTQ lounge is set to open up in Moncton, filling a much-needed niche in the nightlife of the city, nay region. Huddle Today reports.
  • Toronto Life shares some photos of eight top Toronto drag queens.
  • NOW Toronto takes a look at the out queer life of musician Pete Shelley.
  • Hornet Stories notes the growing difficulties LGBTQ refugees face getting asylum around the world, even with ostensibly pro-LGBTQ countries.
  • Hornet Stories looks at how queer zines continue to thrive.

[MUSIC] Five music links: Elvis Costello, Soft Cell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Pete Shelley, theft.

  • Russell Arben Fox celebrates the Elvis Costello song “Radio Radio.”
  • Dangerous Minds celebrates Soft Cell through their new box set.
  • NOW Toronto gives a glowing review to the new biography of Buffy Sainte-Marie.
  • Noisey celebrates the solo career of the late great Pete Shelley.
  • Alan Cross at Global News looks at the reasons why, in an age of streaming, music theft is still a thing.

[MUSIC] Five music links: Pete Shelley, Kate Bush, Joy Division, P.M. Dawn, East German punk

  • Pete Shelley, of the Buzzcocks and a star in his own right, has died at 63, BBC reports. The 1981 Pete Shelley song “Homosapien” is one of my favourite overlooked post-punk songs. (The queer visibility is also nice.)
  • The Economist makes</u a case for the historical importance of Kate Bush.
  • Dangerous Minds asks a question, mostly rhetorically: Was Peter Sutcliffe a Joy Division fan? If nothing else, the overlap does show interesting things about patterns in northern England’s cities.
  • This Anil Dash essay at Medium about P.M. Dawn, a hip-hop musician so big in the 1990s and so overlooked now, provides a really useful perspective on this artist.
  • Rolling Stone interviews Tim Mohr on the subject of the punk scene in East Germany, a cultural alternative that he argues helped undermine the dictatorship.

Written by Randy McDonald

December 6, 2018 at 11:45 pm