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On writing, jitters, and interviewing Chantal Hébert

On writing, jitters, and interviewing Chantal Hébert

Journalism is a funny profession for someone who trends to the overly self-critical. And by "funny", I mean lunatic. [Read More]

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Film on Peruvian women’s football team makes me forget about Sepp Blatter for 25 minutes

Film on Peruvian women’s football team makes me forget about Sepp Blatter for 25 minutes

A new month, a new scandal for FIFA. In the past year, the organizing body of world football has come under scrutiny for corruption, homophobia, sexism and — November’s theme — racism. Though there are countless ways that the Association  [Read More]

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Canadian-ness: A response to the question, “Does living, working or studying abroad make you less Canadian?”

Country is another way of saying community, and when we question someone’s Canadian-ness we’re not only asking “Are you one of us?,” we’re also asking, “Are you with us?” [Read More]

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Will The UN’s Historic LGBT Human Rights Resolution Enable a Policy Response to ‘Corrective’ Rape?

Will The UN’s Historic LGBT Human Rights Resolution Enable a Policy Response to ‘Corrective’ Rape?

Will Friday’s historic United Nations resolution that seeks to apply human rights protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity enable a policy response to 'corrective' rape? [Read More]

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Gender, Fußball, und die Gewalt (Frauensolidarität, 02/11)

Gender, Fußball, und die Gewalt (Frauensolidarität, 02/11)

How could I say no to an editor who signs her emails "With solidarity"? [Read More]

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How I spent my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

How I spent my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

I just created a petition entitled Fight Homophobia in Football: Demand Resignation of Croatian Football Federation President Markovic [Read More]

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Ugandan parliament extends spring session, buys 24 more hours to bring the proposed anti-homosexuality bill to a vote

Ugandan parliament extends spring session, buys 24 more hours to bring the proposed anti-homosexuality bill to a vote

Uganda's proposed anti-homosexuality bill, first introduced in draft form in mid-October of 2009, just won't seem to go away. [Read More]

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Vallarta Activists Participate in Global Response to Detention of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

Vallarta Activists Participate in Global Response to Detention of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

At 1:00pm on April 17, 2011, twenty-six people each carried a chair to the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta and took a seat facing the ocean. [Read More]

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Ndumie Funda and over 170,000 others find success in meeting with South African officials about ‘corrective’ rape

Ndumie Funda and over 170,000 others find success in meeting with South African officials about ‘corrective’ rape

Yesterday, Luleki Sizwe founder Ndumie Funda delivered a petition of over 170,000 names [Read More]

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I’m a Footballer. And I’m Gay.

This article was also posted on the soccer blog In Bed With Maradona on March 14, 2011. As a professional footballer with a pedigree, twenty year-old Anton Hysén could probably count on some column inches throughout his career. But with a  [Read More]

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