Journalists are still grappling with how to strike a balance between using inclusive pronouns and making sure readers understand them, according to Canadian Press editor Stephen Meurice. A panel on language representation in media was held by the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre at the Rogers Communications Centre on Friday, Sept. 30. Among the panelists were freelance journalist and queer media […]
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Black Lives Matter Toronto will lead this year’s Pride parade in an effort to highlight the activism of black queer and trans people in Toronto.
Darrell Bowden had not been to a hockey game in 35 years. On Thursday night, as the Ryerson men’s hockey team pummeled the Guelph Gryphons 5-0 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), Bowden was cheering on the home team alongside everyone else. Bowden is the co-chair of Positive Space Ryerson, a staff and faculty group committed to making Ryerson more […]
There are books you read for a few minutes during your lunch break and there are books you can’t put down for fear of where the story will go if you do. Fiction allows you to escape your own reality for a while, but the best novels have characters that are an extension of ourselves and our world. They say […]
This version corrects mistakes in paragraphs two and nine, changing female to woman; six and 12, changing transsexual to trans person; and paragraph seven, changing heterosexual to cisgender. When In Touch magazine Photoshopped Bruce Jenner’s face onto Dynasty actress Stephanie Beacham, she told Inside Edition that she thought it was funny. The photo, meant to portray how Jenner would look […]
Senior students from the RTA School of Media kicked off their Indiegogo campaign for Snow Queen, a live holiday drag show at the Winter Garden Theatre. They’ve already reached $1,426 but by Dec. 9 they hope to raise $2,000. With the challenge of funding the whole project themselves, the idea of collaborative financing only seemed natural. “Crowdfunding is inherently social,” explains […]
A group of Ryerson students is producing a drag show at the Winter Garden Theatre — with some help from the university president. Snow Queen, a live, one-hour performance featuring prominent Toronto-based drag queens, is set to hit the stage on Dec. 12, with the ticket proceeds going to support The 519 Church Street Community Centre. “Snow Queen is more […]
This week, The Ryersonian explores LGBTQ representation in video games, and how a new wave of LGBTQ gamers are finding new game characters to relate to. From lesbian character Ellie in The Last of Us, to Grand Theft Auto‘s homophobic slurs, we pinpoint the various approaches to the LGBTQ community and what it means for them as a whole. This […]
When Samson Romero – a queer gamer and fourth-year social work student – and his friends play against online opponents, they often play with the audio off. “I can’t tell you how many times my friends who play Call of Duty get called the f-word,” said Romero. “There are only two insults in the gaming world: either you’re gay or […]