Multi-coloured smoke drifted lazily through the crowd until it reached the centre of the street where a small group of protesters sat, adorned with leather, glitter, jewels and rainbows. What happened next was a peaceful protest from Black Lives Matter Toronto, halting the Pride parade for 30 long minutes on July 3, 2016. They demanded reform, unity and equal rights.
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The first openly gay player in the NBA, Jason Collins, played his first game for the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night, since coming out last summer. His performance was forgettable, but the implication behind his appearance was undeniable. It was a huge step for the sporting world’s LGBTQ community. However, despite homophobia in sports culture looking like it’s losing steam, […]
Ryerson students are proudly sporting Canadian colours on campus during the Olympics. This story was first published in The Ryersonian, a weekly newspaper produced by the Ryerson School of Journalism, on February 12, 2014.