Monthly Archives: October 2014

“The community reiterates its most total condemnation…”

Truly unbelievable scenes unfolding right now in my former hometown of Ottawa. At least 3 separate shootings in various locations in the downtown core (War Memorial, Rideau Centre, Parliamentary Library). At least 3 total shooters, at least one still on … Continue reading

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That new laptop smell…

This blog is now on its third laptop. I have a sleek new MacBook Air. I don’t like to show off, but because some of you actually seem to care THAT much…

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Allies, stop sensationalising the plight of African LGBTs

Originally posted on 76 CRIMES:
Yemisi Ilesanmi (Photo courtesy of This Day Live) “African LGBTs are not looking for Western saviours,” says Nigerian author and activist Yemisi Ilesanmi.  “We must all stand as equal partners in our quest to rid the…

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Different neighbours than you might expect

I was shooting photos for a story just now, and as I was leaving I realized that the project which the shoot was for (don’t worry, I will post it here in good time 😉 ) was in no ordinary … Continue reading

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From the archives- Standing up for LGBT people in Russia

In honour of National Coming Out Day, after seeing this Pulitzer-grant-winning series on the impact of official homophobia on GLBT people in provincial Russian cities, I decided to repost this old story from 2012. It’s a continuation of this story, … Continue reading

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So this happened.

Saturday night I finished working late (covering a synchronized swimming competition) and was going to go meet some friends I hadn’t seen in a while. They’d already eaten, so I figured I would grab  something on the go. I went … Continue reading

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