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 ūüėČ ) 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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