Out of touch

“I think the reason we’ve been frustrated is that the liaison committee has seen its role as helping to placate the community when, in queer communities all over Canada, refusing to be placated and demanding change is seen as a positive thing,” says Lucas Crawford of the Community Response Project. Read the rest at Xtra

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Thursday

WE ARE FAMILY Thursday, April 29, 2010 7:00pm – 9:00pm Audrey’s Books, 10702 Jasper Avenue Come join us as we celebrate the struggles and triumphs of queer parents in Canada as well as the publication of TWO groundbreaking Canadian books: Who’s Your Daddy?? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, […]

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Wednesday

After last week’s attack on Shannon, friends in the community began the Community Response Project. CBC news aired a story on the queer community coming together to support a friend. There is a meeting this Wednesday to discuss ways in which we can engage with the rest of the city to talk about these realities […]

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Tuesday

Laurie MacFayden was part of Exposure 2009 as co-host of one Queerly I Am Nothing. This Tuesday marks the launch of her book ‘White Shirt’ published by Frotenac House. More info below: The year 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Frontenac House and the Quartet poetry series. To celebrate, Frontenac will simultaneously publish 10 poetry […]

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Monday

HIV Edmonton, CBC Edmonton, and Abbott Virology are proud to present: DR. ELIZABETH PISANI ***PUBLIC HEALTH PROSTITUTION-The Mismatch Between Evidence and Policy in HIV *** April 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm Jubilee Auditorium Banquet Room, Suggested Donation $10 DR. PISANI will outline the history of the HIV epidemic and discuss how the response to HIV/AIDS […]

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Edmonton hate-crime

That’s one of the saddest headlines I will ever write in my post as Exposure blogger. Here’s the original CBC article about the attack on a local woman. We can’t undo what happened but can move forward and speak out. We have each other. Some friends on Facebook have started the Community Response Project: “A […]

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FemmeGimp

This is super exciting. See you tomorrow, everybody! From the Facebook event page: FemmeGimp and her Queer/Crip Sidekicks: Adventures in the Land of the Benevolent Normates! The Alberta Public Interest Group and the What Sorts Network invite you to engage with the ableism inherent in our society and re-imagine it with visiting activist Loree Erickson. […]

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Every Victim Matters

From the Facebook event page: Over 60 Edmonton-area youth, 12 to 24 years old, have created works of art addressing issues for National Victims Awareness Week. Touching on topics from domestic violence, poverty, to peer pressure, the works will be displayed during a free exhibition running April 19-20, 2010 at Latitude 53 Gallery, 10248-106 Street […]

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Hiromi

Hiromi Goto is the Writer-in-Residence in the University of Alberta‚Äôs Department of English & Film Studies. She is also, officially, Exposure alumni. Learn more about this incredibly talented writer in this week’s See Magazine. Yes, we are totally bragging about our shout-out in the interview. Make sure to check out her blog as well. Edmonton […]

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In support of Blocko

This is a really informative piece at Xtra.ca about conflict between Pride Toronto and Blockorama, an event hosted by Toronto’s queer black community during Pride. The event has been shuffled around in the past few years and Blockarama organizers believe this has been damaging to attendance and generally disrespectful. In an open letter from U […]

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