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Yukon Rainbow

The definition of genderqueer is people who do not fit within the traditional two-gender role of male or female. This may be someone who feels they have some of both genders, or someone who feels they have no gender. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Plans are under way for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) annual general meeting in early January. I will post the time and place on our website when the information becomes available. Some of the old board members are stepping aside to do other Read more

Yukon People

As I write this column, my partner has been a recent victim of homophobic slurs in her work place. As well, there is a furor in the media over recent tragic suicides by young gay teens. Homophobia has reared its ugly head into our lives once again. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Let's see What's Up in the gay community. The GALA Pub nights have moved to Foxy's Cabaret. The first Saturday of every month, between 4 and 8pm, we are gathering with the irrepressible Peggy Hanifan for drinks and music and mingling. Peggy has been Read more

Yukon Music

I was watching All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise a while back - a documentary about Rosie O'Donnell's gay family cruises. In the film they interviewed various people, including the mother of a woman who had accompanied her daughter on this cruise in Read more

Photography - Film

I saw a recent posting online that used statistics to dispel myths about the gay community. It was an interesting collection of data. OKTrends compiles data from OKCupid, an online dating site. This gives OKTrends a huge database from which to gathe Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

There has been a YouTube video going around lately with Ellen DeGeneres pleading to end intolerance after a spate of young gay people committed suicide. Even in this day and age of greater tolerance towards all minorities, and even after 40-plus yea Read more

Making A Difference!

I received feedback recently on an article I wrote about lesbian breakups. I knew that it was going to touch some nerves ... and it did. Gay marriage is very new and it was a hard-fought battle to gain that right. By criticizing lesbian relationship Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

The whole idea of what is "natural" or "as nature intended" is an argument often used to oppose homosexuality. Even good, well-meaning people will say things like, "I don't mind gay people, but really, it just isn't natural." I do understand this wa Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

What is it about humankind that we have this need to pair up? We all seek out relationships and it is a driving force in our lives to do so. When we are younger it often has to do with having a family. As we age, the need becomes more of wanting to Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Vacation planning has been on my mind lately; mainly how to escape from the Yukon this winter to warmer climes. I have been inspired by the stories from friends who are abroad. One in particular is the filmmaker I profiled recently who is travelling Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

I have been having Facebook discussions with several people lately over the whole bi-curious issue, if we can in fact call it an issue. In the community, the bi-curious are those individuals who are questioning their sexuality and exploring it. Thi Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

When the time comes and your relationship with your "soul mate" tanks, you need to assess the damage and then act wisely to avoid becoming bitter, vengeful or stalker-ish. The following is a list of things you should do and things you should avoid Read more

Yukon People

The queer community in the Yukon is full of creative and innovative people doing interesting projects in the areas of the arts and business. One of our local lesbians is a filmmaker named Heidy Enka, who has written and directed a film called Trauma Read more

Photography - Film

Gay Pride is an annual event that happens in cities across the world, usually in the month of June. It celebrates, as its name evokes, pride in being queer. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

There has been a lot of emphasis among gay advocates lately to show that gay families are healthy and normal and that children raised in gay/lesbian households are as happy and well-adjusted as any other kids. Read more

Yukon Families

Summer is finally upon us. We come out of our houses blinking at the increased daylight like a bunch of groundhogs. Whitehorse feels more vibrant. People are leisurely walking around amazed that it stays light past 5 o'clock. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Kate Reid is on a house tour of the Yukon. Reid, a self-described dyke folk artist, is on this grass roots concert tour put on by Home Routes, an organization that books performers to do concerts in people's homes throughout the communities. The ho Read more

Yukon Music

In Canada, the number of people over the age of 65 has doubled since 1951. Our life expectancy has increased dramatically and now sits at an average of 80 years. Given these statistics, resources for our ageing population has become an issue of impo Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

The dictionary defines "comfort" as being at ease ... so "uncomfortable" is a lack of ease. That doesn't sound too bad. There are worse things to feel, I suspect, than a lack of ease. Why am I boring you with this? Because the school in Mississippi Read more

Yukon Lifestyle