News

Largest Kingston Pride festival held since start of pandemic

Kingston Pride had a “normal” Pride festival this June after facing COVID-19 restrictions for the past two years.Continue...

The story of the first pride flag raising at Queen’s

This June, the pride flag adorned campus crosswalks and buildings, and flew at the corner of Union and University. This hasn’t always been the norm.Continue...

Features

Exploring the gender-affirming healthcare system in Kingston

Kingston resident Alex Haagarde first began seeking out medical gender transition in early 2021.

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Unpacking the history of abortion and contraceptives in Canada

This article discusses unplanned pregnancy and may be triggering for some readers. The Queen’s Sexual Health Resource Centre (SHRC) can be reached at 613-533-2959.

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Editorials

Summer Lovin’ isn’t always a blast

There seems to be this idea of summer as something transformative, but just because the seasons change it doesn’t mean we automatically become new people.Continue...

Nobody owes you a story

Australian actor Rebel Wilson recently came out in an Instagram post after Andrew Hornery, a gossip columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald, contacted her team.Continue...

Opinions

Queen’s Clubs aren’t showing true solidarity during Pride

The first time I experienced queer joy was in June of 2019 at a local queer prom.Continue...

Survivors deserve clear and accurate reporting

On May 13, the Instagram account @raperelief shared a screenshot from a Global News article with their thousands of followers explaining a decision made by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) involving section 33.1 of the Criminal Code.Continue...

Arts

Welcome to Drag: The performance art celebrating gender fluidity

I walked into Crew’s and Tango’s, a queer bar in Toronto, and my senses were flooded with light, glitter, wafts of vodka cranberries, and Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” blaring on the speakers as a drag queen performed.Continue...

Review: ‘Honestly, Nevermind’

The critiques levelled against Drake’s Honestly, Nevermind are hardly unexpected.Continue...

Sports

Women’s sports demonstrate the power of LGBTQ+ representation

Sports are often stuck in the past.Continue...

Professional wrestling shows humanity through its LGBTQ+ stars

Professional sports are, before anything else, entertainment. This idea becomes clearer as teams and leagues constantly look for new ways to attract fans.Continue...

Lifestyle

Learning to accept my sexuality

As a young girl, I found women beautiful.Continue...

4 LGBTQ+ reads to pick up this June

Pride Month is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your summer reading with a little colour. Here are some of my favourite LGBTQ+ reads—plus one on my to-be-read list—that you should pick up this month.Continue...