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Issues of The Body Politic gay and lesbian liberation magazine (1971-1987, Toronto) are online as scans and plain text here:

The CLGA holds hard copies of the complete back catalogue of The Body Politic.

A reminder that the Internet Archive has scans of The Body Politic (1971-1987), the newspaper of record for the gay liberation movement in Canada. Fascinating read! Visit the CLGA in Toronto to flip through hard copies.

Skin is not a very tough armour. It’s soft, easily broken.

Meredith Grey, “Grey’s Anatomy”


Forearms tattoo done by Santa Perpetua at Black Sails tattoo (Brighton, UK)

facebook: Santa Perpetua graphic art

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"Shut up.

Dance it out.”

— Cristina Yang, “Grey’s Anatomy”

There comes a point where it all becomes too much. When we get too tired to fight anymore. So we give up. That’s when real work begins: to find hope where there seems to be absolutely none at all.

Cristina Yang, “Grey’s Anatomy”

Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than anyone here, and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks. There are no teams here, no buddies. You’re on your own. Be on your own.

Cristina Yang, “Grey’s Anatomy”

Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we’re left with only the choice of what to do next. We can choose to be afraid of it, to stand there trembling not moving, assuming the worst that can happen or we step forward into the unknown and assume it will be brilliant.

Cristina Yang, “Grey’s Anatomy”

Fresh Thinkers: Cooper Cheatham



Named one of Zagat’s “30 Under 30” this year, Cooper Cheatham is shaking up the spirits industry.

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They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of then is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you.

Diane Arbus, from a letter to Davis Pratt, Fogg Museum, Cambridge, March 15, 1971, in response to request for a brief statement about photographs.

Sometimes the best way to deal with disappointment in one arena is to accomplish something else.

Donna Paulsen, Suits

I don’t have dreams, I have goals.

Harvey Specter, Suits

Our Portraits, Our Families 


The Asian Pride Project presents Our Portraits, Our Families, a groundbreaking group photography exhibition that visualizes and promotes “the realization of love and understanding in our families, as a way to undo culturally ingrained bias.”

Each featured artist worked with an Asian Pacific…


Alex Dang - “What Kind of Asian Are You?” Support the artist, watch the full poem!



On the first day of the show, the game’s producers, Kana Ryan and Chris Trottier, watched in disbelief as two of the female Sims attending the virtual wedding leaned in and began to passionately kiss. They had, during the live simulation, fallen in love. Moreover, they had chosen this moment to express their affection, in front of a live audience of assorted press. Following the kiss, talk of The Sims dominated E3. “You might say that they stole the show,” Barrett said. “I guess straight guys that make sports games loved the idea of controlling two lesbians.”

This is an interesting piece about The Sims and how an unplanned, same-sex kiss at E3 in 1999 made people take notice of a game that was almost shuttered.

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