Friday, December 31, 2010

Watch FAMILY TIME: 20 Years of LGBTQ Family History

Check out the new short film Family Time -- chronicling 20 years of COLAGE and LGBTQ family movement history including outrageous talk show appearances, the stinging impact of the AIDS crisis, the state by state push for marriage equality and much more.
Whether you're new to COLAGE, want to brush up on the history of the LGBTQ family movement, or are looking for a conversation starter, Family Time provides a great way to introduce your friends and family to COLAGE and the incredible history LGBTQ families have made over the past 20 years.

Beth Teper, the Executive Director of COLAGE, would like to recognize the progress they have achieved over the last twenty years that would not have been possible without people like you - your family and families like yours all over the country - who have shared your very real family stories and tirelessly advocated for equal rights and recognition.

Last month, Time Magazine released a report showing that for the first time ever, a slim majority of Americans consider people with LGBTQ parents to be part of a "real" family. This is good, but it's not enough. COLAGE can't wait for the day Time Magazine reports a resounding celebration of ALL families!

Please click here to view this powerful film and donate to COLAGE so they can continue to amplify the voices of people with LGBTQ parents. With your support, COLAGE will continue to vigorously advocate for children with LGBTQ parents and our families in 2011!


COLAGE is the only national youth-driven network of people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer parents. Living in a world that treats our families differently can be isolating or challenging. By connecting us with peers who share our experience, COLAGE helps us become strong advocates for ourselves and our families.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

OUTLOOKS New Issue #187 Online Now!!

Grammy Award winning artist Nelly Furtado is back, bringing fresh hits - and classics - to her fans! OUTLOOKS chats with the superstar about her new greatest hits CD, the story behind her gay-inspired dance hit "Night Is Young", and catching "Bieber Fever". Read Part One of Randall Shirley's Top 50 Greatest Gay Travel Experiences, and see which one of these choice destinations and events you should hit next. We examine the country of Uganda, and how their anti-homosexuality bill could effect you closer to home. Also; go from Mild to Wild in Fort Lauderdale, see our list of top wines under $20, spruce up your home with the latest winter-themed d├ęcor, and more in this Double Issue!

Be sure to visit the Out & About Online Gallery to see event pictures from across Canada, and check out the DYW Gallery to see this month's hottie: Trevor Adams.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas with The Queens: A Holiday Spectacular

KRK Productions Artistic Director Kevin Kreisz takes us on a ride through the holiday season in his magical production debut with festive choreography by Trevor Kozlow, includes dazzling costumes created by Chris Sinosich of Sebastian and Co. These 90 minutes of holiday frivolity in French revue format sizzles like the Lido Paris or the Bal du Moulin Rouge. With dynamic comedic performances, breathtaking dance production numbers, gorgeous costumes and astounding scenes, Christmas With The Queens: A Holiday Spectacular captivates audiences as the new holiday celebration!

Experience the NEW Holiday tradition of Singing and Dancing with the Queens. Come along on our magical journey as Kevin Kreisz, in his Artistic Directing Debut, takes us for a ride through Candyland complete with Tatiana as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Mandy Camp enchants us with Faith Hill’s-“Where are You Christmas” and Connie Smudge is the WILDEST Mrs. Claus you will ever meet. Jaylene Tyme rocks us as Cher and Robyn Graves belts it like Judy Garland. Raye Sunshine, the reigning DMS Empress, will be on hand to shed light on some of the DMS charities such as “Out in Schools” and “Check Him OutIona Whipp and Kiki Lawhore bring the total up to eight Queens of Christmas! Guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

Christmas with the Queens: A Holiday Spectacular December 23, 2010 @ 8pm
One Night Only at the
River Rock Show Theatre, Richmond BC. Tickets available at

Photo courtesy Daryl Dyck Photography
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

An Open Letter from Egale Canada

The Hon. Lawrence Cannon, P.C., M.P.

Minister of Foreign Affairs

House of Commons
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6

RE: Removal of reference to sexual orientation in United Nations declaration on arbitrary executions

Dear Minister,

We write to you in reference to recent actions taken by the United Nations General Assembly. As you are surely aware, the General Assembly voted last week to remove a reference to sexual orientation from a resolution that condemns extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions. The deletion of this reference, which has been included in the resolution for the past ten years, is extremely disturbing and dangerous. It eliminates the important recognition of the particular vulnerability faced by sexual minorities around the world at a time when homosexuality is still criminalized in 76 countries and considered a capital offence by 5 of these.

While Egale Canada appreciates that Canada voted against removing the reference in the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, we now call on the Government of Canada to publicly condemn this failure of the international community to protect and uphold the rights and security of sexual minorities. We ardently request that steps be taken promptly and unequivocally to affirm Canada’s commitment to fundamental human rights around the globe and to hold accountable those Member States who failed in their duty to protect the rights of all people, regardless of sexual orientation.


Helen Kennedy

Executive Director

CC: The Hon. Bob Rae, M.P.

Paul Dewar, M.P.

Ambassador John McNee

Egale Canada is Canada's LGBT human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education, and justice.

Support our work: become a member or renew your membership for 2010.

World AIDS Day, December 1, 2010

OUTLOOKS Magazine hopes that everyone recognizes the importance of today towards making a commitment to increasing public awareness and understanding of HIV. Our thoughts are with those braving the fight, and for those that we have lost.