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Re: “Halifax Pride stands at a crossroads

Again, nobody is asking you to use the acronym to identify yourself, so I'm not sure why you're so upset? If you're only talking about yourself, go ahead and use whatever term applies. If you're only talking about people exactly like you, use whatever term applies. This article is about a wider community, the Halifax Pride community, which does include more than the G, so it's using the acronym that most accurately describes it. Your comment could be read as coming from someone who is upset that people besides gay people are included in Pride, which is...ridiculous and I hope not true, but that's how you're coming across.

Anyway, language is a beautiful thing that evolves to meet our ever-changing needs, I think that's neat-o, sorry not sorry it makes you angry.

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Posted by nicolem on 10/13/2016 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Halifax Pride stands at a crossroads

For Methinksyhz: good news! Unless you're indigenous and claim a Two-Spirit identity, you're not 2S. Further good news: 2SLGBTQ+ is an umbrella term for a collection of different identities, so it doesn't alter your own identity in the slightest, just articulates what the umbrella includes more precisely. It's easy to be dismissive and resistant to change when the current term already includes you. Consider that if a tiny thing like a slightly altered acronym keeps you from hearing a very important message, you probably just wanted an excuse not to hear it in the first place. Sorry not sorry it's so threatening to you to have other identities besides your own acknowledged and centred. As a white, queer person, I'm gonna be over hear listening.

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Posted by nicolem on 10/13/2016 at 9:24 AM

Re: “No doubt a-Bout-ique

I am so excited for this! For those of us who play derby, it will be great to be able to try things on before we buy them--it will make the sport more accessible to newcomers too. And it fills a fashion void in Halifax. Win/win!

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Posted by nicolem on 09/26/2013 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Laurie The Guy: King of karaoke

I really loved reading this, Laurie's karaoke nights are my favorite!

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Posted by nicolem on 05/16/2013 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Driving sex

I went to the screening last night. While Year of the Carnivore and Shortbus have some themes in common (which I was glad to see: there's room for a lot more than one film that explores female sexuality honestly), they're definitely really different films in tone, style and characters.

Posted by nicolem on 08/13/2010 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Ready or not

I'm in the same boat as Walsh. I want to be able to read on an ereader: it would mean less clutter and more availability of the books I want. But I'm not willing to invest in a device yet, because no one e-reader has what I want in one package.

Posted by nicolem on 06/03/2010 at 3:28 PM

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