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Pride: Aging ally journeys from fear to love

My mother-in-law’s faith meant she struggled to accept her daughter as a lesbian. But over time, she offered blessings at our wedding and decked herself out in Pride colours in her retirement home. “You seem like a very nice lady, but I can never accept this.” The speaker…
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Pride: A place where everyone is welcome

John Ribson, owner of Hamilton LGBTQ bar The Well, which sponsored the May/June Pride issue of HCM, talks about the founding of the brand and its ambitious expansion plans, the history of gay bars in Hamilton, and his $1-million donation inspired by his own cancer battle.
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Things to Do: Pride Events

You can get your queer on at a plenty of events in Hamilton and Halton this month! Uncloseted At The StaircaseIn celebration of queer visibility and the power of bonding through laughter, The Staircase presents a weekend-long festival in recognition of Pride 2023. The Uncloseted Comedy…
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New rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Hamilton

Four sides of the intersection at Ferguson Avenue North and King William Street are now painted in Pride colours. Hamilton unveiled its newest rainbow crosswalk to kick off Pride month at the corner of Ferguson Avenue North and King William Street. The traditional six-colour rainbow colours, along with…
Arts + Culture

All Hail the Queens!

Drag has sashayed into the mainstream while at the same time being at the tipping point of social protest. Hamilton’s drag queens just keep being fierce. For the faithful, Easter weekend is a holy celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Among the more secular, it’s a time to…