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Prairie Pride News Roundup

A selection of local, national, and international 2SLGBTQIA+ news to inform, inspire, and empower.


 

Watch List

  • Everything LGBTQ2S+ coming to streaming platforms in April by […view the list here]

  • I Am Gay by Ajahnis Charley | 2020, 10 mins, 28 secs | […watch here]
  • The Same Difference directed by Nneka Onuorah | 2015, 1 hr, 6 mins | […watch here]
  • The Believers directed by Todd Holland | 2006, 1 hr, 19 mins | […watch here]
  • Sisters in the Struggle directed by Dionne Brand & Ginny Strikeman | 1991, 49 mins | […watch here]

Queering Sikh Heritage Month

  • Nonbinary, Sikh, and fierce as hell: Interviewing Prabhdeep Kehal by Dakota Smith, Wussy Mag […read more here] | reading time: 5 minutes & 20 seconds

  • TW: includes mention of r*pe, homophobia, and transphobia | With documentary Sab Rab De Bande, Sukhdeep Singh surveys the discrimination faced by LGBTQ Sikhs in India by Chintan Girish Modi, First Post […read more here] | reading time: 8 minutes

  • TW: includes mentions of r*pe and violence | When Will Caste-Oppressed and Queer and Trans Folks Find Liberation in Sikh Spaces? By manmit and Manu, Kaur Life […read more here] | reading time: 9 minutes and 55 seconds 

  • Policing the Bodies of Transgender & Queer Sikhs by prabhdeep kehal, Kaur Life […read more here] | reading time: 18 minutes 

  • Chit Chat 004 : Nonbinary Living and Sikhi with prabhdeep kehal […listen to more here] | listening time: 1 hour & 7 minutes 

  • Imagining Future Sikh Sangats: A Summer Fireside Chat With 2 Queer Sikhs via Sikh Coalition […watch more here] | viewing time: 1 hour & 4 minutes 

  • This Artist [Jasjyot Singh Hans] Is Painting the World Big, Queer and Imperfect by Suktara Ghosh, The Quint […read more here] | reading time: 7 minutes 

  • Gender and the Sikh Experience: An Interview with Dr. Anneliese Singh via Gender Spectrum […watch more here] | viewing time: 13 minutes & 27 seconds 
  • TW: Brief mention of queer violence and genocide | Power of Pride: Queer & Sikh via Logo TV […watch more here] | viewing time: 10 minutes & 51 seconds 
    • Queer & Sikh: Advice to Your Younger Self (BONUS Clip) via Logo TV […watch more here] | viewing time: 2 minutes & 45 seconds

Queering Black History

  • ‘My Name is Pauli Murray’ celebrates an overlooked Black queer civil rights leader and non-binary role model by Ilana Masad, Xtra* […read more here] | reading time: 8 minutes 

  • Topline: The ABCs of Black queer history by […read more here] | reading time: 2 minutes 

  • Africville, a song by Faith Nolan […listen to more here] | listening time: 3:06 
    • See also — Queer, Gifted And Black: Faith Nolan by Courtnay McFarlane, YoHomo […read more here] | reading time: 2 minutes 
  • Africville: A Community Destroyed, CBC Radio […listen to more here] | listening time: 54:59 
  • BLM Activist Janaya Khan is The Future’s Brightest Light & Wants You to Know That You Are Too for StyleLikeU […watch more here] | viewing time: 15:25 

  • Being queer isn’t just a white thing: a discussion with PCE’s Executive Director, Dawn Carter, and Norquest College […watch more here] | viewing time: 56:46 

  • Resources to learn more about Bayard Rustin:
    • “Bayard Rustin” on Making Gay History: The Podcast […listen to more here] | listening time: 34:09 
    • Bayard Rustin: The Man Who Organized The March On Washington by Cheryl Corley, NPR […read and listen to more here| reading time: 5 minutes, listening time: 7 minutes 
    • Bayard Rustin, gay civil rights leader prosecuted for his sexuality, posthumously pardoned, CBC Radio […read and listen to more here] | reading time: 6 minutes, listening time: 8 minutes 
    • Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin directed by Bennett Singer and Nancy D. Kates […rent it here] | viewing time: 1 hr and 24 mins 
  • The Incredible Black Canadian Women You Should Know by Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Refinery 29 […read more here] | reading time: 8+ minutes 
  • Black History Month: How it Began and How to Celebrate by Doriean Stevenson, ET […read more here] | reading time: 5 minutes 
  • Canadian civil rights trailblazers: Fighting for justice at the theatre by Jason Permanand, Canadian Museum for Human Rights […read more here] | reading time: 5 minutes 
  • Inspirational Black Canadians To Know, Elle Canada […read more here] | reading time: 8 minutes 
  • 11 essential books to read by Black Canadian authors by Samantha Edwards, Now Toronto […read more here] | reading time: 4 minutes 
  • 8 Queer Trailblazers to Celebrate During Black History Month (& Beyond) by Glendon Francis, Billboard […read more here] | reading time: 4 minutes
  • 28 Films to Watch During Black History Month That Aren’t About Black Trauma by Jordan Lewis, Pop Sugar […read more here] | reading time: 8+ minutes 

  • [The] Origins of Black History Month by Daryl Michael Scott, Vice President of Program, Association for the Study of African American Life and History […read more here] | reading time: 2 minutes
  • Black History Themes, Association for the Study of African American Life and History […read more here] | reading time: 5 minutes
  • Black children must be able to believe in themselves. That’s what Black History Month is for by Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, CNN […read more here] | reading time: 5 minutes 
  • Portraits of Black Canadians, from the archives of Radio Canada International […listen to more here]
  • Black History Month in Schools—Retire or Reboot? By Melinda D. Anderson, The Atlantic […read more here]reading time: 3 minutes 

QTBIPOC

  • An Open Letter to Queer Muslim Youth in America by Tariq Raouf, The Advocate […read more here] | reading time: 3 minutes & 30 seconds 

  • Homosexuality, Hinduism & the Third Gender: An Overview via GALVA-108 […read more here] | reading time: 15 minutes 

  • Tritiya Prakriti: the hidden third gender in Hinduism by Tasha Mathur, Pink News […read more here] | reading time: 5 minutes 

  • The gay Kenyans trying to fight homophobia from the inside by Gitonga Njeru, Xtra* […read more here] | reading time: 2 minutes 

  • TW: Homophobia, Queer Violence | Defiant Ghanaian journalist proudly comes out as gay on live TV, says LGBT+ people ‘deserve respect’ by Josh Milton, Pink News […read more here] | reading time: 2 minutes 

  • Louise Bernice Halfe selected as Canada’s new parliamentary poet laureate for Global News […read more here] | reading time: 1 minute 

  • TW: Racism | Dr. Martin Luther King and the Ferocious Possibilities of Black Liberation in Our Darkest Hour by Carmen Phillips, Autostraddle […read more here] | reading time: 2 minutes 
  • Upcoming closure of food bank for Black Albertans highlights gap in services, advocates say by Andrea Huncar, CBC News […read more here] | reading time: 1 minute 

Feel Good

  • How Elliot Page Coming Out Inspires Trans Actors Like Me by Sam Spadafore, Salty […read more here] | reading time: 3 minutes 

  • Megan Rapinoe Stands Up for Equal Pay and Trans Athletes by Trudy Ring, The Advocate […read more here] | reading time: 2 minutes & 30 seconds 

  • TW: Homophobia, Queer Violence | For LGBTQ+ Nigerians, Twitter is home for unbridled queer celebration by January Ikeoluwa, Xtra* […read more here] | reading time: 3 minutes 

  • TW: Homophobia | How queer South Koreans are finding resilience during COVID-19 by Heezy Yang […read more here] | reading time: 2 minutes 

  • How an incredible treasure trove of letters shone a light on the secret life of 1950s drag queens by Patrick Kelleher, Pink News […read more here] | reading time: 9 minutes 

  • 10 times trans and non-binary people showed strength, resilience and made history in the last year by Vic Parsons, Pink News […read more here] | reading time: 8 minutes 

  • Proud mother explains how her son ‘knew he wa[s] a boy before he knew what trans meant’ in stirring speech by Maggie Baska, Pink News […read more here] | reading time: 3 minutes 

  • Elliot Page Is Ready for This Moment […read more here] | reading time: 5 minutes

 

Cultural

  • Lil Nas X Claps Back at Conservatives Calling ‘Montero’ ‘Evil’ by Daniel Reynolds, The Advocate […read more here] | reading time: 2 minutes
  • TW: Brief mentions of transphobic behaviour | Meet Kissy Duerré, a fast-rising star on TikTok who embraces righteous politics and hard conversations by 

  • A map of gender-diverse cultures via PBS.org […learn more here]

  • If you can’t even support sex workers, what makes you think you can become one? By Arabelle Sweets, Gal-Dem […read more here] | reading time: 3 minutes 

  • Who Is Newly Out Teen Sensation JoJo Siwa? An Explainer For Those Of Us With No Idea by Riese, Autostraddle […read more here] | reading time: 4 minutes

Health, Wellness, and Life

  • Amaliah’s 9 Point Guide to Getting Through Another Covid-19 Ramadan […read more here] | reading time: 8 minutes & 30 seconds 

  • How do I keep myself from burning out caring for others? By Kai Cheng, Xtra* […watch here] | viewing time: 9 minutes & 56 seconds 

    TW: Brief mentions of transphobic behaviour | Trans folks need more than just visibility by

  • Yukon trans health-care coverage now the most comprehensive in Canada by

  • A beginner’s guide to being an ally to trans people by Ted Ravago, GLAAD […read more here] | reading time: 7 minutes 
  • A Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth, The Trevor Project […read more here] | reading time: 12 minutes & 50 seconds 

  • Inside the world of trans voice training by 

  • Is it okay to be angry when people don’t want to have sex with me? By

Historical

  • TW | Topline: A history of anti-Asian violence by Rachel Giese, Xtra* […read more here] | reading time: 4 minutes 

  • TW | African sexuality and the legacy of imported homophobia by Leah Buckle, Stonewall.org […read more here] | reading time: 6 minutes 
  • How homosexuality became a crime in the Middle East by A.L., The Economist […read more here] | reading time: 4 minutes
  • TW: Police Brutality | Remembering the 1981 Toronto bathhouse raids by […watch more here] | viewing time: 6:18 

  • TW: Death | Pioneering AIDS researcher Dr Joseph Sonnabend, ‘one of the most important figures in the history of AIDS’, dies aged 88 by Maggie Baska, Pink News […read more here] | reading time: 4 minutes 

Political

  • Everything you need to know about Quebec’s gender marker legal ruling by KC Hoard, Xtra* […read more here] | reading time: 8 minutes & 30 seconds 

  • TW: Transphobia | Parents of trans kids urged to flee Alabama for ‘somewhere safe’ as total ban on trans youth healthcare passes by Maggie Baska, Pink News […read more here] | reading time: 4 minutes 

  • TW: Homophobia, Transphobia | Dakota Gov. Signs Orders Banning Trans Girls in School Sports by Trudy Ring, The Advocate […read more here] | reading time: 4 minutes 

  • TW: Homophobia, Queer Violence | Coronavirus in Israel: LGBT-phobic cases spike, 1 reported every 3 hours by Tzvi Joffre, The Jerusalem Post […read more here] | reading time: 4 minutes 
  • TW: Homophobia, Queer Violence, Transphobia | Malaysia urged to renounce diabolical plan to further persecute innocent LGBT+ people by Maggie Baska, Pink News […read more here] | reading time: 2 minutes 

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