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Reelout 22- LQBTQ+ Indie Film Festival

Kingston’s 22nd annual Celebration of LGBTQ+ Indie Cinema is back, this time it’s virtual! It’s a brand new year and 2021 already feels like a year of hope and positivity. Our committee of programmers wanted to ensure that Reelout audiences felt the good vibes this year as well. We recognize

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Soapbox: O’Toole’s keeping Sloan in CPC shows lack of understanding

Editorial note: The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece written by Councillor Nathan Townend and does not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of The Kiingstonist. Following his recent election as the new Conservative Party leader, Erin O’Toole has made overtures about inclusion and is quoted in The Hill Times

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Police probe hate crime at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

Kingston Police police say a potential hate crime has been perpetrated against the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre at 144-146 Barrie St on Queen’s University campus. Between Monday, Jun. 29 and Tuesday, Jun. 30, police say five flags hanging on the property were purposely cut in an act of vandalism.

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Canadian curling sets example for acceptance of LGBTQ athletes

The world of competitive sports has often been associated with rather toxic views of gender and sexuality. For years, gay athletes were forced to hide in the shadows over fears they would not be accepted by their teammates or fans. In recent years, many sports organizations have sought to change

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CMHA Kingston Branch announces upcoming closure

After 40 years of serving the community, the Kingston Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has announced it is closing. Stating that “it has been a privilege to serve the community” in a press release on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, the local CMHA said its Board of Directors

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Local business owner ‘furious’ about vandalism to pride signage

When business owner Amanda Stewart arrived to work on the morning of Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019, what greeted her at her storefront was anything but welcoming. There, on the windows of her Princess Street business, Amanda’s House of Elegance, was graffiti, marking up the signage Stewart had put up in

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Kingston Pride 2019: Parade, events, and everything you need to know

  This weekend, Kingston will be awash in rainbow colours as Pride events take place around the city. Kingston Pride has announced their full list of events, so read on for all of the things to see and do this weekend, as well as road closures to be prepared for.

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Kingston Pride announces 2019 Parade Grand Marshall

  Kingston Pride Inc. has announced the 2019 Parade Grand Marshall for the Kingston Pride Parade. Rear Admiral Luc Cassivi of the Royal Canadian Navy has accepted the invitation to be the Grand Marshall of this year’s Pride Parade. Cassivi began his naval career in 1983 after time as a

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Kingston’s first Queer Prom takes place this weekend

  The Kingston Youth Pride Council and Queen’s Faculty of Education Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) are presenting Queer Prom on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 7 to 10 p.m. Queer Prom will be taking place at the Queen’s University Faculty of Education at 511 Union Street West, a fully

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What type of business does Kingston need?

Last week, we looked at some of Kingston’s favourite past businesses. Now we want to take a look at what Kingston needs in the future. Some of our ideas are for things we’ve had in the past like a cat cafe (Southpaw Cat Cafe closed  last year), an outdoor amusement

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