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Indigenous community takes issue with Kingston Pride

  Kingston Pride kicks off this weekend, and while many are eagerly excited for the opportunity to celebrate inclusion, some members of the community have expressed that they don’t feel welcome. Pride events such as the Pride is the Future: Drag Show and Dance and the Big Gay Brunch will

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Guide to Reelout 15

Next week marks the 15th anniversary of Kingston’s Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival.  Reelout began as an offshoot of OPIRG Kingston in 1999.  Founder, Marney McDiarmid used the back room of 477, Kingston’s only gay bar, to screen films to see if our city could sustain a weekend long festival

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Guide to ArtIgnite 2013

Friday, January 25th marks the beginning of 2013’s ArtIgnite. This wonderful arts festival is a collaboration of efforts between Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, Downtown Kingston and The City of Kingston as well as numerous galleries and independent artists and musicians. The festival was conceived in 2009 and has grown

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Guide to the 13th ReelOut Queer Video + Film Festival

Where would queer pop culture be without camp sensibility? This year the 13th annual ReelOut Queer Video + Film Festival highlights ‘camp’ in queer film and video and whether its definition has changed since Susan Sontag first incapsulated camp’s nature in her 1964 essay “Notes on Camp”. ReelOut also plans

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Livable City Design Award Winners Announced

The 2011 Livable City Design Awards, celebrating excellence in building project design, were handed out last night in the Wilson Room at the Central branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. And the winners are: Awards of Excellence Princess Street Reconstruction – Phase 1: designed by Corush Sunderland Wright Limited

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Friday Foto

I am flying high this morning after an incredible evening celebrating the arts with other members of the community.  Last night was the Kingston Arts Council‘s Cultural Kaleidoscope.  Artists and arts related organizations set up displays and performed for art lovers of all kinds at The Renaissance Event Venue from

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