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Health Canada fails to act as drug shortages impact trans men

Drug 'manufacturing delays' are a problem for trans men, exposing how drug companies do not inform the public when they are running short.

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Just Love - Fredericton Pride, 2010. Photo: bbernd/Flickr
Shawn Syms asks who would offer more: a cacophonous cabal of kookily choreographed marauders, or the Harper government?

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Sasha: Great eggspectations

Dear Sasha,

My partner and I really want to have a baby (she would carry) and we've talked about the option of having my brother donate his sperm.

I really love the idea of our baby having my genes. I'm worried that the relationship between my brother and the baby, and me for that matter, would be difficult or confusing, and I guess I'm wondering if you know of any others that have gone this route.

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Sasha: Easy does it

Dear Sasha,

My boyfriend and I have been together for about a year and a half. We're totally in love, committed to each other, have an open and fluent line of communication and plan to spend the rest of our lives together.

I'm bisexual and would love to share that side of me, and another woman, with my boyfriend.

In the beginning of our relationship it was such a turn-on for me to hear stories about him with past lovers and his attraction to other women, but now that our relationship has gotten more serious, I've become possessive and jealous when he expresses this attraction. It now puts a knot in my stomach.

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Lt. Dan Choi is discharged from the U.S. military

"As we mark the end of America's combat mission in Iraq," President Barack Obama said this week, "a grateful America must pay tribute to all who served there." He should have added, "unless you're gay," because, despite his rhetoric, weeks earlier the commander in chief fired one of those Iraq vets: Lt. Dan Choi.

Choi was an Iraq War veteran, a graduate of West Point and a trained Arabic linguist. I ran into Choi the day after he received his official discharge. We were at the Netroots Nation conference in Las Vegas, a gathering of thousands of bloggers, activists and journalists.

Though Choi had known the discharge was coming, he was still shaken to the core. He took out his phone and showed me the letter he was e-mailed.

Mercedes Allen

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Queers Get Wet

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Location

Esquimalt Rec Centre
527 Fraser St.
Esquimalt/Victoria, BC
Canada

queer-oh contingency heading to esq rec center (527 Fraser Street, Coast Salish Territories) Tuesday Sept 24th for toonie swim n possible post-swim poutine party (yup, it's veggie gravy)

swim gear can = shorts & t-shirt/tank, no cut-offs

swim time 9-10:30
poutine at la belle patate (1/2 block away) 10:30-11:00
(small poutine is $5.40 - almost $6 with taxes ... how can we make this more accessible? very limited menu at this hour)

so grab your fave homos and genderbenders and join us

bring a quarter for the locker - signs posted about thefts

need to borrow a toonie to get in? msg Bobby-Joe Zeiberg they've been working lotsa shifts and can support on this one

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