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Students call on McMaster for accountability McMaster students petition for the removal of Glenn De Caire, current Director of Security and Parking Services
Jun29

Students call on McMaster for accountability McMaster students petition for the removal of Glenn De Caire, current Director of Security and Parking Services

Photo C/O Silhouette Photo Archives On June 2, Black Lives Matter — Toronto posted a livestream series on Twitter of students protesting the “violence that Black and racialized Indigenous students face” on McMaster University’s campus. “McMaster also silences students when we protest, we get ignored and we get ticketed for speaking against basic injustices that happen here on campus,” a student on the livestream stated. At the end of...

PRIDE: We’re Here, We’re Queer: Pride 2020 Pride month is over, but the work is just beginning
Jun25

PRIDE: We’re Here, We’re Queer: Pride 2020 Pride month is over, but the work is just beginning

Photo by Drew Simpson, Production Editor and Andrew Mrozowski, Managing Editor To commemorate what would have been the Pride festival this weekend, the Silhouette has put together our very first Pride special issue. We have a lot of really great pieces about a variety of different topics touching the 2SLGBTQIA+ community such as being comfortable with in your own skin, supporting Black Lives Matter, navigating the virtual realm of...

PRIDE: Sil Sit Down with Priyanka Priyanka guest stars amongst Hamilton queens during Digital Pride 2020
Jun25

PRIDE: Sil Sit Down with Priyanka Priyanka guest stars amongst Hamilton queens during Digital Pride 2020

Photos C/O Bell Media Pride month is coming to an end, but its impacts can be seen throughout the year with the increase of queer culture coming into the mainstream. One such example is the popularization of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, a show that puts drag queens through competition-style challenges, competing to become America’s next drag superstar. The show has recently expanded to Thailand, Chile, the United Kingdom and on July 2,...

PRIDE: OPINION: Bringing Pride back to its roots Why we can’t celebrate Pride without supporting Black Lives Matter
Jun25

PRIDE: OPINION: Bringing Pride back to its roots Why we can’t celebrate Pride without supporting Black Lives Matter

Photo C/O The LGBT Community Center National History Archive By Lauren O’Donnell, Contributor In the early hours of  June 28, 1969, there was a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The Stonewall Inn was one of the only places where 2SLGBTQIA+ people were able to gather as it was one of few places that accepted drag queens as well as trans men and women. On June 28, the police raided the bar, assaulted...

PRIDE: Independent review looks into Pride 2019 events A 125-page report has found that Hamilton Police Services failed to prepare adequately for last year’s Pride celebration
Jun25

PRIDE: Independent review looks into Pride 2019 events A 125-page report has found that Hamilton Police Services failed to prepare adequately for last year’s Pride celebration

Photo C/O Will Erskine By Trisha Gregorio, Contributor On June 15, 2019, the annual Hamilton Pride event was disrupted by groups of homophobic and white supremacist protesters, resulting in a violent confrontation between them and some of the Pride attendees. The police had not been invited to the event due to the fraught history between them and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and complaints that the Hamilton Police Services took too long...

PRIDE: The trials and tribulations of virtual Pride Pride festivals across Ontario host digital celebrations
Jun25

PRIDE: The trials and tribulations of virtual Pride Pride festivals across Ontario host digital celebrations

Photo by Drew Simpson, Production Editor and Andrew Mrozowski, Managing Editor Concerts, festivals and conventions are amongst a list of social gatherings currently cancelled by cities across Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, both Pride Hamilton and Pride Toronto are two organizations who have seen many changes to their annual pride festivities due to the new limitations. While pride festivities in Hamilton have taken...