Archive October 2002

Drag-o-ween (A Tribute to Drag Queens)

Drag-o-ween (A Tribute to Drag Queens)

For many, Halloween provides a welcome opportunity to let their hair down (or often, put it up) as the holiday appears to have become amateur drag night for both gay and straight men everywhere. What better time to talk about those mythical larger-than-life entertainers, such as Mado Lamotte, RuPaul, and Dame Edna Everage, that don those fake boobs, dresses, and lipstick each and every night to entertain us.

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Same-Sex Partnerships in Canada

Same-Sex Partnerships in Canada

For the first time the 2001 Census provides data on same-sex partnerships. Changes in the legal status of same-sex common-law couples was the primary reason for collecting data on same-sex partnerships in the 2001 Census. The number of same-sex couples in the census reflects people who identified themselves as living in a same-sex common-law relationship. […]

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Actors Against Homophobia

Actors Against Homophobia

Five well-known personalities of the small screen met to counter homophobia amongst children, in particular homophobia in the classroom, in a new public awareness campaign launched by GRIS-Montréal.

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Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure

Everybody, no matter what their age is faced with pressure to “fit in”. In our teenage years this pressure can be even stronger because no one wants to feel like they don’t fit in. This topic is about peer pressure, what it is, how it can be a precious thing, how it can sneak in […]

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Stress and Relaxation

Stress and Relaxation

Is life speeding up? It seems like we need to do more and more just to keep up. There’s always new technology to learn about, there’s loads of school work, homework, exams, training and Uni work to complete to get a good job. Then there’s job-hunting, working, making ends meet, relationships with friends, partners and […]

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Self-Esteem and Confidence

Self-Esteem and Confidence

Sometimes it might feel like there is something pulling you back from being successful and happy in life. You might say this has got to do with your level of confidence or self esteem. This article is written to make you think about your choices. It discusses the things you might be doing to let […]

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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a normal feeling that people have when they are faced with something that could be dangerous or difficult, embarrassing or stressful. Exams, job interviews, talking in front of a group, learning a new skill (such as driving), all make people feel anxious. The feelings of anxiety can include feeling upset, tense and uncomfortable. […]

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Pressure to Have Sex

Pressure to Have Sex

You have probably been in a situation where you have felt pressure to do something that you didn’t want to – maybe speak in front of a big crowd, or try something you didn’twant to try, like drugs and alcohol.  Having sex is also something that other people can try to pressure us into when […]

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Club Drugs

Club Drugs

Club drugs are being used by young adults at all-night dance parties such as “raves” or “trances,” dance clubs, and bars. MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, methamphetamine, and LSD are some of the club or party drugs gaining popularity. NIDA-supported research has shown that use of club drugs can cause serious health problems and, in […]

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LSD

LSD

LSD, aka “acid,” is odorless, colorless, and has a slightly bitter taste and is usually taken by mouth. Often LSD is added to absorbent paper, such as blotter paper, and divided into small, decorated squares, with each square representing one dose. Health Hazards Physical Psychological short-term effects. The effects of LSD are unpredictable. They depend […]

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