By Oliver O'Brien
“If people knew how little justice and truth had to do with the justice system, they’d amass the courthouse with stakes on fire.” says a lawyer from the Innocence Project of Texas while discussing the trial of the San Antonio Four.
By Tonte Spiff
Members of the LGBTQ+ community in many societies around the world regularly show their courage in the face of prejudice and discrimination. Here in Canada, same-sex sexual activities, even between consenting adults, were considered as crimes punishable by imprisonment prior to 1969. It was at that time when the Canadian government passed an omnibus bill to decriminalize private sexual acts between two people, over the age of 21, which was a breakthrough in treating members of the LGBTQ+ community equally under the law. Close to 10 years later, in 1977, the province of Quebec became the first jurisdiction in Canada to amend its provincial charter of human rights to ensure the inclusion of sexual orientation, as a prohibited ground for discrimination.
By Jennifer Gerrard
Growing up I always knew I wanted to be a Mom someday. However, when I was 14 the doctors told me that I will probably never be able to have children. I spiraled into a depression that took me down some dangerous paths. I did get pregnant a few times, but I always lost it.
By Aaron Zaretsky & Paolo Pagcanlungan
Docu-series True North (Parts 1 & 4) – at Luminato ‘19
The journey of Canadian basketball, starting from the grassroots level, has evolved to new heights. Before a Canadian NBA franchise existed, there were only a handful of Canadians who played in the NBA, and going pro was more of a long-shot wish than a possibility.
By Victoria Meyer
Each year during Pride Month, citizens in the city of Toronto come together and connect in unison to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, and reminisce all of the problems they have overcome, and triumphs they have made.
By Aaron Zaretsky & Paolo Pagcanlunga
Basketball is more than just a sport. At least for Toronto. #GoRaptorsGo
It’s not just a hobby, passion, or even career choice. There is a saying that basketball is life, and in the interactive, heartwarming theatre performance of Monday Nights, the crowd jumps from the bleachers into an intimate glimpse of the journeys of four men on and off the court.