Michael Stark, left, and Michael Leshner kiss after their marriage in Ontario Superior Court in Toronto on Tuesday, June 10, 2003.
“Monday June 10th 2013 marked the 10th anniversary of Canada’s first same-sex marriage. Aren’t we all relieved, as some then predicted, that the sky didn’t fall, God didn’t smite our great nation and that heterosexual marriage didn’t lose any of its lustre.”
“Toronto couple Michael Stark and Michael Leshner, who got hitched on June 10, 2003, are still married. In fact, they are 32 years into a committed relationship that should put the “traditional” marriage of many straight couples, including more than a few Bible-thumping evangelical pastors, to shame.”
Same-Sex Marriage Has Made Canada A Better Country
I came across some very interesting news for the transgender and androgynous population out there; it seems that NSW Australia has recognized Zie as the first person to be neither man nor woman.
“The postman brought a certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages that contained neither the dreaded ”M” nor its equally despised cousin, ”F”. Instead, it said ”sex not specified”, making the 48-year-old Sydneysider, who identifies as neuter and uses only a first name, the first in the state to be neither man nor woman in the eyes of the NSW government.”
To read the full article, click here.
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Tagged androgynous, Australia, bisexual, female, gender, hir, male, news, non-gender, revolution, sex, Sexuality, transgender, zie
My dear friend Andrea, the former Montrealer now living in Toronto, otherwise known as the Sex Geek, has been mentioned in an article regarding the upcoming Unholy Harvest. It’s a very cool women’s only event which is happening this coming Thanksgiving long weekend (yeah, we Canadians celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday a month before Americans).
The Unholy Army’s early goal was to queer kinky spots by inviting a critical mass of lesbians to play spaces on quiet nights. Building on that success, St-Urbain and co-organizer Andrea Zanin launched Unholy Harvest in Ottawa last year. It’s a weekend getaway for lesbians and transfolk into BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, sadism/masochism.)
To read the complete article and more about this event, check out the Ottawa Xtra online version: “Leather Dykes Revel in Unholy Harvest“. And here’s a link to the website for the Unholy Harvest; weekend memberships are $110, contact them through their website to see if there are still any spaces available.
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Tagged andrea zanin, BDSM, bisexual, kinky, Leather, leather dyke, lesbian, news, Ottawa, playparty, presentations, queer, sex, sex geek, thanksgiving holiday, unholy army of the night, unholy harvest, workshop
Found an article today that might be of interest to my blog readers…
An unusual sex survey has found that Australians who enjoy bondage and discipline are not damaged or dangerous, and might even be happier than those who practise “normal” sex.
The research showed two per cent of adult Australians regularly partake in sadomasochism and dominance and submission-type sexual role play.
And contrary to commonly-held stereotypes, they are not doing so in reaction to sexual abuse or because they are “sexually deficient” in some way, according the study of 20,000 Australians by public health researchers at the University of NSW.
Check out the rest of the article here and come back to post your comments; I’d be interested to read your opinion on it.
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Tagged article, BDSM, bondage, dominance, femdom, femdomme, lifestyle, news, submissive
Apparently the load was spilled after a condom-toting truck jackknifed after nailing another big rig in the back. Let this be a warning to all you truck drivers – Keep your rigs straight or you’ll blow your load.
Tue, June 27, 2006
Condom Truck Tips, Spills Load
By April Kemick, Sun Media
LONDON, Ont. — The rubber truly hit the road yesterday when two tractor-trailers collided on Hwy. 401 near Ingersoll. One, carrying thousands of condoms, jackknifed and flipped onto its side, blocking the 401’s east lanes and snarling traffic for hours.
The driver and passenger of that rig — police said it was hauling 250 kilos of prophylactics — were taken to hospital for minor injuries, said OPP Const. Laurie Hawkins. The driver of the other transport, which stayed upright, was unhurt.
Hawkins said it wasn’t clear what caused the crash after 2 p.m. Preliminary investigation indicated the condom-filled truck was headed east behind the other rig when the first driver slammed on the brakes.
The driver of the condom truck also tried to brake, but swiped the back of the other rig, with the truck jackknifing and landing on its side. Airbags were placed under the condom truck to right it.
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Tagged condom, double-entendre, driving, headlines, Humour, news, Ontario, prophylactics, pun, rubber, safe sex, travel