Jillian Page

For Donald Trump: Love, bathroom style

For Donald Trump: Love, bathroom style

I wrote this short one-act play years ago in response to efforts by some in California to derail a transgender rights bill and force trans girls to use the boys’ bathrooms in schools and trans boys to use the girls’ bathrooms. Now, as the Trump administration backs away from the Obama federal initiative to ensure […]

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Itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini

Itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini

No yellow polka dots. These are (some of) my thoughts during a week of faux spring weather, with temperatures above the freezing mark, sunny skies, snow melting, birds tweeting . . . I know it’s only temporary and winter will resume next week. But we are getting a taste of spring now, and I’m thinking […]

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Nudism/Naturism: Of giggles, pensioners and LGBT comparisons

Nudism/Naturism: Of giggles, pensioners and LGBT comparisons

“Giggles.” That’s a word you see in many newspaper articles about naturism, as in many people giggle when the subject of nudists is raised. Yes, nudists are seen as a somewhat quirky bunch — if not swingers — by much of the world’s population, and the idea of stripping in a social nudism situation makes […]

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Stuart McLean: A takeaway message

Stuart McLean: A takeaway message

Many people in Canada, and perhaps in other places, too, are sharing memories today of beloved storyteller Stuart McLean, who died Wednesday at the age of 68. McLean was best known for his humorous monologues on a CBC Radio program called Vinyl Cafe that told stories about the everyday lives of an everyday Canadian family. […]

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One from Bing: I Love You

One from Bing: I Love You

Well, it is Valentine’s Day . . . remember? Flowers, chocolates, candlelit dinner, wine and, well . . . you’re on top of it, right? Here’s a Cole Porter song sung by an old crooner from days gone by, from his St. Valentine’s Day album — perfect background music for that candlelit dinner. Happy St. […]

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Ivanka Trump an important ally of LGBT people

Ivanka Trump an important ally of LGBT people

Here’s a phrase few people are using in reference to the White House during the past two weeks: So far so good . . . . . . for the American LGBT community at least, which has feared with good reason that the Trump administration might override former President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive order granting […]

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Trump needs to speak out against homophobia and transphobia

Trump needs to speak out against homophobia and transphobia

“Historic Fact: Donald Trump Will Be The First President To Support Gay Marriage From The Beginning” So reads the headline over a piece by Bruce Carroll on a site called Independent Journal Review, in which the views of the author of the article “are exclusive to them and do not represent the views of IJR.”

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Sunday Reads: Americans fall down a rabbit hole into Trumpland

Sunday Reads: Americans fall down a rabbit hole into Trumpland

Well, I tried to be nice. I tried to be respectful of the American political process, and I applauded the classy handover of power between presidents and their administrations. I even gave one Donald J. Trump the benefit of the many doubts (because, you know, we Canadians are so damn polite most of the time).

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