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Putin on the ritz at rally.


Putin on the ritz at rally and march for global LGBT equality Thursday, February 6. The unicorn was the loveliest of them all. Michael Watier’s slide show here.


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Toronto shows its pride

“It’s the Olympics. This is about being patriotic to your country, it’s not [about] sexual preference.” Rob Ford wraps himself in the Canadian flag while dissing the rainbow banner the city agreed to hoist above Nathan Phillips Square in support of gays in Russia. Ford wanted the flag taken down, apparently blind to the numerous Canuck flags already flying in the square, but failed to get the Pride flag removed. That authority rests with the chief of protocol, not the mayor.

Photo by Jonathan Goldsbie


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Ford attack!

We’ve come a long way from remixes of Adam Giambrone doing push-ups. When Kelly Manchester’s brilliant 87-second attack ad on Rob Ford popped up on YouTube last week, there was speculation it might have been the work of one of the mayor’s potential challengers in the 2014 election. “No affiliation,” says Manchester. “The fear of [Ford’s] re-election spurred its creation!” Watch at nowtoronto.com.

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