Reclaiming the Pink Triangle

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  To mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Vangardist Magazine has teamed up with Mauthausen Memorial and Serviceplan Group to pay attention to the little-known history of what went on in this Nazi concentration camp in Austria. Mauthausen was specifically built to imprison and murder anyone the Nazis deemed undesirable, including homosexual men, … Continue reading



Alone In The Game : a new look at homophobia in Sports

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  Sport is still one of the last bastions of homophobia.  For every brave gay man or woman who dares to stick their head over the parapet and publicly ‘come out,’  there are thousands of professional athletes and sportsmen and women who are scared rigid about all the negative consequences that come with revealing their sexuality.   There have … Continue reading




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  This very dark melodrama is the feature film writing/directing debut of French Canadian actor Yan England and is a chilling tale of the possible consequences of unchecked schoolyard homophobia. Sixteen-year-old Tim (Antoine Olivier Pilon) used to be a star athlete on his school track team, but after his mother died he lost all interest in … Continue reading



Wonderkid wants to win off the pitch too.

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  Professional sports is the one of the last remaining bastions where homophobia still seems to flourish unabated. For every brave courageous LGBT athlete that dares to publicly come out of the closet, there are several thousands more kept in by sheer fear of what will happen to their careers, their lives and their loved … Continue reading



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