David Sedaris, Carrie Fisher among summer’s stimulating beach reads

By Neil Pasricha Special to the Star Mon., July 9, 2018 Does your brain turn off in the summer? Mine doesn’t. Yours doesn’t. Everybody’s doesn’t. Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue, Random House, 400 pages, $37.  (Random House) The late actress Carrie Fisher published a riveting memoir called Wishful Drinking.  (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press file photo) […]

Berlin Pride: More politics than partying

Patricia is standing with her husband at a traffic light in central Berlin. All of a sudden, a man next them says: “You should be shot — you shouldn’t be alive.” Patricia can’t believe her ears. She thinks she must have misheard, so she asks him to repeat himself. He does: “You should be shot.” Patricia […]

My parents may find out I’m in the LGBT community because of this story, but these spaces make me feel accepted

By Evelyn KwongStaff ReporterKelsey WilsonToronto Star Sat., June 23, 2018 Following a “difficult year, including the discovery of deaths of several men in the community,” Pride Toronto executive director Olivia Nuamah is hoping to make safety and inclusiveness a priority. And it begins with safe spaces. We asked 7 Canadians in the LGBTQ community to […]