by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 6, 2013:
Last year, a still-unpublished erotic Canadian novel created quite a stir at the prestigious Frankfurt Book Fair. The Toronto Star speculated that the novel, written under the pseudonym L. Marie Adeline, was Canada’s answer to British author E.L James’ blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. That the writer was broadcast journalist, author and co-host of CBC Television’s The Fifth Estate, Linden MacIntyre.
Well, S.E.C.R.E.T: Canada’s answer to Fifty Shades of Grey is here. It promises “No judgments, No limits, No shame“. And the real author isn’t a secret any more. Neither is it MacIntyre, Ann-Marie MacDonald or the inimitable Margaret Atwood. It’s Lisa Gabriele, a former producer on CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den. She’s also the author of two national bestsellers, The Almost Archer Sisters, a great novel full of surprises, full of love, and Tempting Faith DiNapoli, a coming-of-age tale.
By South End Press
Publisher: South End Press
The extent of the violence affecting our communities is staggering. Nearly one in three women in the United States will experience intimate violence in her lifetime. And while intimate violence affects relationships across the sexuality and gender spectrums, the likelihood of isolation and irreparable harm, including death, is even greater within LGBTQI communities.
by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad:
As the 2012 U.S. presidential election approaches, it’s safe to assume that a significant chunk of the debate will revolve around same-sex unions.
This graphic from the Marriage & Family Counseling puts things into perspective.
Source: Marriage and Family Counseling Degrees