Matthew Hays

Opinion

The Case for Montreal as City-State

The Quebec government wants to ban public servants from wearing religious symbols. But for one of the world's most tolerant cities, there’s an unlikely way out.
Matthew Hays
5.21.19
LGBTQ

This Soap Opera Actor Came Out as Gay in the Most Daytime TV Way Possible

Actor Thom Bierdz lets it all hang out in his memoir 'Young, Gay & Restless.'
Matthew Hays
11.26.18
Views My Own

Canada Needs to Lose Its Bizarre, Terrible, Regrettable Notwithstanding Clause

The rarely-used constitutional clause allows governments to opt out of court decisions. Many have long argued it was a disaster waiting to happen.
Matthew Hays
10.4.18
Film

Why This Movie Cast People Who Are Facially Different

Montreal filmmaker Alexandre Franchi explores the world of the facially-different—along with a cast requiring no make-up—in his new film Happy Face.
Matthew Hays
10.3.18
porn

Canadian Rapper’s Mid-Life Crisis Leads Him to Making a Porno

Josh “Socalled” Dolgin discovers the joys of making an arthouse adult film, “The Housesitter,” which will have its premiere at the Pop Montreal cultural festival.
Matthew Hays
9.10.18

Inside the Montreal Temple That Worships the Dick

According to the Montreal-based Temple Priapus, God is very phallocentric.
Matthew Hays
3.7.18
Interviews

Some on the Radical Queer Left Still Think Gay Marriage Is Bad for the LGBTQ Community

Queer activist and author Ryan Conrad, part of the Against Equality Collective, has some serious misgivings about the politics of getting hitched.
Matthew Hays
9.16.15

JJ Levine's Powerful, Gender-Busting Photos

Montreal photographer JJ Levine is feted with a retrospective and a new collection of his work
Matthew Hays
5.27.15
NSFW

Fancy an Octogenarian?: What It's Like to Be an 82-year-old on Grindr

At 82, Montreal's Chris Wilson divides his time between Grindr, Squirt, and Adam&Adam. He has some good, good times.
Matthew Hays
5.7.15
Stuff

Is Canada Run by a Gay Mafia?

What's up with a country run by avowed conservatives who apparently run their private lives by an entirely different set of rules?
Matthew Hays
7.5.13