They Were Looking Forward to Celebrating Their First Prides. Then COVID-19 Happened.

Thanks to COVID-19, Pride events all over the country and the world have been canceled and postponed, and many, including New York City’s, are going virtual. The Dyke March, which was originally reimagined as a virtual protest, turned into a Juneteenth event called “Break the Chains with Love.” On Sunday, June 28, a Queer Liberation … Read more

The Weeknd Just Donated to the Scarborough Health Network’s COVID-19 Fund

Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic“I was raised in Scarborough and felt it was important to give back to the community that raised me during the hard times of this pandemic.” By Pahull Bains Date June 29, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has donated $500,000 CAD to … Read more

Michael Kors Releases Special Edition Love T-Shirt for COVID-19 Relief

Photograph courtesy of Michael KorsThe shirt is part of the designer’s ongoing #WatchHungerStop campaign. By Maddison Glendinning Date June 25, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter Michael Kors has unveiled a new design for his ‘Love’ T-shirt in support of COVID-19 relief efforts, specifically those being undertaken by the World Food Programme (WFP). All profits from the sale … Read more

Yemen Is In Crisis Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here’s How to Help

For the last five years, war has ravaged Yemen, leaving thousands dead and millions coping with extreme food insecurity—and making the country especially vulnerable to a global pandemic. As The Guardian reported, “Yemen has been troubled by civil wars for decades, but the current conflict intensified in March 2015 when a Saudi-led coalition intervened on … Read more

Dr. Christine Grady Is Researching America’s Ethical Response to COVID-19

In late January, Dr. Christine Grady’s husband, Dr. Anthony Fauci, was tapped to join the White House COVID-19 task force. It didn’t take long for the American public to lionize the soft-spoken infectious disease expert. His bespectacled face was meme-ified and printed on coffee mugs, masks, and prayer candles. He inspired love songs and appeared … Read more

This New Toronto Initiative is Selling Merch to Help COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Product imagery courtesy of See You Soon Toronto. Design by Danielle Campbell. “We see this initiative as an optimistic promise to Toronto – that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that the city will welcome us all back with open arms…soon.” By Maddison Glendinning Date May 21, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter … Read more

How the Fashion Industry Is Stepping Up to Fight COVID-19

Like every industry, the fashion world is being hit hard by COVID-19. Stores have shut down indefinitely, and the annual star-studded Met Gala was postponed indefinitely. But as the world grapples with a new reality, a slew of powerhouse brands are pivoting from producing clothes to manufacturing protective masks, gowns, and other supplies to help … Read more

The Fashion Brands in Canada Designing Pieces for COVID-19 Relief

Photograph courtesy of Instagram/@MackageYou can never have too many hoodies or pairs of leggings, after all. By Maddison Glendinning Date May 8, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter As we approach the end of week eight in quarantine, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives. There’s no shortage of ways in which to contribute to relief … Read more

#TorontoFashionUnited Brings Local Brands Together for COVID-19 Relief

Photograph courtesy of IstockBeginning today, #TorontoFashionUnited is aiming to raise funds for frontline workers. By Maddison Glendinning Date April 23, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter If you’re looking for another reason to shop local at this time, a cohort of some of Canada’s most well-loved labels is giving you just that. From today, an impressive line-up of … Read more