So, its official. My Montreal Gazette blog, which focused on LGBT issues around the world, has morphed into LGBT Perspectives — published only on wordpress, not on our newspaper site.

The reason: my blog has always been about international affairs, and the paper wants to focus on local news. There just isn’t enough local LGBT news to warrant a blog — and that is good news, because Montreal is a pretty friendly place for LGBT people. One day I hope we won’t have to shine a spotlight on LGBT issues anymore, because everyone will have equal rights.

So, if you were following that blog, go to the new site, where the goal is to have an international collective of writers all striving for the same goal: equal civil rights for LGBT people.

And, yes, I continue to work for the newspaper as an editor.

— Jillian