🇺🇸 Barack Obama’s annual list of favourite books films and music 2019



Barack Obama’s annual list of favorite — books, films, and music. This has become a fun little tradition for me, and I hope it is for you, too. Because while each of us has plenty that keeps us busy—work and family life, social and volunteer commitments—outlets like literature and art can enhance our day-to-day experiences. They’re the fabric that helps make up a life—the album that lifts us up after a long day, the dog-eared paperback we grab off the shelf to give to a friend, the movie that makes us think and feel in a new way, works that simply help us escape for a bit. To start, here are the books that made the last year a little brighter for me. Most of them came out in 2019, but a few were older ones that were new to me this year. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.


The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company by William Dalrymple
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington
Normal People by Sally Rooney
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
Solitary by Albert Woodfox
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
• Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
We Live in Water: Stories by Jess Walter

For the sports fans:
A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney’s Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule by Jim Rooney

The Sixth Man by Andre Iguodala

And here’s a reminder of books that I recommended earlier this year:
• American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
• The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
• Exhalation by Ted Chiang
• Finding My Voice by Valerie Jarrett
• Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
• How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu
• Inland by Téa Obreht
• Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
• Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land
• Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
• The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
• The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
• Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
• The Shadow of Sirius by W. S. Merwin
• The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
• Toni Morrison’s collected works
• Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For by Susan Rice
• The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
• Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel



From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick.

Playing Games – Summer Walker
• Not – Big Thief
• Juice* – Lizzo
• Redesigning Women – The Highwomen
• Anybody – Burna Boy
• Burning* – Maggie Rogers
• Baila Baila Baila (Remix) – Ozuna feat. Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko and Anuel AA
• Different Kind of Love – Adia Victoria
Change – Mavis Staples
• Toast* – Koffee
• Oblivions – The National
• Binz – Solange
• Seventeen* – Sharon Van Etten
• Middle Child – J. Cole
• Jícama – Angelica Garcia
• Go* – The Black Keys
• La Vida Es Un Carnaval (Rollo Tomasi Remix) – Angélique Kidjo
• Show Me Love – Alicia Keys feat. Miguel
• Joke Ting* – GoldLink feat. Ari PenSmith
• Old Town Road (Remix)* – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
• cold/mess by Prateek Kuhad
• Suge – DaBaby
• Hello Sunshine – Bruce Springsteen
• In My Room – Frank Ocean
• Iron Man* – Rema
• The London – Young Thug feat. J. Cole and Travis Scott
• Raleighwood Hills – lesthegenius feat. Sonny Miles and Jaxson Free
• Pure Water – Mustard feat. Migos
• 3 Nights – Dominic Fike
• The Fact of Love – Joe Henry
• Con Altura* – Rosalía
• I Want You Around – Snoh Aalegra
• On Chill – Wale feat. Jeremih
• Mood 4 Eva* – Beyoncé


Next up are my favorite movies and TV shows of 2019. This year’s list includes everything from explorations of class dynamics and relationships, to an inspired reboot of a classic graphic novel, to a portal back to one of the most special places in history — an Aretha Franklin concert. Of course, there’s also American Factory, a film from our own production company, Higher Ground, that was recently shortlisted for an Oscar. It’s our first offering in partnership with Netflix, and I’m excited about the other projects we’ve got in the works. Here’s the full list:

• American Factory
• Amazing Grace
• Apollo 11
• Ash Is Purest White
• Atlantics
• Birds of Passage
• Booksmart
• Diane
• The Farewell
• Ford v Ferrari
• The Irishman
• Just Mercy
• The Last Black Man in San Francisco
• Little Women
• Marriage Story
• Parasite
• The Souvenir
• Transit

And a quick list of TV shows that I considered as powerful as movies:
• Fleabag: Season 2
• Unbelievable
• Watchmen

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🇺🇸 October 12 – The Legacy of Matthew Shepard 🌹️

Shepard’s murder was not just tragic, but horrific. After leaving a bar with two men, he was kidnapped, robbed, brutally beaten and tied to a fence, where he was left overnight to die.

Twenty-one years ago at 12:53 a.m. in Fort Collins, CO, Matthew Shepard died with his family by his side. Five days prior, he had been brutally attacked and left for dead in Laramie, WY, becoming the victim of one of the most notorious anti-gay hate crimes in this nation’s history.

Since that day, his parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard have led countless LGBTQ+ and allied advocates through difficult, impactful, and we hope lasting, change in Matt’s memory. But to quote Judy, “we aren’t doing it for him. We can’t help Matt anymore. But we all can and should help those who came after him.”

So, reflecting on this profound moment that changed the way we talk about and deal with hate in America, the Matthew Shepard Foundation challenges you today not to look backward in regret, but instead to honor Matt’s legacy by taking action toward a better future.

Matthew’s Parents Judy & Denis Shepard

October 28th will mark the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The legislation, fought for tirelessly by his parents and a sweeping coalition of civil rights advocates, finally brought LGBTQ+ Americans under the protection of federal hate crimes law. Matt’s and Mr. Byrd’s namesake statute also extended recognition to victims of bias crimes based on gender identity and disability, and provided vital aid and training for law enforcement nationwide.

The Shepard-Byrd Act was a historic victory, but I don’t have to tell you that discrimination, violence and bigotry are rising again, threatening our efforts to erase hate and replace it with understanding and compassion. Sadly, the Foundation’s mission is more important than ever before.

Matt’s case gained international prominence and inspired millions of people to act. But in our work, we also remember and advocate for those too-numerous victims whose names have not risen to the world’s attention. In honor of them all, we name just a few whose lives also demand justice. Billy Jack Gaither. Sean Kennedy. Angie Zapata. James Anderson. Remember them and share in our work to prevent these tragedies from ever happening again.

Because although two decades have passed, we know that all of these stories hold the power to inspire, to bring diverse groups together, and change hearts and minds. We ask you to stand with the Matthew Shepard Foundation and take action today:

Get Educated – Learn more about the alarming increase of hate in this country and how you can be part of the solution.

Register to Vote – Our voice is the most powerful tool to erase hate. Make your voice heard and vote in 2020!

Contribute to the Matthew Shepard Foundation – Your donation directly impacts our programmatic efforts to erase hate, including hate crimes training, advocacy, education and legacy support.

Amplify the story of Matt, embody his vigor for civil rights, and share his passion to foster a more caring and just world.

With Hope,

Jason Marsden, Matthew Shepard Foundation Executive Director

This video was produced for the American Giving Awards presented by Chase. The Matthew Shepard Foundation competed for a share of $2 million in grants. The Foundation ended up receiving $250,000 thanks to our many supporters. For more information on the Foundation visit http://www.MatthewShepard.org and http://www.MatthewsPlace.com

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🇨🇦 Thomas & Friends 🚂 Meet The Steam Team 🚂

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About Thomas & Friends

Based on a series of children’s books, “Thomas & Friends” features Thomas the Tank Engine adventures with other locomotives on the island of Sodor. Thomas often gets into trouble, but never gives up on trying to be a really useful engine. Other members of Sir Topham Hatt’s Railway include: Percy (Thomas’ best friend), and Gordon (the fastest and most powerful member of the team).

Thomas & Friends – Published on Jun 6, 2019

Thomas & Friends | Steam Team Music Video | Karaoke | Kids Cartoon

Thomas & Friends – Published on Mar 30, 2019

Percy is the No. 6 green engine. He is a junior member of Sir Topham Hatt’s railway. He is quite content puffing around the yard with no particular desire for adventure in the world outside. Percy is Thomas’ best friend and his favorite job is delivering the mail. He is always happy to help and other engines sometimes take advantage of his good nature.

Thomas & Friends – Published on Apr 6, 2019

Rebecca is a very cheerful and happy egngine. She is painted sunshine yellow which reflects her positive outlook on life. Rebecca always sees the best in others and enjoys helping everyone around her feel good about themselves. Despite her warm nature, Rebecca is not afraid to stand up for herself or her friends. She is a big, strong tender engine who is not intimidated by the more experienced engines on the railway. Rebecca is the number 22 engine.

Thomas & Friends – Published on Apr 13, 2019

James is the No. 5 red engine. He is a medium-sized engine whose six driving wheels are not as big as Gordon’s but not as small as Thomas’. He has a fine scarlet coat and brass dome and thinks of himself as a Really Splendid Engine. Occasionally this leads to misguided ideas about the sort of work suitable for such a distinguished engine, invariably landing James in trouble.

Thomas & Friends – Published on Apr 20, 2019

Emily is a beautiful emerald green engine with shiny paintwork and gleaming brass fittings. She is always ready to help a friend. She is the newest member of the Steam Team.

Thomas & Friends – Published on Apr 27, 2019

Gordon is the No. 4 blue engine who pulls the express. As the senior member of the engine family, he is the fastest and most powerful of Sir Topham Hatt’s team – and he knows it. He’s goodhearted, always willing to forgive, and uses his superior strength to help smaller engines out of trouble.

Thomas & Friends – Published on May 4, 2019

Nia is a tank engine from the African country of Kenya and a new member of the Steam Team on Sodor. She’s a real optimist with a great sense of fun. She’s also driven by a strong moral compass and takes being fair and kind to others seriously. She’s not afraid to speak her mind when she needs to. Nia is both thoughtful and practical and often comes up with very creative ideas. Her kind heart and infectious enthusiasm never fail to win over others in the end.

Thomas & Friends – Published on Jun 11, 2019

Thomas & Friends | Meet The Character – Ace | Kids Cartoon

Thomas & Friends – Published on Mar 8, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day from Thomas & Friends! Sing along with Nia, Rebecca and all the engines to celebrate all the girls around the world!

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🇨🇦 Colin James 🆕”Miles To Go”🆕

With his 19th album, Miles to Go (out Sept. 21, on Stony Plain Records in the USA and True North Records ROW), Colin James is getting back to the blues.
Miles to Go, Colin James’ ambitious sequel to the critically acclaimed Blue Highways, continues James’ story with a collection of carefully curated songs handpicked from some of the greatest blues artists.
In the months leading up to the recording, as James was reflecting on songs for the album he decided to reacquaint himself with a beautiful red Gibson ES-335. It was just like the guitar he played as a teenager but regretfully had to sell for rent money.
While James reconnected with this guitar, Miles to Go seemed to just flow onto the studio floor.

Folk Roots and Blues – Published on Aug 30, 2018

Colin James – 40 Light Years (Official Video)

This album blends songs old and new, some of them completely reimagined and some almost perfect homages. But all are unified by a theme of undying love for the blues and the highest respect for the creators that led the way.

Known as one of Canada’s best blues musicians, it wasn’t until 2016’s Blue Highways that James found himself on a blues chart: the album spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart. It also landed him one of his biggest hits: “Riding in the Moonlight”. A Willie Dixon song that James once covered when busking in the streets and subways of Toronto and Montreal that landed on a Spotify playlist garnering millions of streams.

ColinJamesMusic – Published on Jan 16, 2019

Colin James – The Porch Sessions ‘Into The Mystic’ 


When James set out to make Blue Highways, an album of blues covers recorded with his touring band, he always intended it to be the first of two installments. Now we have Miles to Go, in which James records nine new covers of his favourite artists (Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Little Willie John, Robert Johnson, etc.) and adds two originals, “I Will Remain” and “40 Light Years.” “Blues has always been a pass-it-forward kind of thing,” says James. “It’s also surprisingly hard to write. You have to be careful how modern you get in your phrasing. Certain writers can write a song that sounds like it was done 40 years ago, but it’s deceptively hard.”
To be a blues musician is to always have a dialogue with the past. As with much blues music, it’s the performances on the original versions rather than the actual song that drew James to them. That said, what could he possibly bring to them in 2018? “You bring what you can,” he says. “If I feel like I’ve brought enough, then I put it out. I knocked a bunch of songs off this record when I realized that I can’t bring anything to them that isn’t there already.

2018 Maple Blues Awards

Toronto Blues Society – Published on Jun 8, 2018

Colin James closing the 21st Annual Maple Blues Awards with special guest Steve Marriner of MonkeyJunk.

All my life I’ve tried to bring vitality to older songs. Hopefully my dedication to it is what floats it over the mark. That’s a subjective thing; some people will always prefer the original. However, there’s always a group of people coming up to see me after a show who might say, “Oh, I never would have heard ‘One More Mile’ by James Cotton—nothing in my life would have pointed me there.”

So much of Colin James’s career has pointed him to this moment: joyfully tangled up in the blues, which, as he notes, “is the only genre where you can maintain a young profile at the age of 53.”

GitarCarl – Published on Sep 20, 2009

Gypsy jazz, acoustic swing, country, blues — whatever it is, it makes me smile. Two masterful musicians jamming and hamming it up in the Much Music studio in Toronto.

ColinJamesVEVO – Published on Feb 21, 2011

Colin James – Keep On Loving Me Baby (Sanitized Version)

ColinJamesVEVO – Published on Feb 18, 2011

Colin James – Why’d You Lie

ColinJamesVEVO – Published on Feb 18, 2011

Colin James – Five Long Years

ColinJamesVEVO – Published on Feb 18, 2011

Colin James – Voodoo Thing

Colin James – Topic – Published on Nov 11, 2014

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Dream Of Satin · Colin James

Miles To Go out now!

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🎂 Smurfs – Happy Birthday to You 🎁

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🇨🇦 Johnny Orlando 🔥Waste my Time Official Video’s🔥


Johnny Orlando has made eleven appearance’s at #WeDay throughout Canada and the United states in 2017, 2018 & 2019, a little background to bring you up to speed. 

John Vincent “Johnny” Orlando (born January 24, 2003) is a Canadian Singer, Actor and Songwriter. He is most noted for receiving a Juno Award nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019 and voted “Best Canadian Act 2019” at the MTVEMA’s in Seville Spain.

Orlando first received attention on social media by posting covers of pop songs by artists such as Austin Mahone and Justin Bieber to his YouTube channel.

He signed with Universal Music Canada in May 2018, and released the singles “What If” (feat. Mackenzie Ziegler) and “Last Summer” through the remainder of 2018. In November, he performed with Carly Rae Jepsen at the public unveiling of the Christmas display at the Hudson Bay Company’s flagship store in downtown Toronto.

His full debut EP was released in 2019. Orlando will embark on his first headlining North American tour in support of the EP, beginning on April 29, 2019 in Chicago and ending on May 22, 2019 in Vancouver. It will be supported by Hayden Summerall and Gus.

Most people don’t want their time wasted – unless it’s being wasted by someone special. That’s how Johnny’s feeling on this track. In fact, Johnny even sings that he LIKES it when this person wastes his time. They must be special.

“I kinda like it when you waste my time
‘Cause it means I get to look in those eyes
Got me feelin’ like there ain’t no need to think beyond tonight
So go ahead and waste my time”

What’s interesting is that Johnny says “there ain’t no need to think beyond tonight.” We’re thinking that Johnny isn’t necessarily looking for a long-term relationship with the person he’s singing about.

Johnny Orlando – Premiered June 1, 2019

Music video by Johnny Orlando performing #WASTEMYTIME. © 2019 Johnny Orlando, under exclusive license to Universal Music Canada Inc.

Johnny Orlando performing Waste My Time live at WE Day Atlantic Canada – Oct 16, 2019

CBC Music – Published on Jun 5, 2019

Johnny Orlando performs “Waste My Time” for CBC Music’s First Play Live.

Good Day – Published on May 19, 2019

Johnny Orlando performs Waste My Time on Good Day

Johnny Orlando – Published on Mar 15, 2019

Johnny Orlando – Waste My Time (Lyric Video)

Johnny Orlando – Published on Apr 18, 2019

Johnny Orlando – Waste My Time (Live Performance)

Johnny Orlando – Published on Apr 19, 2019

Waste My Time (Live in Seattle)

iHeartRadioCA – Published on May 31, 2019

Johnny Orlando stopped by iHeartRadio to talk about his new EP Sleep, going between Toronto and LA, and all the things he has on the go.

Universal Music Group – The debut EP from Canadian pop sensation @johnnyorlando is HERE! 🎉 Get Your copy of ‘Teenage Fever’ here

↳ https://shop.universalmusic.ca/johnnyorlando/


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Listen to new EP “TeenageFever ” at the following

⚡️Apple Music
⚡️ Spotify
⚡️Google Play
⚡️ Soundcloud

Get in Touch with Johnny

⚡️Youtube Channel
⚡️Tour Dates 

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🇨🇦 Johnny Orlando 🔥Teenage Fever Tour [Charlotte NC] 2 ⚡️ 🇺🇸

Teenage Fever Tour [Charlotte NC]

Magazine Cool! – Published on Jun 7, 2019

On a eu la chance de rencontrer Johnny Orlando lors de son passage à Montréal! Il nous a parlé de sa vie de tournée et de ce qu’il fait avant ses spectacles… Il nous a même dit quelques mots en français! 💋
We had the chance to meet Johnny Orlando during his visit to Montreal! He told us about his touring life and what he did before his shows … He even said a few words in French!
On April 29, 2019 Johnny Orlando kicked off his North American Leg of the #TeenageFeverTour. On May 10, 2019 he performed in Charlotte NC, yet again courtesy of Jay Orlando I am able to bring you another handful of Live videos from that performance, Enjoy!

Jay Orlando – Published on May 11, 2019

Waste My Time – Johnny Orlando – Teenage Fever – Charlotte NC 5/10/2019

Jay Orlando – Published on May 11, 2019

The Most – Johnny Orlando – Teenage Fever – Charlotte NC 5/10/2019

Jay Orlando – Published on May 11, 2019

Everything – Johnny Orlando – Teenage Fever – Charlotte NC 5/10/2019

Jay Orlando – Published on May 11, 2019

Sleep – Johnny Orlando – Teenage Fever – Charlotte NC 5/10/2019

Jay Orlando – Published on May 11, 2019

Deep Down – Johnny Orlando – Teenage Fever – Charlotte NC 5/10/2019


Famous Birthdays – Published on Apr 6, 2019

Johnny and Hayden stopped by the Famous Birthdays office on April 5th, 2019 to play a game of Guess Their Age

Universal Music Group – The debut EP from Canadian pop sensation @johnnyorlando is HERE! 🎉 Get Your copy of ‘Teenage Fever’ here

↳ https://shop.universalmusic.ca/johnnyorlando/


For Booking inquires only: info@4amprojects.com

Listen to new EP “TeenageFever ” at the following

⚡️Apple Music
⚡️ Spotify
⚡️Google Play
⚡️ Soundcloud

Get in Touch with Johnny

⚡️Youtube Channel
⚡️Tour Dates 


Homosexuality: It’s about Survival – not Sex



This passionate talk from Dr. James O’Keefe MD gives us a deeply personal and fascinating insight into why homosexuality is indeed a necessary and extraordinarily useful cog in nature’s wheel of perfection.

James H O’Keefe MD, is a Board Certified Cardiologist and Director of both the Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center and the Preventive Cardiology service at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. He is also Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His postgraduate training included a cardiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr O’Keefe is board-certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiac CT Imaging. He is consistently ranked among the ‘Top Doctor’ lists regionally and nationally as one of America’s Top Rated Physicians in Cardiology. He has been named as one of USA Today’s Most Influential Doctors. Dr O’Keefe has contributed more than 300 articles to the medical literature and has authored best-selling cardiovascular books for health professionals including: The Complete Guide to ECGs (which is used for Cardiology Board Certification), Dyslipidemia Essentials, and Diabetes Essential.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

TEDx Talks Published on Nov 15, 2016

Homosexuality: It’s about survival – not sex | James O’Keefe | TEDxTallaght

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Wisdom from our Gay Elders


🇺🇸 LGBTAgingProject – Published on Oct 19, 2010

In response to the recent suicides by gay youth, a group of gay and lesbian elders in Boston wanted to add their voices and words of encouragement to LGBTQ youth. Their experiences span a lifetime – when they came of age they risked everything to come out of the closet. Even though that was decades ago their advice is timeless. This is their message.


Together with Egale, we’re making sure that LGBTQ2+ youth have the support they need – when they need it. Through Canada’s National Housing Strategy, we’re partnering with Egale to build important new transitional housing for at-risk LGBTQ2+ youth.


🇨🇦 The Aging Resource Centre (ARC) at Grenfell College has called for research proposals: We are submitting a letter of intent: Anyone interested in this research please contact us.


The Aging Resource Centre (ARC) Mission

The ARC will foster collaboration between Grenfell and St. John’s campuses of Memorial University and create a provincial network of researchers studying late life issues in Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition, the ARC will prioritize knowledge mobilization and engagement with older adults.

Letter of Intent – ARC – Aging Research Centre

Title: A Needs Assessment for the Newfoundland and Labrador LGBTQI2S* older adults, seniors, and aging population.

NL Gray Gays : Rick Boland, Geoff Chaulk, Chris Shortall, Pamela Sheaves

Background Introduction: The LGBTQI2S* community faces particular challenges in aging concerning the supports that public and private health care agencies provide. We are now in the first generation of LGBTQI2S* Elders (baby boomers who were liberated in the 1960’s-70’s). Some research has been done in other jurisdictions and has uncovered several challenges.


Rainbow Health Ontario

LGBTQI2* Elders fear that they may be “forced back in the closet” in residential care and they have concerns about end of life decision making. LGBTQI2S* elders may face a lack of residential staff who are aware of LGBTQI2S* identities and histories and staff may lack of guidance around particular care concerns of LGBTQI2S* Elders. It is unknown if service providers are aware about the institutional impacts of homophobia, biphobia, lesbophobia, and transphobia. Compounded by the limited definition of “family” in legal and medical settings LGBTQI2* Elders are a new demographic that have not had their unique health and wellness issues addressed.

LGBTQ Seniors Long Term Care Homes

Our Organization: NL Gray Gays is a recently formed advocacy group. The group aims to identify the needs and challenges faced by the aging LGBTQI2S* community, and seeks to find and implement solutions to these challenges.

Research Question: The research we would like to complete would include a survey of members of the “over 50” LGBTQI2S* community addressing all aspects of their plans (or lack of) for attendant care, an assessment of the financial capacity of the community to access care, and a review of the infrastructure available to the community with an assessment of its shortcomings.
The research will be difficult, particularly in rural NL. Many people who may be living a queer life and self-identify as LGBTQI2 may not be “out” socially. We see the research consisting of online anonymous questionnaires, consultation with NL Pride and other organizations, alongside in depth personal interviews. We would include consultations with both public and private health and home care providers in the entire province.

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Ideal Outcomes: The result of this research would provide NL Gray Gays with an assessment of the needs of the LGBTQI2S* community for the next 20 years. It will provide invaluable information about the situation facing LGBTQI2* Elders in our province and may be used to form the basis of funding proposals to the federal and provincial governments and any other foundations or agencies. It is intended to identify the planning and design of facilities that meet the emerging needs of this emerging demographic, as well as if there are gaps in service provider awareness. This research will be used to begin the work already in progress in other jurisdictions in Canada.

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🇨🇦 Michael Buble 💖LOVE💖


Michael Steven Bublé born September 9, 1975 is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. His first album reached the top ten in unnamedCanada and the UK. He found a worldwide audience with his 2005 album It’s Time as well as his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible – which reached number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the US Billboard 200, the Australian ARIA Albums Chart and several European charts. Bublé’s 2009 album Crazy Love debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 after three days of sales, and remained there for two weeks. It was also his fourth number one album on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums chart. His 2011 holiday album, Christmas, was in first place on the Billboard 200 for the final four weeks of 2011 and the first week of 2012, totalling five weeks atop the chart, it also made the top 5 in the United Kingdom. With this, Christmas became his third-consecutive number-one album on the chart. To Be Loved was released in April 2013. Bublé has sold over 75 million records worldwide, and won numerous awards, including four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards.

Michael Bublé – Published on Sep 27, 2018

Michael Bublé – When I Fall In Love [Official Music Video]

Michael Bublé – Published on Oct 11, 2018

Michael Bublé – Love You Anymore [Official Music Video]

Michael Bublé – Published on Mar 1, 2019

Michael Bublé – Forever Now [Official Lyric Video]

BBC Music – Published on Nov 3, 2016

Bublé at the BBC: Michael transforms into sales assistant Dion

Michael Bublé – Published on Jul 14, 2017

I Believe in You by Michael Bublé – Live Performance from the iHeartRadio Album Release Party

Michael Bublé – Published on Feb 5, 2014

Michael Bublé – To Love Somebody [Official Music Video]

Michael Bublé – Published on Jul 6, 2013

Michael Buble Fragrances

New album available now 

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