The last straw: How gay bars and other LGBTQ2 businesses are facing disaster

“There’s a lot of talk of resiliency and creativity during the pandemic—entertainers holding digital drag shows, or shops that once focused on analog sales going digital. But while there’s plenty of discussion about financial support for small business owners, queer business owners are finding it difficult to access and are, in turn, imagining what their post-COVID-19 future looks like.”

Rob Csernyik – Xtra – June 2020

The last straw: How gay bars and other LGBTQ2 businesses are facing disaster


The long decline of journalism in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality

“Campbell said coverage of marginalized communities in Cape Breton has improved — feature stories about the various ethnic groups now increasingly calling the area home regularly appear in the Post — but such improvements in coverage aren’t universal. In her view, there’s been a lack of news coverage that holds local institutions to account in recent years.”

Rob Csernyik – J-Source – August 2019

The Tragic Story Behind Canada’s Iconic “Stay Alert… Stay Safe” PSAs

Rob Csernyik – BuzzFeed Canada – August 2016

How Sex Offender Registries Can Result in Vigilante Murder

“Though Marshall’s murders made international headlines at the time, they are largely forgotten by the Canadian public. The issue of public registries is still debated, however, even though the public might not realize exactly what that entails and the ensuing harassment that might put a group of people across the country at risk. But given the attitudes towards sex offenders, the public simply might not give a damn about the consequences.”

Rob Csernyik – Vice Canada – March 2018