News and Opinion Writing

Rob has worked as a journalist for ten years, writing for such publications as VICE, Advocate, The National PostNOW Magazine, Metro Toronto#CdnCult Times, FAB,, Eye Weekly, Guide Magazine, and Outlooks and appearing on CTV News and Sun News Network.

He is best known for his work as a reporter and columnist with Xtra, Canada’s Gay & Lesbian newspaper, now, where for more than a decade, he has covered such topics as: national, provincial, and municipal politics; community organizations and activism; human rights law; crime; media analysis; HIV/AIDS; and immigration and refugee issues. He is well-known in the LGBT community for fearlessly sharing his unconventional opinions on topics of the day.

Rob also manages the @LGBTmarriage Twitter feed, where he posts news from around the world about the global fight for equal marriage.

Selected Bibliography:

Government Oppression of Canada’s LGBTQ Community Doesn’t End with Trudeau’s Apology, The National Post (Nov, 2017).

Ukraine’s LGBT Community Is Fighting for Visibility in a Time of Revolution and War, VICE (June, 2015).

Justin Trudeau Still Has a Lot to Prove on LGBT Rights, Advocate (Apr, 2016).

Toronto’s Pride Parade Needs a Shot of LA-style Resistance, NOW Toronto (June, 2017).

Provinces Need to Do Their Homework When It Comes to Protecting LGBT Kids in Schools, (Nov, 2017).

Can Progressives Shut Up, Listen, and Actually Win? (Editorial), (Oct, 2014).

The Trouble With Fringe, #CdnCult Times (July, 2014).


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Browse all of Rob Salerno’s stories at Now Magazine.

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