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Quotes from Lyla:

 

"An attack on the LGBTQI2SA+ community is an attack on us all. The Nazi Regime persecuted Jews, Roma, Slavic peoples, immigrants, people with disabilities, social democrats, labour unionists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, LGBTQI2SA+ people, sex workers and more. Sound familiar? People laughed off Adolph Hitler and never believed the citizens of Germany would elect him to be their leader. Many people couldn’t believe that Americans would vote for Donald Trump as President, Ontarians would vote for Doug Ford as Premiere, or Torontonians would vote for Rob Ford as Mayor. In the musical Cabaret characters go to the Kit Kat Klub to escape from their troubles and ignore what is happening all around them. We don’t have that luxury anymore. We need to stay woke. We need to end this cycle of hate. Now. Our future depends on it."

- Pride and Hate in Hamilton, June 2018

"Pride is political. It always has been. As a queer woman my mere existence is constantly under attack. Rights gained are never static. There are too many forces working away at undoing and subverting the gains the LGBTQ community has made. There are far too many parts of our planet where the state would jail, torture or murder me because of my sexual orientation."

- Pussy, Pride & Police, July 15, 2016

"I would have to look at Racism like Alcoholism. As a white woman I would have to assume first that I am a racist and secondly that I will always be a racist. It will be a demon I would have to continually wrestle with ... He asked me if I considered myself a member of the White Race. The question made me feel a little pukey. White Race? That phrase conjures up images of Neo-Nazi rallies and KKK members with confederate flags. Ew! But I guess he had a point. I am a member of the white race and I needed to take ownership for everything that implied. By not identifying myself as white I was saying in essence that the only people who can identify with a race are people of colour. White is the default mode, anything other than white needed a qualifier."

- Selma Is Now!, September 27, 2015

"War and violence are beneath us. We know it in our bones, yet we cling on to it like a raggedy security blanket because it’s all we have ever known for so long. The unknown is frightening, but it is also filled with so much hope and possibility. It is not the job of God, a Messiah, a Politician, or a Prophet to end war in our time. It is our job, humanity’s, to end war once and for all."

- The Lord of The Rings: Just Wars, Evil, and Other Myths, August 22, 2010

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ... A species who could dream of such a wondrous document to live their lives by and look out for the lives of their fellow creatures can’t be all that bad. To believe in this possibility while staring at nothing but a blank page takes imagination and artistry. The power of art in our lives is all around us. Whether we are the audience, performer or creator of that art it touches and inspires us. The Science Fiction genre gives artists a vast canvass to explore the BIG QUESTIONS about human nature. Who are we? Why are we here? What do we want? Can we be more than we are? What will we discover when we travel to the stars? How will our future be shaped by our past? As much as humanity destroys and murders we also create and sometimes we create things of beauty that live forever."

- Battlestar Galactica’s Big Question: Is Humanity Worth Saving?, August 30, 2009

"So again, I ask, why are you here? The answer to that question is yours to discover. We are always students. Always learning. And what I have learned is that I gain more insight when I am wrong than when I am right and that right and truth are not one and the same. The journey we as seekers of truth all take must always be tempered with love. To find redemption we must first start with forgiving ourselves. For we are all mired in a beautiful tapestry of imperfections. Our lives have meaning because we give them purpose with every choice we make. Choices that impact everyone and everything we are connected to."

- Lost: A Television Tale of Faith and Redemption, August 12, 2007

"I have never lost sight of what I am advocating for as a queer activist, because I have lived side by side with so many of you combating homophobia and working towards a future where acceptance is the norm, not the exception. I am what I am. A Proud Queer Hamiltonian."

- Pride Citizen of the Year Acceptance Speech, June 14 2007

"I have lived most of my adult life in fierce defiance of those who tell me that I can't do this, can't say that, can't think this, can't feel that or simply can't be. I have protested as an individual and with groups against those in power who would try to suppress or oppress those who have been continually stripped of their rights. I am not afraid of going where angels fear to tread."

- Hamilton West Provincial NDP Nomination Speech, March 4, 2003

"Being queer is not a lifestyle choice...Still I suppose I do have a "choice". I could choose to deny who I am. I could choose to suppress my love and attraction for people of the same sex. I could choose to not live with the fear and shame of discrimination. I could choose to live a lie."

- The Hamilton Spectator, November 1, 2003

"Democracy only works if we empower ourselves by questioning those who are in power. Democracy only works if we speak out and fight against injustice, not if we complacently agree with whatever political decisions come down the pike."

- Letter to CNN, July 18, 2002


Lyla's Editorials:

  1. Correspondence for Wed, Oct 14, 2020 City Council (Item 4.3. - Correspondence in response to Council's decision respecting the Integrity Commissioner's Report at the September 30, 2020 Council meeting.) - Oct 12, 2020
  2. Correspondence respecting Report FCS20086 respecting the Submission of Integrity Commissioner Investigation Report - Complaint Filed Against a Citizen Committee Member (Item 4.8) - Sep 29, 2020
  3. The Graham Crawford Show with Cameron Kroetsch and Lyla Miklos, Oct 27, 2019
  4. Representation, Policing and Lived Experience - Raise The Hammer, Apr 22, 2019
  5. Open Letter To The Hamilton Spectator Regarding Andrew Dreschel's Nov 18, 2018 Column Regarding City of Hamilton Advisory Committees, Nov 18, 2018
  6. Don’t use City of Hamilton property to promote hate - The Hamilton Spectator, Nov 13, 2018
  7. Open Letter to The Hamilton Spectator Regarding Andrew Dreschel's Oct 29, 2018 Editorial Column - Facebook, October 30, 2018
  8. Pride And Hate In Hamilton - The Anvil, June 2018
  9. Open Letter to The Hamilton Spectator Regarding Graeme MacKay's Mar 22, 2018 Editorial Cartoon - Anti-racists and Allies of Hamilton, Ontario Facebook Page, March 22, 2018
  10. Pink Shuts Down Lady Gaga Haters With Words Of Empowerment - The Huffington Post, February 7, 2017
  11. A New Year/An Old Friend (Reflections and Memories of Robin Pittis from Tamara Kamermans, Lyla Miklos, Peter Ormond, Dia Frid, Stephen Near, Claudette Brundage-Hampson, Brian Morton, Jennifer Walton, and Lizbie Rae) - VIEW Magazine, October 13, 2016
  12. Pussy, Pride and Police: From Bathhouses to Black Lives Matter - rabble.ca, July 15, 2016
  13. Hamilton Theatre: A Personal Journey - 2013/2014 Hamilton Arts Council Theatre Guide, September 2013
  14. After cupcakes, Lyla pays it forward - Hamilton Spectator, August 13, 2013
  15. Conservatives Are Not Making It Better - Hamilton Spectator, November 2, 2011
  16. Lyla's LOST Church Service is featured on Entertainment Weekly - Hard Core Nerdity, January 23, 2010
  17. Battlestar Galactica's Big Question - Hard Core Nerdity, August 24, 2009
  18. AIDS - still a gay disease? - XTRA!, November 20, 2008
  19. An Evening With Stephen Lewis - Mayday, June 2008
  20. Education And The Elections - XTRA!, September 27, 2007
  21. Why Public Funding For Faith Based Schools Is A Really Bad Idea - Mayday, October 2007
  22. Why is sexuality still a taboo subject? - Hamilton Spectator, June 20, 2007
  23. The 2006 Canadian Leadership Debates - Hamilton Spectator, January 10, 2006
  24. Pedophilia & Trekkies - Maclean's, June 20, 2005
  25. Pope John Paul II - Hamilton Spectator, April 9, 2005
  26. The Big Three-OH! - Hamilton Spectator, October 16, 2004
  27. Star Trek: Restores My Faith In Humanity - Hamilton Spectator, August 28, 2004
  28. Forgiveness - Hamilton Spectator, July 24, 2004
  29. My Community, My Family - Hamilton Spectator, June 5, 2004
  30. Dominic Agostino - Fab Magazine, May 20, 2004
  31. From Purple to Pink Triangles: My Past and Present Holocaust Symbols - The Hamilton Spectator, April 24, 2004
  32. The Laramie Project - SHCI Newsletter, April/May 2004
  33. The Wall of Mohawk College Presidents - The Satellite, March 30, 2004
  34. What If I Were Straight? - Hamilton Spectator, March 13, 2004
  35. Governments taking liberties in the pursuit of 'liberty' - Hamilton Spectator, January 31, 2004
  36. TV Heroines - Hamilton Spectator, December 20, 2003
  37. Respect Other Sex Choices - Hamilton Spectator, November 22, 2003
  38. Lifestyle Choice? - Hamilton Spectator, November 1, 2003
  39. When I Met Allan Dershowitz - The Satellite, October 15, 2003
  40. Celebrating "Queer" - Hamilton Spectator, October 11, 2003
  41. I Am Un-American - Letter to CNN, July 18, 2002
  42. Pierre Elliott Trudeau - View Magazine, October 2000
  43. Much progress in Hamilton; Gay Pride - Hamilton Spectator, June 30, 2000
  44. REVIEW: The Boys In The Band - The Q-Files Online, June 25, 1999
  45. Invisible Minority - The Q-Files Online, June 24, 1999
  46. Show Me The Rainbow - The Q-Files Online, June 23, 1999
  47. Yes, Virginia, There is a Pride - The Q-Files Online, June 22, 1999
  48. Shame on the Juno Artists who didn't show up - Hamilton Spectator, March 9, 1999
  49. Vulcans - TV Guide: Official Collector's Edition: Star Trek: 30 Years, 1996
  50. Robertson Davies - CBC Radio, December 1995
  51. The Final Episode of The Final Frontier - The Sentinel, June 1995
  52. The Political Dream - The Sentinel, June, 1994
  53. Black Students Protest "Schindler's List" - The Sentinel, Spring1994
  54. It's A Wonderful Life - Hill Park S.S., 1994
  55. Spock - TV Guide (Canadian), August 21, 1993
  56. In Defence of Huckleberry Finn - Ramazine, June 1993
  57. Thoughts on Smoking - Ramazine, June 1993
  58. Why it isn't Q in Tapestry - Comm. Panels: Official Newsletter of The USS Venture, June 1993
 

Lyla's Public Addresses

  1. HAMILTON’S ANTI-RACISM JOURNEY: From Selma to Black Lives Matter - July 26, 2020
  2. Lyla's Speech at OSSTF D21 OCTU's Annual PD Event - March 6, 2020
  3. Delegation to the City of Hamilton's General Issues Committee (Re: Motion from Councillors Nann and Wilson regarding a Multi-Use Community Hub) - November 6, 2019
  4. Deputation to the Hamilton Police Services Board (Re: Violence at 2019 's Hamilton Pride Festival at Gage Park and the relationship between the Police and the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community) - July 18, 2019
  5. Service & Outreach: The Role of our Lay Chaplains (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script in support of Speaker Karen Trollope Kumar's Sermon) - February 10, 2019
  6. Six Minute Memoir: Queer Love Stories (Story Shared at a Fundraiser organized by Anne Bokma at The Staircase) - February 7, 2019
  7. Lyla's 2018 Maggie Awards Speech on Why we need Independent Journalism now more than ever. - November 15, 2018
  8. Opening Words from the MSU's Ward 1 All Candidates Debate at McMaster University - October 16, 2018
  9. Opening Words from the Ward 1 All Candidates Debate on Cable 14 - September 10, 2018
  10. Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony Speech (HWDSB's Education Centre) - June 11, 2018
  11. Six Minute Memoir: Inheritance (Story Shared at a Fundraiser organized by Anne Bokma at The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton) - May 4, 2018
  12. Six Minute Memoir: Lies My Parents Told Me (Story Shared at a Fundraiser organized by Anne Bokma at The Staircase) - January 11, 2018
  13. Body Positivity, Ableism, and our Unitarian Universalist Faith (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script in support of Guest Speaker Talli Osborne's Sermon "Confidence Is Beautiful", Guest Musicians Babbage Industries, and Guest Storyteller Ben Faulknor) - January 29, 2017
  14. 2016 Maggie Award Acceptance Speech (Lyla won the Hamilton Independent Media Award for Best Journalist - Arts & Culture) - November 3, 2016
  15. Goodbye Robin (Words and Music in Tribute to Robin Pittis shared at his Celebration of Life which took place at The Pearl Company in Hamilton, Ontario) - May 15, 2016
  16. Selma Is Now! (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service and Sermon) - September 27, 2015
  17. Lyla's Journey to Selma For The 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday (A Speech To The Dundas Rotary Club) - June 16, 2015
  18. The Lay Chaplain Installation Ceremony of Lyla Miklos at The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton - November 23, 2014
  19. Labour's Legacy (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written to support the Rev. Victoria Ingram's sermon and President of the Hamilton & District Labour Council, Mary Long's, Opening Words) - May 5, 2013
  20. Samhain Ritual: Honouring Our Beloved Dead (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script crafted by Vanessa Sage and Lyla Miklos.) - October 31, 2012
  21. LGBTQ Pride Sunday: Our GSA Journey (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written to support the sermonettes of Kodi Organ and Breanne Wilde.) - June 24, 2012
  22. A Principled Life (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written to support the Rev. Victoria Ingram's sermon.) - March 18, 2012
  23. Earth Day Sunday: Sacred Waters (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Worship Service presented by the church's 2010 CUUL School Graduates - Kelly Wolf, Nancy McMartin, Anne Wilson, Kate Hicks, Ginny Megin, Jennifer Purdie, Mel Rutherford, and Lyla Miklos) – April 17, 2011
  24. Fire Communion Sunday: The Fire of Commitment - Making Life Changes (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written to support Rev. Victoria Ingram's sermon.) - December 26, 2010
  25. United Nations Sunday: A Faith To Change The World (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written in collaboration with Todd Fraleigh to support Bruce Knotts', Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, sermon.)  - October 31, 2010
  26. Yom Kippur Sunday: Forgiving When Your Heart Still Hurts (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written to support Rev. Victoria Ingram's sermon.) - September 19, 2010
  27. The Lord of The Rings: Just Wars, Evil, and Other Myths (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service and Sermon.) - August 22, 2010
  28. LGBTQ Pride Sunday: Creating Positive Space (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written to support Deborah Inglehart and Nancy Sullivan's sermon.) – June 27, 2010
  29. Ministry in Downtown Hamilton: 175 Years in the Life of a Cathedral (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written to support the Very Reverend Peter Wall’s sermon.) – April 11, 2010
  30. The Light of Buddhism (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written to support Rev. Ed Brock's sermon "The Light of Buddhism".) - December 6, 2009
  31. Battlestar Galactica's Big Question: Is Humanity Worth Saving? (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service and Sermon) - August 30, 2009
  32. Flower Communion (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written in collaboration with Kelly Wolf to support Rev. Fred Capuccino's sermon "Lesser Miracles and Greater Miracles - One Unitarian's View of Jesus Christ".) - May 24, 2009
  33. Harry Potter: A How To Guide On Speaking Truth To Power (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service and Sermon written in collaboration with Catherine Silverglen. This is a retooling of a service that was originally launched in August 2008.) - April 26, 2009
  34. My name is Lyla Miklos and I am a queer activist. (A speech given to the Dundas Rotary Club.) - March 31, 2009
  35. Dialogue. Respect. Friendship. (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader Script written to support Ali Cheaib and Lorne Finkelstein's, Co-Chairs of the Hamilton Arab, Muslim and Jewish Dialogue Committee, sermon.) - January 11, 2009
  36. Is God Necessary? (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader script written in collaboration with Catherine Silverglen to support Rabbi Bernard Baskin's sermon) - November 9, 2008
  37. HARRY POTTER: A How To Guide On Speaking Truth To Power (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service and Sermon written in collaboration with Catherine Silverglen, with additional support from Barb Kulcher and Ali Steinbergs) - August 24, 2008
  38. Living Our Principles With HOPE (A First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service Leader script written to support Marcus Logan's sermon) - June 29, 2008
  39. "Lost - A Television Tale of Faith and Redemption" (First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service and Sermon) - August 13, 2007
  40. 2007 Pride Citizen of The Year Acceptance Speech - June 14, 2007
  41. "Wonder Woman, Buffy & Xena: Finding Female Empowerment Through Popular Culture" (First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service and Sermon) - August 6, 2006
  42. "These Are The Voyages . . ." (First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service and Sermon) - August 21, 2005
  43. 2003 Mohawk College Alumni of Distinction Acceptance Speech - January 28, 2005
  44. "Everything I Need To Know About Life I Learned From Star Trek" (First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Service and Sermon) - August 8, 2004
  45. 2003 Hamilton Woman of the Year Acceptance Speech - May 20, 2004
  46. Hamilton Pride 2003 Rally Speech - Saturday, June 14, 2003
  47. Hamilton West NDP Provincial Nomination Speech - March 4, 2003

Media Stories About Lyla:

  1. ‘There was a geyser in my shower’: Rainstorm floods lower-city streets and basements - The Hamilton Spectator, Aug 05, 2020
  2. 'OUR Broadway Superstar:' Hamilton's Nick Cordero remembered for big heart, beautiful voice - CBC Hamilton, Jul 06, 2020
  3. The Scott Thompson Show: Hamilton's 2SLGBTQIA+ community vindicated by review of Police at Pride - CHML AM 900, June 12, 2020
  4. Hamilton police chief apologizes over Pride failure but is ‘not resigning’ - The Hamilton Spectator, June 11, 2020
  5. Chief and police board apologize for failure at Pride - CBC Hamilton, June 11, 2020
  6. Pride report puts Hamilton police Chief Eric Girt in hot seat - The Hamilton Spectator, June 10, 2020
  7. Queer politics in Hamilton: A year in review - The Silhouette, February 13, 2020
  8. Review of Hamilton police response to Pride violence to examine procedure, leadership, culture - The Hamilton Spectator, December 13, 2019
  9. Hamilton police services board clears the way for review of conduct during 2019 Pride event - Global News, December 12, 2019
  10. Yellow vest supporter arrested this weekend following assault at Hamilton City Hall - CHCH News, December 8, 2019
  11. Toronto lawyer will lead review of police actions at 2019 Hamilton Pride celebrations - Global News, November 15, 2019
  12. Scott Thompson Show: Review of police response at Hamilton Pride - AM 900 CHML, November 15, 2019
  13. Hamilton city council supports hub pitch for marginalized communities - The Hamilton Spectator, November 7, 2019
  14. Hamilton police propose action plan to move 'forward' with LGBTQ community - CBC Hamilton, November 1, 2019
  15. Hamilton police pitch resurrected LGBTQ advisory group - The Hamilton Spectator, November 1, 2019
  16. HCCI holds press conference following summer of mounting tensions - The Sil, October 24, 2019
  17. Police board approves external review of Hamilton Pride response - The Hamilton Spectator, October 11, 2019
  18. How Hamilton became a 'cautionary tale' for hate - CBC's Front Burner, October 10, 2019
  19. Exposing Hate: Hamilton is getting a reputation for hate - CBC's The National, October 9, 2019
  20. Hamilton is getting a reputation for hate, and critics say the city hasn't done enough to fight it - CBC Hamilton, October 8, 2019
  21. Residents object to proposed Cardus takeover of Balfour House - The Hamilton Spectator, September 26, 2019
  22. Hamilton queer activist talks about hate in her city and politicians who just don't get it - Rabble.ca, August 29, 2019
  23. Book Tour Highlights, Summer 2019 - Libby Davies Blog, July 22, 2019
  24. Safe, Welcoming Space at Neighbour to Neighbour - Raise The Hammer, July 19, 2019
  25. 3 complaints about police at Pride filed — board will consider independent review - CBC Hamilton, July 18, 2019
  26. Extra security on hand at Hamilton police board amid a call to “flood” the meeting - The Hamilton Spectator, July 18, 2019
  27. McMaster graduates and friends remember Andrew Kinsman - McMaster Daily News, May 31, 2019
  28. My Heart Remembers Podcast with Zena Hagerty - Sublimantus , May 22, 2019
  29. Critics of lack of diversity on Hamilton police board say they're not going away - CBC Hamilton, Apr 12, 2019
  30. Group protests lack of diversity on Hamilton Police Services Board - 900 CHML, Apr 11, 2019
  31. Silent Protest at Hamilton City Hall during Police Services Board Meeting - CHCH News, Apr 11, 2019
  32. Local sit-in to call for greater diversity on Hamilton Police Services Board - 900 CHML, Apr 11, 2019
  33. Community members planning ‘sit in’ protest at Hamilton police board meeting - The Hamilton Spectator, Apr 9, 2019
  34. Diversity advocates call recently appointed member to Hamilton Police Board a missed opportunity - CHCH News, Apr 6, 2019
  35. Hamilton police board appointment surprises, disappoints diversity advocates - 900 CHML, Apr 1, 2019
  36. Critics call Hamilton police board appointment a missed opportunity to add diversity - CBC Hamilton, Mar 29, 2019
  37. Worshippers share their thanks and call for help confronting Islamophobia - HawzahNews.com, Mar 23, 2019
  38. Hamiltonians surround Muslim places of worship with circles of solidarity and love - CBC Hamilton, Mar 22, 2019
  39. Photos and video: Standing as one against Islamaphobia in Hamilton - The Hamilton Spectator, Mar 22, 2019
  40. A Concert In Support of the Almassy/Palfi Family Legal Defense Fund - View Magazine, Jan 24, 2019
  41. Hamilton Votes 2018: Election Results Winners And Vote Counts At Press Time, The Hamilton Spectator, Oct 23, 2018
  42. 2018 Municipal Election Candidate Profiles, Raise The Hammer, Fall 2018
  43. 'That is a lie': Ward 1 candidate who uses wheelchair disputes inaccessibility of LRT (13 candidates are running for Ward 1), CBC Hamilton, Oct 17, 2018
  44. McMaster Students Unions Ward 1 All Candidates Debate Live Stream Video, MSU, Oct 16, 2018
  45. The Public Record's 2018 Municipal Election Candidates Podcasts - Lyla Miklos (Ward 1), Fall 2018
  46. Hamilton's Ward 1 candidates back LRT, address housing "crisis" in Cable 14 debate, Hamilton Community News, Oct 9, 2018
  47. Ward 1 Candidate: Lyla Miklos - McMaster Students Union, Fall 2018
  48. Ward 1 Candidate: Lyla Miklos - The Silhouette, Sep 26, 2018
  49. 2018 Hamilton Municipal Election Information: Who’s Running, What Are The Issues, and How Do I Vote? - The Public Record, July 2018
  50. Here are the aspiring mayors and councillors who want your vote this October - Hamilton Spectator, July 28, 2018
  51. Here's who's running in Hamilton's municipal election - and who's already won - CBC Hamilton, July 27, 2018
  52. Speed Storytelling For A Cause - The Hamilton Spectator, April 20, 2018
  53. Vigil, red scarves display to recognize World AIDS Day - The Hamilton Spectator, November 28, 2017
  54. Welcoming Congregations: A Journey, Not a Destination - Canadian Unitarian Council E-Newsletter, July 5, 2017
  55. Hamilton Celebrates Independent Journalism - Ignite News, December 5, 2016
  56. World AIDS Vigil - The Hamilton Spectator, December 1, 2016
  57. Podcast Interview with Lyla Miklos by Dre Pao and Michael Zaccaria - Wut R U Saying?, November 21, 2016
  58. Cabaret Review - VIEW Magazine, April 28, 2016
  59. World AIDS Day - The Hamilton Spectator, November 30, 2015
  60. MAHONEY: A tale of two Selmas, 50 years apart - The Hamilton Spectator, March 20, 2015
  61. MAHONEY: Many footprints show Lyla the way to Selma, Alabama - The Hamilton Spectator, March 4, 2015
  62. Gary Smith's Top Performers of 2014 - The Hamilton Spectator, December 23, 2014
  63. Review: A Very Leila Christmas - Raise The Hammer, December 21, 2014
  64. Leila Leaves Audiences Ready to Make the Yuletide Gay - The Theatre Reader, December 14, 2014
  65. Cabaret concert for Lyla’s birthday - The Hamilton Spectator, October 3, 2014
  66. Hamilton celebrates Mandela in music-filled memorial - CBC Hamilton, December 14, 2013
  67. Falsettos: Theatre Review - Centre Stage with Lyla Miklos on INDI 101.5 FM Facebook Fan Page, November 24, 2013
  68. Falsettos: Good, just not brave enough - The Hamilton Spectator, November 23, 2013
  69. Falsettos: Theatre Review - VIEW Magazine, November 21, 2013
  70. LMAO: Laffing My AIDS Out - VIEW Magazine, September 6, 2013
  71. Westdale barber, woman refused haircut smooth things over - The Hamilton Spectator, August 8, 2013
  72. Westdale barber apologizes - The Hamilton Spectator, August 3, 2013
  73. Woman denied haircut at Westdale barbershop - The Hamilton Spectator, August 2, 2013
  74. Amigo's Blue Guitar - View Magazine, March 28, 2013
  75. Lincoln Alexander Funeral To See Former Ontario Lieutenant-Governor Laid To Rest - The Huffington Post, October 26, 2012
  76. Fan Expo Highlights: Day 4 - SPACE Blog (Spacecast.com), August 26, 2012
  77. Latest Mercer Rant Has People Talking - CHML AM 900, October 27, 2011
  78. Mohawk College Award for LGBTQ Identified Youth - LGBTQ Wellness Centre of Hamilton Newsletter, October 26, 2011
  79. It Was an Honour to Mourn Jack Layton - Hamilton Spectator, August 29, 2011
  80. Sit back and enjoy as world goes round - Hamilton Spectator, May 7, 2011
  81. Unsung Heroes - The Hamilton Unitarian, February 2011
  82. F-Word Panel Sheds Light on Modern Feminism - Sammy's Space, December 14, 2010
  83. The Necessity of Feminism in the Modern World - F-Word Event Stories, December 13, 2010
  84. Is the “F Word” Becoming a Bad Word? - Mike The Contrarian, December 12, 2010
  85. I Feel Like A Woman! - Tanya’s Travels Blog, December 12, 2010
  86. Run for the hills it’s......... Feminism! - The McCool Blog, December 12, 2010
  87. Is the Writing On the Wall for Feminism? - Journalism 101, December 12, 2010
  88. Symposium Highlights Feminism and Gender Issues - The Brantford Expositor, November 19, 2010
  89. I've Been Mentioned on Entertainment Weekly – Nik at Nite, January 22, 2010
  90. LOST: Redemption Song – Entertainment Weekly, January 21, 2010
  91. Protection for Sexual Minorities - The Hamilton Spectator, June 3, 2008
  92. Remembering the Holocaust – Xtra!, February 14, 2008
  93. 2007 Westdale Idol Winners - Hamilton Spectator, September 13, 2007
  94. Drury Lane show has magical mix of music, comedy - Burlington Post, November 1, 2006
  95. Maybe Not Thatcher - VIEW Magazine, June 29, 2006 
  96. Why is Sci-Fi so gay? - Fab, June 29, 2006
  97. Hamilton Pride Turns Sour - XTRA!, June 22, 2006
  98. Gay community still reeling over Pride clash - Hamilton Spectator, June 22, 2006
  99. Pride Parade Ridiculed on James Street - Hamilton Spectator, June 19, 2006
  100. Portrait of a Queer Activist - Mayday Magazine, August, 2005
  101. Gays divided on tying the knot - Hamilton Spectator, July 2, 2005
  102. Pride and prayer share the stage - Hamilton Spectator, June 20, 2005
  103. Words, words... how language can define a city's Pride - Hamilton Spectator, June 13, 2005
  104. A Grand Night For Theatre - VIEW Magazine, April 7, 2005
  105. A Grand Night For Singing is lush in warmth - Hamilton Spectator, April 6, 2005
  106. Heart & Soul of Song - Hamilton Spectator, March 30, 2005
  107. Community Leaders Honoured With Alumni Of Distinction Awards - Mohawk College Press Release, January 28, 2005
  108. A Task Force Out Of Control - XTRA!, August 19, 2004
  109. Cops Monitoring Website Led to Gay Bathhouse Check - Hamilton Spectator, August 12, 2004
  110. No 'Straight Answers' from Bathhouse Meeting - Hamilton Spectator, August 7, 2004
  111. Hamilton Queers Hoot, Laugh At Cops' Story - XTRA!, August 6, 2004
  112. Gays Vent Anger Over Bathhouse Inspection - Hamilton Spectator, August 6, 2004
  113. Hamilton's Gay Community Shows Its Pride - Hamilton Spectator, June 21, 2004
  114. Review: The Laramie Project - View Magazine, June 17, 2004
  115. Truth Meets Intense Drama - Hamilton Spectator, June 15, 2004
  116. Organizers Add Sober Note To Gay Pride Fest - Hamilton Spectator, June 12, 2004
  117. New Acts Attract Larger Pride Audience - Hamilton Spectator, June 12, 2004
  118. Congratulations to Lyla Miklos - HTI Newsletter - May/June 2004
  119. When Hatred Eats Up - Hamilton Spectator, June 9, 2004
  120. Happy, proud tears from youngest of eight women honoured - Hamilton Spectator, May 20, 2004
  121. 2003 Hamilton Women of The Year Awards - City of Hamilton Media Release, April 28, 2004
  122. Ontario Premier's Awards: Mohawk Nominees - In Touch, Spring 2004
  123. Hamilton Rallies Around Victim - XTRA!, March 18, 2004
  124. Hamilton Is For All People - The Hamilton Spectator, March 13, 2004
  125. GLBT Members Speak Out Against Recent Hate Crime In Hamilton - The Satellite, March 9, 2004
  126. Be Proud Of Diversity - The Hamilton Spectator, March 1, 2004
  127. Hamilton Pride 2003 - The Hamilton Spectator, June 16, 2003
  128. Gay Pride Parade Louder, Bolder - The Hamilton Spectator, June 16, 2003
  129. I's The Bi: Bisexuals Get Blatant for (Toronto) Pride - XTRA!, June 2003
  130. Tough battle seen in Hamilton West after Christopherson exit - Hamilton Spectator, March 5, 2003
  131. Former Pride Chair seeks NDP Nomination - Gay905.com, February 2003
  132. Two more contenders in NDP race - Hamilton Spectator, January 29, 2003
  133. Mayor Tells gays they aren't alone - Hamilton Spectator, June 17, 2002
  134. Proud Support for gay community; More than 60 businesses, organizations sponsoring the Hamilton Pride 2000 festival this week - Hamilton Spectator, June 11, 2002
  135. Steel Town Pride a Breast Fest? - Fab, June 6, 2002
  136. Mohawk College Alumni Profile - In Touch, Summer 2002
  137. City gays want to set up information centre - Hamilton Spectator, October 2, 2001
  138. Gay community takes pride in calling Hamilton home - Hamilton Spectator, June 14, 2001
  139. Much progress in Hamilton; Gay Pride - Hamilton Spectator, June 30, 2000
  140. Gay Pride and Prejudice; High spirits of rally can't cloak unease - Hamilton Spectator, June 12, 2000
  141. Hamilton Pride 2000 expands to four days - Hamilton Spectator, June 8, 2000
  142. Jerry's Girls Review - Hamilton Spectator, October 5, 1999
  143. Proud Hamilton Gays Prefer A Low-Profile Event - Hamilton Spectator, June 23 1999
  144. Student. Graduate. Media Professional? - Wavelength, June 1999
  145. Show of Faith! Benefit Raises Cash for Theatre Group - Hamilton Spectator, February 15, 1999
  146. Coming Out: A difficult but key step to happiness - The Hamilton Spectator, April 30, 1997
  147. Perfectly Frank Review - Hamilton Spectator, July 9, 1996
  148. Oh What A Lovely War! Review - Hamilton Spectator, June 6, 1995
  149. New Trek series gets passing grade - Hamilton Spectator, January 17, 1995
  150. Saloonkeeper's Daughter Review - Hamilton Spectator, December 13, 1993
  151. Actors take production roles for HTI melodrama - Hamilton Spectator, December 4, 1993