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Author: Antoine Elhashem

Elvira Kurt causes Homosexual Panic?

posted Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Some of My Most Favourite People is Elvira Kurt. I remember how hard I laughed years ago first time I heard her shtick about her mother, and her not accepting of her gayness. I was lucky since then to have her write a piece for the first incarnation of PinkPlayMags, we interviewed her for different […]

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Kendall Partington is set to launch his debut album!

posted Friday, June 16, 2017

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Kendall Partington is one of my most favourite entertainers in the community. I have dropped by a many Village establishment over the years, just to relax with a drink while Kendall got on the keyboard, and even joined in with other patrons in singing along. So, when Kendall told me that he is gearing to […]

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A chat with Carla Collins host of “Community One Presents an Evening at Integral House”

posted Friday, November 4, 2016

by: in Celebrity, Charity, Events

“Community One Presents an Evening at Integral House” takes place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, and it will be the last publicly available event before the sale of the famous Integral House. Community One is one of many charitable organizations receiving proceeds from the sale, per the wishes of its owner and creator James Stewart, […]

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Mourning and remembering young artist and activist Andrew Henderson

posted Monday, October 31, 2016

by: in Art, Celebrity, Queer, Theatre

Andrew Henderson was a courageous individual. The 28-year-old originally from Manitoba had lymphoblastic lymphoma, and was told in September 2015, that it was incurable. He had been on maintenance chemotherapy to extend his life but had briefly stopped the treatment. He had planned to continue the treatment soon. Andrew was also an artist and he […]

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Arabic band Mashrou’ Leila plays with Pride!

posted Thursday, June 9, 2016

by: in Events, Featured Events, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto

This wonderful Lebanese band will be playing Pride Toronto 2016 as part of a landmark celebration of Middle Eastern culture, where traditional meets modern at Yalla Barra (Arabic for come out/get out). Mashrou’ Leila is an outfit of impeccable artistry, earning international praise for their unparalleled sound, unflinching sociopolitical convictions, and searing live performances. theBUZZ […]

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Sipping some tea at Toronto’s 4th annual Tea Festival

posted Tuesday, January 26, 2016

by: in Events, Featured Events, Toronto

I LOVE tea. I have a tea counter at home, I have tins of different teas for different moods and cures, I have all gadgets to make a ceremonial Matcha tea, I have books about tea, and my tea own rituals. So when I heard about this event, I had to share it with our […]

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In Conversation with Sharon Pereira

posted Friday, May 15, 2015

by: in Featured Events, Music

Sharon Pereira is a singer/songwriter who currently lives in Mississauga, Ontario. Having struggled with bullying, Sharon has developed a strong personality which can be seen through her stage presence. She has been nominated for this year’s Marty Awards for the Emerging Artists category. I had a chance to sit down with Sharon and was very impressed by […]

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In Conversation with Jeffrey Straker

posted Friday, April 17, 2015

by: in Featured Events, Music, Toronto

When Jeffery Straker opened the stage ceremony at Hart House, University of Toronto, for the INSPIRE Awards a couple of years ago with his rendition of “Halleluiah”, everyone in the audience including myself melted. I was a fan prior to that event. His “Vagabond” collection of songs is heavenly and very catchy, and so are […]

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Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine – Opening Night Reception and Film Review

posted Friday, February 20, 2015

by: in Events, Film

Pre-Screening/Post Screening Reception The pre-screening of the Toronto premier of the documentary film “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” took place last night at the Carlton Cinema and was attended by a bevy of Toronto LGBTQ community and allies, along with the film director Michele Josue, and the parents of Matthew Shepard. I can’t […]

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