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Black & Blue 2017 Luminosity

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Miss Opulence: A chat with BlackCat, KingAdé, and Jasmine Black!

posted Friday, September 1, 2017

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Some of My Most Favourite people on the party scene in our LGBTQ community is DJ BlackCat (Mykel Hall). I have enjoyed many of the parties I have heard him spin at over the years; if BlackCat is playing you always knew it will be a good vibe. Recently, I also got to meet KingAdé […]

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SNIP: A disturbing and empowering short film on the topic of sexual assault!

posted Monday, August 28, 2017

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Some of My Most Favourite People in the community is actress and director Joanne Vannicola. Joanne is an artist and an activist in our community, she is also an Emmy award winning actor who recently completed a second season on the show, Slasher. Currently she has a memoir being edited for publication, as well as […]

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Cruising with the FABULOUS DJ Dallas

posted Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Some of My Most Favourite People in the LGBTQ community is DJ Dallas. Dallas is as talented as she is sweet and kind, and very giggly (you always just want to give her the biggest cuddliest hug when you run into her in the community). Those who know Dallas agree with me, and those who […]

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Kendall Partington is set to launch his debut album!

posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017

by: in Music

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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Elvira Kurt causes Homosexual Panic?

posted Wednesday, June 28, 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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An important new book about ending LGBTQ2S Youth Homelessness in Canada!

posted Saturday, May 27, 2017

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One of My Most Favourite People in the community is Dr. Alex Abramovich. I always had great respect for him. Dr. Abramovich, Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), is a passionate man who is all community at heart, and he’s an advocate for homeless youth. In 2016 he was the recipient […]

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Gay Day on the Bay you say?

posted Tuesday, May 9, 2017

by: in Clubs, Featured Events, Outdoors

Some of My Most Favourite People are everyone at PFLAG Canada. One of  the most passionate and long standing organizations in our community. Why do I love them so much? Because they advocate for youth and families, and they are on the front lines of activism. In the past years I have attended all their Gay […]

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Salon Sundays: A party for EVERYONE!

posted Friday, April 14, 2017

by: in Clubs, Events, Music, Queer

Some of My Most Favourite People in the community are long-time activists and community champions, like the very caring Deb Parent (who I recently discovered is also a kick ass DJ), and event expert and impresario, Mary Lou Borg, who is as delightful as she is a genius at throwing the best, classiest, and most lavish […]

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Gene Kelly: A Conversation with Patricia Kelly Ward

posted Tuesday, March 7, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Charity, Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

Some of My Most Favourite People is Gene Kelly, but I guess I share that love with millions of people throughout the world, and over many decades. Gene is Hollywood as Hollywood can be, and is one of the most influential people on the making of film. So when I was approached for an opportunity […]

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Donnarama and Mamarama

posted Monday, February 6, 2017

by: in Art, Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Featured Events, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto

I love Donnarama, there I said it. Years ago I asked her to work for an event that I was doing for what back then was Dominion grocery stores. She wasn’t as well known as she is now, but I knew of her and thought she was really unique. She showed up to the event on […]

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