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Author: Antoine Elhashem

We chat with Jade Elektra about the upcoming POZ TO Awards!

posted Friday, November 30, 2018

by: in Activism, Events

Jade Elektra (DJ and activist Alphonso King) and husband John Richard Allan have been the driving force behind POZ Toronto Awards for a number of years. It is a wonderful event, bringing together members of our community and HIV activists, for a night of celebrating good work, and some really beautiful entrainment. I have been […]

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A summit for men wanting to have babies coming to Toronto at The 519

posted Thursday, October 11, 2018

by: in Events, Family, Toronto

Good loving parents are some of my most favourite people, and this new summit coming to Toronto can help gay men achieve that. Men Having Babies is a non-profit, and their board and staff are comprised of gay dads and surrogates. Since 2005 their monthly workshops and the annual NY Men Having Babies seminar provided […]

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Break the Silence single by Velvet Code released TODAY!

posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018

by: in Music

Today marks the exciting release of the single “Break the Silence” by Velvet Code, from his new album titled “Dreams and Nightmares”. Velvet Code is a Canadian electropop artist, known for his heavy 80’s musical influences and addictive dance floor tracks. A fixture on the Billboard, Dance and Club charts, the award-winning musician released his […]

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Ms. Opulence: The drag pageant event that NO ONE should miss!

posted Thursday, August 23, 2018

by: in Drag, Entertaining, Events, Queer, Toronto

Last year, I had the wonderful honour, and the EXTREME pleasure, of being a judge at the Ms. Opulence annual drag pageant. I cannot begin to tell you how much fun it was, the energy, the cheering, the applause, the double finger snaps! It was like being whisked back in time to the ballroom scene […]

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Excited for The Barn & Stables reunion on September 29th? We certainly are.

posted Monday, August 20, 2018

by: in Clubs, Dance, Events, Music

Back in the days, there likely was never a weekend where I didn’t pass by The Barn & Stables as part of my friends and I bar hoping, Friday night, last call on Saturday, or the Underwear Party on Sunday, we were there at some point of the weekend. That place was iconic to many, […]

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“Samundar” the HOT Bollywood Party at Pride Toronto

posted Thursday, June 14, 2018

by: in Activism, Clubs, Dance, Entertaining, Events, Pride, Queer, Toronto

I had a chance to chat with Waseem Shaikh, one of the founders and creative director of Rangeela about their upcoming party “Samundar” that is part of Pride Toronto celebrations. Tell us about the concept behind this, what got it started. I understand it to be a not for profit initiative? Rangeela is Canada’s largest […]

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Tiffany’s Show, one of the worlds TOP drag extravaganzas comes to Pride Toronto

posted Sunday, June 10, 2018

by: in Dance, Drag, Entertaining, Events, Pride, Queer, Trans

I love love love a good drag extravaganza. Montreal does it well, Vegas does it well, and Thailand for sure does it well. So, when I heard about Tiffany’s Show, one of the world’s most renowned drag show, is coming to perform at the booth of Tourism Authority of Thailand in the street fair at […]

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Cory Stewart takes the plunge with his debut album!

posted Monday, April 9, 2018

by: in Dance, Music

I met Cory at several different community functions and gatherings. He’s one of those people who light up the room when he steps in, always smiling, always friendly. Most of those events were business related, so when I heard that Cory also sings, and about to release an album. I had to have a chat […]

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Chantel Marostica is GD excited about their new Comedy Album!

posted Monday, March 26, 2018

by: in Comedy, Entertaining, Events, Queer

Some of My Most Favourite funny people is Chantel Marostica. They were part of a comedy special episode of our talk show “On the Couch” last season, people were telling me beforehand how great Chantel is, and I fell in love instantaneously. They had me in stitches with the stand up bit they did on […]

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Escondidos No More!, or Silence No More, a project by and for Toronto’s LGBTQ Latinx Community.

posted Thursday, February 15, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Drag, Events

When I heard about this important work to spearheaded by our local Latinx LGBTQ community, to preserve history and celebrated, I was excited to learn more. Here, Rico Rodriguez, Teacher and Storyteller, explains the work being done and the events being planned. Why is it important: The LGBTQ Latinx communities have played an important role […]

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