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“Denial” – compelling film to watch during Trans Awareness Week (Nov 12 to 19, 2018)

posted Thursday, November 15, 2018

by: in Activism, Film, Queer, Trans

Denial is the dynamic and fascinating documentary of the first American CEO to transition while in office.  What starts as a son filming his father’s fight to transform the energy industry, uniquely morphs and parallels into the extraordinary story of his father’s fight to transition into Christine Hallquist (Vermont energy CEO and first Transgender Candidate for Governor).   […]

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“Soft Cell: One Final Time” – the iconic band’s last performance screens Nov 9 to 12, 2018

posted Friday, November 9, 2018

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

The final and sold-out concert from Synth-pop pioneers Soft Cell was broadcast live from London to cinemas across Europe from the O2 Arena in London on Sunday September 30th, 2018. This landmark event celebrated the band’s 40th anniversary and was their ONLY and last EVER show. Now, fans around the world can simulate that in […]

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European Union Film Festival – November 8 to 22, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, November 8, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Film, Toronto

The critically acclaimed European Union Film Festival returns to Toronto with a wide variety of films screening from November 8th-22nd at the Royal Cinema. Award winning films will make their debut at the festival, representing a rare opportunity to see these movies on the big screen. With genres spanning drama, comedy, romance and more, there […]

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EKRAN Toronto Polish Film Festival 10th Anniversary – Nov 6 to 11, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, November 6, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Toronto

EKRAN Toronto Polish Film Festival is back and it is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The Opening Film on Tuesday, November 6 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema will be a vibrant Canadian thriller “22 Chaser” directed by Rafal Sokolowski and starring Brian J. Smith, Kaniehtiio Horn or Raoul Max Trujillo. Sokolowski is no stranger to the […]

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The androgynous sounds of Art d’Ecco

posted Friday, November 2, 2018

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

Art d’Ecco is an unapologetic, inclusive rock and roll mystic in a wig and lipstick. d’Ecco’s new record, Trespasser, available now on Paper Bag Records, a product of mystery, fluidity, and neon glam-rock stomp. Living with his grandmother in a secluded cottage on the west coast, he gravitated toward the piano, spending the long, lonesome, quiet nights […]

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REACH – delves into deep territory of bullying, suicide, and addictions

posted Friday, November 2, 2018

by: in Activism, Featured Events, Film, Music, Queer, Toronto

REACH is a drama about bullying from the perspective of the bully, the bullied, and the bystanders.  In REACH a socially awkward band geek, Steven Turano (Garrett Clayton), divulges to an online pro-suicide support group that he plans to kill himself. Although his first attempt is unsuccessful, he is determined to find a way to escape […]

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Pride Toronto and Toronto Police Service in talks about Parade participation for 2019

posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018

by: in Activism, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Pride Toronto and Toronto Police Service are once again open for discussions about Police in uniform being part of the annual Pride Parade again next year. A press conference was held at The 519 on October 16th at 11:30 a.m. to present further details. This will go a long way in mending this broken relationship […]

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Mar (Sea) – Award Winning LGBT Film Screens One Night Only in Toronto – Oct 17, 2018

posted Monday, October 15, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Film, Queer

When a couple decide to spend their summer vacation in a small town on the coast of Portugal, they had no idea that they would be faced with a dark mystery that would lead to seduction and betrayal. MAR is a dramatic love story and thriller set in Peniche, Portugal. It’s main characters Xavier (Lourence Serura), […]

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Cooper Cole Gallery showcases Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE and G.B. Jones – on until Oct 20, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Monday, October 15, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Gallery, Lesbian, New York City, Photography, Queer, Toronto

This Toronto art exhibition snuck up on me, yet it’s one of the best pairing of individuals I could ever imagine. The wonder-mind works of Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE are displayed alongside Toronto’s own original riot-gal, G.B. Jones. Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE exemplifies what an artist could become when raised before the cynical machinations of late capitalism distorted […]

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Queer-themed flicks from FilmsWeLike, including Studio 54 in theatres now

posted Friday, October 12, 2018

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Film, Lesbian, Montreal, Music, New York City, Queer, Toronto

Films We Like is a Canadian distribution company, co-founded in 2003 by music promoter Gary Topp and filmmaker Ron Mann who set to release, The Academy Nominated film “The Weather Underground” by Sam Green and Bill Siegal which at the time had no distribution in Canada. 14 years and over and over 370 films later, […]

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