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Pride Toronto announces first round of programming, including new initiatives

posted Thursday, May 3, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Drag, Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Pride month will officially begin on June 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm with the flag raising at City Hall. Pride Toronto have also announced their opening night headliner on Friday, June 22nd at Yonge -Dundas Square, with actor, and R&B recording artist, Brandy. Programming will begin at 5 pm and continue until 11 pm, with full bar service in the […]

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Community activist, Susan Gapka, receives honorary “Key to the City”

posted Tuesday, May 1, 2018

by: in Activism, Charity, Queer, Toronto

Mayor John Tory will be presenting the Key to the City to seven distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to the City of Toronto, including LGBT activist Susan Gapka. Gapka is well-known as a tireless and effective campaigner for social justice. The Mayor is presenting her with a Key to the City for her long and proud record of addressing issues related to affordable housing, education, mental health, and community safety in the LGBTQ2S […]

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“Perfect Wedding” on stage until May 19, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, May 1, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

Well, the final production in the 2017/18 Village Players season is now on stage, ending with another farcical comedy. The story line for Perfect Wedding begins when a bridegroom wakes up in his bridal suite with a hangover on the morning he’s about to be married, and turns to the woman in bed beside him […]

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“Create A Better Tomorrow, Tonight” – diversifying nightlife – May 3, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, May 1, 2018

by: in Activism, Clubs, Dance, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Pride, Queer, Theatre, Toronto, Trans

  Absolut, a global pioneer of progress and creativity, is hosting a panel discussion featuring cultural leaders who will explore the emerging trend of progressive nightlife and its role in creating tangible change. This is the latest in a series of initiatives supporting Absolut’s ongoing platform, Create A Better Tomorrow, Tonight. Panelists including New York […]

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We Belong: Voices of Youth IDAHOT – May 17, 2018 (Mississauga)

posted Thursday, April 26, 2018

by: in Activism, Charity, Events, Featured Events, Queer, Toronto

Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) wants you to join their We Belong: Voices of Youth International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) Breakfast, to be held on May 17, 2018, at the Grand Victorian Convention Centre in Mississauga.  We Belong: Voices of Youth will convene over 200 of the Peel Region’s most influential policy makers […]

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“We’re Funny That Way” comedy festival – May 2 to 5, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, April 26, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

After a triumphant and successful return from a five year hiatus, We’re Funny That Way the world’s original queer performance festival, is back with another stellar lineup of performers. Founded in 1997 as a comedy festival, We’re Funny That Way has hosted stars of today and tomorrow all the while acting as a fundraiser for LGBTQ charities across […]

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“ConBoy” – NYC music duo challenges gender norms

posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018

by: in Music, New York City, Queer

ConBoy is an indie pop-rock band formed by two queer women often mistaken for boys, hence the name ConBoy. The NYC based duo, Cherie Bugtong and Daisy Spencer, are pumping personal stories in the form of pop-rock bangers for all ages similar to the likes of Tegan and Sara, Weezer, No Doubt and many more. […]

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“Queering Family Photography” Exhibition – Until May 26, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Sunday, April 22, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Events, Featured Events, Gallery, Lesbian, Photography, Queer, Toronto, Trans

The Family Camera Network (FamCam) and the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) present, Queering Family Photography, an original exhibition that explores how family photographs reflect, shape, and expand queer forms of affective connection and kinship. On display until Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Stephen Bulger Gallery 1356 Dundas St W, Toronto, the exhibition is a featured exhibition […]

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What’s Queer at Hot Docs 2018 25th Anniversary? April 26 to May 6, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Sunday, April 22, 2018

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

  Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 25th edition, April 26–May 6, this year’s slate will present 246 films and 16 interdisciplinary projects from 56 countries in 14 screening programs, with work by female filmmakers representing 50 per cent of the 2018 program. For the Festival’s 25th anniversary, Hot Docs will thank Toronto audiences for their support […]

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Pride Toronto announces Honoured Positions for 2018

posted Thursday, April 19, 2018

by: in Activism, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Pride Toronto has announced the organization and individuals who have been selected to receive the prestigious titles of Honoured Group, Honoured Grand Marshal, Honoured Guest, Trans Ambassador and Honoured Youth.​The honourees were selected in recognition of their leadership and achievements in the LGBTQ+ community. They were chosen based on their contribution to fighting discrimination, equality […]

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