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Review: “Alone Together” – on now until April 14, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, April 12, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Alone Together is a double bill consisting of There she was and Taking Breath which use dance in an examination of human connection. Constructed as a reality that is both chaotic and calming, Alone Together merges two performances that are similar in structure yet different in every other way. Taking A Breath is a comment on communication barriers […]

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REVIEW: “I Cook, He Does The Dishes” (While The Audience Sorts The Laundry)

posted Saturday, March 24, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Written and directed by Sky Gilbert, I Cook, He Does The Dishes is as much about the value of relationship as it is a questioning of how we relate to being in, out of, or enmeshed in it. The play is a modern take on the real-life love affair between John Cage and Merce Cunningham who were […]

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Queer Portraits: Sarah Hunter

posted Thursday, January 25, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

As the administer for the K.M. Hunter Foundation, Sarah Hunter is well known in the charitable community for her support of arts, culture, the environment and HIV/AIDS. In Sarah’s off hours she is a dedicated full-time artist whose work is as beautiful as it is provocative. In 2008 she began what was to become her […]

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“Queens On King” presents an early evening of drag and burlesque cabaret

posted Friday, January 19, 2018

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

The Church/Wellesley Village was once the crowning jewel of gay Toronto, but in recent years our venues have moved out to other areas of the city. Some argue that as we lose the close concertation of LGBT spaces we forgo a certain amount of power and safety as a community, but the flip side is […]

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Go Inside to Watch OUTSIDE at Buddies (Nov 17 and 18, 2017)

posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre present’s Roseneath Theatre’s production of Paul Dunn’s Outside. A group of students trace back the roots of trauma after an act of homophobic violence tears a school community apart. Written during the rise to prominence of Gay Straight Alliances, Outside looks at issues of depression, violence, bullying, and suicide from the perspective […]

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Scarlett BoBo on Drag, Family and Taking Risks

posted Sunday, October 29, 2017

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

  If Kristen Chenoweth and Megan Hilt had sexual relations, the off-spring might be a lot like Toronto’s Scarlett Bobo. “The most positive change is that drag has evolved into such a beautiful art form… You have bearded queens, glamour queens, bio queens, goth queens and everything in between and they’re all melting together and […]

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Confessions of a Gay Wedding Officiant: For Butter Or Worse

posted Monday, September 25, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Mark Stenabaugh is an actor, television personality, host and one of the most fabulous wedding officiants you may ever have grace your special day. If you missed the first post about what a wedding officiant is, you can read it here. As the ringmaster of the ceremony, your officiant can make or break your special […]

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Mark Stenabaugh: Confessions of a Wedding Officiant 

posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Mark Stenabaugh is an actor, television personality, host and one of the most fabulous wedding officiants you will ever have grace your special day.  But what’s a wedding officiant you ask? According to Stenabaugh, “I actually don’t think that most couples being married understand the role or importance of the officiant at their ceremony. I […]

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Nikibasika – The Charity That’s Ending Itself And Why That’s a Good Thing

posted Monday, July 10, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

The 1980s and early 1990s were a devastating time for Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, with millions of adults who died during the AIDS epidemic, the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and the sporadic violence that followed for years. Thousands of children were left without family or state support. In 2005, a group of Canadians came across 52 […]

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PRISM’S REVIVAL: Expect A Spectacle – June 25, 2017

posted Friday, June 23, 2017

by: in Celebrity, Clubs, Comedy, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, New York City, Pride, Queer, Toronto

With club goers seeking out smaller, more intimate venues to party, the PRISM Festival is a testament to Gairy Brown’s strength as a promoter. This long-standing line-up of events includes PEEP SHOW, AQUA, BOOTCAMP, RESIST and the infamous afterparty, REVIVAL where you can witness Toronto’s legendary Sofonda Cox’s jaw-dropping performaces. According to Sofonda, “Expect a […]

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