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“Scary Stories” is this summer’s monster mash smash

posted Thursday, August 15, 2019

by: in Art, Books, Celebrity, Entertaining, Film, Toronto

Who among us doesn’t love a good summer scare? And there are so many classic horror stories that either take place in or are released during the summer season, but up until “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” debuted last weekend, the horror genre in 2019 has seen one too many lacklustre sequels and […]

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Chill & Chat fundraiser for Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network – Aug 22, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, August 15, 2019

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

Chill & Chat will be an incredible evening learning about and celebrating the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network‘s vital work for LGBT rights in the Caribbean. LGBTQ+ people in the Caribbean face prison time, harassment, violence, and in some cases death, for being who they are and loving who they love. This is a resilient community, still […]

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Walk with the AIDS Committee of Durham Region! 20 YEARS

posted Tuesday, August 13, 2019

by: in Activism, Charity

I am very excited to be able this tear to do the AIDS Walk in Durham. A number of friends have put a team together, and I am looking forward to a wonderful community day raising money for a still very important cause in our LGBTQ community. The walk takes place at Memorial Park in […]

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Aaron De Sousa releases his “Necessity”!

posted Friday, August 9, 2019

by: in Music

Aaron De Sousa is a singer and songwriter whom I worked with on a very special event in memory of those in our community lost at Pulse/Orlando. We filmed “Cuarenta y Nueve” (49 in Spanish) a very special episode of the community talk show that I host “On the Couch” at Glad day Bookshop, and […]

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“Kanarie” – an inside look at the choir boys within the South African military

posted Tuesday, August 6, 2019

by: in Disability

Every once in a while comes a film that is filled with so much joy, human connection, and emotional turmoil, you know that as long as it sticks the landing (i.e. has a good conclusion), it is a masterpiece. Christiaan Olwagen’s film, Kanarie, depicts the experiences of the “canaries” or men’s choir stationed in the […]

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SLANG: Tom Hearn’s solo sketch show – August 8, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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

If you took all the best of the We’re Funny That Way Festival, you’d wind up with something very close to Tom Hearn’s latest offering, SLANG, a queer solo sketch comedy tour. Original over-the-top stand-up monologues, hyperbolic sketches, and satirical parodies all written by Tom Hearn, whose character impersonations are as funny as they are […]

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Smoke Bar & Kitchen – now open on Queen Street West (Toronto)

posted Saturday, August 3, 2019

by: in Dining, Toronto

Toronto is getting a new Southern BBQ inspired eatery and brunch hub this weekend at the heart of trendy Queen Street West. Aptly named Smoke Bar & Kitchen, this new smoke-inspired hot spot is the latest from the group behind the successful Hogtown Smoke chain. The grand opening is on Saturday, August 3, 2019, and […]

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Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956–1971 – opens Feb 22, 2020 at Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto)

posted Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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

There’s very few photographers who stand the test of time and continue to be recognized for the work they’ve accomplished. One such individual is Diane Arbus. The striking black and white photographs of legendary American photographer Diane Arbus (1923–1971) revolutionized portraiture, through their range of subjects and their style. Primarily made in and around New […]

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Two different stage productions of Rocky Horror Show coming to Toronto this fall

posted Monday, July 29, 2019

by: in Drag, Events, Featured Events, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Rocky Horror Show fans can rejoice in knowing there are two productions in the works set to hit Toronto stages this fall. Smack your lips, gird your loins and tighten your corset for The Rocky Horror Show, as it returns to Hart House Theatre, Sept 27 to Oct 12, 2019. A delectable, cult-classic musical with unforgettable characters and […]

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“The Queen” screens at Drag Brunch, with a performance by Fontaine – July 28, 2019 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, July 25, 2019

by: in Drag, Events, Featured Events, Film, Queer, Toronto

Hot Docs is celebrating the herstory of drag this month with a special Drag Brunch event. On Sunday, July 28,the 1968 drag documentary The Queen, will be shown. This film is considered the mother of all drag documentaries, going behind-the-scenes of the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant. Prior to the screening, guests can enjoy mimosas and snacks, along with a […]

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