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Blockorama’s Nik Red talks 20 years at Pride, “Black Is Magic,” and SWV

posted Thursday, June 21, 2018

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

For two decades, Blockorama has been an unstoppable force of queer liberation at Pride in Toronto. “Blocko,” as it’s been nicknamed, is curated by Blackness YES!, a community-based committee, and is officially known as the longest-running stage at Pride Toronto; 2018 marks their 20th anniversary.  This year’s theme is “Black Is Magic,” so it’s no […]

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Q&A with Alterna-Queer performers at Pride Toronto – June 22, 2018

posted Thursday, June 21, 2018

by: in Activism, Dance, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Montreal, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Stop by Alterna-Queer at Pride Toronto to get a taste of Toronto’s West End queer scene with the city’s most vile vixens: the House of Filth. They’re loud, rude, and like to roll around in gutters and sit on cakes. They are the queens who do things other queens haven’t dreamed up even in their darkest […]

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Show Your Pride at The Drake Hotel in Toronto

posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Art Gallery, Charity, Clubs, Comedy, Disability, Drag, Events, Fashion, Film, Gallery, Music, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

This LGBT-friendly boutique hotel in the heart of West Queen West is part of the expanding Drake experience, which includes other properties committed to the same arts-focused mission. The Drake is very invested in the community in which it is situated, and is actively involved in supporting Second Harvest and The Parkdale Food Bank to name […]

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Critically-acclaimed “Potted Potter” returns to Toronto’s CAA Theatre by magical demand

posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018

by: in Art, Entertaining, Events, Family, Featured Events, Theatre, Toronto

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is an imaginative universe with eventful plots, unique characters, and spellbinding magic. When the Hollywood film adaptations rolled out from 2001 – 2011, the series separated the seventh and final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, into two films, although that probably relates to Warner Bros. Studios’ plan […]

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Japan Foundation of Toronto presents their free PRIDE Film series

posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018

by: in Events, Featured Events, Film, Hamilton, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

Celebrate Pride  this summer by watching some films that look at LGBTQ diversity in Japan.  Free admission, registration required for each film below Hush! ハッシュ!  June 22, 2018 6:30 PM  &   July 12, 2018 1:00 PM  Directed by Ryosuke Hashiguchi [2001] 135 min. Naoya and his partner Katsuhiro  receive a proposition from Asako, who they met by chance: […]

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Pride Toronto – Ch-Ch-Changes

posted Monday, June 18, 2018

by: in Activism, Charity, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

With a festival as large and as politically charged as Pride Toronto, there’s always going to changes happening, which undoubtedly will lead to disenchantment from some community members, and applause from others. Pride means something different to everyone, and for many it’s a very personal and passionate experience. While many see the festival as losing […]

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Pride Toronto on the Island – “Til Sunrise” Kicks off Pride Week

posted Monday, June 18, 2018

by: in Art, Dance, Drag, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Toronto’s very first Pride-style celebrations happened on Toronto Island in 1971, and this weekend Pride Toronto kicked off Pride Week in style with their new ‘Til Sunrise all-day dance party and celebration that took place  on the grounds of Artscape Gibraltar Point.  Hundreds of partiers caught the ferry over to Hanlan’s point, and then connected […]

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Church & Wellesley Village parties that represent Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community during Pride Weekend

posted Friday, June 15, 2018

by: in Clubs, Dance, Drag, Entertaining, Events, Lesbian, Pride, Queer, Toronto

Pride Weekend is just around the corner, and anyone who lives in Toronto knows exactly what that means: the largest Pride festival in Canada (and one of the largest in the entire world) is underway! Every queer stone is overturned and local entertainers, businesses and residents work together as a driving force to accommodate this […]

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House of Filth returns to The Beaver for A Family Reunion – June 18, 2018 (Toronto)

posted Friday, June 15, 2018

by: in Drag, Events, Featured Events, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto

The House of Filth Family Showcase, is this collective’s longest standing family tradition, and the whole gang (bang) returns this Pride week with a very special guest. That’s right, the delectably deportable kiwi krusader Judy Virago, returns to take her seat at the head of the table. So bring your button eyes children, she’s here to sew […]

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Omar Beretta opens up the BDSM Closet

posted Friday, June 15, 2018

by: in Activism, Fashion, Queer

Omar Beretta is the co-author of the new novel, Shaman Express, a humorous and provocative look that’s partly based on real events, about the dangers of pursuing cheap or intense enlightenment, be it at sex, with drugs, or even in the search for spirituality. Beretta is a former lawyer, yoga instructor, and publishing company owner-turned world […]

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