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From Toronto’s East End to New York’s East Village, join Raymond Helkio as he goes behind the scenes and into the closets of our community’s most beloved queers, delivering an uncensored journey into their alter egos .

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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Montreal’s Sandy Duperval performs at Toronto’s INSPIRE Awards June 2, 2017

posted Friday, May 19, 2017

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

Sandy Duperval is a Montreal native now living in Toronto. She’s been through a lot and it shows in who she is a singer and a person. With training from Whitney Houston’s mom, Sandy originally signed with DJ Records (which later went bankrupt), she’s performed at Rhythm Nation and then in 2004, was a Star […]

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Building A Network Through LGBT Giving

posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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

“My hope is that through greater awareness about our philanthropic sector and by strengthening our community’s non-profits we can create a more connected and healthier community for all.” –Phillip Wong Philip has worked in the LGBTQ sector for more than 15 years and as much as he’s seen things improve, he notes that there is […]

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A Touching Film About LGBTQ Aging: Older Than What?

posted Friday, April 7, 2017

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

Toronto performer, writer and filmmaker Steen Starr has finished “Older Than What?”, a charming and thought-provoking short film in which Twelve seniors respond to ten questions about aging. The first official public screening will be at QFest in St. Louis, March 29 – April 2, as part of the Queer Voices Shorts Program, and there’s hope […]

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ALDIA: A World Where Gender Is Meaningless

posted Friday, March 24, 2017

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

Wyvern is a kids book by author Kyle McGiverin, featuring illustrations by trans artist Toby Medeiros. The story is as much about a kids journey through the world of Aldia as it is about visibility. I interviewed Kyle about the book and his personal experiences with the trans community. Raymond: How much of your own childhood is […]

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WE THREE QUEENS of (dis)Orient Are

posted Monday, March 13, 2017

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

A broke writer and his rent-boy lover move in with a scrappy old widow and discover that inter-generational living is anything but easy. Based on the article in GUTS Magazine, We Three Queens show creator’s Michael Young and Tom Cable Rees were inspired to turn their story into a web series and share the eccentricities of such […]

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Getting Freaky with Ben & Glen

posted Friday, February 3, 2017

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

Do you remember the drag trio The Fabulous Freaks? Imperial Court of Toronto honourees Amanda, Sylvia and Felicia (aka Glen, Ben, and Mark) could turn any room into an instant party that was as classy as they could be trashy, making a name for themselves for fifteen years until 2010 when Felicia passed away at […]

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