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Drag Voyeur

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 .

Alec Butler’s “Rough Paradise” – Living Life Shamelessly

posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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

Can you tell if a painting is a work of fiction? Can you spot a non-fiction sculpture? What about theatre, do you know when it’s based on reality? And if reality is subjective, does it even matter? Could reality be whatever we take away from an experience? This combination of fact and fiction, what author Alec […]

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Catching Up With Amanda Roberts

posted Saturday, January 7, 2017

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

Amanda Roberts will be celebrating 50 years of age this July and she’s done it all; Pride stages, Miss Canada Continental, fundraisers galore, including the Queens Cares for The 519, The Monster in NYC, and working on Queer As Folk. Her local shows have included Crews & Tango, Woody’s/Sailor, and the roving French space Tapette, where she performed at […]

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Six Reasons To FML Mondays

posted Monday, December 19, 2016

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

Rolyn Chambers is the designer of the weekly FML event posters that parody famous movies with a decidedly queer bent. Held inside Flash on Church, the weekly party has been going strong for 6 years. Pole dancers make way for this wildly diverse crowd that take over the space with drag queens, club kids, art fags, […]

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When The Bullying Ends: Transgender Awareness Month

posted Friday, November 18, 2016

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

November is Transgender Awareness Month with the International Day of Remembrance happening on Sunday November 20, a day to remember those we’ve lost to violence. This month is also an opportunity to honour our local heroes whose willingness to continue the fight is as inspiring as it is vital to our communities success, both here in Toronto and around the world. […]

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Why Trump is Good For Us: Three Unintended Consequences Of His Presidency

posted Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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

In many ways Donald Trump is the ultimate drag artist, a larger than life version of himself, who is as exaggerated as he is entertaining. Is Donald a good thing for America? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some good that comes out of it. Anyone living in Toronto just has to think back to our […]

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Shifting Landscapes, Shifting Perspectives At The AGO

posted Thursday, November 3, 2016

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

Legendary performance artist Keith Cole just closed two exhausting runs at the AGO in #HashTagGallery Slut which he describes as a threesome between himself David Buchan and Tom Thomson. It was as exhilarating as it was perplexing as gay porn star Ryan Russell periodically broke the canoe-based suicide to berate him. It was beautiful to watch their interplay, but also […]

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RYAN RUSSELL: We Have People For That (NSFW)

posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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

Want more Ryan time? WATCH RYANTIME TV FOLLOW @RyanRussellXXX facebook.com/PornstarRyan LIVE AT THE AGO Legendary Toronto performance artist Keith Cole presents a work that considers legacy and memory, collapsing time, space and identity. Join us for an epic three-way between Keith Cole, Tom Thomson and David Buchan. Featuring drag sensation Maria Delmonte, porn superstar Ryan Russell and queer filmmaker Raymond Helkio. There […]

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Death, Drag And Keeping Our Heroes Alive

posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

Death isn’t exactly a fun topic for a discussion. Who really wants to talk about death at a dinner party and it certainly makes for awkward casual talk. But then what do we do when someone we love passes? Almost five years ago I lost one of my best friends to Cancer. Dean’s death was a horrific experience […]

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Behind The Seams: How To Birth A NYC Drag Queen

posted Friday, August 19, 2016

by: in Drag, New York City, Queer, Toronto

Originally from Ohio, Shirley U. Jest left her job teaching and moved to New York in pursuit of her true love, performing. I met Shirley as a contestant in Marti Gould Cummings’ Drag Suicide, but after winning New York’s Next Top Drag Queen she’s now host to her own nights in addition to working events throughout the big apple. Her latest project […]

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Sky Gilbert Does Toller Cranston (Again)

posted Tuesday, July 19, 2016

by: in Activism, Art, Celebrity, Hamilton, Queer, Theatre, Toronto

“The love that dare not speak it’s name has become the love that won’t shut up.”–from TOLLER – Sky Gilbert Sky Gilbert is a queer writer, actor, director, filmmaker, academic, and drag performer. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, he studied theatre at York University and at the University of Toronto, before co-founding of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, He has written and produced […]

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