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Transcending Toronto

Drag ON! Kitt Kavanaugh – Mr Pittsburgh 2015

posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Drag, Fashion, Music, Trans

As a city, Toronto is proud enough of its own performers to give as many locals the stage as possible, but sometimes we like to bring in special talent from south of the border just to keep our locals on their toes. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Kitt Kavanaugh, Mr Pittsburgh 2015 himself, will be performing as […]

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Drag ON! Carrie Glamshaw – The Wonder from Downunder

posted Tuesday, June 23, 2015

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Drag, Fashion, Music, Trans

Hailing from New Zealand, I’ve had a lot of experience with Aussie queens from across the Tasman. Those girls love to talk. When I moved to Toronto I didn’t think I’d ever have to suffer through that Aussie twang again, until I met Carrie Glamshaw. Just kidding! She’s sounds lovely, and she’ll be performing as […]

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Drag ON! Maximum Capacity – the babe with the power

posted Saturday, June 20, 2015

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Drag, Fashion, Music, Trans

What you may not know about me, young and virginal as I seem, I happen to be the mother of a very handsome and agile young man – he’s just not allowed to call me “mother” in public. Drag isn’t just for queens, and this prince of the people is just one of the many […]

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Drag ON! Sapphire Tithi-Reign – Toronto’s Tap Dancing Diva

posted Saturday, June 20, 2015

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Drag, Fashion, Music, Trans

As our series on the stars of Drag ON! continues, I shot a few questions at local starlet Sapphire Tithi-Reign to get a little clarity on the calculations it takes to be a queen! What does Pride mean to you? To me, Pride means celebrating my freedom as a member of the LGBTQ community! I […]

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What Makes Me a Documentary

posted Saturday, May 30, 2015

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Drag, Fashion, Music, Trans

This week has been the Inside Out Film Festival‘s 25th year in Toronto. Each year, the festival delivers a showcase of fabulous local talent – Mixed Shorts:Local Heroes. Vince Racanelli’s short documentary “What Makes Me a Woman” made this years official selection for Local Heroes. His film poses a simple question, and receives a simple […]

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And the winner is…Miss Crews and Tango, Scarlett Bobo!

posted Sunday, April 26, 2015

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Drag, Fashion, Music, Trans

After my performance as American Horror Story’s Elsa Mars at the Great Hall with Illuminair Entertainment on Sunday April 19, I trucked across town to legendary drag bar Crews and Tangos to witness one of the most turnt out drag pageants Toronto has seen for a while. Organiser Matteo Cassano ( aka Heroine Marks) showed […]

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Fashion Art Toronto – (Un)Doing Gender in Fashion

posted Thursday, April 23, 2015

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Drag, Fashion, Music, Trans

“We act as if that being of a man or that being of a woman is actually an internal reality or something that is simply true about us, a fact about us, but actually it’s a phenomenon that is being produced all the time and reproduced all the time, so to say gender is performative […]

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Merry Mujercitos at Double Double Land

posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Drag, Fashion, Music, Trans

Kensington Market in Toronto is in for a treat tonight! A queer dance party and book launch in one, held at the infamous Double Double Land, will be thriving from 10pm till late, April 22 2015. Author Susana Vargas has recently published a book of photographs and essays on “highly sexualized subjects taking centre stage […]

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Fashion Art Toronto – Made in Canada

posted Friday, April 17, 2015

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Clubs, Drag, Fashion, Music, Trans

When many people think of traditional fashion shows, “fat” is the last word that comes to mind. But for Toronto’s alternative fashion festival, FAT is where it’s at. Fashion Art Toronto, now in it’s tenth year, brings over 200 Canadian and international designers, performers and artists into the spotlight. With over 50 runway shows, there’s […]

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