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Author: Bryen Dunn

Dedalus – captivating triptych cinema noir that intertwines stories and stimulates the mind

posted Monday, October 26, 2020

by: in Film, Queer

DEDALUS is a fiction triptych portraying community, love, and loss. 1) In rural Iowa, a grocery cashier watches helplessly as classmates conceal their act of sexual violence against his teenaged step-sister. Will she keep the child? 2) A hustler tricks for food, shelter, and intimacy during a winter in New York City.  A young woman […]

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Halloween on Church Street is going virtual – Oct 31, 2020 at 8pm

posted Monday, October 26, 2020

by: in Events, Featured Events, Queer, Toronto

For the over 20 years of Halloween on Church, many people have gathered in Toronto’s Gay Village, but unfortunately it won’t be happening this year as it’s not safe to do so at this time. However, the Church-Wellesley Village have planned a virtual alternative with plenty of entertainment planned for the spookiest of all nights, […]

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Rialto – intimate look at one man’s struggles with his conflicting emotions

posted Monday, October 26, 2020

by: in Film

Rialto is a  complex story about a man who’s life is in free-fall. A man who is making all the wrong decisions after the loss of his father. The film is about men and their inability to express emotions due to societal pressures. Colm (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) finds a safe space to talk about his emotions, […]

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Weed & Wine – film about the love of two families working to make a difference

posted Thursday, October 22, 2020

by: in Film

Okay, it’s called WEED & WINE, but really… it’s about parenting in times of uncertainty, and about the preciousness and precariousness of family. It is, of course, also about weed and wine if you happen to enjoy those.  Continents apart from one another, two farming families aim to reinvent themselves on their land. One family—a strong-willed […]

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Rendezvous with Madness – annual film festival focuses on mental health and addictions

posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020

by: in Activism, Film

The Rendezvous with Madness Festival is the first and largest arts and mental health festival in the world. Using art as the entry point to illuminate and investigate the realities and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction, programming spotlights the human capacity for endurance in the face of great challenges.  As community members are feeling […]

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LGBT films at Toronto Jewish Film Festival – Oct 22 to Nov 1, 2020 (Toronto)

posted Tuesday, October 20, 2020

by: in Events, Featured Events, Film, Queer, Streaming Online, Toronto

The 28th annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival begins October 22, 2020, and like most other festivals, it’s going virtual this year. The Festival will stream a curated program of 50+ films showcasing the best in Jewish-content film from Canada and around the world.   theBUZZ recommends the following three films, each depicting LGBT representation. Sublet, […]

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“For Viola” Hot Docs film series spotlights black, indigenous, and people of colour

posted Friday, October 16, 2020

by: in Activism, Film

Hot Docs has added the new monthly film series For Viola to its VOD platform Hot Docs at Home. Named in honour of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond, the important documentary series will centre around Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC)-led stories and filmmakers. This fall, the series will feature Charles Officer’s 2017 Festival doc Unarmed […]

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The 519 Gala – streams virtually on Oct 25th with star studded global entertainment

posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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

The 519’s largest single-day fundraising event, The Annual Gala, will bring together leading performers for a virtual variety show of musical performances and special appearances in support of LGBTQ2S communities in Toronto and beyond. The event will be streamed on Sunday, October 25, at 7:30 pm (EST). The Annual Gala has gone virtual in response to COVID-19, and will feature musical performances from: ● […]

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“Tell Me Why| puts trans character front and centre in the gaming world

posted Tuesday, October 13, 2020

by: in Gaming, Trans

As reported on E Central Sports, Tell Me Why is a new narrative game about family secrets and the difficulty of coming home. It transcends genre by putting a transgender character at the centre of the experience. Set in Alaska, the three-chapter story features transgender Tyler and his sister Alyson. The twins travel to the remote, […]

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Queerantine – showcasing emerging indie LGBTQ+ musicians

posted Tuesday, October 6, 2020

by: in Music, Queer

Queerantine is a one-of-a-kind, weekly music video showcase highlighting artists across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, airing on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. EST, presented by musical artist Kisos. Each week host Kisos sources 10 visuals, that he and a co-host can spotlight and react to live on Twitch while interacting with and inviting an engaged audience […]

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