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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces programming for the 44th annual Rhubarb Festival – Feb 8 to 11, 2023 (Toronto)

posted Sunday, February 5, 2023

by: in Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Queer, Theatre, Toronto, Trans

Rhubarb Festival, Canada’s longest-running new works festival is back for its 44th year this February. In a new four-day format, The Rhubarb Festival transforms Buddies in Bad Times Theatre into a hotbed of experimentation, exploring new possibilities in art-making and performance. This year’s festival, curated by festival director Clayton Lee, brings together both local and […]

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Outrave – Exploring the Queer & POC Roots of Electronic Dance Music

posted Sunday, February 5, 2023

by: in Music, Queer, Streaming Online, Toronto

The pilot episode of OUTRAVE focuses on Toronto‘s queer community and their contributions to raves and electronic music in the city from the 1980s until today. It premieres on Revry February 5th, 2023. From the origins of house to today’s massive global rave culture, it’s always more than a party as Outrave explores the connections between […]

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Toronto History Museums honour Black History Month with free programming throughout February 2023

posted Saturday, February 4, 2023

by: in Featured Events, Toronto

The City of Toronto presents month-long free programming at three Toronto History Museums to honour Black History Month throughout the month of February. The events will honour Black Freedom through music, culture and storytelling that will uplift and warm the soul.  Programming will take place at Spadina Museum (285 Spadina Rd.), Mackenzie House (82 Bond […]

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Ocean Boy – Australian teenager navigates life after discovering a family revelation

posted Friday, February 3, 2023

by: in Film, Streaming Online

Inspired by true events, Ocean Boy is a stirring, provocative and compelling story about capturing the light and shade of life, while reflecting strength and vulnerability. Set in the late 1980s, the story is told through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy, Rockit. As he grapples to understand why his mother isn’t coming home, Rockit […]

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Spotify Launches ‘GLOW’ – New Equity Program Celebrating and Amplifying LGBTQIA+ Artists, Creators, and Community

posted Wednesday, February 1, 2023

by: in Music, Queer, Streaming Online

Music and culture have long been shaped by the LGBTQIA+ community: on stage, behind the scenes, and in culture overall. Committed to using the power of Spotify’s platform to elevate, uplift and spotlight voices that have been historically marginalized, they’re launching GLOW – a new global music program developed to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. GLOW […]

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February is Black History Month in Toronto

posted Wednesday, February 1, 2023

by: in Family, Featured Events

Each year in February, the City of Toronto is proud to support events and exhibits scheduled for Black History Month, inviting members of the public to explore and celebrate the heritage, traditions and culture of African-Canadians. Black History Month began in the United States as “Negro History Week” in February 1926, through the work of […]

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Happy FKN Sunshine – two small town siblings embark on a music career

posted Monday, January 30, 2023

by: in Film, Music, Streaming Online

Happy FKN Sunshine tells the story of Ronnie Weston (Mattea Brotherton) and her brother Will (Matt Close) who live in a one mill town. When the mill workers go on strike, the future for their family looks bleak. Fortunately, Ronnie has found a brisk business selling weed. When Will wants to start a band, Ronnie […]

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Petit Mal – navigating life in a female trouple, based on true events

posted Friday, January 27, 2023

by: in Film, Lesbian, Queer, Streaming Online

Petit Mal tells the story of Anto, Marti, and Lai, who are a throuple blissfully living together in a remote house, with nothing but their beloved bundle of dogs keeping them company. When Lai leaves for a work trip, the balance is thrown off and Marti and Anto must adapt to being just the two […]

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I Heard Sarah – a rock and roll love triangle that includes fame, addiction, and recovery

posted Friday, January 27, 2023

by: in Film, Music, Streaming Online

I Heard Sarah tells the story of young troubled rock star, Ian Ford, who busts out of a court mandated rehab and goes on the run to his hometown where he and he best friend had started their first band. While Ian’s been touring and living a high life the past six years, his former […]

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Le Tigre announces first international tour in almost two decades, including three Canadian dates

posted Friday, January 27, 2023

by: in Lesbian, Music, Queer, Toronto

Le Tigre (Kathleen Hanna, JD Samson, and Johanna Fateman) will bring their joyous, experimental post-riot grrrl antics and conceptual multimedia performance to stages across the globe this summer for the first time in 18 years, reuniting at a time when we need them the most. The beloved trio will kick off their North American leg at the […]

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