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Let The Canary Sing – Cyndi Lauper’s incredible life story as a musician and advocate for marginalized voices

posted Tuesday, June 4, 2024

by: in Film

LET THE CANARY SING is a new feature-length documentary that chronicles the incredible life and career of Cyndi Lauper, through both archival footage and current commentary from herself, her family, friends, lovers, fellow artists, and admirers. It chronicles Lauper’s meteoric ascent to stardom during her 1980s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” era, to her continuing profound impact […]

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The Q Musicale – Toronto’s new 2SLGBTQIA+ Live Entertainment Music Festival features 20+ artists – June 22, 2024 (Toronto)

posted Sunday, June 2, 2024

by: in Drag, Events, Featured Events, Festivals, Lesbian, Music, Outdoors, Pride, Queer, Toronto

The Q Musicale is Toronto’s newest 2SLGBTQIA+ music festival that was created to fill a void for artists who lack opportunities for representation. This was the concept behind the producers desire to launch a festival that specifically celebrates queer music and song writing.       Founder Antoine Elhashem (from INspired Media, the leading LGBTQ+ […]

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Highest Drag Brunch in Toronto kicks off Pride Month at the CN Tower

posted Sunday, June 2, 2024

by: in Drag, Hospitality, Pride, Queer, Toronto

The CN Tower’s 360 Restaurant kicked off Toronto’s Pride Month celebrations this weekend with the highest drag brunch in the city. A packed crowd showed up to see four of the city’s fiercest drag queens slay their way along the longest circled catwalk in the sky. A special Pride-themed three-course brunch was served, along with […]

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2024 Canadian Screen Award Winners – The Best in Film, Television, and Digital Media

posted Saturday, June 1, 2024

by: in Film, Toronto

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television celebrated the final award show of Canadian Screen Week 2024 on Friday May 31 at the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto, marking the end of four days that celebrated the achievements of Canadian talent in film, television, and digital media. See the list of winners below, which includes […]

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Canadian Music Week takes over Toronto with over 250 performances in over 25 venues- June 1 to 8, 2024

posted Saturday, June 1, 2024

by: in Music, Toronto

#CMW24 promises a dynamic range of music with over 250+ acts in over 25 venues in Toronto between June 1-8, 2024. Celebrating more than four decades of musical innovation and showcasing, the festival blends iconic and groundbreaking headliners with fresh, emerging talent, continuing its legacy as a launchpad for the next generation of stars. Headliners […]

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“The Q Musicale” founders reveal details on their upcoming LGBTQ+ music event – June 22, 2024 (Toronto)

posted Friday, May 24, 2024

by: in Events, Lesbian, Music, Pride, Queer, Toronto, Trans

The Q Musicale is a new LGBTQ+ music event taking place June 22, 2024 in Toronto at Barbara Hall Park (519 Church Street). We had an opportunity to chat with two of the key organizers behind this event to see what can be expected. Details are still being finalized, but check the website for all […]

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Toronto’s el Hashem releases latest single, “We Are Dancing Together”

posted Thursday, May 16, 2024

by: in Music

We Are Dancing Together (feat. Shelly-Ann Skinner) is the latest single release by el Hashem, a Lebanese Canadian artist, residing in Toronto. el Hashem describes it as “a joyous celebration of a future world where humanity learned from its errors and there is only love and dancing.” el Hashem started recording songs in 2020, singing […]

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From Dublin to New York: Jameson Distillery on Tour Arrives at Toronto’s Stackt Market – May 2 to 12, 2024

posted Thursday, May 2, 2024

by: in Featured Events, Hospitality, Toronto

The award-winning distillery tour from Dublin’s Bow St. is making its way to Toronto’s Stackt Market! The Distillery On Tour Pop Up is housed inside a series of shipping containers travelling around the world, from NYC to Mumbai. Jameson Irish Whiskey has brought its award-winning distillery, which has been named the World’s Leading Distillery Tour three times, […]

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Drifter – young gay male relocates to Berlin, and succumbs to the underground world of clubs and drugs

posted Tuesday, April 16, 2024

by: in Film, Queer

Moritz (22) follows his boyfriend Jonas to Berlin only to be abandoned by him within a few weeks. For a while he finds security with the older Noah, but then moves on. He changes his looks and dives into the city’s vibrating techno world. He learns to express his repressed desires, but he also starts […]

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My Little Brony: The Musical – Sky Gilbert’s twinkling tale about a My Little Pony fandom bromance – Apr 9 to 21, 2024 (Toronto)

posted Monday, April 8, 2024

by: in Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Since 2010 — with the creation and release of the phenomenally successful children’s cartoon My Little Pony — a fanbase of monumental proportions has been growing among — not only young girls — but young men who are particularly devoted to the show. These young men have been labelled ‘bronies’ (brothers in ponydom!) And they […]

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