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Transnational – new series with trans correspondents reporting on world news

posted Wednesday, June 30, 2021

by: in Streaming Online, Television, Trans

Vice World News is launching a news series about trans issues from around the world. It’s been over six years since TIME Magazine notoriously declared that America had reached the “Transgender Tipping Point” with a cover featuring Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox. And yet, data compiled by the Human Rights Campaign shows that 2021 is on track to […]

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Summer of Soul – unseen footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, part music film, part historical record

posted Wednesday, June 30, 2021

by: in Film, Music

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents the powerful and transporting documentary, Summer of Soul—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The […]

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Lydia Lunch documentary “The War is Never Over”

posted Tuesday, June 29, 2021

by: in Film, Music, New York City, Streaming Online

The War is Never Over, the first career-spanning documentary retrospective of the artist and spoken-word poet Lydia Lunch, will open June 30 in both theatres and virtual cinemas through KinoMarquee.com. Directed by prolific No Wave filmmaker Beth B, the film made its festival premiere last year to high acclaim as an official selection at the SXSW Film Festival, International […]

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Happy Pride Toronto! Here’s your guide to all that’s happening this weekend (June 25 to 27, 2021)

posted Friday, June 25, 2021

by: in Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Music, Pride, Queer, Streaming Online, Toronto, Trans

Friday, June 25th 3:00 pm Trans Pride pridetoronto.com/watch Please enjoy Toronto’s Trans Rally and March, welcoming space for all Trans people, non-binary people, friends of, and allies who rally and march together. In a typical year, Trans women of colour and people with different abilities are encouraged to lead the march and set the pace for all […]

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Dawn, Her Dad, and Her Tractor – Canadian trans story of love and understanding

posted Friday, June 25, 2021

by: in Film, Queer, Toronto, Trans

In Dawn, Her Dad, and Her Tractor, a young woman with a startling resemblance to John Andrew’s wife Miranda appears days before her funeral, igniting an odyssey towards understanding. His son Donald is now Dawn, home to mourn her mother and repair the estrangement with her Dad. As Dawn reconnects with her sister Tammy and […]

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Dream In High Park set to return this summer, featuring an array of new productions

posted Friday, June 25, 2021

by: in Theatre, Toronto

  For the first full summer of live performance in the park since the pandemic began,  Canadian Stage plans to present a diverse menu of core programming produced by the company, complemented by a robust line-up of partner presentations, offering everything from theatre and dance, to contemporary and classical music, comedy, family programming and more. […]

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First films announced for Toronto International Film Festival – September 9–18, 2021

posted Thursday, June 24, 2021

by: in Film, Toronto

  On September 9, 2021, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will kick off 10 days of exceptional international and Canadian cinema with over 100 films in its Official Selection, unparalleled events featuring acclaimed industry guests, and TIFF’s Industry Conference. Recognized as the world’s largest public film festival, TIFF is poised to bring the theatrical experience […]

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Drag performer Scarlett Bobo partners with Rainbow Railroad to support LGBTQ+ individuals worldwide

posted Thursday, June 24, 2021

by: in Drag

Rainbow Railroad, a charitable organization that helps LGBTQI+ people around the world escape violence is proud to have Canadian drag superstar Scarlett Bobo as an international ambassador. Scarlett Bobo has been a long-time advocate for inclusivity in drag, founding the Absolut Empire’s Ball, a drag competition that encourages all gender identities and performance styles to […]

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What’s New in the Church-Wellesley Village?

posted Friday, June 18, 2021

by: in Featured Events

It’s Pride Month in Toronto, and while the annual outdoor festivities won’t be happening again this year, that doesn’t mean there’s no reason to head to The Village anyway as there’s still lots of fun things to see and explore. See below for a list of the latest happenings and developments, and be sure to […]

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Half Brother – a story of deception, deceit, and discovery

posted Tuesday, June 15, 2021

by: in Queer, Streaming Online

Sandra’s mother has been missing for days. Disoriented and without money, she asks Jorge, her distant half brother, for help, but he is going through a difficult situation. After recording a homophobic attack, he is being threatened to not release the images. Director Statement – Eliane Coster Half Brother began its gestation in 2008, when I returned […]

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