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Queer-X Festival – art, film, music, politics and more to celebrate National LGBT History Month

posted Tuesday, September 29, 2020

by: in Activism, Art, Events, Featured Events, Film, Music, Queer

  The first queer global streaming TV network, Revry, honors National LGBT History Month in October with the premiere of the 5th annual QueerX festival, taking place Oct. 1–31. Celebrating LGBTQ+ music, film, politics, and culture, the festival–which has been touted as the queer SXSW (Billboard, Flaunt Magazine)–will take a unique approach to its screening and panel […]

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Venus Fest 2020 Digital edition hosted by Sook-Yin Lee – Sept 28 to Oct 2, 2020

posted Saturday, September 26, 2020

by: in Featured Events, Music, Toronto

Venus Fest is pleased to announce this year’s digital edition to take place September 28- October 2. Hosted by the iconic Canadian Broadcaster Sook-Yin Lee, the festival will once again showcase music, art and a series of online panels and mentorship sessions geared towards supporting women and non-binary artists and arts workers, all offered free to the […]

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The Last Shift – a movie about survival and understanding

posted Friday, September 25, 2020

by: in Film

THE LAST SHIFT is a story about two men struggling with similar issues, while living in the same deadbeat town. Stanley (Richard Jenkins) is an aging fast-food worker who plans to call it quits after 38 years on the graveyard shift at a fast food restaurant. His last weekend takes a turn while training his replacement, Jevon (Shane Paul McGhie), […]

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Beverly Glenn-Copeland – legendary trans musician finally gets the spotlight he deserves

posted Friday, September 25, 2020

by: in Music, Toronto, Trans

Recently, composer Beverly Glenn-Copeland releases his first new piece of music in over 15 years. The new single, “River Dreams” will appear on his forthcoming album, Transmissions: The Music of Beverly Glenn-Copeland out now via Transgressive, the new label home for both Glenn’s catalogue and future recordings. This is simply amazing. The vocal range, lyrics, and composition […]

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Alive – waking up to find out you don”t know who you are

posted Thursday, September 24, 2020

by: in Film

Slipknot’s Knotfest.com have partnered with Cranked Up Films, specialists in genre-leaning films including horror, grounded sci-fi, and speculative fiction. To kick off the partnership, they held an early screening of the award winning horror flick, Alive. In the chilling tale, a severely injured man (Thomas Cocquerel) and woman (Camille Stopps) awaken in an abandoned sanatorium […]

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New Queer Voices – What to Watch

posted Tuesday, September 22, 2020

by: in Film, Queer

THE MALE GAZE: STRIKERS & DEFENDERS Work up a sweat from the soccer field to the locker room in these drama-fuelled four films from Germany, France and the UK that explore how rivalry between teams can spill over into teacher-pupil relationships, high school crushes and brotherly compassion. Starring Matthieu Lucci (The Workshop), Pierre Prieur (Bizarre), […]

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I Am Woman – a look into Helen Reddy’s life and career in music

posted Friday, September 18, 2020

by: in Music

For the first time on screen, I AM WOMAN tells the inspiring story of singer Helen Reddy, who wrote and sang the song “I Am Woman” that became the anthem for the women’s movement in the 1970s. The film is a story of fearless ambition and passion, of a woman who smashed through the patriarchal […]

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Beautiful Darling – documentary about one of Warhol’s most notorious protégés

posted Friday, September 18, 2020

by: in Celebrity, Film, Queer, Trans

BEAUTIFUL DARLING chronicles the short but influential life of transgender pioneer Candy Darling, who was a major part of Andy Warhol’s entourage and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song, “Walk on the Wild Side.” Recapturing the excitement of a long lost New York City, this acclaimed doc recounts the story of Darling, a star in the […]

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Hot Docs at Home – House of Cardin, The Beatles, Chuck Berry

posted Thursday, September 17, 2020

by: in Film, Toronto

HotDocs continues to present their @Home series of screenings that can be purchased and watched from any laptop or mobile device. Here’s three flicks that are current streaming as theBUZZ top picks. Click on the weblinks below for ticket information. House of Cardin Get a rare peek inside the mind of a design genius in […]

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Drive-In Drag Events – Miss Conception, Canada’s Drag Race

posted Tuesday, September 15, 2020

by: in Drag, Events, Featured Events

While the pandemic may have shuttered performances spaces for our beloved drag queens, that doesn’t mean the show stops. If there’s any group that will conquer COVID with creativity, it’s the DQ community. Read below to find out about two exciting events taking place in various cities across the country. Ladies, start our engines! Canada’s Drag […]

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