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Hamilton’s Collective Brewing introduces their Pride series of “Life in the Clouds” cans

posted Thursday, June 25, 2020

by: in Business, Hamilton, Pride, Queer

For Pride month Collective Arts Brewing are celebrating the talents and perspectives of LGBTQ+ artists with a limited edition run of Life in the Clouds, a DDH IPA (Double Dry-Hoppe, India Pale Ale). The brewers have brought forward the Simcoe and Mosaic hops and malt balance, to optimize this juicy IPA’s pleasantly fruit forward (think […]

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Club 120 and 120 Diner have now shut their doors permanently in the wake of COVID-19

posted Wednesday, May 6, 2020

by: in Bar/Club, Business, Comedy, COVID-19, Music, Queer

Yet another business closing and a great loss to our hospitality and entertainment industry here in Toronto, as well as a place the LGBT community has called home for over a decade. Club 120/120 Diner owner Todd Klinck has just post a heartfelt letter to staff, artists, DJs, promoters, online supporters, and in person customers, […]

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For your Pride needs check out the iconic Dudley’s Paint & Decor!

posted Tuesday, June 18, 2019

by: in Business, Pride, Toronto

Dudley’s is as old as our Village. One of the first stores I remember when I lived and worked downtown Toronto at Church and Wellesley intersection. I thought I would have a quick chat with owner Steve Dawson about how ready he is for Pride. What are your plans for Pride 2019 and the rest […]

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Toronto LGBT philanthropist, Mark S. Bonham, receives Association of Fundraising Professionals Award

posted Saturday, November 24, 2018

by: in Activism, Business, Events, Queer, Toronto

Toronto-based LGBTQ champion, businessman and visionary philanthropist Mark S. Bonham was this year’s recipient of Outstanding Philanthropist at the Association of Fundraising Professionals annual luncheon in Toronto on November 21, 2018. Here are some of Bonham’s accomplishments: ·         Mark has dedicated almost two decades to supporting Casey House including his pivotal contribution of $2.5M toward the HIV/AIDS […]

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The 90th Annual Academy Awards: from #OscarsSoWhite to “Representation Matters!”

posted Monday, March 5, 2018

by: in Activism, Art, Business, Comedy, Entertaining, Events, Film, Montreal, Queer, Television, Toronto

The 90th Annual Academy Awards wrapped up in Tinsel Town late last night and the star-studded show seemed to pull its socks up even higher this year. Putting his best foot forward, Oscar stepped out of the #OscarsSoWhite past and has emerged a new man. We’ll see what happens next year with Black Panther but for […]

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Toronto Fashion Week transforms Yorkville Village into an international fashion showcase

posted Wednesday, February 7, 2018

by: in Art, Business, Entertaining, Events, Fashion, Featured Events, Photography, Queer, Toronto

One of the biggest and most exciting semi-annual fashion showcases started its new home in Toronto this week. On Monday, February 5th, opening shows displayed a firestorm of both homegrown and international talent with innovative collections from Mayer Man, Eleventy, Triarchy, UNTLD, Narces, and Christopher Bates. Arriving early, I walked the large red carpet that […]

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A GALA for Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

posted Tuesday, October 3, 2017

by: in Business, Entertaining, Events

Some of My Most Favourite People in the LGBTQ business community are Bruce McDonald (President) and Darrell Schuurman (CEO) of Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (a special shout out goes to the lovely and always happy Katie Mead, Manager, Supplier Diversity Program at CGLCC). They work very hard to create a positive environment […]

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