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Vancouver Queer Film Festival returns with a more political queer activism approach – August 11 to 21, 2022

posted Tuesday, August 9, 2022

by: in Events, Featured Events, Film, Queer, Vancouver

Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) returns for its 34th edition, August 11-21, 2022. The theme this year is “Make It Yours,” inviting audiences to return to the political grassroots of queer activism. Both in person and online screenings will be available with a province wide video-on-demand selection in Vancouver theatres each day. Passes are available […]

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This Earth of Majesty – queer adaptation of “Richard II” performed outdoors – Aug 5 to 28, 2022 (Toronto)

posted Thursday, August 4, 2022

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

Dauntless City Theatre is back with their latest production of This Earth of Majesty, a queer, site-specific, ambulatory, outdoor adaptation of Richard II in St. James Park. The Monarch of Garden, Richard, loses control of his court and the common people, causing chaos throughout the land. His cousin, the charismatic Henry Riverbrook, seizes the realm. […]

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A Baby For Andy – a queer couple comes to terms with a dark secret – Aug 4 to 6, 2022 (Guelph)

posted Sunday, July 31, 2022

by: in Queer, Theatre

A Baby For Andy is a one act drama play that follows the story of Andrew & Sam, a queer couple having to come to terms with a hidden dark secret a few months before their wedding. The PentaTheatre production is written and directed by Jason A. Downie, and will have its world premiere at […]

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Happyland Festival celebrates Vancouver Pride with Orville Peck, Big Freedia, and Perfume Genius – July 31, 2022

posted Friday, July 29, 2022

by: in Events, Featured Events, Pride, Queer, Vancouver

The first annual HAPPYLAND Festival, a fully inclusive Pride celebration, takes place July 31, 2022 at the PNE Amphitheatre and Playland Amusement Park in Vancouver. HAPPYLAND will bring a one-of-a-kind experience to festival-goers with exclusive access to the concert venue plus Playland’s thrill rides, and all the unique amusement park food Playland has to offer. […]

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International AIDS Conference, AIDS2022 – global lessons, local action – July 29 to August 2, 2022 (Montreal)

posted Monday, July 25, 2022

by: in Activism, Events, Featured Events, Montreal, Queer

AIDS2022, the world’s largest conference on HIV and AIDS, will convene leading scientists, policy makers and grassroots activists in Montreal from July 29 to August 2, 2022. It is taking place in Canada for the first time in almost 20 years. In 1989, the International AIDS Conference was in Montreal and it is remembered as the moment […]

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Vancouver Art and Leisure presents Alternative Pride – July 29 to 31, 2022

posted Monday, July 25, 2022

by: in Pride, Queer, Vancouver

Vancouver Art and Leisure is presenting Alternative Pride once again this year with xix events at three locations, over one weekend, July 29-31st, 2022. This year’s Alternative Pride theme is “Mystical Forest”, based on the incredible theme artwork that will be transforming some of Vancouver’s most iconic landmarks and greasiest after-hours into an adventure through […]

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Fellow Travelers series chronicles the lives of two gay men over four decades, begins filming in Toronto

posted Friday, July 22, 2022

by: in Books, Queer, Streaming Online, Toronto

Based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers is an epic love story and political thriller, chronicling the volatile romance of two very different men who meet in the shadow of McCarthy-era Washington. Handsome and charismatic Hawkins Fuller (Bomer) avoids emotional entanglements – until he meets Tim Laughlin (Bailey), a young man brimming with idealism […]

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TIFF announces My Policeman as World Premiere screening

posted Thursday, July 21, 2022

by: in Film, Queer, Toronto

TIFF has announced it’s second major world premiere of an LGBTQ+ themed film at this year’s festival. My Policeman has been adapted for the screen by Ron Nyswaner from Bethan Roberts’ award-winning novel of the same name. The film follows three young people – policeman Tom (Harry Styles), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin), and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson)– […]

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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces 2022/23 programming

posted Thursday, July 21, 2022

by: in Queer, Theatre, Toronto

Buddies has announced their full slate for the 2022/23 season, making a full return to in-person programming featuring presentations, world premieres, and festivals. Back for a 44th year, The Rhubarb Festival transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation, with artists challenging our notions of what art-making and art-watching can be. This year, the festival intentionally expands its […]

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Global Black Pride presents their first hybrid in person/virtual event in Toronto, July 28-31, 2022

posted Thursday, July 21, 2022

by: in Events, Featured Events, Pride, Queer

  This will be the third annual Global Black Pride event, that highlights Black queerness and the Black LGBTQ community’s past and future contributions to the LGBTQ movement. The hybrid in-person and virtual Black Pride event will feature a human rights conference, resources, workshops, performances, a festival, and a parade. It will also spotlight Toronto’s […]

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