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Bryen Dunn is Editor of theBUZZ, writing on  lifestyle and entertainment. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.

First Queen Eliminated on the Series Premiere of Canada’s Drag Race

posted Friday, July 3, 2020

by: in Drag, Toronto

Canada’s Drag Race debuted last night after much anticipation from Canadian based RuPaul fans, and it didn’t disappoint. The first mini-challenge in the show’s herstory saw the queens climb a mountain – literally – for a windy photo shoot with acclaimed Canadian photographer Matt Barnes. Kyne was declared the winner, but her favoured status didn’t […]

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Producers of musical based on the Marc Hall story release new music video to raise funds for PFLAG

posted Tuesday, June 30, 2020

by: in Music, Pride, Queer

On the heels of receiving Calgary Theatre Critics Award nominations for Best Leading Performance(Evan Kinnane) and Best Production of a Musical, the producers and creative team behind the hit musical THE LOUDER WE GET are thrilled to release a new video of the song THIS DANCE IS FOR YOU. The video, shot and produced remotely, is being released in honour of the […]

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A Black DJ’s Life

posted Sunday, June 28, 2020

by: in Music, Queer, Toronto

I started DJ-ing with my uncle Herb King back in 1980 when he relocated from Las Vegas to Tampa, Florida and took a job at WMNF 88.5. He did an R&B / Jazz show. This was how I came to be his assistant, as he was blind and needed someone to pull his records for […]

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Quench Your Thirst With These Five Brews That Celebrate Pride

posted Friday, June 26, 2020

by: in Entertaining, Pride, Queer

It’s Pride, which is the official start to summer partying, so why not celebrate in style while supporting local charities. Here are six breweries who are showing the true colours. Many are limited quantity, so call ahead if stopping by the brewery, or check online for supplies at your local LCBO. Support those who support! […]

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Suzi Q – the story of musician Suzi Quatro to stream July 1, 2020 (one night only)

posted Friday, June 26, 2020

by: in Celebrity, Music

SUZI Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock’n’roll, when she broke through around the world in 1973. This new film positions Suzi as the trailblazer and inspiration for a generation of women who were to follow after her in the next […]

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We’re Funny That Way – Virtual Pride Special – June 26, 2020

posted Thursday, June 25, 2020

by: in Comedy, Lesbian, Pride, Queer

Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 19th annual WE’RE FUNNY THAT WAY festival with host Maggie Cassella is adapted from a live event into a virtual special. Every live event collects funds for various LGBT charities. There are clips from past events, and the new virtual one-hour show celebrates the LGBTQ2+ community and includes […]

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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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TIFF unveils plans for 2020 festival, a combination of live and virtual happenings – Sept 10 to 19, 2020

posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020

by: in Film, Toronto

TIFF has announced that the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 10–19, is tailored to fit the moment, with physical screenings and drive-ins, digital screenings, virtual red carpets, press conferences and industry talks. This year’s selection comprises a lineup of 50 new feature films, five programs of short films, as […]

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Two powerful LGBT-themed films screening for Pride Month – June 20 and 27, 2020

posted Thursday, June 18, 2020

by: in Film, Pride

  The Clowder Group are presenting two of their wonderful documentary films for viewers to enjoy by making a donation below to help support the company in completing their next feature. Join cast and crew after these on-line screening events  that both take a historical look back at the early lives of LGBT individuals.  Reel […]

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“Proud” – French mini-series examines three generations of one family

posted Thursday, June 18, 2020

by: in Film, Pride, Queer

From the award-winning director of Fatima (the 2016 Cesar winner for Best Film), Proud is a three-part episodic cinema event that details a chronology of tolerance and a portrait of one family through changing times. In 1981, it was still illegal to be gay in France. Today, same-sex marriage is recognized and has paved the way […]

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