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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.

The Reunited States & Trans in Trumpland – what does the future hold for a divided U.S. of A?

posted Tuesday, March 2, 2021

by: in Film

The world watched as the United States seemed to crumple before our eyes under the previous administration, and those same eyes are watching now to see if any of the damage done can be repaired and amends made. Two productions are out this month that take a look at just how divided the country has […]

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Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition Awards Contest Competition – March 7, 2021

posted Monday, March 1, 2021

by: in Celebrity, Drag, Online Events, Queer

Launched in 2019, the Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition Awards Contest Competition returns for the first time in an all new digital format. The pageant, which puts inclusivity at the forefront, will take place on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Founded by Pageant Director, host, and extra-terrestrial icon of stage and screen Alaska Thunderfuck 5000, and co-founded by […]

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Get Your Fix on Ryan Murphy’s Netflix

posted Sunday, February 28, 2021

by: in Queer, Streaming Online

For anyone who has spent anytime watching Netflix, it’s most likely that you’ve seen something that Ryan Murphy has been involved with. With an unprecedented deal valued at $300 million, the streaming provider created the most lucrative TV pact in history. How many of his productions below have you watched? Murphy has long had an […]

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Aviva, Little Fish – two movies about non-traditional relationships in complicated times

posted Friday, February 26, 2021

by: in Film

Aviva is a uniquely sexy, dancing-in-the-streets-and-sheets take on romance, set in a world of gender-fluid, frequently unclothed bodies. Director Boaz Yakin‘s impressionistic film takes a timeless, universal love story and makes it an up-to-the-moment physical exploration of gender dynamics by incorporating exuberant dance sequences choreographed by former Batsheva Dance Company dancer Bobbi Jene Smith (star Mari, and Bobbi Jene – winner Best Doc Feature, […]

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Inside Out announces new Executive Director, Lauren Howes

posted Friday, February 26, 2021

by: in Film, Queer, Toronto

Inside Out, one of the largest LGBTQ film festivals in North America and single largest promoter and distributor of LGBTQ content in Canada, has announced today that Lauren Howes has been appointed the new Executive Director for the organization, effective March 1st, replacing Andria Wilson who left the position last year. Howes (non-binary) is a […]

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The United States vs Billie Holiday – how one troubled artist became a voice for civil rights

posted Friday, February 26, 2021

by: in Activism, Film

The United States vs Billie Holiday tells the story of legendary singer Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, who spent much of her career being adored by fans across the globe. However, beginning in the 1940’s in New York City, the federal government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to […]

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Pride Toronto announces 40th anniversary (virtual) programming, and opportunities for community involvement

posted Friday, February 26, 2021

by: in Activism, Pride, Toronto

The Operation Soap bathhouse raids, which took place 40 years ago in 1981, generated a string of protests against queer oppression. Later in the year, “Lesbian and Gay Pride Day Toronto”, now Pride Toronto, was legally incorporated and an estimated 1,500 people celebrated Pride Day on Sunday, June 28th, 1981 at Grange Park. Near the […]

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Man on Man – unabashedly queer music that’s exemplified in video as well

posted Tuesday, February 23, 2021

by: in Music, Queer

MAN ON MAN (M.O.M.) has announced their self-titled debut album due out May 7, their first release with Polyvinyl Record Co. The new project from Joey Holman (HOLMAN) and Roddy Bottum (Faith No More, Imperial Teen, CRICKETS, Nastie Band) is infused with indie-rock distortion and soaked in gay pop confidence while still maintaining the acerbic and pure sense of humor they both share.   […]

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Kingston Canadian Film Fest – available virtually, Feb 26 to Mar 7, 2021

posted Monday, February 22, 2021

by: in Film

Let’s begin with this interesting fact on The Kingston Canadian Film Festival – it’s the largest festival in the world dedicated exclusively to Canadian film! Next true fact, this year will feature the world premiere of Mouth Congress, a film by Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson and our very own columnist at theBUZZ, Paul […]

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“Charmed” – season three features trans actor J.J. Hawkins playing a trans character

posted Sunday, February 21, 2021

by: in Television

Trans actor J.J. Hawkins joins the cast of Charmed in season three. He will be playing a trans character in the show, which was filmed in Vancouver and streams on the W Network. At the end of season two, the Charmed Ones and the magical world find themselves in certain peril as Julian affirmed to Aunt Vivienne that […]

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