WorldPride has museums and galleries celebrating queer art as never before.
Besides paintings by out pioneer Francis Bacon (to July 20), the Art Gallery of Ontario's Youth Solidarity Exhibition (to November 15) features six LGBTQ artists' visions of inclusive and safe communities, and Sophie Hackett curates Fan The Flames: Queer Positions In Photography (to September 7), images that question gender norms by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Nina Levitt, Claude Cahun and many other big names.
At Ryerson Image Centre, the busy Hackett mines public and personal archives for What It Means To Be Seen: Photography And Queer Visibility. Zanele Muholi's moving black-and-white portraits depict her African lesbian contemporaries (both to August 24).
In the Gardiner Museum's Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque (to September 1), Quebecois ceramicists Léopold L. Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette play with historical and mass-produced forms to comment on homoeroticism, art-vs-craft and Catholicism.
MOCCA's Over The Rainbow: Seduction And Identity (to August 17) presents art by Stephen Andrews, Public Studio and others that challenges stereotypes of queer culture.
Don't miss the Gladstone's annual That's So Gay: On The Edge (June 20-July 27), curated by Syrus Marcus Ware; Onsite @ OCAD's Generations Of Queer (to June 28); and the many Pride shows at smaller galleries.