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Samuel Engelking

Kehlani headlined Toronto Pride at Yonge-Dundas Square, and the Oakland-based R&B/pop singer/songwriter's set mixed relatability and pop-star proficiency more

Concert reviews

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Samuel Engelking

At Pride Toronto's annual rally for transgender and non-binary folks, marchers called out police failure to take cases of missing and murdered trans people seriously. more

, News

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Maxhole Edison

Bricks and Glitter will showcase young queer, trans and two-spirit artists, musicians and performers in venues across the city's west end more

Culture

Liza Balkan's play about witnessing the death of Otto Vass by four Toronto police officers in 2000 is over-produced but still essential viewing more

Theatre

Birding memoir takes $20,000 prize for excellence in writing by an Ontario author more

Books

Brandon Ash-Mohammed

Sylvia Pereira

Stand-up comic Brandon Ash-Mohammed created monthly comedy showcase The Ethnic Rainbow to support LGBTQ+ comedians of colour who have felt excluded from Toronto's non-inclusive comedy scene. The June 23 show is an alternative Pride event for QBIPOC. more

Comedy

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Courtesy of Luminato

Including the Pride Parade, Luminato's final weekend, Toronto Jazz Fest, Toronto Craft Beer Festival, Indigenous Day Live and Christie Pits Film Festival more

Culture

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Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre (@TO_CouncilFire) via Twitter

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square has gotten two upgrades: a custom-vinyl wrap around its famous photo-op letters and the addition of a Medicine Wheel. more

News

Katy Perry released I Kissed A Girl a decade ago to heavy backlash from LGBTQIA+ communities. As the recent release of Rita Ora's Girls shows, the culture hasn't changed as much as we like to congratulate ourselves for. more

Features

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Scarborough Arts

Scarborough has joined key Canadian metropolises including Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa, with the launch of a public, city-named sign that will travel to six different locations in north and central Scarborough, including a stop at Nuit Blanche. more

Art & Design

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Samuel Engelking

While many comics should be household names – Scott Thompson, James Adomian and Guy Branum, for starters – the gay community would rather line up for an eighth-place Drag Race queen than see one of them more

Comedy

The Tempest – On The Run 2018

David Hou

The veteran actor brings over half a century's worth of experience to the role of Shakespeare's wronged sorcerer more

Theatre

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Facebook/Toronto Bisexual Network

Nearly half of all queer folks identify as bi, yet bisexuals and pansexuals have never had official representation at Pride. That changes at Pride Toronto 2018, where the Bi+ Pride initiative ensures bi visibility. more

Life

Indigenous History Month

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT)

June is National Indigenous History Month. Celebrate Canada's Indigenous peoples at events across Toronto including the Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York and Masters Indigenous Games. more

Culture

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Estate of Kenojuak Ashevak

The expansive exhibit Tunirrusiangit showcases the work of Kenojuak Ashevak, Tim Pitsiulak and three other Inuit artists more

Art & Design

Here are some titles, published over the last year, to be proud of more

Books

Catherine Hernandez, Monét X Change, Elvira Kurt, Anders Yates and others on Pride fails, sex ed, reality shows and Roseanne more

, Culture

Scott Silven's immersive, atmospheric show – complete with three-course dinner and whisky tastings – is truly magical more

Theatre

Including NXNE at Yonge-Dundas Square, a rally for fair wages, Pride on the island, Bells on Danforth and Elaine May at TIFF Bell Lightbox more

Culture

Sylvain Émard’s large-scale, free outdoor Le Grand Continental finds 220 non-professionals dancing up a storm more

Stage