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Pride 2017

If this is what the post-gay-lib world looks like, then I preferred it when everyone else disliked us and there was always a party going on somewhere more

News

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Cheol Joon Baek

If the celebration of the radical idea to accept and support the rights and existence of marginalized Canadians is not extended to queer Canadians of all intersections, then what celebration is there to be had? more

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Photographer: Samuel Engelking

The South Asian stage was reinstated this year thanks to Black Lives Matter, and brOWN//OUT was a colourful, joyful success more

Music

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Tanja-Tiziana

Fists and flags were raised high at the this year's Dyke March more

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Photographer: Samuel Engelking

The rainy day didn't stop trans and non-binary folks, friends and allies from celebrating and marching in solidarity more

News

"My life if I hadn’t been granted asylum would be remarkably different – possibly ending with suicide," writes Vaughn Gray. "Canada saved my life, and for that I am eternally grateful." more

Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

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Adam Ouahmane

The reality series has helped propel drag to a new level of visibility, and season 9 queens Sasha ­Velour and Shea Couleé – as well as Toronto performers – want to see the show's popularity uplift an even greater variety of drag artists more

Interviews & Features

Get out of the sun and refuel near the Pride street fair and parade route more

Food & Drink

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R. Jeanette Martin

NOW editors pick a trio of this week's can't-miss events more

Three comics take a stand on Pride, Trump and TV binge-watching more

Comedy

"We face some of the highest rates of interpersonal violence, often at the hands of people in our own 'communities,'" says co-host Coco Supreme more

Features

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Samuel Engelking

"We’re trying to run a festival that feels like it includes everybody no matter what you do or what you think because it’s a celebration of sexual identity," says Pride Toronto's new executive director. more

News

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Kelly Boutsalis

The continued popularity of drag queens reading books to children aligns nicely with the Ontario curriculum's new emphasis on diverse gender identities more

Education

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Rob Salerno

Pride Toronto should do more to incorporate and promote the voices of equality-seeking groups within our community at the parade and other Pride events more

News

There’s nothing like soaking up the sun with a book and it’s even better when whatever you’re reading reflects your queer experience. These recent and upcoming releases will expand your mind while confirming LGBTQ reality more

Books

Toronto’s Pride festival and satellite events are full of impressive music, theatre and comedy talents from the local scene and the international queer underground. These are the parties and shows you don’t want to miss more

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Samuel Engelking

Chamber-pop ensemble recruits Cris Derksen, Beverly Glenn Copeland and Gentleman Reg to explore and celebrate the queer Canadian songbook more

Features

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Ethan Eisenberg

The wave of radicalism sweeping the LGBTQ community has new demographic and class ­foundations more

News

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R. Jeanette Martin

Toronto's Bryn Hendricks wants an alternative to the Pride Parade, but no one else seems to care more

News

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Ethan Eisenberg

The issue was framed as one of inclusivity, but the idea of inclusivity in the LGBTQ movement has to do with its origin among mostly white, middle-class male activists more

News