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Pride 2018

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Samuel Engelking

Confidential backgrounder sent to Pride Toronto members ahead of special meeting Tuesday says the decision to disinvite police in 2016 has led to "mounting debt" for the organization Read more

News

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Samuel Engelking

Plus, that time Tom Wolfe and Marshall McLuhan had lunch in a topless bar Read more

Letters To The Editor

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Samuel Engelking

Dionne Brand, Angela Robertson, Robyn Maynard and Beverly Bain are among queer community activists who have signed an open letter ahead of Pride's AGM today over its decision to allow police back into the parade Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Two years after Black Lives Matter-Toronto's seminal protest, it's the question Black, trans and queer people of colour are asking ahead of Pride's annual general meeting next Tuesday (December 4) Read more

News

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Tanja-Tiziana

With funding tied to complicated relationships and new challenges coming at us every year, it may be time to let go of sponsorships that come with conditions or threats Read more

News

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Darren Stehr

Maybe it’s time to rebrand Pride as “John Tory and His Cops Pride,” at least we’d know what we were going to Read more

News

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For LGBTQ activists familiar with the battles to win acceptance for marijuana as medicine, Tweed's Pride foray "to celebrate progress" comes amid the growing corporate takeover of medical cannabis in Canada Read more

Cannabis

Metropolitan Community Church Toronto's new pastor Jeff Rock has taken over leading the its Pride service, Church on Church Street, from Brent Hawkes. Read more

News

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Samuel Engelking

At the tail end of the thousands-strong event, organizers created a quieter atmosphere to commemorate the loss of queer and trans lives Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Notable Torontonians marches in Pride's 22nd annual Dyke March including city councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, activist Farrah Khan, musician Charlotte Day Wilson and comic Elvira Kurt. Read more

News

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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 Read 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. Read more

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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 Read more

Culture

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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. Read more

Comedy

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

Culture

Andrew Kinsman

Samuel Engelking

Activists say the review is necessary to help ease the tension and mistrust between the LGBTQ+ community and police which is in “a state of crisis” Read more

News

Kehlani and Brandy are headlining, but many more performers and DJs active in queer scenes locally and internationally are also in town. We went deep into this year’s lineup to unearth some gems Read more

Features

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. Read more

Features

Pride Toronto's new Plant-Based Zone features vegan and vegetarian food and lifestyle options like NONA's rainbow mac and cheese, VegHeads's soups and more. Read more

Food & Drink

With big pop stars letting their queer flags fly, music is basking in the LGBTQ+ rainbow like never before. Artists like Toronto's Witch Prophet are succeeding on their own terms, but the industry needs to realize queerness is more than a trend Read more

Features