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But Shelly Chopra Dhar's Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga cleverly uses a queer love story to connect homophobia to other social issues Read more


Desmond Cole, Jill Andrew, Julie Crooks, Jah Grey and Twysted Miyake-Mugler are working toward a city free from anti-Black racism Read more

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Concert review: King Princess at Danforth Music Hall. The 20-year-old rising Brooklyn pop star invited the audience to get sad with her – and Toronto fans were eating it up. Read more

Concert reviews

Two-spirit/Indigiqueer author draws majesty and exuberance from trauma in his break-out novel Jonny Appleseed Read more


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Samuel Engelking

A movement that no longer holds the promise of queer liberation doesn't deserve our labour Read more


New Ho Queen, a play on Chinatown’s New Ho King, celebrates Asians who identify as LGBTQ. Read more

Love and Sex


Michelle da Silva

A discussion on intergenerational issues in the queer theatre scene replaced a reading of Sky Gilbert's work after the LGBTQ playwright published a controversial poem addressed to trans artist and author Vivek Shraya. Read more



Buddies In Bad Times Theatre

The theatre has replaced a planned 40th-anniversary event with a public forum after cofounder Sky Gilbert published a poem criticizing author Vivek Shraya Read more



Samuel Engelking

The trans singer, comic, club owner and sex work activist's résumé is way more interesting than yours – and it's all in her new memoir Read more


The largest LGBTQ literary festival in the world takes over Glad Day Bookshop from November 9 to 11 Read more



Evie Snax

Nine short films flipped the script on mainstream porn at the Toronto Queer Film Festival screening. Read more

Love and Sex


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This year's fest is light on queer content, but we dug into the program to round up key titles plus films with prominent queer directors, writers and actors Read more

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Zachary Ayotte

Vivek Shraya's fifth book offers a trans perspective on the #MeToo movement Read more



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Wynonna Earp and Killjoys – both returning for new seasons this week – feature gay characters who simply inhabit the same worlds as everybody else Read more

Latest News & Features

The community-based arts event takes over venues across Toronto's west end from July 19-29 Read more


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Samuel Engelking

The 10-day grassroots event is more than just an alternative to Pride Toronto Read more


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Samuel Engelking

Culture critic and LGBTQ activist Anthony Oliveira forages through cinematic trash at the Revue Cinema Read more

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Leila Penteado

During a fraught time in the country's history, trans soul singer Liniker Barros and her band the Caramelows are empowering a generation of queer Brazilians. Read more


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


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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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