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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 more

Stage

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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 more

Features

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

Books

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Evie Snax

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

Love and Sex

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Courtesy of TIFF

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 more

Interviews & Features

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Zachary Ayotte

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

Books

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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 more

Interviews & Features

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

Culture

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Samuel Engelking

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

Culture

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Samuel Engelking

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

Interviews & Features

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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. more

Features

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

, News

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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. 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 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

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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

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 more

Features

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The showcase for Black queer and trans talent continues to grow more

Features

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APTN show about an Indigenous entrepreneur and drag queen in macho Fort McMurray deftly touches on difficult themes more

Reviews