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Before the doc became a cult classic, director Jennie Livingston and dancer Willi Ninja spoke to us about class, identity and the commercialization of ball culture Read more

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City Of Lost Souls

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NOW editors pick the city's best events, including Toronto Comicon, Yes Yes Y'All, St. Patrick's Day with the O'Haras and a trans punk cult classic Read more

Culture

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Warner Bros. Television

As another movie reignites the debate around cisgender actors playing trans roles, The CW series gives us a trans character played by a trans woman Read more

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"When I started transitioning, I became determined to be the best version of myself and my confidence started to change." Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Seventh annual event to screen documentaries on transgender people in the U.S. military, three violent years in Baltimore and the aftermath of a hate crime Read more

Film Fests & Special Screenings

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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

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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 Read more

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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 Read more

Features

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

Books

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Zachary Ayotte

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

Books

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

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After a one-note pilot, this chronicle of New York ball culture in the 80s gathers weight and prioritizes knowing LGBTQ viewers Read more

Reviews

Canadian writer/director Eisha Marjara's charming dramedy goes beyond the physical transition narrative Read more

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Evangelia Kranioti's homage to Brazilian trans icon Luana Muniz is a dreamy acid-trip through Rio's queer nightlife Read more

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"The most offensive thing would be for someone to assume I’m a cis man. I want people to see my chest and know I’m not." Read more

Love Your Body

Queer racialized youth star in the final Toronto for All campaign, which targets transphobia Read more

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We’ve heard a great deal lately from U of T professor Jordan Peterson that non-binary gender pronouns are kooky, but in what kind of society does the sentiment “You can’t make me” constitute a compelling argument? Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

Who doesn’t like the idea of making Toronto a place where musicians and music-related businesses can thrive? But so far, Music City seems more like a nice idea supported by city council than a reality. Read more

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Doc about trans people living with Asperger's goes beyond gender issues Read more

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Two transgender men, who attended Rosedale’s Branksome Hall, are on the cover of The Read Read more

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  • City Of Lost Souls

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    City Of Lost Souls

    Angie Stardust (left) and Jayne County star in the 1983 cult musical satire City Of Lost Souls.