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A Fab farewell
May 08 2013 |
Working at Fab was fun, unpredictable and exciting. Fab was about having a good time, about being who you were or who you wanted to be. Fab was fabulous, no apologies.
Get me bodied
Mar 08 2013 |
"I hate my body,” says David Condren, an attractive, fit white man in his late 20s who works in real estate. “Well, more of an underlying dislike,” he backtracks. “Like the constant hum of a radiator, it’s always there, but sometimes I don’t notice it. I r
2012 queer in review
Jan 01 2013 |
We won everything!
So screamed the headline of the Seattle Stranger on Nov 7, adding, “Holy pot-smokin’ shit!” Not only was gay marriage now legal in 10 out of 50 states, but Washington and Colorado legalized marijuana. It was as if Obama suddenly turned America in
Big, thick shuttlecocks
Nov 14 2012 | It’s a Wednesday night in the gym at Danforth Tech Collegiate and dozens of men in T-shirts and shorts are running, sweating and swinging racquets furiously in a demanding game of . . . badminton? That can’t be right. Shouldn’t they be daintily flicking the racquet with one hand, b
I wanna be your dog
Aug 18 2012 | It’s like any dog park in the city — the beasts run about, playing and sniffing at each other, while their patient masters make small talk amongst themselves — except that this dog park is on the second floor of the Black Eagle and these puppies are grown men in jockstraps, down on
Jul 03 2012 | Late-night TV host Craig Ferguson opened an episode in summer 2009 with one of his recurring puppet-show skits, this time a unicorn who told viewers, “A lot of people think unicorns are GAAAY. And I say to those people . . . CORRECT!”
“I must be a bad homo,” jokes Queer Id
Splashes of spring
Apr 26 2012 |
A fresh coat of paint is a spring staple, and Dudley Hardware’s Steve Dawson says people are getting bolder with their colour choices. “It’s not just the red accent wall anymore,” he says, “but more greens and citrusy colours.” What’s really excitin
On a budget & short on time
Apr 10 2012 |
With a seat sale seemingly every 10 minutes and convenient service from Toronto Island Airport, Porter Airlines is great value. It’s also among the most charming ways to fly. You’ve probably already flown Porter for short trips to New York and Chicago, but the airline offers scads
Respect the cock
Mar 29 2012 | Artist Michael Mackid loves a gift he was given by his friend Ellen: “a lovely, large, wooden, rainbow penis.” At first, he kept it discreetly tucked away, lest it embarrass some visiting family member, but finally, he says, “hiding this penis just seemed absolutely ludicrous, so I
Feb 27 2012 | The crew behind the men-for-men site squirt.org is introducing a revamped mobile site, called Squirt Mobile, the first version of which was launched in 2009. “Apps like Grindr and Scruff have changed the market and the way people want to access these sites,” says Jeff
Little shops of homo
Feb 21 2012 | For about 15 years now, despite hopscotching locations around the block, Flatirons has been a rainbow-hued fixture of the Church-Wellesley Village, even as every observable trend says it should have gone out of business by now.
In the mire of recession these past few years, it’s many
Feb 13 2012 |
Valentine’s Day is a holiday both loved and loathed. Toronto’s favourite party people tell Scott Dagostino about their most memorable nights of hearts and flowers, and the pleasure — or pain — that followed.
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Our 2011 gay year in review
Dec 21 2011 | After another year of dismal economic news and homosexual hardships, 2011 seemed like our collective breaking point, as if everyone declared, “Enough,” and began pushing back. While Americans won the right to be gay and shoot people, marry in some states, and fine their athletes for bein
Deck your halls
Nov 28 2011 | Designer queen, fiery TV personality (Love by Design, Design Match and Restaurant Makeover) and self-declared fag hag Meredith Heron offers some timely tips for perfecting your holiday décor before your dinner guests arrive.
No room for a tree?
Heron suggests the cute potted trees found i
Homo for the holidays
Nov 22 2011 | The holidays have arrived just in time for Patrick Wiese. The Toronto-based, Chicago-born chef had all burners ﬁring this year as he competed on the ﬁrst season of Top Chef Canada and continued his work as a personal chef to the stars and personality on the food show circuit.
Honey, I'm home
Sep 23 2011 | John Webster, artist
On the second floor of a charming house in Parkdale, artist John Webster has created a décor paradox: his space is an almost frighteningly busy collection of artwork, knickknacks, vintage furniture, old photos, magazine clippings, fabrics and chachkas that somehow all
The gay divorcee
Sep 06 2011 | It’s hard enough to face a breakup, but for those who’ve been gay-married, getting gay-divorced really sucks. “Of all the other pain and anguish that goes with a relationship ending, it surprised me to feel like I had failed,” says Andrew [his last name withheld]. “I ha
fab's Gay Patio Guide
Jul 20 2011 | In spite of (or maybe because of) our miserably prolonged slushy winters, Toronto in the summer briefly becomes one of the greatest places on earth. There’s no better way to realize that than by sitting on a patio, drink in hand, chatting with friends and flirting with strangers. Our city i...
Faces of the community
Jun 24 2011 | Gay artist James Fowler saw a problem to be fixed as Pride approached this year: not enough queer content in Toronto’s art scene and not enough visual art in the Pride programming. “While the arts and queer communities are mutually autonomous,” he says, “there&r...
Gavin Crawford's post-gay agenda
Jun 23 2011 | Most writers are shy about discussing their still-percolating ideas, but comedian Gavin Crawford is surprisingly generous about previewing bits of what will (or might not) be featured in his upcoming one-night-only show at Buddies.
Crawford says Ménage! was inspired by his being fed up ...