Ultimate Whitney fan contest!
Nov 13 2012 | Fab readers will always love Whitney. The hits! The drama! The hair! The Diane Sawyer interview.
To celebrate one of our fave divas we're giving away an Ultimate Whitney Prize Pack. It's so big, it will give Dionne Warwick's cheekbones a run for their money!
The prize pack includes
I've Got the Music in Me
Nov 13 2012 | Used and abused by Toronto artists and performers, Madonna, The Little Mermaid, Gustav von Aschenbach and Kylie Minogue come together in one musical extravaganza to show us what this queer world is all about!
Featuring work by John Greyson, Mike Hoolboom, Phil Villeneuve, The Hidden Cameras, Judy
Mad about Unconditional
Nov 13 2012 | With 20 years of experience in writing, directing, and producing award-winning documentaries and dramas in the UK, Bryn Higgins brings to Toronto his recent film feature Unconditional. The story puts together two of Britain’s fast-rising stars, Christian Cooke (Liam) and Harry McEntire (Owen),
Nov 12 2012 | “It’s about coming to terms with who you are and finding your place in society, not only about being accepted by other people, but accepting yourself,” says Antonio Olivito, who plays Angelo in Alexander Showcase Theatre’s upcoming production of Mambo Italiano.
Nov 12 2012 | For decades, filmmaker, author and artist Lydia Lunch has been an icon for queers, outsiders and the disenfranchised. Having collaborated with Sonic Youth, Thrill Kill Kult and Nick Cave, Lunch is now bringing a Retro/Virus retrospective of her legendary music to Toronto. She has also just launched
Nov 09 2012 | It’s 10:30pm on a Tuesday night at Statlers. The lighting is low, the beverages are flowing, and the place is packed for the Top Star Talent Contest. The host, a statuesque drag queen with shocking red hair and lips, grabs a microphone. “Welcome to Top Star,” says Jade Elektra. &ld
Take me out of the ball game
Nov 08 2012 | I have a very sordid sports history. When I was charging my parents and their friends to come watch my extended “Rhythm Nation” dance routine in the basement, they really should have taken note. “Maybe this kid should be on a stage . . . and not far out in left field.”
That man behind the curtain
Nov 07 2012 |
“I’m playing the lion in this production. It’s such a wonderful role — he’s a tremendous scene-stealer,” says Jason Silzer, of the Scarborough Music Theatre (SMT). In the midst of a just-over two-week production of The Wizard of Oz at the Scarborough Village Th
Fab issue #463: Our sexiest sports issue ever!
Nov 07 2012 | Fab issue #463 is our sexiest sports edition yet!
Toronto is packed with gay sports leagues, and we put (arguably) the hottest one on the cover. The Toronto Gay Hockey Association now plays and practises at the new Ryerson rink inside the old Maple Leaf Gardens, and our very own Andrew Robertson
Friends for life, activists forever
Nov 07 2012 | David France, an American investigative reporter and filmmaker, has documented the struggle of two coalitions fighting against AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s -- the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and the Treatment Action Group (TAG) -- in his film How to Survive a Plague. It screened at the 2
Akin screens in the Regent Park Film Festival
Nov 07 2012 | The tenth Regent Park Film Festival, running from November 7-10, boasts not only a star panel featuring Clement Virgo and Atom Egoyan on its opening night, but also features a deeply engaging film by Chase Joynt. The personal documentary titled Akin, which won the EP Canada/Canada Film Capital
Nov 06 2012 | With an alternative authorial voice, Toronto film maker Mark Pariselli perceptively explores themes of sexual awakening, identity and acceptance in his short films After, Frozen Roads and Kiss. Suffused with visual storytelling and queer sensibility, Divergent Desires: The Short Films of Mark P
Aboveground gay porn
Nov 06 2012 | Reg Hartt is batshit crazy — and that’s exactly why you should go to his cinema.
Hartt, who is brilliant, talkative and wildly eccentric, was responsible for the first aboveground screenings of gay porn in Canada and is still at it today, showing films on the first floor of his home a
Toronto Fashion Weak?
Nov 06 2012 | Spring/summer 2013 marked a supposed renaissance for Toronto Fashion Week, shaking off its roots in favour of a more New York-esque format. IMG Model Management came on as the new owner of the biannual event, in hopes of bringing Toronto’s fashion scene to the world stage. But besides a few ex
Nov 05 2012 | “I play the role of Fast Eddie,” says dreamy tenor Shaun Alphonso. “He’s this slimy, greasy character who is one of Mack’s two big cronies.” An emerging talent, Alphonso will be appearing alongside some big opera names in Essential Opera’s The Threepenny Ope
Dita comes of age
Nov 05 2012 |
In October of 1992 Madonna released what would become her most controversial record to date. Drawing on themes of sadomasochism and recorded under her punishing alter ego, Dita, Erotica was a sharp departure from the saccharine pop landscape she crafted and dominated in the 1980s.
Next gay theatre review: The Normal Heart
Nov 04 2012 | (this review is of the original production in October of 2011. The 2012 remount is the same cast - with only one exception - and creative)
"History isn't worth shit."
So proclaims a character in The Normal Heart despite being situated in the centre of a production that proves jus
Next gay film review: The Rose King
Nov 02 2012 | Werner Schroeter’s The Rose King (Der Rosenkönig) is sexy and incredibly stylish. The 1986 film is a series of stunning, well-thought-out and put-together scenes. A mother, son and their friend, Fernando, while away the days on their farm picking at their roses, and not so subtly pining f
Cheers to the new year
Nov 01 2012 | For those of you who rang in the new year with a dangerously high blood-alcohol content, San Francisco comedian Yuri Kagan has a few tips for staving off a hangover.
Of course, most of those tips are to keep drinking.
Happy New Year, everyone!
Nov 01 2012 | The anti-homosexuality bill (known as the "Kill the Gays" bill), which makes already illegal same-sex relationships in Uganda a crime befitting capital punishment in some cases, was supposed to be a “Christmas gift” for its bigoted supporters, though Uganda’s parliament t