Aug 16 2012 | Happy Aug 16, everybody. Just another midsummer day spent mitigating back-sweat for most, but a day of reverence for some. Because, you see, today is the 1,003rd 62nd 54th whatever-th birthday of one Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone.
Fact: one of my earliest memories is, as a toddler, finger
Aug 16 2012 | “I’m creating a fantasy world through Ken dolls, which explores gay relationships, the life of a single gay man, and gay men looking for sex,” says photographic artist Walter Segers. His No PDA project featured images of affectionate same-sex couples digitally overlaid onto public
Aug 16 2012 | A visit to Wonderland is a guaranteed good time, and when PFLAG’s Gay Day injects happy pockets of gays into the mix, the festivity intensifies. My eccentric aunt, a thrill-ride aficionado, can’t resist chatting with any and everyone. She eagerly announces to a visibly straight couple, w
Aug 15 2012 | “People are endlessly attractive. How do you deal with that?” asks A Synonym for Love director Ross Manson. “The object of desire is into open relationships, and the other two disagree.” A Synonym for Love is a classic baroque opera by Handel, but this production has been rad
Sodom's Summer Games
Aug 15 2012 | Legend goes that Lady Gaga and Joan Rivers once crossed paths, had a fierce diva battle, then engaged in even fiercer makeup sex. Born of this union was a trash-mouthed, flamboyant socialite puppet named Lady Gomorrah: “I have done everything from LA to Wawa, Ontario,” says the fisted si
fab #457 is our pet issue! And it's now available for download
Aug 15 2012 | The latest issue of fab is dedicated to the children. In other words, our pets.
It features a glam portrait series of some Toronto men and their furry friends (including two winners from our Cutie Pie Pet Contest!), a wild and exotic pet business, Sofonda Cox and a matching poodle, and our city
Aug 15 2012 | “Dark, electro synthpop — perfect for sex,” is how musician boyBitch (aka David Vanden Enden) describes his music.
Vanden Enden’s journey has been a long one. As a young boy, he was driven to explore his identity and sexuality: “There was one particular day wh
The Hungry Bottom
Aug 15 2012 | “I don't want to give too much away, but a lot of the sex is given an absurd spin that you can only really get away with in comics,” explains illustrator Eric Williams. “I get fucked by comic panels at one point, and, well . . . the penultimate scene involves a fire hydrant.&rd
Aug 14 2012 | I’d always wanted to combine my two favourite things — gays and screaming — so Gay Day at Wonderland was great. I’d never gone to Gay Day before, but some friends wanted to get together, so we hopped in a car, blasted some Dionne Warwick and hightailed it to the park. It was
Back to the farm
Aug 14 2012 | “I was very nervous before the public reading. The material is quite risqué for a regional theatre, and I was worried that a more family-oriented audience would be a little freaked out by the subject matter,” says Nathaniel Bacon of his role as Luke in St Francis of Millbrook. &ld
Mr Gay Europe is a thief! He's robbed us of our hearts
Aug 14 2012 | Mr Gay Europe. A sweet and simple competition consisting of 11 different challenges, including an interview with the judges, a photo session, a swimwear competition and a written test, amongst other things.
Though Italy came in second and Malta was runner-up, it was Miguel Ortiz of Spain who took
Underwear that’s fun to wear!
Aug 14 2012 | Underoos was a brand of children’s underwear (by Fruit of the Loom) that debuted in 1978. The package included a matching top and bottom for either boys or girls.
It was more of a costume than just mere underwear. The different styles featured logos of popular superheroes, including Wonder
Gay couple breeds new cinematic experience
Aug 14 2012 | Ned Loach and his husband, Robert Gontier, recreate Toronto film space with an immersive cinema experience called 360 Screenings. The first screening, last May, featured Ghost. The upcoming film, however, is top secret – but Loach, with husband in tow, tries to lure us in anyway.
Beyond Midsummer Heat
Aug 13 2012 | After a Toronto tour of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Driftwood Theatre, one of the three hot gay actors, Nathan Carroll, playing Demetrius, shares about the play (along with other fellow gay actors) which runs in a number of venues in Ontario until August 19 (see driftwoo
The Magic of theatre
Aug 10 2012 | “I remember confetti falling until it accumulated around Rod Stewart like drifts of snow,” says Jordan Tannahill. “We’re definitely going to have a storm of confetti.” Tannahill has been teamed with indie-pop darlings The Magic to create an evening for the SummerWorks M
The bear essentials of Leather Pride
Aug 10 2012 | “I’m looking forward to the fair because I get to see a lot of hot guys and paw them and get away with it,” says bearware guru Geoffrey Davis, who created the Shock-Ra Bear brand.
Davis has nearly 10 years’ experience designing costumes and wardrobes, servicing clients lik
Aug 10 2012 | Take a porn break from the internet (just for a few minutes) to check out a new web series called Where the Bears Are. When roommates Nelson (Ben Zook), Wood (Joe Dietl) and Reggie (Rick Copp) find a body in the bathroom after Nelson’s fifth 40th-birthday party, they set out to learn who the m
Aug 10 2012 | Two shows billed as family entertainment are competing for your dollars. Odysseo features horses and circus acts in a giant tent. How to Train Your Dragon brings animated creatures to life in the Air Canada Centre. Both are set in immersive environments of wonder with breathtaking visual effects &md
Sweet, sweet fantasy baby
Aug 10 2012 | One day in late June, all the stars and planets aligned and two friendly pornstars landed in our laps. Ready, open and willing to be heavily oiled and ordered into various states of undress, James Huntsman and Trystan Bull were a dream to work with.
They walked into photographer David Hawe’
My pregnant brother
Aug 08 2012 | “The show has a way of bringing people closer to each other. No matter what your sexual orientation or political views may be,” says Johanna Nutter, the writer of, and actor in, the upcoming SummerWorks production My Pregnant Brother. Over the three years since she wrote it, Nutter&rsquo