Perez Hilton’s MMVA afterparty sparkles
Jun 20 2012 | The MuchMusic Video Awards made Toronto’s city lights brighter and the concrete jungle even glitzier on the evening of June 17. As good as the MMVAs can be, we all know that the real party begins afterward – and so the celebrations continued at the official MMVA afterparty, dubbed
MuchMusic Video Awards get happy
Jun 18 2012 | Electro-pop duo LMFAO kicked off one of the largest awards shows on the planet the night of June 17, with music biz heavyweights Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Bieber and Selena Gomez. Canadian sensation Nelly Furtado performed for thousands of screaming fans throbbing on 6,300 feet of barricades outsi
Jun 15 2012 | “My performance style is elegant chaos . . . combining wild athletic pole dancing with statuesque grace,” says the audacious Mahogany Storm (pictured above.) A dancer and choreographer, with a focus on hip hop and jazz, Storm has been with Boylesque TO since its inception in 2008. &ldquo
Pride Cab features fresh, strange and new gay talents
Jun 14 2012 | “The first day I was just like, ‘Holy Christ! Everyone here is not straight!’” says Phil Turkiewicz, one of the PrideCab Project’s youth participants. “That was really, really cool! It was shocking at first just because I’m not used to that type of dynamic.
Historica set to Inspire June 15th
Jun 13 2012 | Casa Loma better gird its lavish loins, as the Inspire Awards are set to rattle it from conservatory to root cellar on June 15th when it presents Historica. No, Historica isn’t the name of some fanciful drag queen minotaur with a mythic penchant for the pipe-flute (I know... totally the first
Long live the queen
Jun 13 2012 | June 12 is now officially Sharon Needles Day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the recent winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4 was given her own day because of her fearlessness as an artist and her speaking out for bullied queer youth. Needles herself comme
Escape with glamour
Jun 12 2012 | The Life Ball, which raises money for people with HIV and AIDS and is one of Europe's largest charity events, is always rammed with celebs, fashion and music. This year was no exception. Michael Pihach managed to snag words with the Scissor Sisters, Antonio Banderas and many, many more.
fab's super-suction Dyson vacuum giveaway!
Jun 11 2012 | Pride is a busy social time for many people, not only in bars and on the street, but at home. Guys planning to throw house parties are trying to shake off winter’s sweater-ridden malaise and hide spring’s soggy umbrellas and rubber boots to make home look pretty. Even those not planning
Patrick Wang keeps it In the Family
Jun 08 2012 | If Brokeback Mountain rocked your boat than you will love Patrick Wang’s first dramatic feature In The Family, a heartfelt story that centers around two fathers and their son in the Southern state of Tennessee.
“When it comes to our audience and critics I couldn’t be
All you need is LUV
Jun 08 2012 | It took me and our crack design team longer than usual to choose the cover for our pre-Pride issue.
New York DJs — and Prism highlights this year — Dave & Gerardo are so goddamn good-looking and adorable we had five solid, gorgeous shots to work with.
But one had too much gay-f
Sissies and Psychopaths
Jun 08 2012 | “I bring up Hercules and He-Man because the makers of those shows didn’t think, ‘Oh, little boys will think these guys are really cute.’ But little boys thought they were cute!” says artist Peter Kingstone, one of the masterful minds behind Sissies and Psychopaths.
The bitch is back
Jun 07 2012 | She’s baaack! Four months ago Miss Conception packed her bags, wrapped her wigs and heavily humidified her throat for an exclusive run of shows in Mexico. The saucy drag queen is a rare breed in the scene, singing live and engaging audiences with vulgar banter between numbers.
Worldwide Short Film Fest goes gay
Jun 07 2012 | The 2012 Worldwide Short Film Festival, which runs June 5 to 10, boasts a number of impressive queer works, including The Immigrant, by gay comedian Scott Thompson. Thompson talks to Brian Batugan about his film, part of the festival's Stranger in a Strange Land showcase.
Issue #452 of fab now available for download
Jun 06 2012 | Swoon! fab #452 is our must-have pre-Pride issue. We try to steer clear of the usual stories around this most wonderful time of the year and feature some fun, local pieces and people instead. Sure, we have a piece on Prism DJs Dave & Gerardo, but they're a couple! Who work together! And are
Jun 04 2012 | I like ’em athletic, exotic, a little dirty and always tight. Obviously, I’m talking about C-IN2 underwear, created by Gregory Sovell, who formerly designed smalls for 2(x)ist. Checking out the collection is like cruising a hookup site for junk support. If you like it hard and tough, the
Jun 04 2012 | Joy Nightclub thrilled thousands from 1995 to 1997. “There are many iterations of exactly what happened back there,” says the dynamic John Wulff, producer and art director for Joy Nightclub: The Reunion (1995–2012). It was a wild and tumultuous time, but Wulff insists the Joy brand
Next gay review: Scissor Sisters, Magic Hour
Jun 04 2012 | A new Scissor Sisters record is like a visit from a past lover, one you see rarely but whose visit is always anticipated. One who knows how to spread you out on the couch like a five-course meal and eat you like dessert’s always first.
Jake, Baby Daddy, Ana and Del are back, delivering the
Strike a Match lights a spark
Jun 04 2012 | Strike a Match lit up its launch party at The Vic this past Saturday, June 2.
While the rain came pounding down, it was nothing but shine as guests bundled up under the patio’s rooftop with drinks in hand. Conversations swirled around Toronto’s newest dating service and all the
25 years of PWA
Jun 04 2012 | As I look back at my first Toronto gig, in 1992, as the Speakers Bureau coordinator at the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, I’m amazed by how much things have changed. What remains the same, however, is PWA’s continued commitment to assisting those in the community who need it the mo
Next gay theatre - and restaurant - review: Apprentice to Murder
Jun 01 2012 | The strip of Yonge St between Davisville and Eglinton may be only a short hike from the forests of David Balfour Park, where gays frolic in the sun or under cover of night, but -- until now -- the cultural gap has been huge. Sauntering down the stairs of the Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre is like