Legends of the ball
Oct 31 2012 | "It took me months to get the drawing; it took a month to make the outfit. I stood in it for two hours, and I walked in it for two minutes,” Slimthick Monroe sighs.
But no, that’s not a Halloween costume she’s talking about; it’s her runway look — and how you wo
Oct 30 2012 | With the sun sinking beneath the horizon earlier and earlier in the lead-up to Halloween, it’s an ideal time to drag a man to one of Toronto’s graveyards.
St James Cemetery
Closest to the Church Wellesley Village is the St James Cemetery, the oldest operating graveyard in Toronto. Ex
Love, Cats, Sex & Text
Oct 29 2012 | The key to getting FASTWÜRMS to talk about their art, according to RM Vaughan, is to avoid the topic completely. I ignore his advice and ask Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse to explain the meaning behind a piece that consists of a stitched banner of a cat on a hand-drawn pentacle. They respond with talk abo
Gay addition to a Halloween tradition
Oct 29 2012 | What would Halloween be without some sexy Transylvanians doing the Time Warp again? The Rocky Horror Show is back in Toronto, and the Fallen Rock Productions cast has some hot gay talent. “I play Rocky, Frank’s creation,” says the hunky Daniel James. “I have had an absolute b
A Fab-ulous Halloween
Oct 25 2012 | Woody’s manager Dean Odorico has dubbed Halloween ‘gay Christmas,’ and he should know. In honour of the occasion Drew Rowsome contacted 20 of the gayest ghouls on the scene and quizzed them about their Halloween kinks and quirks.
Horrifying or hot?
David Wooten believes that
Oct 19 2012 | A dancefloor in Spain often promises sexy men and muscled asses in tight pants showing off their moves. But long before there were the expansive fields and floors that play host to house music in Ibiza and Barcelona, there was flamenco. The thunderous footwork, sometimes tender, often tension-filled
Oct 18 2012 | Once in a while, a rare breed of pop star comes along. One who not only knows a good hook, but is also super smart, self-aware and a true lover of music.
Diamond Rings is that kind of pop star, and Toronto is lucky to have him. While his first album — a cool, crisp, electro-synth effort &mdas
How to Wear
Oct 12 2012 | Almost everything in the word of fashion has already been done. Think outside the sewing box and look for everyday items to wear as clothing. Northbound Leather’s annual fetish fashion show and party is the perfect opportunity to explore this concept. As well as purchasing a key piece from Nor
Oct 12 2012 | The fall fashion issue is the perfect time to run a leather story. Leather is an essential for anyone’s closet. It’s strong and tough, and the fit, feel and smell make you feel powerful and confident.
And who better to collaborate with than Northbound Leather, Toronto’s mecca fo
The plane truth
Oct 09 2012 | Ladies and gentlemen, this is the anxious-when-flying homosexual wedged between an oversized man eating peanuts and a woman with a hacking cough in row 28, seat D. On behalf of anyone who has fantasized about being whisked from his seat and taken into first class by a handsome air steward (“Si
Oct 09 2012 |
A trip up the hills that lead north, past Bloor, is great exercise that will make your bootie pop much more than if you limit your rollerblading to the plains of Church Street. But besides fine furniture stores, expensive antique shops, trendy salons and men’s clothing boutiques, what is th
Oct 03 2012 | The southeast end of Vancouver’s gay village’s main drag, Davie Street, is anchored by a community garden overflowing with flowers and vegetables. Several blocks past the bars, stores and restaurants, with their obligatory rainbow flags, at the other end of the Davie Village, a hill slop
On the right track
Sep 29 2012 | When most of us think of a vacation we imagine airports, luggage and preparatory spray-on tans with eager anticipation. Travelling any distance at home, however, is an obligatory exercise in efficiency rather than a charming opportunity to delight in our fair city. We reserve pleasing plein air jaun
Hot for art education
Sep 25 2012 | Every year in the fall, legions of fresh-faced young blokes head back to schools across the country in the pursuit of higher education, usually coupled with a healthy dose of alcohol abuse and sexual experimentation. But just because you’re too old or sober for College Night doesn’t mean
A Wolf in sheep’s clothing
Sep 23 2012 | English singer/songwriter Patrick Wolf was 19 years old when he released his first album, Lycanthropy, and in a decade-long career he has grown alongside his music. Wolf'’s upcoming album, Sundark and Riverlight, is an acoustic retrospective of his work and will be released in the midst of
Sep 20 2012 | “They’ve been great in giving me room to speak without judgment,” says Ghanaian-Canadian Tawiah M’carthy in reference to the Young Creators Unit (YCU) at Buddies. M’carthy is the creator of, and sole performer in, the play Obaaberima, which kicks off the 2012/13 Buddies
Out in The ’Shwa
Sep 19 2012 | From the train station Oshawa really does look — as Jann Arden and her little dog, too, quipped — like the “middle of nowhere.” If only she’d travelled a few blocks north, where, in a strip mall amidst the strip malls, there is a rainbow-painted door leading to Out Loun
Come up to my room
Sep 17 2012 | Dodging my way around a moving opera, winding my way up an old wooden staircase, and cutting through a bright pink rococo bedroom in the middle of the hallway — how better to set the tone for my interview with the Gladstone Hotel’s resident artist, Bruno Billio?
Nick Green: Tell us ab
Boy, band, bust
Sep 14 2012 | When I was 15, I got one of those phone calls that pop stars often get -- a phone call that can catapult a performer on a journey from unknown to music superstar. The beginning of my story is the same, but the ending is different.
My name is Kevin Yee, and I’m a perfect trifecta of gay, Asi
Boys in the hood
Sep 13 2012 | "I don’t know how many years you have to live in Cabbagetown to be considered a resident,” laughs Steve Yeates, who with his partner, Jeffrey Douglas, has been happily ensconced in the leafy ’hood for 15 years. “Maureen on Carlton St has been there maybe 75 years?”