Plastik Patrik party
Mar 21 2013 | Plastik Patrik was once dubbed "Montreal's original queer punk.” Past leader of two garage-punk bands, the mastermind behind the now-defunct Sex Garage music programming at Divers/Cité, host of the Rocky Horror Picture Show one too many times, and Club Saphir's legendary Pa
Theatre review: Rock of Ages
Mar 20 2013 | "Extraordinary how potent cheap music is," is an oft-quoted line from Noël Coward's Private Lives that dates back to 1930. In the late 1980s "cheap music," fuelled by sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll (and hairspray), crossed over into the mainstream in the form of th
Mar 17 2013 | “I have a new respect for Axl Rose,” says Chris Sams, who belts out Broadway/metal in Rock of Ages, “and what he can do vocally. No one has the same timbre. I grew up on blues, R&B and classical, but I was part of the MTV generation and saw all of the ’80s hair-metal vide
The crying game
Mar 16 2013 |
Inside this, our gorgeous fashion issue, Mike Yerxa interviews David Todd, the man who founded DT Model Management. This agency specializes in men, and they do it very well. Yerxa asks Todd, “What’s it like to be gay in the world of pro modelling?” As one might guess, it’s
Sex, love and Tokyo
Mar 15 2013 | The exotic, art, sex and love swirl around in the upcoming production of Arigato, Tokyo, a new play about a writer’s memories of the people he meets abroad, and new desires in a strange land. “It’s a funny thing for me,” says director Brendan Healy, “love is like . . .
Queers in Your Ears
Mar 15 2013 | “Years ago, a friend suggested we go out in drag for Halloween, and I said, ‘I don’t want to shave. I’m a big hairy guy.’ And he said, ‘Oh, for heaven’s sake, you can go in butch drag!’ I didn’t even know there was any such thing. It was hilariou
Mar 14 2013 | “It started off mainly as a bear party. It’s predominantly a more bearish crowd, but I wouldn’t say it’s entirely a bear night. Especially now,” says Dwayne Minard, who, along with John Caffery and The Robotic Kid, is spinning at Pitbull’s third anniversary party.
Queens, riot girls and naked moose
Mar 14 2013 | Cut to the Beat is a concert to raise funds for the AIDS Committee of Toronto, with Keith Cole hosting and Margot Keith organizing as well as DJing alongside Lisa Pereira, under the name Riot Girls. “Riot Girls are like those girls from Seattle who just want to kill men and skateboard,”
Fab #472: the fashion issue
Mar 13 2013 | Spring is finally in the air, and Fab wants to help celebrate this lesser-clothed season with our fashion issue!
Style Life columnist Diego Armand took over and styled our cover feature, with fresh-faced designer Vini Lacerda and his fashion sidekick Monsieur Desire, as well as an adorable Friend
Fab magazine to close, gays across GTA dress in black
Mar 12 2013 | It’s with a very heavy, but hopeful, heart that I announce Fab magazine will cease publication this spring. Our final issue will be released April 24 and will be in boxes until May 7.
The first issue of Toronto’s little gay-party-animal diary came out Pride weekend 1994, and it has b
Fab's Gay Sex Survey
Mar 12 2013 | What do the gay men of Toronto think about sex today?
Are they kinkier than ever? More reserved? Where are they going to pick up and how? These and so many more thought-provoking and deeply insightful questions are laid out in this year's Gay Sex Survey. We also listened to your questions and
Next gay theatre review: Rock
Mar 10 2013 | At Fab we receive hundreds of press releases every day. We weed them out, based on whether they are gay or of relevance to our readers and then figure out how best to bring the worthy to the attention of our perusers. Occasionally, the gay is hidden or glossed over, and occasionally it isn't eve
Sensations: ocean of dance
Mar 08 2013 | We’ve seen glistening bodies dancing under the bright lights of Black & Blue, the Black Party and the White Ball. On June 1, Toronto will be getting its own colour-coded mega-circuit-ish party. Unlike the previous three, however, this one, Sensations: The Ocean of White, is sponsored
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
Grapefruit says goodbye
Mar 07 2013 |
Flashback: November 2002. Avril Lavigne was still famous, cargo pants were haute couture, and vocal-less circuit beats dominated dancefloors. A plucky, young music lover named Shane Percy was asked by bar-owning friends to add a dance night to their monthly calendar, and Grapefruit was launched a
Next gay theatre review: Dancing with Rage
Mar 07 2013 | Mary Walsh has an Order of Canada, a hit (well, a CBC hit) TV show, an ACTRA Woman of the Year award and, after the opening night of Dancing with Rage, the adoration of everyone who joins her in the Panasonic Theatre. From the moment she enters, wisecracking and taking down the Mirvishes, the Senate
Sketchy comedy duo
Mar 06 2013 |
Filip Jeremic is a hilarious man and always has been. As a child, he knew he should have been begging for Pokémon cards but instead wanted his mother to buy him the VHS copy of First Wives Club. He was a weird kid — and still is. Inspired by the likes of Goldie Hawn, female Disney vi
What's Your Sex?
Mar 05 2013 |
In Your Pocket: What’s Your Sex?
Inside Out and Videofag are putting out a call for video submissions for their new joint project, What's Your Sex?
The project’s theme is deliberately ambiguous in its connotations surrounding the word “sex.” Our (LGBTQ) relatio
Next gay theatre review: Once upon a Murder
Mar 04 2013 | Happy endings all around with the Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre's newest production Once upon a Murder. Now, in the cast's hands that sentence would have become a ribald double entendre and earned a big laugh, but that's just the way they entertain.
Guests are welcomed to the wedd
Next gay theatre review: Bent
Mar 04 2013 |
From within our bubble in a city where gay culture is pretty much mainstream culture, it is easy to forget the sacrifices and abuses that have got us to this place of relative ease. And it never hurts to be reminded of how fragile this state of physical safety is. Actually, it does hurt; this pro