Ain't no mountain high enough
May 23 2012 | I think my favourite ’Mo climber memory happened last year when we were on a bouldering trip in Bishop,” says Rio Penabella, one of the founders and organizers of TO ’Mo Climbers, in reference to the group’s trip to the small California town. “On the Friday night of our
May 23 2012 | With 7,125 square kilometres of city on our doorstep, there is absolutely no excuse to be bored; gays are no longer restricted to just a few blocks of entertainment. As animated as the Village can be, boozing it while checking out the hottie across the room night after night can lose its appeal
Spandex, wheels & heart
May 22 2012 | "You’re crazy,” I said to my friend Steven when he first told me he was doing the Friends for Life Bike Rally a couple years ago. A 600-kilometre bicycle journey from Toronto to Montreal . . . it seems crazy, doesn’t it? Over the course of his training and preparation, I was i
Getting into Inside Out
May 16 2012 | Andrew Murphy, Inside Out’s spanking new and ridiculously cute director of programming, is determined to make his mark on the 22-year-old festival. “In my first year, I want to ensure that the festival’s audiences are treated to some of the freshest voices and perspectives in cinem
Lights! Camera! Submission!
May 12 2012 | “A lot of our relationships are based on control and domination: the professional, the lovers, the kinds of social relationships, so there’s lots of submission from that,” says photographer Drasko Bogdanovic. “These days, with equality and what’s going on with marriage
May 11 2012 | It’s a revue of some of the most famous women in show business brought to you by a man,” dishes international diva Christopher Peterson. “It’s everyone from Joan Rivers to Joan Crawford to Barbra Streisand, Liza — and all live, the whole gang.”
Peterson makes h
Homo superior in my interior
May 06 2012 | When I was a kid I always had a bulletin board on the wall beside my bed. I loved to change it up weekly — sometimes daily — with images I’d cut out of magazines. There would be sunshine smiley Real People host Sarah Purcell tacked beside some cute picture of an ostrich or Muppet c
Queer condos are where the boys are
May 05 2012 | The glorious days of spring bring forth tulips, hyacinths and for-sale signs. While the patios start filling with eager boys braving the crisp April breeze, others stretch their winter legs to check out open houses and condo sales centres. So where exactly are gay men flocking to buy their new homes
Splashes of spring
Apr 26 2012 |
A fresh coat of paint is a spring staple, and Dudley Hardware’s Steve Dawson says people are getting bolder with their colour choices. “It’s not just the red accent wall anymore,” he says, “but more greens and citrusy colours.” What’s really excitin
Apr 24 2012 | Underwear exercises an unusual control over gay men’s minds. From Marky Mark posing in Calvin Klein boxer briefs to David Beckham bulging out of Emporio Armani tighty-whities to Toronto artist Will Munro’s knitted art underwear installations — we may love fashion, but we have a fet
Apr 17 2012 | Theatre legend and celebrated playwright Sky Gilbert brings his latest work, Dancing Queen, to the Buddies stage. Ideas that challenge sex and relationship norms take big personalities. Lucky for Michael Lyons, there are an abundance of fabulous artists involved. He sits down with choreographer Keit
Was it good for you? Part III
Apr 13 2012 | fab’s 2012 Gay Sex Survey results are in and they are, once again, fascinating and fun. This is a snapshot of the sex lives of gay men today, carefully compiled by a crack team of sex experts and fab writers: Brian Bantugan, Michael Lyons, Drew Rowsomeand Eduardo Sabate. Enjoy.
Was it good for you? Part II
Apr 12 2012 | fab’s 2012 Gay Sex Survey results are in and they are, once again, fascinating and fun. This is a snapshot of the sex lives of gay men today, carefully compiled by a crack team of sex experts and fab writers: Brian Bantugan, Michael Lyons, Drew Rowsomeand Eduardo Sabate. Enjoy.
Was it good for you?
Apr 11 2012 | fab’s 2012 Gay Sex Survey results are in and they are, once again, fascinating and fun. This is a snapshot of the sex lives of gay men today, carefully compiled by a crack team of sex experts and fab writers: Brian Bantugan, Michael Lyons, Drew Rowsome and Eduardo Sabate. Enjoy.
On a budget & short on time
Apr 10 2012 |
With a seat sale seemingly every 10 minutes and convenient service from Toronto Island Airport, Porter Airlines is great value. It’s also among the most charming ways to fly. You’ve probably already flown Porter for short trips to New York and Chicago, but the airline offers scads
Brazilian beach babes
Apr 02 2012 | The best Canadian winter is a summer in Brazil — especially the week-long Carnival celebration, known for its costumes, generous amounts of alcohol and fabulously friendly people. Even for the non-religious the idea of packing in a whole lot of hedonismo before a period of purity sounds good.
We made it through the WilderMess
Mar 30 2012 | Once upon a time, many years ago, in a small hole-in-the-wall called The Beaver, a fabulous freak-show party named Hotnuts was created. There are many murky tales of how it all began, but it has something to do with Mary Messhausen giving birth to an awful, awful drag baby known as Peg Zilla. &ldquo
The body is a cheap suitcase
Mar 15 2012 | Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has always been a pioneer, whether with the seminal avant-garde industrial band Throbbing Gristle, and later Psychic TV, or with visual and performance art over five decades. Thus it was not uncharacteristic when P-Orridge decided to marry and literally merge identities, thr
Ezra Constantine goes solo
Mar 15 2012 | On Oct 15, 2009, the lower garage of the Audi showroom on Bayview was packed with Toronto’s fashion elite.
All were awaiting the debut of the Greta Constantine spring line, where, the invite had promised, the audience would also meet Ezra Constantine. The pre-show hype had guests fighting f
Mar 10 2012 | "Originally we were received with a lot of raised eyebrows and scratched heads,” says David Edison, the 34-year-old editor of gaygaymer.net. “But if you’re a man trying to talk about how hot brawny Kratos from God of War is on a regular gaming website, you are acutely aware of