Songs of the Heartless
Feb 07 2013 |
“We came up with the idea of a Valentine’s Day event called ‘Songs of the Heart,’ but then we went with ‘Songs of the Heartless’ because it’s more bitter and gay. Who hasn’t had their heart broken? Or been bitter about relationships?” asks Ste
Sky Gilbert offers advice to his youthful self
Feb 07 2013 | Sky Gilbert is a veteran of the gay theatre world and Spencer Charles Smith may be a neophyte, but they seem to be finding common ground while rehearsing Gilbert's new play, To Myself at 28.
Brian Bantugan: What is it like to work with Sky?
Spencer Charles Smith: Great! Slightly surreal I
Valentine's gay shopping
Feb 06 2013 |
Real talk: when it comes to Valentine’s Day presents, flowers and chocolates are beyond played out. Luckily for everybody, sex shop Come As You Are’s seventh annual Erotic Arts and Craft Fair is here to spice up your little pink gift bag.
“This is where you can get som
Feb 06 2013 | For many people, looking for a photographer to take nude or fetish photos of themselves is an intimidating process. Fetish photographers don't normally advertise in newspapers or Yellow Pages, and it can be awkward to get naked in front of your cousin and ask him to point and shoot.
Silly for Sweeney
Feb 06 2013 |
“I love that the group is doing Sweeney. I think they are really brave for doing it, because cannibalism isn’t the easiest subject in the world; most people don’t consider that your normal happy musical,” titters Michael Jones, director and music director for the Scarboroug
Feb 05 2013 | Ajay Bhattacharyya and Amy Kirkpatrick comprise Data Romance, the electronic duo from Victoria, BC. With a broody and mellow sound, they’ve been called a smoother Sleigh Bells with the ensnaring thud of Portishead. They spent 2011 touring the acclaimed IDentity Festival and Digitalism’s
Fave five with Sharon Needles
Feb 04 2013 |
5. Favourite bar/nightclub to perform at:
Blue Moon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4. Favourite alcoholic beverage:
Pabst Blue Ribbon (but I’ll drink gasoline if you put it in a bottle)
3. Favourite RuPaul song:
May The Force be Sulu
Feb 01 2013 | A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . .
Today on this day of days, film star, icon and nerd George Takei released the following news:
"Friends, I am thrilled to announce that I'll be starring in the Star Wars reboot directed by JJ Abrams. I'll be playing Master Ceti Maru,
Feb 01 2013 | Everyone should be allowed to get married, if they want (just as everyone should be allowed to get divorced, which is how about 41 percent of marriages end up before the 30-year mark). Marriage is a lovely gesture, although to believe that you need to be in love to get married, or you need to get ma
Part of your world
Feb 01 2013 | I believe the proper term is "merman."
Eric Ducharme's story is sort of a reverse Little Mermaid: a handsome human who longs to swim with the daughters of Triton. Though it looks like he's already found his prince on land!
As a moderately quirky person myself, I've always
Feb 01 2013 | For a ton of reasons, talking about consent is a really big thing these days. I think the hardest thing for people to wrap their heads around concerning consent, inappropriate sexual conduct and the various forms of sexual harassment is just that . . . sexual harassment and rape are a lot of differe
VIDEO: Re: straight people
Feb 01 2013 | A darling friend shared this with me, because he knows the way to my heart is badass, angry, spoken-word queer women.
Seriously, though: fantastic piece by Philadelphia educator and poet Denice Frohman. I know we lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people sometimes get in a specific mindset (
Hate: Catholic value #1
Feb 01 2013 | New pope, same old Catholic Church.
A Detroit legal advisor (with the grand ol' title of "referendary of the Apostolic Sinatura") for the Vatican recently stated that Catholics who support same-sex marriage should not take communion. His professional opinion that "Catholics who
Now That Cher's Dead
Feb 01 2013 | Most gays probably won't mourn the death of former English prime minister Margaret Thatcher, but after her death yesterday they may be mourning another female icon.
Unused capitilization has left 66-year-old pop legend Cher dead in a Twitter hashtag. The hashtag #nowthatchersdead, used to bot
Feb 01 2013 | I have never used Grindr. That's not because I disagree with its existence (despite the well-known racism, sexism, homophobia, fatphobia, et cetera that apparently runs rampant on the app). Gay guys should be able to hook up however they want to. I fear Grindr, though. I fear the impersonality o
Feb 01 2013 | I don't envy the people who will have to sort out all this anonymous public opinion, but at least it's for a good cause!
In preparation for WorldPride 2014 and the Pam Am Games in 2015, the 519 Community Centre is taking part in a study of the gaybourhood, asking residents, visitors and V
Feb 01 2013 | I've always said I have never done drugs because I find reality weird enough, but I understand the sentiments in Ryan O'Connell's "Give All the Drugs to the Gay Boys." Understand, but not completely buy, but talking about substance abuse is such an important thing in the gay co
Criminally good looking
Feb 01 2013 | Please, men of Canada, don't let any women see this, because they may find Omar Borkan Al Gala's handsomeness so overwhelming they'll begin fornicating with the computer in front of them.
Al Gala was apparently one of three men from the United Arab Emirates visiting Riyadh, Saudi Arab
Feb 01 2013 | I say, dripping with the heaviest, most disdainful irony you could possibly imagine: THANK GOD the ex-gay movement is in decline.
For one thing, former ex-gay poster boy John Paulk (incidentally, Paulk was also at one point a gay escort and drag queen, pictured above -- the one wearing the dress,
A rose by any other league
Feb 01 2013 | When I woke up to news that Jason Collins, an active NBA player, had come out, I was as mildly excited as anyone who doesn't care about organized sports could be. He lost me a little at the "I'm Christian," Jesus this, Jesus that, blah blah blah, but I suppose no one's perfect,