Deck your halls
Nov 28 2011 | Designer queen, fiery TV personality (Love by Design, Design Match and Restaurant Makeover) and self-declared fag hag Meredith Heron offers some timely tips for perfecting your holiday décor before your dinner guests arrive.
No room for a tree?
Heron suggests the cute potted trees found i
The new N word
Nov 22 2011 | “There’s no choreography in this show, so I’m grateful,” says Berend McKenzie of nggrfg. “I’m the only black man with no rhythm. I’m the gay male Whitney Houston.”
McKenzie may claim to have two left feet, but he is a bundle of energy and charisma.
Homo for the holidays
Nov 22 2011 | The holidays have arrived just in time for Patrick Wiese. The Toronto-based, Chicago-born chef had all burners ﬁring this year as he competed on the ﬁrst season of Top Chef Canada and continued his work as a personal chef to the stars and personality on the food show circuit.
Laughing at sexual repression
Nov 21 2011 | Twenty-five years in a person’s life is normally recognized with a big celebration. Maurice Vellekoop marks his 25th year as an illustrator with the release of The World of Gloria Badcock. And, like Gloria riding on a big cock, he’s off to the horizon, bringing us more laughs and fantast
Nov 16 2011 | Russell Alldread was born on Nov 23, 1931, in Bowmanville, Ontario, but most of us know him as legendary drag queen Michelle DuBarry. Michelle is excited because her friends are planning an invitation-only dinner on Nov 22 at The 519 to celebrate her 80th birthday. We meet at the Royal York Hotel, i
Cornering Sherry Vine
Nov 10 2011 | Sherry Vine is coming to Toronto for a performance at Shane Percy’s wildly successful Grapefruit to help celebrate its ninth anniversary. “One of the reasons I like her is there’s a subversive streak in her performances,” Percy says. “She reminds me of Jerri Blank
Ride the Cyclone's Frank Hank
Nov 08 2011 | "My boyfriend, James Insell, plays Karnak, the mechanical fortune-telling machine, and I play a giant rat, Virgil, who plays the bass,” explains Hank Pine. Pine and his team created the sets and puppets for the 2010 SummerWorks hit Ride the Cyclone, but this is their first time touring an
Spooky, kooky and romantic
Nov 07 2011 | "Gomez wakes up every day and thinks how lucky he is to have this woman — the most incredible creation of God since the wings on a bat,” explains Douglas Sills of his character in The Addams Family musical.
Sills has built his career by using his talent, good looks and powerful v
Saturday night’s all right for ballet
Nov 07 2011 | One of the most successful Canadian choreographers of his generation, Quebec-born Jean Grand-Maître, has created one of the most atypical ballets ever. “It’s a very, very gay ballet. It’s the most gay ballet I’ve ever done,” he says. His latest work, Love Lies Ble
Attila the skinhead
Nov 02 2011 | A Polaroid photo grabs your attention with the image of a gorgeous naked skinhead peering menacingly at you, cock semi-erect. His only piece of clothing is a pair of white lace-up 20-hole Doc Martens; American flags hang haphazardly in the background. For many gay men this controversial image is an
Gay ghost hunting
Oct 26 2011 | Do we need to add another “G” to the end of LGBTTIQQ2SA?
In 2005, when we were officially only LGBTTTIQs, I was working on a story about Halloween and stumbled across the ghosts who haunt Church St. A lot of the stories were anecdotal, some obviously fictitious, but the sheer volume m
And it don't stop
Oct 24 2011 | The music goes all night, the people are fabulously attired, and the parties consistently draw hundreds of guests. So why does your average gay guy know close to nothing about urban music and events in Toronto? It’s not rocket science: the gay scene continues to be strikingly segregated. But w
Tricking for treats
Oct 24 2011 | Bar-hopping in the gaybourhood is just like trick or treating. Boys dressed to impress go door to door, staying longer in some places than others, being wowed by the decorations, and often times returning to the place that gave out the best treat, or trick, in an attempt to score some more. Here are
Not just a preference
Oct 12 2011 | We’ve all been there.
You visit a hookup or dating website, cruise somebody’s profile and are confronted with the list: no fats; no femmes; no Asians; no blacks; masc only; my age or younger; str8-acting, you be too; non-scene; and on and on. What we find is a lot of hate when all we
Having a holiday in
Oct 05 2011 | Our friend Dorothy intoned, three times for emphasis, “There’s no place like home.” As great as our domiciles are, sometimes one just needs to get away — and it doesn’t take a drive, a flight or even a tornado to do so. At the foot of the Village, Carlton St transitions
Invasion of the randy royals
Oct 03 2011 | Kate Middleton is the only one (that we know of ) who got royal action the last time aristocracy graced Canadian soil. That will change when the Imperial Court of Toronto hosts Coronation XXV: A Wicked Affair, Celebrating 25 Years.
Reigning monarch HMISM Empress XXIV Dusty Balfour is looking forw
A romantic knight in Stratford
Sep 30 2011 | For a small Ontario town with a population of slightly more than 30,000, Stratford is unusually awash in the kind of arts and culture normally associated with much larger urban destinations. It has its own symphony, the yearly Stratford Summer Music festival, Gallery Stratford and a host of heritage
Aloha gays get lei'd
Sep 28 2011 | Fans of Lost or Jurassic Park may think of Hawaii as a place where mystical creatures hunt you down and try to kill you. The reality is that the Hawaiian Islands are a paradise — the ultimate relaxation destination and the home of the aloha spirit.
Located smack dab in the middle of the Pac
Honey, I'm home
Sep 23 2011 | John Webster, artist
On the second floor of a charming house in Parkdale, artist John Webster has created a décor paradox: his space is an almost frighteningly busy collection of artwork, knickknacks, vintage furniture, old photos, magazine clippings, fabrics and chachkas that somehow all
Tomorrow's World today
Sep 21 2011 | The members of Erasure have been together for more than 25 years, but they’re not celebrating with a remix collection or a greatest-hits retro tour. Instead, they’re launching a new album and tour, both called Tomorrow’s World.
“It’s unlike anything we’ve produ