Waddington’s Auctioneers & Appraisers in Toronto is holding a pop-up contemporary art auction to benefit LGBT communities in Orlando and Toronto. Toronto artist Mark Gleberzon approached Waddington’s with his idea to raise money for the LGBT communities in Orlando and Toronto, and they immediately wanted to help. The opportunity to be able to respond to a […]
Yesterday and today, Circus So Gay provided fun in the blasting heat of the pre-Pride weekend in Toronto. Along with fun from corporate sponsors like Absolut Vodka who let you rude #absolutunicorns it was a fun mini Pride… Always grateful for the mini Pride.
ser·en·dip·i·ty ˌserənˈdipədē/ noun the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. “a fortunate stroke of serendipity” Serendipity is what brought Kelly and I to Angela Grauerholz’s exhibit of work at the Ryerson Image Centre. We went out to buy some Bluetooth headphones (which I never bought) and to get […]
Flying Solo performed Rough at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, June 24/16. These are just a few of the performers. From the Buddies website: Back with an appetite, Flying Solo transforms Buddies into a sexy, steamy playground to explore the earth element – the Rough. Spend an evening in this dirty circus of art, […]
A special thank you to the couple beside us at tonight’s performance of Rough, for offering us cupcakes before the start of the show. We did not accept but still appreciated it. More about the show another time …
While in a local Indigo bookstore, I was blown away by the size of the LGBTQIA section of books. Mainly how tiny it was in this massive multi-level bookstore. But then I realized that most LGBT+ books seem to be integrated with the other books – fiction with fiction, romance with romance. So it was […]
Sure, it is only 85 instead of 100, but hauling a couple of boxes of books to the public library to donate is hot community service. Hope they can make a buck or two! And now, Starbucks at the nearby bookstore…
Lady Gaga has embraced and supported the LGBT community with inclusive songs, videos and performances. She was honoured in 2011 with the Trevor Project‘s Trevor Hero Award for her LGBT advocacy work. Working with her mother, she launched the Born This Way Foundation, which “is committed to supporting the wellness of young people, and empowering them to […]
I am listening to a number of different versions of Hallelujah (Patty Larkin’s Hallelujah is not Leonard Cohen’s song, FYI) in preparation for reading The Holy And The Broken. kd lang is still my favourite so far.
The only information I had on old gay people when I came out was that we were doomed to be alone and thus miserable. Oh, and lesbians would have leathery skin while gay men would become pitiful predators. At least, that’s how old perverts were portrayed in the pulps, and in non-fiction about criminology and […]