Monthly Archives: June 2011

I am a traitor to my people

I attended a friend’s wedding last weekend, a lovely ceremony that united two men together for life, and in his remarks, the emcee raised an interesting question: should we be calling this a “gay wedding?” Even though same-sex marriage has … Continue reading

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Cody Critcheloe, Ssion

The internet quivers with anticipa-Ssion Punk-turned-disco outfit offers entire album free [originally printed in Xtra – June 30, 2010] When he returns to Toronto to perform at the July 3 Vazaleen party at Wrongbar, 30-year-old Kentucky-born artist/musician Cody Critcheloe won’t … Continue reading

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I’m sorry to boast…

…but I have The Greatest Dog in the World. I adopted her just over five years ago from the Toronto Humane Society. A voracious chewer as a puppy, she’d been given up twice(!) by owners who couldn’t handle the deceptively … Continue reading

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I love New York, now more than ever

In a human rights triumph last night, the state of New York voted to join Canada, the EU and much of the civilized world in granting marriage equality, and this celebratory lighting for the Empire State Building is one of … Continue reading

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Faces of the community

[originally printed in fab issue 427 – June 24, 2011] Gay artist James Fowler saw a problem to be fixed as Pride approached this year: not enough queer content in Toronto’s art scene and not enough visual art in the Pride … Continue reading

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This party just took a turn…

What IS it about these big swanky Toronto gala parties? Having enjoyed, worked and/or suffered through so many, they always seem simultaneously over-hyped and under-organized (I confess I may still be nursing the wounds of Fashion Cares 2007 years later) … Continue reading

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No Mayor Ford at Pride? Fabulous!

Yesterday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told the press that he plans to skip Toronto Pride next weekend. While this news was about as surprising as Lady Gaga declaring she will not be attending the next Republican National Convention, it was … Continue reading

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