The Best of Toronto's Queer Arts Events for April 2014

 Tuesday April 1 to Sunday April 6, 2014 - Cinéfranco Festival of international francophone cinema. $8-$12, pass $99. Royal Cinema, 608 College, http://cinefranco.com

Wednesday April 2 to Sunday April 6, 2014 - Reelworld Film Festival Festival of dramas, documentaries, shorts and music videos by racially diverse filmmakers. Opening and closing nights $15, passes $55-$110. Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas, 2190 YOnge, http://reelworld.ca

Tuesday April 1 to Sunday April 6th, 2014 - Maple Syrup Pancake Festival @ Kortright Centre and Bruce's Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville. It's a sure sign of spring! Come out and 'tap into nature'. Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities and, of course, pancakes and maple syrup! Kortright is open every day from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Bruce's Mill opens every weekend, all March Break, and weekdays, except Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9:30am - 4:30 pm. The last self-guided tour runs at 3:30 pm. Kortright: 9550 Pine Valley Drive, south of Major Mackenzie Drive, west of Highway 400, Woodbridge. and Bruce's Mill: south side of Stoufville Road, east of Warden Avenue, Stoufville. Email: customerservice@trca.on.ca Phone: 416-667-6295 Website: http://www.maplesyrupfest.com/
 
Tuesday April 1 and Wednesday April 2, 2014 -- Good for Her hosts the "Sex and the Erotic" Film Festival @ Innis Town Hall. The festival will feature movies that challenge personal boundaries of sexual taboos. From kinky dungeons to coming of age, these films will take you on an erotic journey through the bedrooms of your next-door neighbour."Remedy", says Carlyle Jansen, festival producer and founder of Good For Her, "is a true story about a woman who accepts a dare to see if she has what it takes to be a professional dominatrix. Based in a dungeon in downtown New York, this film pushes the limits of social norms around sex, kink, sex work and the erotic." From "Little Vulvah" to "Undress Me", these movies shake the foundations of traditional eroticism through a professional eye and sexy lens. It's everything you ever wanted to know about the unexplored world of sex, gender and pleasure that your parents dared not to tell you.

The Details: This two-day international film festival will screen films from Sweden, Denmark, Canada and the US.Tuesday 7 pm to 9 pm and Wed 7 pm to 9.30 pm TICKETS $10 http://www.goodforher.com/sex-erotic-film-festival Innis Town Hall 2 Sussex Avenue Location Map https://goo.gl/maps/7Nxgg QueerWest, Toronto Ontario

Wednesday April 2, 2014 - On Stage On Demand: Supperfesta @ The Great Hall. Bringing Toronto’s best independent theatre into the spotlight, Toronto creative producer and actor Jackie English introduces On Stage On Demand: Supperfesta at The Great Hall on Wednesday, April 2 at 7pm. Admission is free but donations are encouraged at the door with proceeds going to Adopt A Gran. Seating is limited; reserve a spot on the guest list in advance by visiting https://www.picatic.com/SUPPERFESTA. The Great Hall 1087 Queen St. W. QueerWest, Toronto Ontario

Thursday April 3 to 12, 2014 - aluCine Latin Film and Media Arts Festival Showcasing contemporary Latin-American cinema and media arts, this year we will shine the spotlight on Mexico and pay tribute to the rich and vibrant Mexican culture. Audience favourite, Shorts for Shorties, will also celebrate the creativity of Mexican culture with a highlight on Mexican animation.Multiple venues. http://alucinefestival.com/

Thursday April 3, 2014 - Queer Film Night at aluCine Latin Film and Media Arts Festival QUEBRANTO / DISRUPTED, Roberto Fiesco 2013 – Mexico – Run Time: 90′ – Documentary Opening Gala (film+reception): $20 Thursday, April 3, 8:00pm Jackmanh Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario - 317 Dundas St. W. http://alucinefestival.com/ Buy your tickets online and enjoy a 20% OFF, using the promo code: aluCineAMIGO at https://www.uniiverse.com/users/alucine-latin-film-festival-W0N2V

Thursday April 3, 2014 - GlitClit @ The Beaver. Ok lets dance, worship satan n all that fun stuff, with Dj GlitClit aka Boss Lady Pimienta aka Lido Pimienta aka Soundsister aka dont request fucking songs aka baby mamma aka Ugh that girl is so annoyin some friends just cum! pwyc suggested 5$ The Beaver 1192 Queen St W QueerWest, Toronto Ontario

Thursday April 3, 2014 - Coven: Rock Poetry Scissoring @ The Henhouse Lynn Crosbie, Tranny Rap Bitch Jade and others. 9 pm. Free. Henhouse 1532 Dundas W, 416-534-5939.QueerWest, Toronto Ontario
 
Thursady April 3, 2014 - Public.Provocation.Porn: The Year's Best In Feminist Porn Screening of nominated films on the big screen and a Q&A with the filmmakers. 9:30 pm. $20, adv $15. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor W, http://goodforher.com

Thursday April 3, 2014 - Feminist Porn Awards After Party @ The Steady. After getting all hot and hard screening the FPA flicks, swing on by The Steady Cafe & Bar for the official FPA After Party! Party with the Porn Stars! Party starts at 11:00 pm, Free Entry, $5 Gangbang Guzzlers MUSIC BY BOY PUSSY It's gonna be fuckin' hot. Don't miss it. The Steady Cafe & Bar 1051 Bloor St W.Queer West, Toronto Ontario http://thesteadycafe.com/#

Thursday April 3 and Friday April 4, 2014 - The 9th Annual Feminist Porn Awards The events include a screening of nominated films with directors, producers, and performers in attendance as well as the Feminist Porn Awards Gala at the Capitol Theatre. The Awards have been celebrating diverse sexuality, desire, and ethically produced porn since 2006. They offer audiences an alternative to mainstream porn and access to provocative sexy films that are sometimes not available to a wider audience. Information and tickets http://www.goodforher.com/feminist_porn_awards
 
Friday April 4, 2014 - The Yes-Men: King Break @ Buddies He Yes-Men are sick of winter so they are heading south! It's KING BREAK!!! Sun! Sand! Surf! You're all invited to the hottest beach party of the year! Summer tunes and swim trunks. You'll think you're in Miami! Want more? They've invited a bunch of Yes-Guests to keep the temperature high! Tucker Gentlee, Trevor Wood, Maddox and Andy are some of Toronto's most talented kings and they'll be strutting their stuff on the sandy stage.

The Details: Buddies In Bad Times Theatre - 12 Alexander Street, Toront0Doors 10:30PM Show 11PM Tix: $12 adv / $15 door Purchase advance tickets here: https://tickets.http://buddiesinbadtimes.com The Yes-Men website: http://theyesmen.wix.com/dragcollective

Friday April 4, 2014 - Born Ready first massive alt-party to hit Queer West. @ Tattoo Queen West This hip haven sets the mood for letting loose. Our DJs bring the grooviest vibrations - tasty electro, chillwave, and throwback mixtapes to get you good n’ sweaty on the dancefloor. Like-minded people of every sort come to drink, dance, lounge and get their mingle on inside this all-inclusive blowout bash.

The Details: - - Tickets on sale now-- http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/520949?utm_medium=bks DJ sets from: Regina the Gentlelady (of Light Fires) Essence Brown Madam D Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 Time: Doors 10:00pm Venue: Tattoo Queen West Address: 567 Queen St. W General Admission: $7 adv / $10 at the door QueerWest, Toronto Ontario

Saturday April 5, 2014 - Queer Film Night at aluCine Latin Film and Media Arts Festival QUEER Bittersweet (regular screenings): $10 Four Queer Film Shorts on Saturday, April 5, 9:30pm Jackmanh Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario - 317 Dundas St. W.. http://alucinefestival.com/event/bittersweet2014/

April 5 and 6, 2014 - 2nd annual Feminist Porn Conference. at the University of Toronto. The Feminist Porn Conference brings together academics, students, cultural critics, sex workers, activists, fans, performers, directors, and producers to explore the intersections between feminism and pornography as well as feminist porn as a genre, industry, and movement. It includes sessions devoted to both academic and non-academic presentations, film screenings, two keynote talks, and networking time. New this year, there is a business track featuring workshops on production and filmmaking, legal issues, marketing and branding, social media, and web-based technologies. Tickets and Information http://fpcon.org/

Saturday April 5, 2014 - Toronto Gay Gamers 3DS Spring Dinner Social Bring your Nintendo 3DS to collect Streepasses or trade and battle Pokemon. 5-9 pm. Free. Marquis of Granby, 418 Church, http://torontogaymers.ca

Saturday April 5, 2014 - On Stage On Demand: Fleece & Flesh: 2 Adult Puppet Shows @ The Great Hall. Bringing Toronto’s best independent theatre into the spotlight, Toronto creative producer and actor Jackie English introduces On Stage On Demand: Fleece & Flesh: My Big Fat German Puppet Show and Rooster Kane’s Curio Emporium at The Great Hall on Saturday, April 5 at 2pm. Admission is free but donations are encouraged at the door with proceeds going to The Food Bank. Seating is limited; reserve a spot on the guest list in advance by visiting https://www.picatic.com/FleshandFlash. The Great Hall _Sat. Apr 5, 2014_2:00 PM 1087 Queen St. W. QueerWest, Toronto Ontario.https://www.facebook.com/events/255201877993610

Saturday April 5, 2014 - ShakesBeer @ Artscape Wychwood Barns With a beer in hand, join three hilarious performers as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s plays in one wild ride. For one night only, the Classical Theatre Project (CTP) presents its fast-paced romp, "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)", while local brewers serve pints at the Covered Street of Artscape Wychwood Barns. There are two performances on April 5 - 6:30 & 9:00 PM. Artscape Wychwood Barns 601 Christie St., Toronto, ON http://www.shakesbeer.ca/ QueerWest, Toronto Ontario

Saturday April 6, 2014 - World's Largest Syrup Fest - Elmira Maple Syrup Pancake Festival attracts nearly 70,000 people from 7 am to 4 pm ready to taste the local maple syrup poured onto thousands of pancakes. The entire community comes alive and volunteers, young and old, contribute in any way they can. The proceeds raised by the Festival are donated back to non-profit organizations in the community. Good fun for all ages (6 to 106) http://www.elmiramaplesyrup.com/

Saturday April 12, 2014 - Toronto Gay Gamers @ Gladday Bookshop. Queen/King Of Tokyo Toronto Gaymers board games night. 7 pm-midnight. Free. Glad Day Bookshop, 598a Yonge,http://torontogaymers.ca

Saturday April 12, 2014 - Political Fun Raiser for Olivia Chow forMayor of Toronto @ The Garrison. Come and Meet Artists for a Better City (Olivia Chow Fundraiser) @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., Toronto (with Jordan B. Wright & The Starks, Darlin, Amai Kuda, DJ SecretAgent, entry is free with a donation to Olivia Chow at http://www.oliviachow.ca) We're a community group fundraising to support Olivia Chow for Mayor (October2014). All artists are donating their time for the fundraiser and we're pretty excited about our lineup (more than half our acts are queer or have queer musicians to boot!) (Please note queerwest.org is not endorsing Olivia Chow or any other politician) Queer West Village, Toronto Ontario. https://www.facebook.com/events/593707857373654/

Saturday April 12, 2014 - Toronto Queer Slow Dance Prom Edition @ Dovercourt House It's high school with a happy ending. Come and experience why slow is beautiful, and why love is not ironic.
PS. Fabulous and inspired attire, while desired, is not required. But as this is our PROM EDITION and there will be a PHOTOGRAPHER on hand as well as a CHEESY BACKDROP of an exploding galaxy that you will WANT to have your picture taken in front of, and you will want to be in your charmingest and fanciest duds when it happens!

Finally, you do not have to be queer to attend this party, but you must have an open mind, an open heart, and have open arms. Do keep in mind that the majority of folks attending are lesbian & gay, so if you are stridently straight, this may not be the most receptive community for you.

We are always looking for designated dancers for our evenings. If you are outgoing, warm, and willing to undertake the very serious duty and responsibility of inviting wallflowers out onto the dancefloor - if in fact, such a prospect gives you great joy - then please contact the organizers at inconsolablecat@hotmail.com.

The Details: Dovercourt house 805 Dovercourt Rd. (1 block North of Bloor, 3 blks. West of Ossington) Saturday, March. 9, 2013 Doors at 9:30, Dance from 10 PM - 3 AM. $10 admission includes your Dancecard-booklet! Regretfully, the Dovercourt House is not wheelchair-accessible. 19+ Queer West Toronto Ontario.

Sunday August 13, 2014 - Great Canadian Tease Burlesque Brunch @ The Libertine. Fionna Flauntit brings you a re-launch of her signature event, featuring the gals of Great Canadian Burlesque at a swanky new location on Dundas West (just off the Ossington strip). April's theme "Diamonds Are Forever" boasts an elegant afternoon of tease...only at The Libertine. Enjoy the delicious brunch menu with options like Chai French Toast, Eggs Benny with Homemade Buttermilk Scone & more (vegetarian options available). Delight your taste buds and sip the featured burlesque cocktail! Doors 12:30pm Show 1:30pm Sharp! $15 at the door (*food and beverages extra) 1307 Dundas St W. Toronto Brockton, Queer West Village.,

Sunday April 13, 2014 - Skate Against Hate (You Can Play) @ Varsity Arena A family skate raises funds to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in sports. 1- 3 pm. $10, under 14 $5. Varsity Arena, 299 Bloor W, http://sk8againsthate.wix.com
 
Monday April 14, 2014 - Queer Femme The Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow @ The Tranzac Club. The 2014 Glitter Roadshow features Damien Luxe, Heather Ács, Shomi Noise, Sabina Ibarrola, Angel Nafis, Alvis Parsley, and wrangler/visual artist Lizxnn Disaster. The Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow tours the US annually with a dazzling, diverse cabaret of performance art works and acts of resistance by queer folks of femme-inine spectrum genders. VIDEO - http://vimeo.com/31167371

The show itself consists of six performers, local acts in every city – and a dance party if you’re lucky! The fearless artists rampage from hi-femme to femmedrogyny in a wild revue of visceral poetic performance, emotional escape plans, high femme drag, multimedia mermaids, and rocknroll you can sink your heels into! http://www.heelsonwheelsroadshow.com

The Details:Monday April 14th, 2014 // Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y2 // Doors 7p // $7 - 15 sliding scale Tickets http://www.eventbrite.com/e/glitter-roadshow-tickets-11048168369
 
Wednesday April 16 - TMI Tales – Limber up! Queer readings @ The HenHouse and open mic on the theme of physical activity. 8-11 pm. Free. Henhouse 1532 Dundas W, 416-534-5939

Friday April 18 - Queer Girls Punk Party @ Smiling Smiling Buddha Bar (College & Dovercourt) Irls Just Want To Have Punk is a show case of all the local bad ass music/noise us girls make while raising some money for 2 amazing organizations that help women. Girls Just Wanna Have Punk is also a release party for an international women in punk benefit compilation "THIS IS NOT A TEST" (Gall, Murderess, Night Nurse,Vicious Pleasures, etc.) Door is sliding scale 10-12$ and includes "This is Not A Test" Comp (HA4TLD). All door money benefits Sistering: A Woman's Place and to support young girls to make music ( Girls Rock Camp Toronto) ...fu-cking rad! Smiling Buddha Bar, 961 College St. W. at Dovercourt southside. https://www.facebook.com/events/272443386255453

Thursday April 24, 2014 - Ageless Boy George Steps across the Pond for gig @ Danforth Music Hall. The British Pop Queen now 53 (b 1961), lands in Toronto as he promotes his latest album, This is What I Do. The album was released late last year and features the lead single, “My God.” Boy George rose to fame as the frontman of New Wave group Culture Club in 1981. They are perhaps best known for their songs “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” and “Karma Chameleon.” He started his solo career in 1987 and has released a total of nine studio albums. His latest was well received with The Guardian calling it “the comeback of the year.”

Boy George’s life for the last couple of decades has been marked by drug addiction, jail time and a steep fall from his ’80s A-list celebrity status as a music and gay icon.Fortunately George found his way out of the depths of excess through religion and a dramatically different lifestyle. 2014...Boy George a man of substance—and substance-free. http://www.boygeorgeuk.com/

The Details: This is the only Canadian date on his North American tour.April 24, 2014 at 7PM, $32.75—$55.25 advance Buy Tickets Onlinehttp://www.ticketmaster.ca/Boy-George-tickets/artist/734630 Danforth Muic Hall, 147 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario http://thedanforth.com/

Thursday April 24, 2014 - Knaves Kitchen visits the future as imagined in Poland in 1984 @ Milk Glass Gallery . An homage to Matka Polka (The Polish Mother) the evening will feature by a projection of a Polish sci-fi film, SEKSMISJA (Sexmission). The evening's menu is supported by Pani Danuta's (Marcin's mother) culinary teachings. As always the menu will be new with a Mexican twist. This is an RSVP event with two seatings. Please email us at knaveskitchen@gmail.com with a reservation and time preference (6 pm or 8 pm). 1247 Dundas Street West., Toronto, Ontario http://milkglassco.tumblr.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Knaves-kitchen/49490352469

Thursday April 24, 2014 - Get Lit (Start 2 Finish Reading & Running Club) @ Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery Notable Canadians including singer Damian Abraham, reporter Robyn Doolittle and Olympian Perdita Felicien read from a book that has inspired them. 6 pm. $100, under 25 $60. Neubacher Shor Contemporary, 5B Brock, http://getlit.ca

Thursday April 24, 2014 - Unlocking LGBTQ Newcomer Youth Civic Participation Workshop for LGBTQ newcomer youth. 4-5:30 pm. Free. CultureLink, 2340 Dundas W, pre-register http://sankofacivicp.eventbrite.ca

Friday April 25 to 27, 2014 - 2014 Green Living Show @ CNE Direct Energy Centre. North America’s largest healthy living show is back from April 25 – 27, 2014. Showcasing more than 450 of the best products, services, food, innovation and more to help promote a healthy lifestyle, it’s all under one roof! Direct Energy Centre 100 Princes' Blvd. Toronto, ON M6K 3C3 Closest intersection: Lakeshore Blvd./Strachan ...Cost:Adults - $16 Seniors (65+) - $12 Students (must have valid photo ID) - $12 http://www.greenlivingonline.com

Friday April 25, 2014 - Alana & Leigh Cline Celtic fiddle & Guitar @ Tranzac Club. Alana & Leigh are back at the Tranzac, this time on a Friday night! We'll be playing in the Southern Cross Bar again, playing lots of Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton tunes, with a couple of Balkan sets thrown in as well! Pay What You Can 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Avenue http://leighcline.com/alanaleigh.html

Friday April 25, 2014 - Monthly Dance with Queer People of Colour @ The Beaver CUE POC. Queer Jams. Queer People of Colour. Everyone Welcome. DJ Sissy Fuss your host Hiba Al-a-Mode Featuring Guest DJ Nik Red...The Beaver 1192 Queen Street West, major intersection Queen & Gladstone $5 cover Accessibility info: venue is wheelchair accessible - washrooms are not accessible several steps above main floor - washrooms are single stall gender neutral.

Friday April 25, 2014 -Mighty Real hosted by ManChyna @ THE ROUND - 152A Augusta just north of Dundas W., Street, west of Spadina Ave 10 PM. Stylish and sexy yet fun and friendly. ManChyna is said to have "burst from a Smoky Mountain-womb just like his personal shero, Dolly Parton. Part burlesque and part faggotronic rap, ManChyna strip hops around Canada like a sissy M.I.A Sissy Eliot?". Returning to Mighty Real to captivate you with his street-smart swagger and incendiary style, ManChyna will put you in the mood to bust a move. ..W/ resident Djs JOHN CAFFERY and THE ROBOTIC KID playing classic and nu disco, house & bass to make you work! Special live performance by MANCHYNA! https://www.facebook.com/events/283099968516625

Friday April 25,2014 - Scissors queer dance party @ Bassline Music Bar 865 Bloor St. West Luscious, heavy and deep house music for ladies that like ladies, boys who dig boys and everyone in between. With your ever wonderful resident dj's SHAM WHITEWOLF, FAWN BIG CANOE, $5 gin and tons all night! $5 all night or free before 1130pm with guestlist leave your name on the wall before 3pm, day of the event

Friday April 25, 2014 - Professional impersonator,Jimmy Moore does MADONNA :@ Buddies. Jimmy Moore (formely known as V.NUS) has been an accomplished artist since early 2000. From his first incarnation (as none other than Madonna) this versatile artist knew from the start how to make his mark in the area of professional impersonators. Thanks to his careful study and analysis of the big stars.Over the years, his roster of characters has grown to include such weel known personas as diva Mariah Carey and the king of Pop, Michael Jackson. Tickets $30 each. Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON https://www.facebook.com/events/237484333057437

Saturday April 26, 2014 - City Of Craft Spring Craft Sale @ Trinity St Paul's Church, and rummage trunk show offering local art, craft, design, vintage, housewares and more. 11 am-6 pm. $1 (kids under 12 free). Trinity St Paul's Church, 427 Bloor W, http://cityofcraft.com/2014/spring
Saturday April 26, 2014 - Spring Into Parkdale Street festival with live entertainment buskers, crafts, a kids' zone, sidewalk sales and more. 10 am-6 pm. Free. Queen from Dufferin to Roncesvalles, http://parkdalevillagebia.com

Saturday April 26, 2014 - Hot Cocks dance night @ Parkdale's WrongBar. Elebrate the queer and sex positive films of Hot Docs at the FIFTH annual Hot Cocks party!Djs Peter Merriman, Colin D and Miss Margot - hosted by Peter Knegt and Indiewire's new queer film blog bent. Early doors at 9 - stay til late. No cover!Special thanks to Percy Katt - our poster adonis in a thong. And the talented Mr. James Lourenco, our poster photographer and designer. Wrongbar 1279 Queen Street West Toronto, ON https://www.facebook.com/events/257688111069739

Saturday April 26, 2014 - Amy Campbell's Saturday Songwriters Circus @ Tranzac Club. The Fourth Saturday of the month at the Tranzac - A fun, casual, collaborative, workshoppy songwriters' playground. Family friendly. Featuring many fabulous guest performances and a rotating cast of musical features including "folked-up pop covers", "your weekly episode of riot grrl nostalgia", "Canadiana","Lilith Fair Lives!", "indie folkie mash-ups" and more... Hosted by Amy Campbell, and featuring music by Amy with her pals Carlie Howell on bass and Cheryl Reid on percussion. Admission by donation - suggested $10 ($5 students/unwaged). Children welcome, accompanied by an adult. Amy Campbell plays Queer West Fest Aug 8@ The Sister WHEN Sat, Apr 26, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, WHERE, The Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto ON.

Saturday April 26 - Fun Raiser for The ONLY all Women's/Trans Polo tournament in the world coming to Toronto - The ONLY all women's/trans tournament in the world is coming to Toronto June 20th -22nd, 2014 at Dufferin Grove Park. Come out and support the very best lady slayers from all over the globe.

Bike Polo Toronto put out this awesome little ALL CANADIANA teaser and is currently looking for your SUPPORT to make this the best tournament possible.The Ladies of Bike Polo Toronto https://www.facebook.com/bikepolotoronto are hosting a Raffle Prize fundraiser to help cover the costs of hosting Ladies Army 6, https://www.facebook.com/ladiesarmy6toronto an international ladies-only polo tournament. The costs are heavy and we need your help! Raffle prizes are donated by friends and family, local establishments, and local artisans, happening all night long! Watch for updates on these companies along the way! We haven't forgetten the party! Dj Sis&Bro, DJ Brank Oh, and DJ Toby will be entertaining you all night long!

The Details:The Dock Ellis is our gracious host, giving us the downstairs to have a great time! Come find out about this tournament, have a drink, win some local stuff! and DANCE!9pm - late!Donations at the door, suggested $2, enjoy the sports bar and food upstairs! a new little sports bar The Dock Ellis, 1280 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X7(416) 792-8472Brockton Village, Toronto Ontario

Monday April 28, 2014 - Hot Docs screening queer film Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story @ TIFF Bell Lightbox 6:30 PM Kristin Beck is a former US Navy SEAL who gained public attention in 2013 when she came out as a transgender woman. After decades of fighting for American ideals, living as her true self may just be Kristin’s most challenging mission, one that helps her discover a new appreciation of liberty and happiness. .More Info and Buy Tickets http://bit.ly/1dqY2gw

Monday April 28, 2014 - Hot Docs screening queer film Lost Children 404 @ Isabel Bader Theatre In 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin passed a bill forbidding the “promotion of non-traditional sexual relations to minors.” LGBT youth, now defenseless against insults and intimidation under this “gay propaganda” law, are considered sick, sinful and abnormal. Psychologists, teachers and even parents can be fined or imprisoned for supporting them. Forty-five Russian teens and tweens share their stories through anonymous interviews and video diaries. More Info and Buy Tickets http://bit.ly/1ddZwQY Isabel Bader Theatre 93 Charles Street West, 10:30 AM Toronto, ONI

Wednesday April 30, 2014 - Hot Docs screening queer film The Case Against 8 @ Isabel Bader Theatre. 9:30 PM Over 18,000 same-sex couples married in 2008 after a long and fiery fight for the freedom to marry in California. Six months later, Proposition 8 won the popular vote and a ban on same-sex marriage was put into law. Against all odds, the American Foundation for Equal Rights, the plaintiffs—two likable and committed couples who put their lives on the line for this historic hearing.” TICKETS and MORE About http://bit.ly/1fIfZqJ Isabel Bader Theatre 93 Charles Street West, 10:30 AM Toronto, ONI

Wednesday April 30, 2014 - Hot Docs screening queer film Songs for Alexis @ TIFF Bell Light Box 9:45 PM Ryan is a passionate and talented 18-year-old musician with long hair, a lip ring, dark glasses and loose jeans, who rarely lets his acoustic guitar slip from his side. He met his 16-year-old girlfriend, Alexis, during summer camp the year before and they fell madly in love. This is an inspiring coming of age story about two teenagers who, with surprising poise and resolve, try to assert their identities in a sometimes unwelcoming world.More info & Buy Tickets http://bit.ly/OzpMtc

MAY Events

Saturday May 3, 2014 - Hellenes LGBT United Second Annual Greek Lamb Roast Dinner @ Bar Neon. Hellenes United is a new association in Toronto, established to create a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ people in our Greek Communities – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning and anyone who identifies on the gender diversity or sexual diversity spectrum – and for the wonderful folk in the Greek, or indeed any, community who support them. The warm weather is finally back! Join us to celebrate spring the Greek way with roast lamb, lots of ouzo, music, dancing and mouth watering Greek delicacies. Come re-connect with community after a long winter, meet new friends and share a delicious meal. All LGBTQ* Greeks, friends, family, and allies are welcome!

Loving friends! The Lamb runs out quickly so arrive by 1pm to make sure you get some!

Details: Tickets can purchased at the door by donation, sliding scale applies. Please give what you can. Suggested donation ranges from $10-$30. All proceeds go to cover the cost of the event and to support future Hellenes United events. If you would like to make a larger donation to support the event please contact Maria at hellenesunited@gmail.com DATE: Saturday May 3rd, TIME: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. LOCATION: Bar Neon, 1226 Bloor Street W Queer West Toronto. Ontario https://www.facebook.com/HellenesUnited

Thursdays, May 8 to 29, 2014 - LGBT Hip Hop Dances @ U of T Multifaith Centre. Thursdays, May 8th-29th, 2014 (4 weeks) 6:30-7:30pm Cost for the full session: $30 for students (with ID) $45 for non-students Drop-in rate for one class: $15 To register, send us an email at lgbtdance.club@utoronto.ca with your name and let us know whether you're a student or non-student. All of the proceeds from classes go towards paying our instructor and renting the space.
The Details All classes take place at the Multifaith Centre on U of T's St. George campus, 569 Spadina Avenue. To register, please send us an email with your name, email, the class you want to take, and whether you're a student or non-student to lgbtdance.club@utoronto.ca See you there!- LGBT Dance Exec

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