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Some of us have long memories and remember when the rights to party and play were questionable, if not illegal. The Toronto bathhouse raids were a glowing example of intolerance. And the so-called rights we have now can be reversed. Today, political gay clout speaks loudly, so hopefully the Toronto gay community will use theirs to show a condescending, rightwing Conservative Party we recognize them when we see them. The Conservatives were joined by the anti-gay Reform Party, which tried to repeal equal rights, including gay marriage. Do you really believe this stance doesn’t still exist among Harper’s cronies? Julian Fantino, no surprise, is one of those responsible for London’s infamous gay witch hunt, Project Guardian, in the ’90s. This hunt was purportedly to expose a child-porn ring, but it uncovered only hustlers and their adult clients. Dozens of men were unjustly charged, leading to ruined lives and suicides. Wonder why Fantino’s a Conservative? This party has long been accused of hidden agendas. This is a PM who refuses to cooperate with other parties, used the G20 as a prop for his ego, uses the Mounties to oust you from his rallies if you are not Conservative and repeatedly hides his business behind closed doors. Toronto is a major political riding in this race, so let’s make the gay vote more than count. We don’t want a Conservative majority in power in what is supposed to be a liberal and free-thinking Canada. Hard-won rights need to be protected. Party, play and vote. Remember, not all dictators are in foreign countries. — Gary Malott
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he world moves so quickly. It’s already spring and time for an issue of fab that celebrates sports and the arrival of the shirtless season. It feels like just yesterday that we were trapped in the shrieking bowels of a never-ending winter. It seems like only moments ago that Charlie Sheen was a reasonably respected actor — and somewhat hot. It can’t be that long ago that Britney released another mediocre album in a desperate bid for a comeback. And didn’t we just have a federal election? Watching Charlie Sheen’s world implode is tragic but riveting. As captivating as watching traditional gay sporting events like figure skating or Dieux du Stade? Possibly: after all, one of the activities that we gay men excel at is celebrity blood sports, where gossip and innuendo is wielded with the dexterity of a Roman gladiator. Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, finds Britney Spears’ influence on preteen sexuality troubling. Orenstein’s thesis is that Spears’ original schoolgirl persona sexualized innocence while fetishizing it, a dichotomy that earned her many gay fans. Now that Spears has become a woman (externally, at least), while clinging to her childlike (or is she just stoned?) mannerisms, she portrays “sexiness as something to do for the pleasure and entertainment of others rather than as something empowering.” That is indeed a disheartening message for preteen girls — and for Spears’ twink fans. A lip-synching Auto-Tuned automaton is a tragic role model for gay men, but what great sport can be found in building someone up and then knocking them down when they fail us. In contrast, remember how empowering it was when Madonna urged us to “Express Yourself” (instead of expressing the fantasies of whoever is pulling Spears’ puppet strings). Gaga’s been slagged for her rewrite of “Express Yourself,” but at least there’s an injection of real human personality and the empowerment message seems genuine. I-want-a-majority Harper, who can also come across as something of an automaton, was treated to a rendition of “Born This Way” by internet prodigy Maria Aragon. What was surely intended as a puff piece photo op becomes a curiosity piece as Harper struggles to nod his head in a semblance of rhythm, trying not to flinch at “Don’t be a drag, be a queen.” (By this point Laureen Harper has been moved carefully out of camera range — no doubt because she understands the lyrics and is happily daydreaming of dancing to a Gaga remix while out faghagging with JB and the boys.) Harper’s continued attempts to cast himself as a blandly benevolent figure is as futile a strategy as Spears’ desexualized sexuality. But elections are sporting events where no quarter is given until the opponents are bloodied and beaten, and Harper is playing to win. Can we not slide our rapier gay wit between the chinks in his armoured persona and expose the emptiness within? Seeing Spears tumble is an empty-calorie thrill, but getting Harper to shave his head or flash his va-jay-jay would be a game-winning score.
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Boys of a feather
Stop asking international DJ Hector Fonseca to show you his Peacock, people. He’s given it up for Lent. But when he spins at ﬂy on Easter weekend, all gloves and T-shirts will be off. He just ﬁnished showing it in Miami for Carnival and the resident DJ of Matinée NYC at Pacha club has put lots of mileage on his passport recently, hitting Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Vancouver. Known for starting the electribal trend, Fonseca gives the crowd circuit-thumping sounds with bitch-loads of vocal attitude. His sultry Puerto Rican good looks are yet another reason to see Fonseca do his thing. With current remixes like Haldamaxx & Danny Verde’s “Pushin’ to the Top” and Katy Perry’s hornithological song asking for cock, cock, cock, the boys will be ﬂocking each other on the danceﬂoor. – Eduardo Sabate Hector Fonseca spins on Sat, April 23 at ﬂy nightclub, 8 Gloucester St. ﬂynightclub.com
The birds and the spelling bees
Everyone wins at Strip Spelling Bee. When a contestant cocks up, there’s no booing, hissing or “better luck next time” because lexical difﬁculty results in aggrandized entertainment. “I try to pick words that are hard for even me. Hard as my cock, which is pretty hard,” says organizer Sherwin Tjia. “The beauty of this event is that it’s pretty sexy when someone gets it right but sexier when they get it wrong. In both cases, people cheer like crazy.” Tjia has a reputation for fun and out-of-the-ordinary parties. His Queer Slowdance Night attracts plenty of followers and Strip Spelling Bee has lots of fans wanting to partake in the cheering or get onstage and impress (with either their orthographical talents or their personal assets). “Some of our contestants are deﬁnitely exhibitionists,” says Tjia. “I think what happens, though, is that if they get the word wrong, they realize they’re probably not going to win best speller of the night, so they shift gears and try to win best stripper.” – Eduardo Sabate Strip Spelling Bee takes place Fri, April 22 at Buddies, 12 Alexander St. stripspellingbee.blogspot.com
202 Archie comic book issue in which gay character Kevin Keller ﬁrst appeared — it became only the second issue ever to need reprinting and has earned Keller a spinoff comic. US$3.99 Suggested list price for upcoming biographical comic books Female Force: Rosie O’Donnell and Female Force: Kathy Grifﬁn. GIRLIE The supervillains (Gangsters, Imposters, Racketeers, Liars and Irredeemable Ex-cons) who will battle Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new comic book character, The Governator. “I feel like I need to go home and buy a Barbie’s magical dream house and play with myself.” Actress Blake Lively is inspired by the prototype Barbie based on her Green Lantern character. 12 Percentage of Vanity Fair poll respondents that believes Justin Bieber will be “fat and bald” by the age of 30. “One part of my heart soared. The other part broke for the thousands of hungry souls being fed something that didn’t nourish their spirit, but fed their ﬂesh.” A Katy Perry concert is reviewed by the singer’s mother. “Ron de Jeremy tastes perfect naked with nothing added and works equally great as a mixer.” Actor/author/porn legend extols his new “adult” rum. 5,000 Age in years of a male skeleton found buried in a traditionally female manner, leaving scientists to posit that he was a gay or transgendered caveman.
Summer beach-reading season is almost upon us, and two works of literature that are also delicious reads are heading our way. Greg Kearney’s Pretty is a collection of darkly hilarious short stories; Michael V Smith’s Progress is an epic Canadian novel with several gay twists. Their launch parties are back to back, but which is ﬁercer?
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The Black Eagle: leather bar turns literary DJ Robotic Kid plus literary heavyweights Zoe Whittall and Lisa Foad — women at the Eagle? Kearney says, “It’s my local. Things will doubtlessly devolve into a backroom group scene.”
The Gladstone: Queer West meets Canadian gothic DJs Miss Brown and Maggie MacDonald plus Zoe Whittall (again), Marcus McCann and GentleLady Regina Smith is notorious for crazy stunts during readings, and the Gladstone loves crazy
Who will cater at the Eagle? Wet or Elbow Grease? Alas, Smith’s alter ego, Miss Cookie, is not expected, but Smith will wear his infamous red suit Neither reading has the faintest chance of being dull
Both books are can’t-put-it-down reads and both authors are compelling presences exercising their imaginations in the service of promotion. Let’s count ourselves lucky to have two ﬁerce nights of belles-lettres in a row. – Drew Rowsome Greg Kearney’s Pretty launches Tues, April 26, 8pm, at the Black Eagle, 457 Church St. blackeagletoronto.com. Michael V Smith’s Progress launches as part of Granny Boots, Wed, April 27, 7:30pm, at The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. gladstonehotel.com
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Matt Thomas talks to director Gregg Araki about his latest gonzo pansexual thriller, Kaboom
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n the early ’90s, Gregg Araki became queer cinema’s resident bad boy director with the release of The Living End, a ﬁlm about two gay men with HIV on the run from the law after killing a homophobic cop. He followed that up with his teenage apocalypse trilogy (Totally Fucked Up, The Doom Generation and Nowhere), which deﬁned an angst-ridden sexually charged generation with the help of soon-to-be-stars like Margaret Cho, Traci Lords, Parker Posey, Scott Caan and Ryan Philippe. With the release of his newest ﬁlm, Kaboom, (which won the ﬁrst ever Queer Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival), Araki is again out to create the ultimate queer mind-fuck ﬂick, but this time for a new generation.
Matt Thomas: What was the inspiration for Kaboom? Gregg Araki: I really just wanted to make a movie that came from a completely creatively free space that had a naive creative sensibility to it. I knew I wanted to make a movie about these characters that were at that phase in life where everything is a question mark. You don’t know who you’re going to be or what your sexuality is; you’re just sort of being formed. I’ve also always wanted to make a sprawling, apocalyptic Twin Peaks-y mystery. I didn’t in any way censor myself in terms of things getting too weird or using too many different genres, or thinking things like, ‘Wait, this sex scene is getting too intense.’ They don’t really make movies like that anymore.
MT: Is it easier now to ﬁnd young actors willing to take on explicitly gay roles? GA: It’s interesting seeing it from the standpoint of the beginning of my career, especially with, say, The Living End in the early ’90s. There’s definitely a lot more openness and willingness now than there was back then. Even doing The Doom Generation, those parts were provocative and challenging to cast. I ﬁnd in general there’s this generation of actors, particularly in Kaboom and Mysterious Skin, that are very smart, very savvy and they’ve seen a million movies and they are artists. They get much more excited by something like Kaboom than they do about Gossip Girl or whatever is being made available to them as a 20-year-old actor in Hollywood. There’s a limited amount of stuff for them, and a lot of it is the same old shit, so they are excited to take on the challenge.
Araki directs Thomas Dekker and Juno Temple.
Sexy surfer Chris Zylka.
MT: Do you have any directorial tricks when it comes to helping actors (like hunky Chris Zylka and Thomas Dekker in Kaboom) get through sex scenes? GA: Sex scenes are never fun to shoot, but the key for me is to make the actors as comfortable as you can. The set is always closed, and it’s really about them and their needs. I always tell actors when we are doing scenes like that that they can always take me aside if any red ﬂags come out. And they know I’m looking after them, not just throwing them to the wolves. My films are very structured and planned, so the actors always know exactly what’s coming at them. MT: Smith, the lead character in Kaboom, doesn’t really identify as strictly gay and leans toward a label-free view of his sexuality. Do you think that is a reﬂection of how a newer generation of gay guys see sex? GA: My answer to that question has gotten a little more sophisticated over the years. I’ve learned how to talk about this stuff. I feel that sexuality is a grey area. There are people who are 100 percent gay or 100 percent straight and that’s great, but I feel like a lot of people aren’t. There’s room for people who do not necessarily ﬁt in any speciﬁc kind of category. My feeling about it is, though, it depends on who you are talking to. If you are dealing with some kind of Sarah Palin Republican-type, I understand the huge importance of coming out and being confrontational about it by saying, “I’m gay,” and making people aware of that. I think that identity politics are super important in that context, but if you’re talking to
people who are more educated and more sophisticated, you can bring up those grey areas and those questions about what is gay and what is straight and why we need to have these labels. Younger people who are kind of the age of the cast of Kaboom feel very much that way about sexuality, that it’s not really about declaring yourself one thing or another, but it’s about relationships, desire and experiences. I think that’s great; it’s an important part of growing up and ﬁguring out who you are without having to ﬁt yourself into any speciﬁc category. MT: In terms of being a ﬁlmmaker, what to you is sexy and erotic? GA: There’s a lot in Kaboom for all audiences, but there’s deﬁnitely a lot of eye candy and a lot of provocative stuff going on that would appeal to a gay audience. As a ﬁlmmaker I’m very interested in sex and sexuality. Almost all of my ﬁlms have that theme and explore that idea. My interest in sex is not really so much about eroticism and titillation. What I’m interested in is that moment between characters where, through that magic of cinema, you’re allowed into these people’s most private, intimate moments. It’s not like I’m trying to be sexy with the venetian blinds, lighting and the fake sweat. It’s really those human moments that are fascinating and sexy to me. MT: In the early days of queer cinema, the ﬁlms only really existed on the festival circuit, but now you can get The Living End on Netﬂix. What’s it been like for you to see the evolution of distribution for queer cinema?
GA: I think it’s really exciting. It’s a doubleedged sword, though. Like Smith in Kaboom, I’m a student of pure cinema and I lament the fact that a lot of the people who see Kaboom will end up seeing it on DVD or streaming (hopefully not on an iPhone) and not in a theatre. The ﬂip side is that some kid in freaking Alaska can read about Kaboom on the internet and watch it on VOD. I think it’s great in terms of accessibility, but I miss the idea of everybody watching it in a theatre. Kaboom is in theatres now. eoneﬁlms.com Matt Thomas is a fab associate editor who loves the many raw men in Araki’s ﬁlms, regardless of where they ﬁt on the Kinsey scale.
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April 13, 2011 fab
Scott Dagostino proves that no matter who you are, there’s a local gay sports team for you
Spring! We thought you'd never get here. We've had some winter sports to keep us busy, but now there are more opportunities to get outside, get active and do it in groups of gays. But how to choose? Whether it's bone-crunching rugby or genteel badminton, representatives from every gay and lesbian sporting group in Toronto stress that everybody is welcome — regardless of age, gender, orientation, ability, etc. With a bit of prodding, some part-time athletes share a few war stories to help you determine which sport is the right ﬁt for you.
April 13, 2011 fab
Toronto Gay Football League
For those who are rugged yet surprisingly sensitive.
“It’s not really any rougher then playing soccer,” says TGFL commissioner Ken Scott. “I’d say about 80 percent of the people we had last year had never played football at all before, so it’s deﬁnitely a great sport for beginners to come out and try.” But if you do have a football build, no one will complain. When his team won the championship last year, Scott says, “it didn't hurt that one of the straight guys on our team had a great body. He did a victory lap around the ﬁeld in his Superman underwear. It was funny seeing all the guys standing on the sidelines watching him.” torontogayfootball.com, email@example.com
Toronto Rainbow Reef Rangers
For rubber lovers and those who like to go down... about 130 feet.
To scuba dive, says TRRR founding member David Bress, “you don’t have to be a great swimmer — and you won’t be eaten by a shark.” No, the most dangerous thing he's seen is “a few idiots who don’t know what they are doing or forgetting a piece of gear or forgetting to turn on one’s air.” “But I did see photos of underwater bondage once,” he says. “It was very intense.” Encasing one’s body in neoprene would seem irresistible to anyone into rubber wear, and yes, Bress says, “there are divers out there with a variety of fetishes.” trrr.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cabbagetown Group Softball League
For those out to prove Karen Walker was wrong when she said, “Oh, honey, the gays don't catch.”
“Our league is over 350 strong, with the friendliest people I’ve ever met,” raves commissioner John Hunking. He’s seen lifelong friendships bloom on the diamond, and, in his case, he met his partner of 15 years on the ﬁeld. It might be fair to say that softball players can't keep their pants on. “We’ve had a few instances where a player was running from home plate to ﬁrst, and when they arrived at the base, they felt a chill. Why? When they were running, they had tear-away pants on and the buttons had unfastened as they ran down the baseline, so there they were — standing at ﬁrst in their underwear.” cgslsoftball.com, email@example.com
For those who can say “shuttlecock” without snickering.
“All of our members are welcoming and socially minded individuals who have a real zeal for life at any age,” enthuses president Vincent Chan. “We have become more than just individual members in our club; we are a family.” But that said, Chan warns, “this isn’t the backyard game you played at family picnics — competitive badminton is a high-speed, seriously fast game. With the shuttlecock leaving a racquet at over 200 miles per hour, reﬂexes must be sharp to return it before it hits the ground — or your face.” Every family has its competitive drama. badinto.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Toronto Gay Golf Group
For silver foxes and those who don't want to stray too far from a martini.
“Drinking a beer or a cocktail while playing is perfectly acceptable,” says TGGG secretary Jim Freihofer. “It’s not intensely athletic, like tennis or racquetball or most of the team sports. You’re outside working on your tan, playing on a beautifully landscaped and maintained property.” But that’s not to say that golf is an elitist sport: Freihofer says the handicapping system makes it uniquely welcoming to new players. And golf isn’t without its butch dangers: “My friend was hitting a tee shot,” recalls Freihofer, “and it ricocheted off a tree trunk and came right back at him and hit him squarely in his junk. He had bruised gonads for a month, and the rest of us laughed our collective asses off!” gaygolf.ca, email@example.com
Downtown Swim Club
For a porpoise or an otter or any creature at home in the water.
“We look for people who are open to trying new things, who are ﬁtness-minded and comfortable in a Speedo,” laughs co-chair Phillip Coupal. “And, of course, we love watersports!” No locker room fantasies here either: “Showering with over 50 gay men each week sort of takes away any mystery,” Coupal says. “If you date a swimmer, you know what you’re getting in advance.” He does note, however, fashions in body hair. “Some weeks everyone is covered in body hair, then a month later, everyone is waxed.” But there are no “body fascists,” Coupal insists. “We have men and women of every body type, ages 20 to 79-plus.” dsctoronto.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Breathless Synchro Toronto
For fabulous girlymen who can endure and triumph.
It sounds like team member Nathan Doidge is writing a personal ad: “Open-minded, willing to go against the ﬂow, not afraid of commitment,” until he ﬁnishes with, “interest in underwater fun.” “When synchronized swimming is done well, it looks effortless,” Doidge explains, “but the reality is it’s an extremely intense and exhausting sport.” Synchro is like ballet: exhausting and demanding, hard on the body and best performed by strong, tiny girls. “We frequently perform at local meets and water shows and we always stand out,” he laughs. “A typical show might have a team of 10-year-old girls, 12-year-old girls, etc. Then there's our team of fabulous men. We've always had a warm welcome from the fans wherever we've gone.” breathlesssynchro.com, email@example.com
Toronto Triggerﬁsh Water Polo Club
For party boys with just enough body fat to ﬂoat.
“The Triggerﬁsh have a pretty crazy party reputation in Toronto,” says team member Daniel Bushe, “and, especially, among the other gay water polo teams around the world. We’ve shocked and entertained with our danceﬂoor antics.” The Triggerfish boys are relentlessly social, Bushe says, probably because the game itself has a way of breaking down inhibitions. “It’s water polo,” he shrugs. “There’s a lot of reaching, grabbing and pulling going on under the water. I’ve seen many a Speedo get ripped in the heat of battle.” triggerﬁshwaterpolo.ca, info@triggerﬁshwaterpolo.ca
For Gods of the Stadium and those who love them.
“Rugby is a daunting game,” says Lino DiNallo, Muddy York’s marketing director, “but many of our players weren't athletic in high school, and many of our ﬁrst-time players are over 30.” DiNallo says that even the burliest straight opponents are welcoming: “If we're ever short players at a game, somebody from the opposition is always ready to (no pun intended) switch teams for the day.” DiNallo calls last year’s Bingham Cup (named for gay rugger and 9/11 hero Mark Bingham) in Minnesota, “one of the most gruelling physical, mental and emotional challenges of my life. Oh, and while there, several Muddy Yorkers almost got arrested for public indecency. We were trying to help a girl win her stagette scavenger hunt. She needed a photo of somebody mooning the camera, so several guys dropped their trousers right on a major intersection... just as a cop came around the corner!” muddyyork.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown Soccer League
For those with chicken legs who are craving the ultimate workout.
Watching soccer on TV might make it look boring, says DSL communications chair Avery Miller, “but once you step onto the ﬁeld and the whistle blows, your heart races and your mind spins trying to ﬁgure out where you should be, who you should cover or where you need to pass the ball.” And that's before all the sprinting. But the results make up for it. “We took over one of the ‘Best Legs’ contests at Woody’s,” Avery says, “and turned it into ‘Best Soccer Legs.’ A dozen or so of us dropped our pants in front of the crowd.” This year, he teases, “Stay tuned: we might try it again.” downtownsoccertoronto.org, email@example.com
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Toronto Gay Ski and Snowboarding Club
For fashionistas as cool as the air on the ski lift.
“There are a lot of fashionable options to help stay warm,” says Yanick Landry, TGSC trip coordinator, but he insists that hitting the slopes doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. “With rentals or a modest investment in good basic or second-hand equipment, starting out doesn’t have to be the equivalent of a month’s rent,” he says. “Lots of our members don’t have cars, and we help each other out by arranging rides to events.” Most importantly, Landry notes, “we sponsor a yearly ski day for the youth from SOY, many of whom have never skied or snowboarded before.” Such generosity of spirit does not go unrewarded, however. “Have you heard of après-ski?” he asks. “It can get very wild when you throw an outdoor hot tub into the mix. Everyone has a Whistler WinterPride story about some hot guy from Utah they met there.” tgsc.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverdale and Rotator Curling Leagues
For strong-armed Scots who've got serious stones.
The Rotator curling team plays on Wednesdays, while curler Rodney MacDonald plays on Sundays with Riverdale, which he describes as “a really fun cult, with many bonspiels [tournaments] at home and elsewhere where you get to meet lots of people.” As with any gay sport, he laughs, “some low-grade sexual harassment is to be expected.” But overall, curling is a gentlemanly sport of tradition and ritual, but many of these traditions and rituals involve drinking.” gaycurl.ca, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Toronto Gay Hockey Association
For those who can handle a stick and a thick piece of black rubber.
It seems almost unpatriotic for TGHA PR coordinator Stephen Reid to dash the fantasies of so many Canadians. “People think we all have orgies in the locker rooms after games,” he jokes. “We may be totally sweaty afterwards, but we are pretty much exhausted.” It's really about “the love of the sport,” he says, and that love can be a demanding one. “Every year, we have a drag show to raise funds for the league,” Reid explains, “by putting hockey players in drag. It is pretty hideous and always a great laugh.” gayhockey.com, email@example.com
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Toronto Lesbian & Gay Tennis Association
For young, gay, super-cute Asians... and everybody else.
Comedian and self-described young, gay, super- been slowed down.” At this point, we’re lost; cute Asian Vong Sundara also happens to be Vong’s amazing, but can we get a Williams the TLGTA social committee chair. “At the sister to translate? The TGLTA sponsors the Canadian Gay TLGTA, the love of tennis means everything,” he says, positively geeking out. “Fun social Open (CGO) in May, one of Canada’s largest events are sprinkled through the calendar amateur tournaments. Now in its 18th year, year, including the Bette Davis Cup, where the CGO has been designated a “Master players dress up in costumes and play tennis Series” event by the international Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance. With more than — quite a sight to behold.” Dr. Elon Griffith “As a member of the larger, international 175 participants competing in ﬁve divisions, & Associates GLTA World Tour, many TLGTA members take it should easily out-strip the GLTA’s other Cosmetic & General the opportunity to live out their professional 60 events and prove it’s the “Master.” Dentistry tennis fantasies,” Sundara raves. “You can overhear many hearty arguments over Rafa vs tlgta.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org Roger and whether the grass at Wimbledon has
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Buenos Aires to ﬁlm on the set. The city wasn’t as queer-friendly as Duchak expected, but he was surprised by the openness of his straight counterparts. “It’s weird: the straight guys really loved getting hit on by the gays,” he says. “They were ﬁshing for it.” “I’ve made amazing friends,” says Greg Thinet-Chow. A former professional dancer, Thinet-Chow scored a spot on the allathletes episode. With his slender frame and impressive aerials he squared off against Olympic rowers, gymnasts and medalwinning female hockey players. “I did a little bit of cardio before, but then I hit the Duchak gets ready to Wipeout.
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course and realized it wasn’t going to help,” he admits. “However, my acro-dance training did help when I was bouncing off the red balls.” Thinet-Chow drew on his European heritage to inspire his on-set alter ego. Encouraged by the producers to develop his “character” further, he coined himself a “French Aryan Bitch” and assembled a Prideinspired costume. “I wore short shorts, knee socks, sequinned head band, a baton and gay wristbands,” he says. Aware of the potential mockery he faces in the editing and packaging of the show, he is not concerned. He is even
he worldwide popularity of Most Extreme Elimination Challenge, America’s Funniest Home Videos and competitive ﬁgure skating proves audiences love to watch people fall, slip and trip to a running commentary. Thanks to TVTropolis and the new installment of the Wipeout franchise, Canadian audiences can bust a gut with the best in homegrown humiliation. Ryan Duchak is one of many Toronto homosexuals who bounced off the big red balls and rolled with the sucker punches to compete for a $50,000 grand prize. But Duchak’s passion for extreme sports, paired with his gym-built body and exuberant conﬁdence, was no match for the adult-sized stunt course. “I had a personal trainer who set up a mock course: that amounted to absolutely nothing when I got there. There is absolutely no way to prepare for the show,” he laughs. Glimpses of Duchak’s audition are posted on the show’s website. In the video Duchak wears boxer briefs and a Lycra cape and emphasizes his noticeable bulge for the camera lens. “I’m the Blooper Hero,” he pitches to the interviewer. “No matter how many times I fall down I get right back up.” His ballsy gimmick caught the eyes of the producers, who sorted through 40,000 hopeful sumo wrestlers, cowboys and Spidermen before inviting Duchak on the show. If a cash prize wasn’t incentive enough to audition, certainly a free trip to Argentina is worth a few faceplants into the mud. Each episode, 20 contestants were flown to
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Greg Thinet-Chow, Miss Conception and Ryan Duchak.
unfazed by what his mother in France will think. “Sure, she’s going to be ashamed, but she knows who I am,” he laughs. “She loves me and loves that I did it.” Andrew Blair brought his self-proclaimed “mommy boy” tendencies to the table when auditioning. “The producers wanted to focus on my weight-loss story, but the commentators needed something ridiculous to make fun of,” says Blair. “They couldn’t really make fun of my weight loss.” Upon being accepted, Blair started a campaign to promote and document his Wipeout experience; he created a fan page and secured a clothing sponsorship. “I am an ambassador for Lululemon,” he crows. “They supplied me with clothes that were fast-drying and athletic.” Probably the most devout competitor, Blair began training immediately with a rigorous exercise program. His weekly regime included spinning, yoga, running and swimming with a life jacket on. “I just wanted to know that if I went and lost, it was not because of the physical element.” Blair admits he is motivated to leverage his reality fame into other projects, like writing a book. “I know who I am, what I have to offer and what I want to achieve. I would love to go back for the fan-favourite episode if there is a Season Three.” “Nothing is funnier than a drag queen falling in the mud,” says sure-to-be-a-fanfavourite Miss Conception. Toronto’s premier drag entertainer welcomes the exposure and the attention created by a Wipeout appearance. “I’m a total media whore,” she confesses. At her early-morning audition, Miss C wowed the producers with her Lady Gaga outﬁt and trademark cheerleader ﬂair. “The producers asked, ‘If you were to win the money, what would your victory dance be?’ And I did
cartwheels in heels around the room, shouting and screaming, ‘Drag queens rule!’” “All the people on my episode were straight, and they were the most wonderful people, who accepted me as me,” says Miss C. When she appeared in costume for the ﬁrst time, her fellow competitors were extremely supportive, many asking for photos. But while running the course Miss C couldn’t help but recognize the absurdity of her situation. “I kept thinking, ‘This is so unreal that I’m here doing this in drag. Please don’t lose an eyelash,’” she remembers. “I lost both.” “I walked away with new amazing friends and the conﬁdence that I can do anything I want to do if I just put my mind to it,” says Miss C. Along with her fellow Canucks, she took in many of the tourist attractions offered by the city, from Evita’s grave to unlicenced and unregulated gocarting. “I miss them all so much. You have no idea — one week with these people changed my life,” she reminisces. The zealous retelling makes the Wipeout experience sound like yearbook or band camp. Cherished memories aside, audiences will find non-stop schadenfreude-ian moments to ridicule. Gay viewers will certainly love the show; as Duchak summarizes, “Gays love big balls, and they love hot men. Fortunately, Wipeout Canada has both.”
Miss C, the media whore.
Wipeout Canada airs Sunday nights at 8pm on TVtropolis. tvtropolis.com/wipeout Shawn Hitchins is a writer and performer — and he’s pretty ballsy himself. He can be found at shawnhitchins.com and followed on Twitter @shawnhitchins.
Thinet-Chow, a ﬁshing straight and Duchak.
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f Bigfoot really exists he’d have his hairy palms all over the latest draped shirts coming down the runway at the Ezra and Greta Constantine Fashion Show. Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill’s inspirational Ezra menswear line, according to Holt Renfrew’s Andrew Lepp, is doing well in Toronto but even better in Vancouver. “Who can afford to do one-off shows like this anymore?” fashion blogger Anita Clarke asks rhetorically. Taking place in the large showroom of an Audi dealership, everyone is here, including glamazon Zoomer editor Suzanne Boyd, designer Marty Rotman, erectioninducing artist Glen Hanson and Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickenson, looking stimulating in knee-high boots. Ezra is big on combining European structure with South Asian flamboyance. I am literally tempted to jump out of my seat and rip the clothing off the models so I can have them… and maybe see the guys naked. • If the Loch Ness Monster really exists she’d be front row centre at this year’s LG Fashion Week, trading skin-care tips with Robin Kay. No matter what, as head of the FDCC, Kay always manages to pull it together. Sure, Fashion Week was kind of dry this year. Sure, her speech was slightly “animated.” Sure, her opening outfit was awful, but she does step it up the next day, wearing a pair of hookerish pantyhose that makes me want to hump her like a greyhound. Livening up FW’s opening night are Hoax Couture’s Jim Searle and Chris Tyrell, turned out in denim. Odd, considering Tyrell once said (in print) that he hates guys who wear jeans. Jully Black, in black Fendi pumps, announces, “I haven’t told anyone yet, but my new song, ‘Can You Feel It,’ drops this summer.” And Glenn Dixon chats with the always-fashionable Suzanne Rogers, wearing head-to-toe Alexander McQueen. I would prefer the money from my cable bill to go to a Canadian designer, thank you.
Rolyn Chambers photos by Tony Fong
Choryan and Josh are dressed to the tits @ Ezra Constantine
Glen and Marty are draped to perfection @ Ezra Constantine
DJ David Morales is a meaty treaty @ Drama Queen
Tibor, Luvan and Alex cause a ruckus @ Drama Queen Dean and Laurent are runway-ready @ LG Fashion Week Matthew and Ty think sleeves are overrated @ Drama Queen
Bret and Glen are saucy bitches @ Drama Queen
• If the Jersey Devil really exists he’d be loading up on Vodka–Red Bulls and causing a major ruckus at Drama Queen. Maison’s theatrically high ceilings, glass chandeliers, shiny decor (aside from the tacky silver Christmas icicles hanging on the walls) put everyone in a gram-bam-glam kind of mood. The night is, in a word, incredible. With a mature mix of gorgeous gays and stylish straights, sketch is kept to a minimum. DJ Jamal, looking very GQ, warms up the room before headliner David Morales takes over. Morales (eventually shirtless à la circuit party 1995) is slipping in some old-school classics that make me cry for my youth. Squish, squish, a tear. But the legendary Jennstar is here to dry my tears, and TV’s Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman might just pause while getting their groove on and give me a stunning makeover. • If the Chupacabra really exists he’d love to have his ugly mug in the 10th annual edition of the photographic fundraiser SNAP! Instead, winner of the Best Portrait award goes to our very own fab photographer Drasko Bogdanovic for his blackand-white capture of artist Robert Ridgeway. The torso tattooed with the word “faggot” catches the attention of the judges. Another former fab photographer, Jonathan Hobin, wins Best of Show with his depiction of two boys innocently playing with wooden blocks arranged like the Twin Towers, complete with paper flames, toy planes and fire truck. Entitled The Twins (and exhibited in more than 30 countries), it’s the focus of a fierce silent-bidding war. “I’m not sure if I have room for anything too big,” MAC’s Philip Ing comments about the size of the pieces. The live and silent auctions bring in almost $300,000 for the AIDS Committee of Toronto. But with hunky male models displaying the framed photos — not just shirtless as in past years, but also pantless — I’m afraid the event (and the bulges) might be scaring off potential rich straight male photography lovers as SNAP! becomes, perhaps, “too gay.” If straight men really exist. email@example.com
Louie is out to punish any boys guilty of fashion crimes @ Ezra Constantine
Maha cozies up to friendly dragon Arlene @ Ezra Constantine
Suzanne and Glenn are broadcast-friendly @ LG Fashion Week Julio, Jay, Mikael and Nicolas star in the all-male version of Sex and the City @ LG Fashion Week Sergio is wrapped and ready to go @ Ezra Constantine
Patrick and Shaun are a power couple @ SNAP!
Saira helps sexy Mark get his hair did @ LG Fashion Week
Jim and Chris are fashionable animals @ LG Fashion Week
There’s no doubt that this will be well hung @ SNAP!
The Ken dolls are picture-perfect plastic hunks @ LG Fashion Week
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Kirk and Stephen are local fashion royalty @ LG Fashion Week
Laura and Gary prove a picture is worth a thousand words @ SNAP!
Chris, Rob and Curtis are ready to exchange numbers @ SNAP!
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akefield Poole is a pioneer. “Everything but the covered wagons,” he jokes. Back in 1971, he made his first movie, Boys in the Sand, which more or less changed the cultural landscape. His second film, Bijou, is a knockout, as good as anything by Kenneth Anger or Mike Kuchar. So why isn’t Poole more famous in art-house circles? Or even in gay porn circles? This will hopefully change with the release of Dirty Poole, a documentary in the works by Jim Tushinski, who previously made That Man: Peter Berlin. Walter Wakefield Poole the Third was born in 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lives to this day. He became Poole a dancer at 21 with the Ballet today. Russe de Monte Carlo, then hit Broadway, where he worked on shows like The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Finian’s Rainbow. One day after work, Poole went to see a porno called Highway Hustler. “It was so awful,” he explains. “The guy picks someone up on the highway and takes him to a motel and holds a knife to his throat and fucks him. So I stood up and said, ‘Can anybody make a gay movie that is not degrading?’” The next thing he knew he was shooting the initial segments of Boys in the Sand at a friend’s place on Fire Island. “I used to take my negatives in a brown paper bag to a coffee shop on Eighth Ave, and a guy would take it to a lab that processed news footage and bring it back to me later that night.” Boys turned out so well that Poole and his producer, Marvin Shulman, decided to buy ad space in New York papers and invite all the critics. But most importantly, he put his real name on the film at a time when porn was illegal. “I could have been arrested, but I was proud of it.” It wasn’t long before celebrities started going to screenings of this pornographic film, a full year before Deep Throat made it chic to do so. “I think one reason it was so successful was because we opened at Christmastime, and everyone was whispering, ‘Did you hear about Wakefield Poole? He made a dirty movie!’ All the Christmas parties were about what I had done. I never got another job in the theatre.”
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Poole during his second groundbreaking career. A still from Poole’s oeuvre.
Poole’s next project was Bijou, quite possibly the strangest and most beautiful gay porn ever. It stars Bill Harrison, a guy with a dick so big it looks like a prosthetic. “People would gasp at it,” says Poole. Bijou, a masterpiece, was not well received at the time of its release. His third movie was the unusual soft-core feature Wakefield Poole’s Bible. “People were expecting pornography, especially since I cast Georgina Spelvin from The Devil in Miss Jones, who was an old friend, a dancer from Pajama Game.” The film flopped, and eventually it all became too much. Poole’s last movie,
1985’s One, Two, Three, was meant to raise awareness and funds for AIDS, but audiences scorned the lack of condom use. “I lost a lot of friends to AIDS. In fact I lost a whole fan base. I think everyone who was in my movies is gone. So I went to the French Culinary Institute and became a chef.” Poole supervised three kitchens at Calvin Klein’s cosmetic company at the Trump Tower until his retirement. These days, he lives in a modest townhouse with his nine cats, plays bridge and hangs out with his family. The time is right for a rediscovery of his work. In addition to Tushinski’s documentary, Lethe Press is reissuing Poole’s biography, also called Dirty Poole. And people who donate money to the documentary will receive gorgeous digital transfers of the movies that are not available anywhere else. (TLA previously released The Wakefield Poole Collection on DVD, but Poole disdains their inferior quality.) Wakefield Poole excelled at three different careers, whereas most of us can barely pull off one. I’m glad his covered wagon is finally coming to town. For more info: dirtypoole.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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here’s a storm brewing in music lately, and it’s a big, dark, evil thing with thick black clouds, ghastly undertones and spellbinding effects on the brain. No, it’s not Rebecca Black — it’s the rise of the witch. I’m not talking lame-ass Avril Lavigne faux-punky-goth witch — I’m talking full-out bitches on brooms, boys in cauldrons and loads of real stringy hair. Spawning from a recent ’90s revival in music, this is grunge gone goth-gloom glam or the soundtrack for a game of strip Dungeons & Dragons. The best thing about this trend is that it’s easy to sniff out the darkness: just walk down Queen St W on a Saturday and you’ll experience layers of black anti-ﬁt everything. Toronto has a handful of acts lurking in the darkness, and behind a lot of the creepiness is some blissful magic. Timber Timbre is one of my favourites. The band’s new record — Creep On Creepin’ On — is spooky and deﬁnitely not something you want to listen to alone in the woods. Do not take this album to your cottage this spring/summer. TT’s music is swampy, bluesy and eerie; you could cut your face on the sharp notes in these songs. But it’s not all devil music: there are some sweet doo-wop-style numbers, including the title track in which Taylor Kirk sings about “your dickless cousin, brother, father, pet, friend.” If Timber Timbre is a wrinkled old man living in a haunted cabin, then Austra could be his wicked wife. Austra is the newest incarnation of Toronto’s Katie Stelmanis. Her monstrous pipes (think Florence Welch stirred with Nico), plastered on top of industrial synths and simple wallpounding beats, make her sound Egyptrixx bites. sparse, dark and free. There’s a dramatic
Season of the witch
Timber Timbre creeps on creepin’. German SM vibe to it all, which makes you want to either dance or snuff someone. Austra’s new one, Feel It Break, is out Monday, May 16. One look at the press shots for Toronto-based Egyptrixx and you’ll understand why I included him in this column. His atmospheric musical style swells with woozy, gloomy synths and crystal-clear beats. Maybe something a witch doctor would play as a warm-up to a human sacriﬁce? He’s usually billed as techhouse, but I’d call it technodrone. Toronto’s Nightbox is the good witch of the bunch. Their music has a supernatural element, but they don’t delve into the dark. They bounce, jump and dance in the light, igniting sparks wherever they go. Like the love child of George Michael and Cut Copy, this is the ’90s-throwback party music Glenda would have put on her iPod for comfort after, sadly, that house fell on her sister. The Weeknd brings the black magic by conjuring R&B that warlocks would make out to. Their music is sleek and sexy and samples familiar smooth jams you’ll recognize instantly. Their moody mixtape can be downloaded free at theweeknd.com. Think of it as the ideal Queen West witchster soundtrack.
Miss Kelly C’s world
On a slightly less macabre note: T-dot’s own R Kelly Clipperton has a spankin’ new live DVD. MMX is a sparkling mess of live show footage, a documentary about Clipperton’s horn-ﬁlled career and some remastered videos. Just be careful if you suffer from photosensitive epilepsy — this DVD ﬂashes like lightning. A lot. The best part of this career roundup is the videos, a true document of Clipperton’s flashy body of work. And his cover of Hole’s “Miss World” at Dundas Square is some kind of magic. The official release party for MMX is Saturday, April 14 at The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W. kellyclipperton.com email@example.com
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Where it was
during LG Fashion Week
Photos by DaviD Pike
he fall/winter 2011 edition of LG Fashion Week saw designers, bloggers and journalists battling it out — or just bitching — on Twitter. Sadly, Joe Fresh did not show menswear this season, so I tweeted, “@JoeFresh: Wondering um...menswear?” They replied, “@Fabstyleguy, We are waiting for a bigger menswear debut next season!” At New York Fashion Week (held two weeks prior to ours), fashion personality and IZMA co-designer Adrian Mainella tweeted, “Where did all these bloggers come from and why are they sitting front row?” Evan Biddell, Canada’s fashion bad boy, made a daring point on the subject of new media versus old to Toronto Life, “Bloggers reach the cool kids and magazines reach the people who are waiting in doctor’s offices to get their
herpes treated. It’s important to pay respect to both.” On the runway it was a different kind of showdown. When Attitude by Jay Manuel premiered, complete with a monstrous, pseudo-Karl Lagerfeld promotional photo of Manuel in the Heritage Court, it began late and held up David Dixon’s presentation. Manuel’s show took so long to dismantle that Dixon’s show was late by an hour and 25 minutes, forcing the FDCC to issue an apology. On top of that, an hour before Dixon’s show, an unsubstantiated tweet announced it had been cancelled, which led to some empty seats. Regardless of the drama, rumours and socialmedia tension, the shows went on and designers offered men a real variety of looks, styles and interpretations of the hottest new trends.
Each season designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong give men an avant-garde Canadian spin on the hottest trends. As usual, they unveiled a drool-inducing collection. This fitted top clings perfectly to the body, has a wrap side band and can be worn with dress pants or jeans. Available: Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St W (in July), gretaconstantine.com
Days before their show, Holts sparked a frenzy by firing long-time doorman Tom Hargitai. Though spokespeople said his dismissal was “not for performance reasons,” it cast a dark cloud over their solid show, which featured designers Ezra Constantine, Canada Goose and this outfit from Wings + Horns. Available: Holt Renfrew, 50 Bloor St W, holtrenfrew.com
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Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow gave their fans a collection that showcased their take on plaid. Hewson and Promislow consistently apply their Midas touch with jackets: you might think they’d be all geek, but when worn they’re completely chic. Available: Got Style, 60 Bathurst St, gotstylemenswear.com
For the second season, Dobric didn’t show. However, he did release his lookbook during the week. For fall ’11 he matches strong prints with dark solids in a way that complements his use of tribal prints and graffiti-type colours. Available: Model Citizen, 279 Augusta Ave
With Steppenwolf’s “Born to Be Wild” filling the room, Rudsak presented one of its best fall collections ever, featuring gems like a deconstructed biker jacket — and fewer bubble coats. Who wouldn’t want to ride on a Harley in September wearing this? Available: rudsak.com
Superstar Samuel L Jackson surprised everyone by making an appearance at this show, which almost overshadowed the whole event. The collection featured some classic pieces that reminded me of Al Pacino in Cruising. For the record, Jackson tried on this coat backstage after practically ripping it off the model. Available: 694B Queen St W, klaxonhowl.com
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John Crouch, Ryan English, Michael Lyons, Drew Rowsome, Eduardo Sabate & Jonathan Valelly
Produzentin @ The Beaver on Sat, April 23
WED, APRIL 13
Wild Wednesdays. West-end men get down and dirty at bargain prices. 11am. Central Spa, 1610 Dundas St W. $9 lockers, $14 rooms. centralspa.ca Sixth Annual Feminist Porn Awards Launch Party takes over Granny Boots with DJ Sasha Van Bon Bon and a performance by pornstar Sophia St James. 8pm. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. No cover. gladstonehotel.com
Vocals rule at Dance Camp, hosted by Daniel McBride with DJ Mark Falco. 10pm. ﬂy, 8 Gloucester St. $5 before 11pm, $10 after. ﬂynightclub.com Shake & Pop. Superstar DJs Blackcat and Sumation team up to drive the danceﬂoor crazy with top 40, dance, house, electro and more. 10pm. Zipperz-Cellblock, 72 Carlton St. No cover. zipperzcellblock.com Hazed, hosted by Joseph Patrick. Who will get hazed at Delta Sigma Pi? 10:00pm. Goodhandy’s, 120 Church St. $10. goodhandys.com
Todd Klinck @ Goodhandy’s on Sat, April 23
So You Think You Can Strip? A weekly amateur night with an abundance of talent steaming up the stage. 9pm. Remington’s, 379 Yonge St. $5, students no cover. remingtons.com
THURS, APRIL 14
Kelly and the Kellygirls celebrate the release of their new album and DVD, MMX, and plan to unveil a reggae version of Britney’s “Toxic.” 8pm. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W. $8. kellyclipperton.com South Asian Night gets everyone hot and spicy. 8–11pm. Spa Excess, 105 Carlton St. Regular rates apply. spaexcess.com The eye-popping wiener-waggling Flashers of the Week Contest, with host Dan the Man. 9pm. Flash, 463 Church St. Full or day membership required. ﬂashonchurch.com
SAT, APRIL 16
Here’s Where We Stand: Memories and Milestones, presented by Guys Like Us, is a spring cabaret examining queer culture and history through music in a potent mix of activism and song. 2 and 8pm. Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square. $20–25. firstname.lastname@example.org Big 3 @ The Big Z, hosted by Clint Lyckher, Daytona Bitch and Heroine Marks, has cheap martinis, contests, giveaways and a triumvirate of talent hitting the stage. 9pm. Zelda’s, 692 Yonge St. No cover. zeldas.ca Spandex, capes and faster than a speeding bullet: it’s the Sodom Superheroes & Villains. The battle of good vs evil features Ivory Towers as Wonder Woman and Nikki Chin as Catwoman. Plus, dancing sensations David Light and Adam Norrad bopping to the heroic hits spun by superman DJ Sumation. 10pm. Goodhandy’s, 120 Church St. $7 before 11pm, $10 after, students $5. sodom.ca Fit, with DJs Phil V and Kris Steeves. “It’s just like going to the gym except here you get drunk before someone gives you an HJ in the bathroom,” explains Phil V. 11pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. $5. beavertoronto.ca Sounding 101. An interactive workshop presented by Mr Black Eagle Toronto 2011. 4pm. Followed by Spin Cycle, with DJ Neill MacLeod, so you can make sure your sounded schlong still functions. 6pm–midnight. Steamworks, 540 Church St, 2nd level. Regular rates apply. steamworksonline.com Even more leather for a Sunday as Crews & Tangos, with the help of Northbound Leather, transforms The Zone into The Dark Dance Dungeon for a 519 fundraiser. Rafﬂes, a ﬂogging demo by Mr Leatherman Toronto, shooter specials and performances by Nikki Chin and Clint Lyckher. Dress code enforced. 8:30–11:30pm. 508 Church St. No cover. crewsandtangos.com Karaoke Night. Queers sing for beers. 10pm. O’Grady’s, 518 Church St. ogradyschurch.ca.
WED, APRIL 20
If you go down to the west today… Local Fuzz is a night for west-end bears and chasers. 8pm. Naco Gallery, 1665 Dundas St W. No cover. nacogallery.com Hump Day Dance Party hosted by Jade Elektra with DJ Jon. 9pm. George’s Play, 504 Church St. No cover. playonchurch.com
Sodom: Superheroes & Villains @ Goodhandy’s on Sat, April 16
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Spoiled Rotten, hosted by Nikki Chin and Katherine Dior, at 9pm; Karaoke with DJ Elyse at 10pm; H20, hosted by Heroine Marks and Honey Brown, at 11:30pm. Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. No cover. crewsandtangos.com TNTmen’s Naked Night, every third Thursday, featuring DJ Robotic Kid. Clothes check at the door; lots of checking each other out at the bar. 10pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. No cover. blackeagletoronto.com Feeling Like a Daisy 4. This annual mini-ball is hosted by Mother TKO Monroe and Prince Twysted Pink Lady Monroe, with tunes from DJ Blackcat — and an award for Best-Dressed Spectator for those too shy to vogue. 10pm. Zipperz-Cellblock, 72 Carlton St. $10. zipperzcellblock.com Thurst has rotating DJs and saucy drag queens every week. 10pm. Alto Lounge, 582 Church St. No cover. Rob Salerno’s play Fucking Stephen Harper: How I Sexually Assaulted the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada and Saved Democracy has a timely revival for one night only. 8pm. Buddies, 12 Alexander St. $15. tenfootpole.ca fab April 13, 2011
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Learn some new moves at the Rainbow Ballroom Toronto & Latin Dance Club. Ten weeks of spring dance classes, which will end in a pre-Pride social. 7–8pm, salsa; 8–9pm, merengue; 9–10, Argentine tango. 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St. rainbowballroomtoronto.com
MON, APRIL 18
Turn the beat around and hoof it up at Moose Knuckle Disco, hosted by Miss Margot and her crew of DJs. 10pm. Sweaty Betty’s, 13 Ossington Ave. No cover. FML Mondays gives Mondays the ﬁnger and the opportunity to ﬁnger industry heavy-hitters out from behind the bar. 10pm. Fuzion Resto-Lounge, 580 Church St. No cover. fuzionexperience.com
Hector Fonseca @ ﬂy on Sat, April 23
Measha Brueggergosman @ The Elgin from Fri, April 22–Sun, May 1
The best in drag and studly men as El Convento Rico celebrates its 19th Anniversary with a spectacular show featuring Lorena, Luna, Ivory, Kera Keyes and many more. Hosted by Ms and Mr El Convento Rico, Farra N Hyte and Trent. 9pm. 750 College St. Cover TBA. elconventorico.com Don’t hold it against her, but at the rate she’s going, she’ll be around till the world ends. DJ Craig Dominic spins the very best (or worst?) of everyone’s favourite once-bald diva at Battle Pop: Britney. 10pm. The Barn, 418 Church St. $5. thebarnnightclub.com
Farrah N Hyte & Trent @ El Convento Rico on Fri, April 15
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So You Want to Be Kinky, presented by Ian “Black” Turner and Victoria Windsor, is a workshop on ﬂogging and no-ropes bondage. 2–6pm. Goodhandy’s, 120 Church St. 2bkinky.com
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Sexy space waitresses get served themselves at Mile High Tuesdays, an airline industry night with DJ daVinci. Boutique Bar, 506 Church St. No cover. boutiquebar.ca
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Restrained Loving Workshop, with Morpheous, teaches inventive ways to incorporate any piece of furniture imaginable into bondage. 5:30–7:30pm. Come As You Are, 701 Queen St W. $30, sliding scale available. comeasyouare.com Miss Conception’s Stage to Screen One-Woman Show burns up the stage at 6pm; the Drag Legend Show, with Michelle Ross and Amanda Roberts, at 9pm has the two veterans conjuring up divas of all divinities; then Georgie Girl and Donnarama welcome the Ladies of Sass for a sassy spectacular ﬁnale at 11pm. Woody’s, 465 Church St. No cover. woodystoronto.com Crazy Sexy Cool Decadence. Time-warp through the ’80s and ’90s with DJs Sanfran and Nik Red. 10pm. Goodhandy’s, 120 Church St. $5–8. goodhandys.com
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The moon rises full on Cruiseline’s Best Men’s Ass Contest, hosted by Miss Conception and Georgie Girl with DJ Mark Falco. Midnight. Woody’s, 465 Church St. No cover. woodystoronto.com
SAT, APRIL 23 FRI, APRIL 22
6th Annual Bingo Anniversary, hosted by Madame, from 2–6pm; the Early Show, hosted by Michelle Ross, at 7pm; the Chris Edwards Show at 9pm; the Sasha Montenegro Show at 11pm; DJ Oscar spins till close. George’s Play, 504 Church St. playonchurch.com Uber-diva Measha Brueggergosman and fab’s favourite male soprano, Michael Maniaci, star in Mozart’s riveting La Clemenza di Tito for Opera Atelier. Runs till Sun, May 1. 7:30pm. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. $72–151. operaatelier.com OMG Divas II features the talents of Cinnamon Hearts Burlesque, Ryan G Hinds and special guests King Codi and Bruin Pounder in a swimsuit competition and walkoff. Partial proceeds go to Camp Ten Oaks. 9pm. Goodhandy’s, 120 Church St. $10 advance, $20 door. goodhandys.com Strip Spelling Bee tests lexical knowledge and gets contestants naked. Host Sherwin Tjia gives out the words and the disrobing directives. 10pm. Buddies, 12 Alexander St. $10. buddiesinbadtimes.com ﬂy College Night has up-and-cumming DJs Cole Stanley and Kevin Bailey graduating to the main ﬂoor. 10pm. ﬂy, 8 Gloucester St. No cover before 11pm, $5 till midnight, $10 after. ﬂynightclub.com Biblical Burlesque: Sexy and sacrilegious performances for the resurrection erection season. Hosted by MC Terra Hazelton alongside DJ Sigourney Beaver and featuring Boylesque TO’s Dew Lily, Mahogany Storm and Wrong Note Rusty. 9pm. The Gladstone, 1214 Queen St W. $20–30. skintightouttasight.com Cherry Bomb. Toronto’s premier party for fabulous queer women and their friends. DJs Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson spin. 9pm. Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. Free before 10pm, $7 after. cherrybombtoronto.com ﬂy. DJs Hector Fonseca, Shawn Riker and Danny White. 10pm. 8 Gloucester St. $10 till midnight, $15 till 1am, $20 after. ﬂynightclub.com Pansexual Sexy Party, with DJ Todd Klinck, has two ﬂoors of drinking, dancing and cruising amidst a vast spectrum of sexual possibilities. 10pm. Goodhandy’s, 120 Church St. $10, membership included. goodhandys.com Come untucked at Hotnuts: Balls to the Walls, hosted by Mary Messhausen. DJ Produzentin spins. 11pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. $5, no cover if in drag. beavertoronto.ca The ﬁrst anniversary of Mr Big, hosted by Charles Pavia with DJs Dwayne Minard and BoyUK, will have you gagging with joy. 11pm. The Grand Hive, 504 Jarvis St. $10. dwayneminard.com
MON, APRIL 25
Rainbow Room Cabaret features performances by AJ Stewart and guitarist Matthew Marcoccia. 8:30pm. Statlers, 487 Church St. No cover. statlersonchurch.ca Dirty Bingo, hosted by Gloria Hole and Lena Over. Drink yourself dirty and win outrageous prizes. 8:30pm. Zelda’s, 692 Yonge St. No cover. zeldas.ca The crazily competitive Candice’s Star Search shines a new light every Monday. 11:30pm. Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. No cover. crewsandtangos.com
TUES, APRIL 26
The Gay Men’s Book Club discusses Michael Cunningham’s By Nightfall. 6pm. 519 Community Centre. No cover. the519.org Greg Kearney launches his nasty/funny short-story collection Pretty, with DJ Robotic Kid spinning. 8–11pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. No cover. blackeagletoronto.com Glamour, glitz and fake titz as the TICOT Show kicks off at 9pm. Then it’s Karaoke with DJ Elyse in The Zone at 10pm and Industry Night, hosted by Amanda Roberts, at 11:30pm. Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. No cover. crewsandtangos.com
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