TOPIC: LGBTQ ICONS AND ACTIVISTS
'It's time for happy stories': The evolution of LGBTQ storytelling in film
The abundance of LGBTQ film and television programs available on popular streaming services offer audiences — and queer viewers — a variety of stories to choose from.
Fire Island revolutionizes the queer rom-com by reimagining Jane Austen
Queer male identity is ready for its Hollywood closeup in Joel Kim Booster and Andrew Ahn's spin on Pride & Prejudice.
The 200 most iconic queers in cultural history, part four
From Bowie to Baldwin to Brando, the grand finale of our countdown is here.
'Out in the Ring': How professional wrestling has become an LGBTQ friendly space
Ry Levey's new film explores the sport's storied history of queer representation.
TRAMPS! looks at the art movement behind the The New Romantics
The New Romantics are so often associated with pop music, but Kevin Hegge argues in his documentary TRAMPS! that it was so much more than that.
Oliv Howe is a Vancouver trans icon — here's how we told her genre-bending story
After a long road to the screen, Dave Rodden-Shortt's The Empress of Vancouver is premiering at the 2022 Inside Out Film Festival.
10 things you should know about Tomson Highway — 2022 Governor General's Performing Arts Award laureate
Among Canada's most decorated artists, Tomson's impact as an Indigenous writer and performer is immeasurable
Harvey Fierstein is a living legend we can all learn from — and you can start by reading his book
From Torch Song Trilogy to Mrs. Doubtfire, Fierstein has seen it all, and his new memoir encapsulates that while also documenting half a century of gay culture.
The 200 most iconic queers in cultural history, part three
Versace, Pasolini, Bert and Ernie: we're entering the top 100 on our countdown.
The 200 most iconic queers in cultural history, part two
The ultimate queer countdown continues with everyone from Ricky Martin and Janelle Monáe to Tinky Winky and The Babadook.
The 200 most iconic queers in cultural history, part one
In four acts, we present to you what may very well be the most ridiculous ranking ever written.
We Demand: 50 years after our first major rights rally, this is what queer Canadians say we need today
1971's We Demand Rally revolutionized rights for LGBTQ people in Canada. We asked artists and writers what we should be demanding now.
The media tainted the story of trans jazz musician Billy Tipton. This film wants to tell his truth
New doc No Ordinary Man offers a necessary dialogue about transmasculinity, centred around the revered musician who was outed after his death.
The remarkable story of Howard Ashman, who changed Disney forever while battling AIDS
The lyricist behind iconic songs from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin passed away 30 years ago, but we'll always be part of his world.
Gay culture has grown toxic with unchecked privilege. It's time for us to reset
An open letter to my fellow white gay cis men: there should be no "returning to normal" after this.
Dear Will Munro: Love letters to a beloved artist and community builder, 10 years after his passing
On May 21, 2010, we lost one of Canada's true queer heroes. Today, let's celebrate him.
Killing Patient Zero: How a Quebec flight attendant was falsely accused of bringing AIDS to America
The myth surrounding Gaëtan Dugas is completely debunked in Laurie Lynd's new film.
10 Canadian LGBTQ stories that need to be made into films or TV series
Jim Egan — whose story is at the heart of the first queer Heritage Minute — is far from the only history-making Canadian worthy of immortalizing on the screen.
The Fruit Machine: Why every Canadian should learn about this country's 'gay purge'
Canada's notorious homosexuality detection device is the subject of a new documentary.