Topic: queeries

Queeries

The wisdom of iconic Toronto bartender Patricia Wilson...is now a book of Facebook statuses

The guardian angel of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre has compiled a new book of poetry and selections from her beloved status updates.
Queeries

Harry Styles's comfortable sexual ambiguity is a quiet revolution — and he's not alone

2019 has been quite the year for pop culture's embrace of sexual fluidity.
Queeries

'Look for the people that set you on fire': Stage legend Daniel MacIvor is back and ready to inspire

What MacIvor wants most from the audiences of his one-man shows is always the same: that they walk out with an entirely shifted perspective.
Queeries

The Queer Film Classics book series is back — and looking for new writers

Thomas Waugh and Matthew Hays are resurrecting the queer film monographs with a new publisher.
Queeries

Back to 1999: How trans folks negotiate the complicated legacy of Boys Don't Cry, 20 years later

The Oscar-winning film may have been pioneering, but at what cost to the community it represented?
Queeries

He's been Canadian cinema's golden boy for a decade. Now, Xavier Dolan just wants love and a dog

Dolan's latest Matthias & Maxime might be his gentlest film — and his last behind the camera for a while.
Queeries

From The L Word to Almodovar to Batwoman, 19 reasons to be excited for a flamin' fall

This past summer might seem hard to top when it comes to versatile queer excellence, but this preview suggests otherwise.
Queeries

Friend of Dorothy: Renée Zellweger on paying tribute to the queer legacy of Judy Garland

Garland is the gay icon GOAT, and the new biopic Judy does not ignore that.
Queeries

How do we bridge the divide in LGBTQ communities? Listening to this podcast is a very good start

Facilitated by Buddies in Bad Times, The Youth/Elder Podcast is a necessary addition to a necessary discussion.
Queeries

The year's best LGBTQ film is by and about queer women — something still all too rare

Céline Sciamma is one of the few queer female voices on major film festival stages, and that needs to change.
Queeries

With a little help from a famous drag queen, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser is re-imagining the symphony

The new doc Disruptor Conductor shows how the orchestral conductor is changing who his work is for.
Queeries

How I had the hot girl summer I needed — with a lil' help

From Pose to Lizzo to Lil' Nas X, the queer town road to self-love paved the way for me to turn crisis into opportunity.
Queeries

Gaynadian apparel: This "pop and pop" shop turns Canadian LGBT history into must-have shirts

Jonny House and Sandy Watts are queering the north by offering you some fabulous new wardrobe options.

Once upon a time in the Scottish Highlands: a queer and magical love story

10 years ago, Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins’s ‘A Pilgrimage’ changed my life forever — and I'm not alone.
Queeries

Take a trip to Pride celebrations around the world in this wonderful new docu-series

From Calgary to Hong Kong, filmmakers Mark Kenneth Woods and Michael Yerxa want to show you the queer world.
Queeries

Killing Patient Zero: How a Quebec flight attendant was falsely accused of bringing AIDS to America

Laurie Lynd's new film debunks the myth surrounding Gaétan Dugas once and for all.
Queeries

Holy Schitt: The Emmy nominations are really good — and really queer

From Pose to Special to Nanette, LGBTQ folks are heavily represented this year.
Queeries

We need to talk about the dinner party scene in the Tales of the City reboot

Instead of yelling at each other about the specific hardships we've faced, we need to start listening and stop vilifying.
Queeries

With their podcast Chosen Family, BFFs Thomas Leblanc and Tranna Wintour are queering your commutes

The Montreal comedians are letting queer friendship shine bright in the new season of their CBC podcast.
Queeries

Canada has had way more than 69 Super Queeroes. Here are a few we missed

Tommy Sexton, Evalyn Parry, Louis Negin, Keith Cole and a slew of younger folks deserve their capes too.
Queeries

The Ethnic Rainbow: How Brandon Ash-Mohammad is letting queer comedy shine in living colour

For too long, queer comedians of colour didn't have their own stage — but that's finally changing.
Queeries

Gay for no pay: 10 things to watch for free on CBC Gem to celebrate Pride

From Hannah Gadsby to Schitt's Creek, we got the gay goods right here.
Queeries

The queer joy of Rocketman: How the Elton John biopic gets right what Bohemian Rhapsody got wrong

An open letter to queers concerned about Rocketman: don't be — it's a gay, proud ode to coming out.
Queeries

With a little help from Netflix, Inside Out is opening major doors for the future of LGBTQ stories

The festival kicks off with the Elton John biopic Rocketman, but its plan to rocket talent to the next level is the real story.
Queeries

Don't call it a female Superbad: Booksmart is the raunchy queer teen comedy we've been waiting for

Run, don't walk, to Olivia Wilde's heartfelt, hilarious and very gay directorial debut.
Queeries

This podcast is required listening for LGBTQ folks — and can inspire us to keep telling our stories

Justin Ling's CBC-produced Uncover: The Village is so much more than an investigation of the Bruce McArthur murders.
Queeries

From drag kids to Chelsea Manning, a complete guide to queer films at Hot Docs 2019

There are nine films centred around extraordinary LGBTQ stories screening during the festival's 26th edition.
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Bigger than Gay Jesus: How prolific trans artist Heath V. Salazar is resurrecting empowerment

The Latinx actor, singer, dancer, writer and drag king is about as impressive a 25 year old as they come.
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Back to 1999: Get Real and the necessary discomfort of coming out movies

The British teen drama is turning 20 years old, and it's still a little too real all these years later.
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New play Shove It Down My Throat asks us to reconsider what homophobic violence looks like

Johnnie Walker's latest theatre piece digs into the complexities — and misconceptions — of hate crimes.
Queeries

Cinematic sex-ed: Giant Little Ones and why exploring teenage sexuality onscreen is vital

The provocative Canadian teen drama is part of a rising — and necessary — trend.
Queeries

The winter of our heart's content: As we all froze, women and queers just took TV to the next level

From Sex Education to Shrill to Schitt's Creek, it was a very special season for storytelling.
Queeries

Where there's a Wiggle, there's a way: The legacy of one of Canada's most vital queer arts festivals

Celebrating 25 years of Michael Venus's drag and "wearable art" extravaganza — and the community it's built along the way.
Queeries

Juno-nominated trans artist Ali J. Eisner is making an easier world for kids to be themselves

The puppeteer, musician and filmmaker has spend two decades making sure the kids are alright.
Point of View

The Oscars rewarded more LGBTQ stories than ever. So why did they feel so homophobic?

The Academy Award telecast was mostly a surprising delight — except when it ignored queer legacies.
Queeries

What does a queer future look like? These Rhubarb Festival creators have some ideas

Ammanuel Solomon, Adam Barrett and Athena Holmes are taking out their artistic crystal balls for the festival's 40th edition.
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Shantay, we stayed: The trailer for Canada's a Drag Season 2 is here — and it's beyond fierce

Meet the 13 kings and queens sashaying their way through our new season, which premieres February 13th.
Queeries

Back to 1999: How the rom-com charms of Trick gave me big gay hope as a small town boy

The film was my literal fairy tale 20 years ago — how does it hold up in 2019?
Queeries

Like Star Wars, but with giant penises: This Canadian film is awakening an uncut force at Sundance

As the poster for Trevor Anderson's "Docking" puts it: "In space, no one can hear you cream."
Point of View

This has not been an easy awards season for queer folks. Can the Oscars still salvage it?

From problematic representation winning big accolades elsewhere to all things Kevin Hart, the lead up to the "gay Super Bowl" has been anything but super.
Queeries

Queer and Asian identities connect in this fiery play about learning to love in times of grief

"Ga Ting" is Cantonese for "family," and that's what lies at the heart of Minh Ly's uniquely bilingual play of the same name.
Queeries

The year in queer: An A-Z guide to the exceptional LGBTQ arts and culture of 2018

In music, we had #20GAYTEEN — but the queer takeover stretched into movies, TV, books and beyond.
Queeries

The 5 truly great LGBTQ films of 2018

From a few criminally underseen gems to a Rachel Weisz double feature, the year's best of the queer best.
Queeries

The extraordinary rise of Jeremy Dutcher: 2018 gave Canada the two-spirit Polaris prince we need

This year, the budding intersectional icon emerged as a powerful new queer Indigenous voice in Canadian music.
Queeries

'We will not be silent': This artist newspaper takes back the dialogue surrounding HIV/AIDS

Anthea Black and Jessica Whitbread's new publication The HIV Howler brings HIV-positive voices from around the world to the front.
Queeries

The queer cult of Carly Rae Jepsen: Why we really, really, really, really, really, really like you

Six gay men pay E•MO•TIONal tribute to the underrated pop star, cutting to their feelings in honour of her 33rd birthday.
Queeries

10 of the many trans artists you should be more than aware of any week of the year

For Transgender Awareness Week, revisit some of the wonderful trans voices we've featured here at CBC Arts.
Point of View

An open letter to the many fans of Bohemian Rhapsody from a concerned queer

The Freddie Mercury biopic isn't just inaccurate — its demonization of his sexuality is actively harmful.
Queeries

Why Scott Thompson is Canada's true gay national treasure

It's time we — especially fellow gay men — start giving the Kid In The Hall the iconic status he deserves.
Queeries

The greatest love story never told: We need more movies about friendships between gays and lesbians

Can You Ever Forgive Me? celebrates something almost never explored in detail on film: the power of the bond between queer women and queer men.
Queeries

Meet the 'unapologetically faboriginal' drag queens competing for Australia's Miss First Nations

Black Divaz, Adrian Russell Wills's new documentary celebrating an empowering subculture, is screening at Toronto's imagineNATIVE.
Queeries

Trans comedian Chanty Marostica is reinventing the landscape of stand-up — and it's about damn time

From building Toronto's queer comedy scene to becoming Canada's next "Top Comic," Marostica is a fierce force to be reckoned with.
Queeries

Summer is so last season: Previewing this fall's cornucopia of queer arts and culture

From a Freddie Mercury biopic to Rufus Wainwright's big queer opera, get ready for a very LGBTQ autumn.
Queeries

Queer Songbook Orchestra are crossing the country to share their mission of LGBTQ love

After this fall's Tour of Heart & Mind, the ensemble will have shared in songs and stories with every province.
Queeries

40 years, 40 queers: Celebrating the tremendous impact Buddies in Bad Times has had on our lives

The world's longest-running queer theatre company is having a big birthday, so we asked more than a few of its friends to send their love letters.
Queeries

Boy Erased isn't really for queer people — but we can use it to help erase some homophobia

Joel Egerton's gay conversion therapy drama is more for the people we can't quite call our allies (yet).
Queeries

Coming home-o: Thom Fitzgerald returns to queer rural Nova Scotia with TIFF must-see Splinters

20 years after he made history at the festival with The Hanging Garden, the filmmaker is going back to his roots.
Queeries

It's another queer year for TIFF — here are your 13 essential films

From Kristen Stewart to Virginia Woolf to a double dose of Xavier Dolan, here's your guide to TIFF's LGBTQ offerings for 2018.
Queeries

This summer, we officially entered the era of peak queer TV — and we're here for it

From Queer Eye to Pose, nuanced and diverse LGBTQ representation feels like it's at an all-time high.
Queeries

This new play queering small towns offers something we all need a little more of: optimism

Mark Crawford's Bed and Breakfast features two actors — a real-life couple — playing 22 different characters.
Queeries

30 years of resilience: Vancouver's queer film fest illuminates the full beauty of LGBTQ lives

The festival started in 1988 as a complement to the Gay Games — but it's stuck around for three decades to give the city a uniquely queer space.
Queeries

Follow these queer Canadian artists to add a little extra fire emoji to your Instagram feed

Feed got you down? These 13 accounts from the world of Canadian LGBTQ art are more worthy of a scroll than any A-list celebrity.
Queeries

Hannah Gadsby's Nanette is giving LGBTQ comedians a big moment — so where do we go from here?

Considering (Canadian) queer comedy in a post-Nanette world.
Queeries

From RuPaul to Versace, taking a queer eye to the very very queer Emmy Award nominations

LGBTQ folks and their stories were all over the Emmys this morning — and it's the latest sign of tangible progress in queer representation.
Queeries

Meet Pansy Boys, the queer twin brothers making summertime music for an anxious era

Joel and Kyle Curry's alt-pop project is dreamy melancholy for troubled times.
Queeries

Queer love in the making: This massive interactive map holds a whole world of heartfelt moments

Nearly 20,000 stories from across the globe make up Montreal designer Lucas LaRochelle's Queering the Map.
Queeries

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.
Queeries

Proudly prep some tissues: The first LGBTQ Heritage Minute, celebrating activist Jim Egan, is here

Every Canadian should know the names of Jim Egan and his partner Jack Nesbit — and the newest Heritage Minute is helping to make that happen.
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Big queer summer preview: Hot LGBTQ movies, shows, books and music for hot times

From Alex Strangelove to Janelle Monáe to David Sedaris, we got your next few months covered.
Queeries

The Fruit Machine: Why every Canadian should learn about this country's 'gay purge'

A new documentary examines the legacy of Canada's notorious homosexuality detection device.
Queeries

How Canadian filmmaker Drew Lint is queering the psycho-sexual thriller

Lint's feature debut defies the 'homonormative mainstream,' following a young Canadian who falls into obsession in a city known for escapism.
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Take a closer look: This queer photo project wants you to reconsider what defines a family

On the walls of Toronto's Stephen Bulger Gallery, you can currently find dozens of stories of queer families — you just need to look closely.
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Canada's only queer multidisciplinary gallery just opened in Vancouver — and that's quite SUMthing

"SUM is a room of our own, here and queer for not only a couple of weeks, but all year."
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Hate crimes are still a major problem in LGBTQ communities — this new film wants to help change that

After a brutal attack left musician Scott Jones paralyzed from the waist down, he teamed up with his best friend to document his journey since that night.
Queeries

What's queer at Hot Docs? A guide to everything LGBTQ at North America's biggest documentary event

There are 10 LGBTQ-themed films screening during the festival's 25th anniversary.
Queeries

Canadian LGBTQ literature is having a moment, and this Montreal festival is showcasing that

Violet Metropolis features onstage interviews, public readings, panel discussions...and a new national literary prize.
Queeries

A gross-out teen comedy with a heart of queer girl gold: The unexpected LGBTQ virtue of Blockers

A decade after Superbad, a new female-driven spin on the "sex pact" premise shows sometimes we actually can have nice things.
Point of View

A eulogy for Roseanne: Why any reasonable-minded person should not be watching the reboot

Peter Knegt explains why the series that shaped his values now reflects the opposite.
QUEERIES

It's all coming back to us now: A queer celebration of our birthday queen Céline Dion

In honour of her 50th, we asked Canadians in the arts how their hearts will go on for Ms. Dion.
Queeries

What is queer identity in 2018? These artists are looking to the past to understand the present

A new exhibition asked 10 folks to explore their LGBTQ artistic, cultural and political lineages.
Queeries

We're not just like you: Love, Simon and the danger of mainstreaming LGBTQ stories

Gay teenagers finally have their own Hollywood rom-com — the first ever. But is that a good thing?
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Still bitter about Valentine's Day a week later? Meet Puppyteeth, the artistic prince of cynicism

By amplifying the hopeless aspects of relationships, this Vancouver artist is making a lot of fans.
Queeries

Meet the young queer artists pushing boundaries at Canada's oldest festival of new work

For 39 years, Rhubarb has proven itself unlike any arts festival out there, transforming Toronto's Buddies in Bad Times Theatre into an arena for experimentation.
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All you need is a library card to watch these 10 fantastic LGBTQ films

Libraries in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver Island are making it easy to catch up on some great queer cinema.
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With his new play, Jordan Tannahill has created a path for us to face death fearlessly and joyously

Tannahill's Declarations, written in response to his mother being diagnosed with stage four cancer, both reckons with death and celebrates life.
Queeries

Just peachy: Queering the exceptionally LGBTQ-inclusive 2018 Oscar nominations

From Call Me By Your Name to A Fantastic Woman, It was a very big day for LGBTQ stories and artists.
Queeries

This filmmaker is pushing beyond 'sensational' trans narratives with a love letter to their nonna

Luis De Filippis is taking "For Nonna Anna" to Sundance — and breaking conventions along the way.
Queeries

Parkinson's, grief and sexuality: Why I can't get this film out of my head

Kathleen Hepburn's debut feature Never Steady, Never Still is one of "Canada's Top Ten" — and it's not hard to see why.
Queeries

Happy new queer: 18 reasons to be excited for LGBTQ arts and culture in 2018

Previewing the year's most notable film, TV, books and music, from The L Word to Xavier Dolan to RuPaul.
Queeries

How the movies gave 2017 a much-needed dose of truth

Writer Peter Knegt reflects on how visceral cinema forced him to feel — and renewed his understanding of the medium's power.
Queeries

The year in queer: An A-Z guide to the LGBTQ arts and culture watershed that was 2017

From movies to TV to music to books, we were mostly certainly here, queer and getting people used to it in not-so-sweet '17.
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For 40 years, this classic Canadian film has had an 'Outrageous!' impact on the LGBTQ community

Four decades after it made waves around the world, it's time to take a look back at Richard Benner and Craig Russell's groundbreaking 1977 film.
Queeries

Real-life superheroes: Give yourself a cinematic education in AIDS activism

In a world where mostly mediocre superhero movies make billions of dollars every year, why is so little interest paid to fantastic movies about true heroes?
Queeries

Trying to get your movie into a film festival? Here's your crash course

The festival circuit isn't the easiest world to navigate, so we're offering a few tips in doing just that.
Queeries

Toronto's Glad Day has become the LGBTQ space the city needs — and we can't take that for granted

Safe, inclusive and a whole lot of fun, Glad Day has transformed into so much more than a bookstore nearly a year into its big move.
Queeries

A week ago, I'd never heard of Carmilla. Now the lesbian vampire franchise is everywhere

A few days after learning of the phenomenon, CBC Arts' Peter Knegt gave himself an education by watching The Carmilla Movie. Here's what he learned.
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Tegan and Sara's The Con has given me a decade of catharsis — and here's why that really matters

In the first edition of our new weekly column Queeries, CBC Arts' Peter Knegt takes a personal look back at what the landmark album has meant to him.