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Queeries

I watched (almost) all the queer films at TIFF this year and here's what I learned

Murderous French twinks? Incestuous identical twins? Mark Wahlberg, for some reason? This was queer TIFF 2020.
Queeries

All hail our queen: A conversation with Canada's Drag Race winner Priyanka

What's her name? The former YTV host has gone all the way from Whitby to the throne of Canada's first ever iteration of Drag Race.
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In praise of the queer culture that helped us get through this summer as best we could

From Lady Gaga to Las Culturistas to many a Drag Race, not everything was horrible!
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Curve Magazine defined lesbian culture for decades — and this film pays loving tribute to its legacy

The best-selling lesbian magazine ever is getting the spotlight it deserves in this new documentary.
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Pier Kids shows you the world through the eyes of queer homeless youth of colour

The documentary by Elegance Bratton — a Black queer man who himself once lived on the streets — is a powerful and essential watch.
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The Emmy nominations are here, and they are unbelievably queer

13 LGBTQ actors received nominations this year (though sadly none of them were the women of Pose).
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There's no one way to do drag, and Vancouver collective The Darlings are proving that loud and queer

The non-binary quartet are about to offer their most ambitious performance yet.
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Long live The Beaver: A celebration of Toronto's most beloved queer space

Folks connected to the dearly departed Queen West bar share their stories of why it meant so much to so many.
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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.
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Life after Nanette: Hannah Gadsby opens up (from quarantine) about her crusading new special Douglas

The celebrated Australian comedian is back and hoping to give us all a bit of a nudge — and some laughs, too.
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The day the numbers went away: A movie box office nerd mourns the loss of a lifelong obsession

It's obviously the least of our troubles, but reading those Sunday box office charts was a beloved tradition for many (especially Peter Knegt).
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These 7 films were made in two weeks under quarantine — and you can watch them for free right now

The filmmakers worked from home using whatever equipment was available to them to make short films that speak to these extraordinary times.
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Patti LuPone goes to Hollywood: The iconic actress on her big new role — and her love for Canada

Ryan Murphy's new Netflix series is delicious revisionist history, and Ms. LuPone is here for it.
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5 pioneering LGBTQ Canadian films you can watch for free right now

You probably have the time, so why not brush up on the homegrown cinema of yesterqueer?
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A comedy for catastrophic times: Rachel Matlow's memoir about her mom's death is an unlikely comfort

Deeply moving and genuinely hilarious, Dead Mom Walking is a "traumedy" unlike any other.
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Feeling inspired in your quarantine? This queer film fest is raising money to pay you to create work

The Toronto Queer Film Festival has started a fund to commission LGBTQ artists to make films from home.
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10 ways to use our quarantines to become better people through queer film, TV, books and music

We're probably in this for the long haul, so why not take the opportunity to educate and empathize through a long history of LGTBQ artistic excellence?
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Mae Martin's Netflix series Feel Good is a raw look at what it takes to truly connect with others

As we binge-watch through our quarantines, the Canadian comedian's nuanced look at love and addiction could not have come at a better time.
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Attention LGBTQ folks: This is an emergency, and we need to rise up to help our struggling siblings

From drag performers to comedians to theatre makers, COVID-19 is devastating queer artists and institutions.
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Help save legendary Toronto drag bar Crews & Tangos from becoming yet another condo

Development has already destroyed so much community in the city — but we may be able to stop this one from being another example.
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Box 4901 might be the gayest play ever produced in Canada, and it's a profound must-see

With a team made up of 25 queer folks, the play responds to letters writer Brian Francis received in 1992 after placing a personals ad.
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A new podcast explores something we need to discuss more: domestic violence in LGBTQ relationships

Drew Denny and Kaitlin Prest's Asking For It is "a queer contemporary take of the Goldilocks tale."
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Vivek Shraya may have 'failed as a popstar,' but as a multihyphenate art star? She's doing just fine

The prolific Calgary artist opens up about her new play, her new book and the perils of success in a capitalist system.
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This exhibit explores queer Asian identity through the lens of China's traditional five elements

Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements is the brainchild of Vancouver media arts collective Love Intersections.
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A brief history of LGBTQ representation at the Oscars

From Brokeback Mountain's snub to a whole lot of closeted winners, Peter Knegt breaks it down.
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Filmmaker Derek Jarman's cottage was a vital creative hub. Now Tilda Swinton is trying to save it

The late queer artist would have been 78 years old today, and there's an easy way to celebrate his birthday.
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Is it time to just give up on the Oscars getting diversity right?

Another year, another missed opportunity as the Academy Awards largely celebrate movies by and about white dudes.
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Canada's premier drag 'tragicomedienne' Pearle Harbour wants to take over the world in 2020

Her new show Agit-Pop! kicks off a year of touring this week at Toronto's Next Stage Theatre Festival.
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The year in queer: An A-Z guide to 2019's LGBTQ arts and culture explosion

In this special video edition of Queeries, Peter Knegt gives the alphabet a very gay makeover.
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50 pop culture moments that defined a decade of LGBTQ excellence

From Pose to Moonlight to Troye Sivan, a (subjective) countdown of an extremely queer 10 years.
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For your consideration: Awards season is upon us, but will the best queer films get left out?

Justice for Rocketman, Pain and Glory, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Booksmart please!
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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' '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.
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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.
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Holy Schitt: The Emmy nominations are really good — and really queer

From Pose to Special to Nanette, LGBTQ folks are heavily represented this year.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Ethnic Rainbow: How Brandon Ash-Mohammed 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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'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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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