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Pose creator Steven Canals on the lasting influence of Paris Is Burning

Steven Canals tells us how Jennie Livingston's 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning changed his life, and why the film still reverberates nearly 30 years later.

Uncover: The Village

Season 3 explores the cases of missing and murdered men in Toronto's gay community, dating back to the 1970s. What social forces allowed these to go unsolved, or even unnoticed? Available April 2, 2019.
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Meet the Toronto trans artist who stars in the stereotype-busting new Gillette ad

The commercial features a father teaching his trans son to shave for the first time.

Why Samra Habib wrote a memoir about growing up as a queer Muslim woman — and it's now a Canada Reads winner

The journalist and photographer opens up about reconciling her identity in her memoir We Have Always Been Here.
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Meet 4 daring kids chasing freedom & friendship through drag

There’s a new type of queen: fierce & younger than ever. Meet 4 kids from different cities, united by a deep love of drag. Now, they’re coming together to do the biggest show of their lives. Watch now.

16 books for kids and teens by Canadian LGBTQ writers to read for Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month by reading a YA, middle-grade or a picture book created by a Canadian LGBTQ author.

This festival boosted gay comedians when nobody else would

We're Funny That Way billed itself as the world's first international queer comedy festival in 1996.
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Tosconni is a transgender man who suffers from anxiety, depression, and ADHD

'I hadn't been to pride before… I didn't feel like I was LGBT enough.' Feeling unwelcome, he left home at the age of 17 and now lives in a shelter for LGBTQ youth. Watch now.

Why Rebecca Fisseha wrote about family secrets, trauma and reckoning in her debut novel

The Ontario-based writer of Ethiopian descent spoke with CBC Books about writing Daughters of Silence.

Gay police officer fights for feeling pride in the force

Edgar Rodriguez has faced discrimination as a gay man in the NYPD, and he’s faced criticism in his LGBT community for his unwavering pride in being a police officer.
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When figure skating champ Kurt Browning met drag queen Skirt Browning

Shauna Fay, known today as drag queen Skirt Browning, idolized Kurt Browning when she was growing up. So what happened when Kurt met Skirt?

Chosen families: podcasts for pride month

June is Pride Month! In celebration, we're listening to podcasts that focus on an important part of the LGBT community: chosen families.
Canada's a Drag

Kings, queens and in-betweens: Watch the entire third season of Canada's a Drag right now

We're back! Watch an all new season of our docuseries showcasing Canada's finest drag performers.
Point of View

When figure skating champ Kurt Browning met drag queen Skirt Browning

Shauna Fay, known today as drag queen Skirt Browning, idolized Kurt Browning when she was growing up. So what happened when Kurt met Skirt?

Single gay man seeks surrogate to fulfil dreams of fatherhood

Harish Murthy is ready to be a father. He has two embryos and a team of professionals waiting to make it happen. Now he's on a quest to find the right surrogate.
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.
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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.

Uncover: Sharmini

In the latest season of Uncover, host Michelle Shephard revisits the unsolved homicide of 15-year-old Sharmini Anandavel two decades after she first covered the case as a cub crime reporter at the Toronto Star.
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.
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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.

Candy Palmater recommends 3 LGBTQ books you should read now

The actor, comedian and former lawyer's reading tastes are as eclectic as her resume.

30 years after coming out, two-spirit elder hopes to inspire others to do the same

Ojibwe-Cree author Ma-Nee Chacaby will be one of six Grand Marshals at Montreal’s Pride parade.

Two conversion therapy survivors want protections for LGBTQ youth

Two gay men who survived traumatic attempts to make them straight want young New Brunswickers protected from conversion therapy.

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