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Broadcast Troy Jackson hosts a cabaret night featuring Vivek Shraya, Josh Middleton, Ladyboy Sparkle and Ty Gilecki. 8pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. $10. gladdaybookshop.com

Lesbians Who Wear Lipstick: The Middle Ages Marcy Rogers recalls the late 1980s, when, as a lipstick lesbian, she was one of a small group who preferred to paint their faces and injure themselves with awful shoes. 9pm. The Flying Beaver, 488 Parliament St. $10 advance, $15 door. pubaret.com

Queer Slowdance Butt wigglers set up dances with one another using dance cards, while designated dancers coax

out the wallflowers. 9:30pm– 3am. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. $10 admission includes dance-card booklet. gladstonehotel.com

Pop Asia Clubbers enjoy two floors of dance mayhem, with DJs Sumation and Gary White and performances by the DestinAsian Dance Crew, The Girls Club and The Boys Club. 10pm–4am. Fly, 8 Gloucester St. $10. flynightclub.com

The Bizarre Ball at Buddies: Rainbow Warriors The House of Nuance voguers invite folks to strut their stuff, while DJ John Caffery spins “cunty beats and disco diva drama.” 10:30pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. $10. buddiesinbadtimes.com

Sat, June 21 Toronto Gaymers WorldPride Kickoff Gaymers play Super Smash Bros and enter a raffle to win fantastic prizes. 1–9pm. Marquis of Granby, 418 Church St. Free. facebook.com/torontogaymers

Proud Men Exposed Naked Dance Nudists enjoy a free clothes check at this event where clothing is not an option. 4pm. Club120, 120 Church St. $5 members, $8 non-members. tntmen.org

Sunset Service: One Song, Many Notes People from every faith come together to mark the start of Pride with music, dance and performance. 6–8pm. Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St E. Free. worldpridetoronto.com

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This late-night art event comprises more than 70 installations, performances and exhibitions by independent queer artists, including John Simone’s Exploding Pink Inevitable, 12 images of NYC nightlife in the late 1980s, at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. 7pm–3am. Free. nuitrose.ca

True North Forte, the Toronto Men’s Chorus, presents a night of Canadian music. 7pm. The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St. $25 advance, $30 door. fortechorus.ca

Pride of Bloor-Yorkville Concert

Nuit Rose and John Simone’s Exploding Pink Inevitable — The Gladstone, Sat, June 21

This free show features a performance by “female delusionist extra-ordinaire” Miss Conception and music by Mia Martina and DJ Division 4. 7:30–10:30pm. Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland and Bellair streets). Free. bloor-yorkville.com

XTRA’s ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE — Toronto 2014

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Ultimate Pride Guide Toronto 2014  

Comprehensive event listings and area map for WorldPride, taking place June 16–30 in Toronto, Canada.

Ultimate Pride Guide Toronto 2014  

Comprehensive event listings and area map for WorldPride, taking place June 16–30 in Toronto, Canada.