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This three-day conference brings together activists, academics, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers and students from around the world to talk politics and policies. Wed, June 25–Fri, June 27, 9am–6pm. Plenary sessions are free and open to the public and take place daily, 4–6pm. Speakers include Edie Windsor (United States), Frank Mugisha (Uganda), Tamara Adrián (Venezuela), Justice Monica Mbaru (Kenya), Justice Harvey Brownstone (Canada), Masha Gessen (Russia) and former prime minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, along with her partner, Jónína Leósdóttir. Mark S Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, 15 King’s College Circle, University of Toronto. wphrc14.com

From Holy Land to Gay Mecca The leaders of Aguda, Israel’s national queer task force, will speak about emerging issues in Israel at this panel presentation. For more info, contact jflagal@ shirlibeynu.ca. 7:30pm. Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave. Free. shirlibeynu.ca

The Lady Hamlet A reading of Sarah Schulman’s new play about two women battling for the role of Hamlet in 1920s New York City. 8pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. PWYC; proceeds go to Wychwood Open Door. buddiesinbadtimes.com

Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter The theatrical premiere of Alison Wearing’s comical and touching one-woman show about growing up with a gay dad in Peterborough. 8pm. Runs until Sat, June 28, various times. George Ignatieff Theatre, 14 Devonshire Place. $28. fairysdaughter.com

Laugh Out Proud 2014 Hosted by Robert Keller, this showcase of queer and queerfriendly comics features James Adomian. 8pm. Runs until Sat, June 28, various times. Yuk Yuk’s, 224 Richmond St W. $25. yukyuks.com

Comedy Pride Comedians of all experience levels are invited to this openmic night hosted by Mandy Goodhandy. For more info, email toddklinck@gmail.com. 8pm. Club120, 120 Church St. No cover. club120.ca

Viva Cabaret: Tribute to the Greatest Divas Yury Ruzhyev pays electrifying tribute — costumes, dancing and singing included — to the most fabulous divas, from Cher to Liza to Freddy. 8pm. The Rivoli, 334 Queen St W. $20. rushow.ru

Disco and Divas, starring the Village People PFLAG and 103.9 Proud FM present a performance by the iconic band. 8pm. The Phoenix, 410

Untitled: The Practice of Identity — Gallery NeXt, Wed, June 25–Tues, July 15

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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.