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Scholars used the Rosetta Stone to increase their understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics, Harry Potter used the Marauder’s Map to find his way into Hogsmeade Village, and now you, dear reader, have this guide to help you navigate WorldPride. Within these pages you will find everything from raucous booze fests to kid-friendly family outings to erudite talks and gatherings. Here are a few of the highlights.

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parents who want a family event but don’t want to miss the rest of the fun. Dedicated to celebrating all types of queer families and providing a kid-friendly zone, this event includes snacks, music, games, face painting and craft making. See Family Pride on pages 36 & 43.

Located in the heart of the Village, the 519 Community Centre’s annual queer and trans family event is within easy reach. It has everything to keep the kids busy, including a dance party, sports in the park, craft making and snacks. Information about other familyoriented 519 events is also available here. See the Queer and Trans Family Pride Party: Beauty in the World on page 11.

Cruises

In the midst of all the sex parties and dancing in parking lots, it can be hard for kids to find things to do. And some queer people have families. They really do — with kids and all! Luckily, there are several events geared specifically to families.

Whatever shape a family takes, they’re sure to find acceptance and an oasis of calm at a buffet brunch in the Gladstone Hotel. Taking place in a charming old hotel on Toronto’s stylish Queen Street West, this event is space-themed, with music by the Space Chums, along with a dress-up station and book corner. See the Queer Family Brunch on page 19. Just a short toddle from most of the other festivities, the event at the Church Street Public School is handy for

With the often surreal heat of Toronto in late June, not to mention the oodles of people attending WorldPride, it’s easy to get a little city-weary. There can be few better respites than heading out to enjoy the cool breezes of Lake Ontario while cruising with like-minded folks. What Pride is complete without a big gay party boat? The Steamworks cruise is sure to combine the flirtiness of a nightclub with the naughtiness of a bathhouse, with DJs Deko-ze and Nick Bertossi spinning their big, signature beats and performances by go-go dancers/pornstars Ray Gunn, Jon Shield and Aleks Buldocek. See page 36. Just short of walking the plank (we imagine, anyway), the Northbound Leather cruise is sure to include all the pleasures of a piratical outing, with folks being whipped on the foredeck

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while other poor souls are manacled and tortured. Sure to attract a diverse crowd of kinky queers, this cruise includes dancing, drinking and an afterparty at the Oasis Aqualounge sex club. See the Kinky Cruise on page 38.

Historical tours

The family of Oscar Wilde’s first male lover, Robbie Ross, lived in Toronto. In the early 19th century, Alexander Wood got in a spot of trouble for unnecessarily inspecting the genitals of young men. In 1981, Toronto police raided the city’s bathhouses. For intellectual stimulation and some relaxing time outdoors, why not go for a historical tour? The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) and Heritage Toronto host


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90-minute walking tours of queer historical landmarks in the Village. Small groups learn about such landmarks as the Toronto AIDS Memorial, the Alexander Wood statue, Bulldog Café/The Barn, Glad Day Bookshop and the CLGA. See Pride Walk: Discovering Toronto’s LGBTQ+ Heritage on page 15.

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combines dance, music, dazzling choreography, outlandish costumes and something you wouldn’t usually associate with drag: plot. Three drag queens go through a series of trials and tribulations as they pursue (and sing about, duh!) their dreams for onstage stardom. See page 12.

promises distressingly funny dialogue. In 1920s New York City, two women, both convinced they were born to play Hamlet, battle over which of them should get the role, their consequent war of wits leaving their lovers and colleagues in awkward situations. See page 26.

You can’t throw a rock (and we would really rather you didn’t) in Toronto’s streets without hitting a queer actor, playwright or choreographer. We’re bursting with plays and musicals: sexy ones, campy ones, revolutionary ones — we’ve got it all. And you can’t have a well-rounded experience of Pride without checking out at least one show.

When MSM [men seeking men] originally opened during the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival, nobody who saw it could shut up about it. It’s sexy, violent, dirty — wonderful. Inspired by transcripts of online conversation, this dance/ theatre piece uses sexy dancing boys to deconstruct online male personas and relationships between guys. The cast includes four-time Dora nominee Louis Laberge-Côté. See page 22.

In what is surely the ultimate drag show, A Chorus Queen

A reading of Sarah Schulman’s new play, The Lady Hamlet,

Growing up with a gay father in the 1980s was a big deal for Alison Wearing, and she hasn’t quite gotten over it. She has written a book about it and now a comical and touching one-woman show. Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter begins in carefree childhood, but things get rocky at about age 12, when Alison learns her father is gay. Then we’re taken through eight years of confusion, disbelief, puff pastry, opera, bathhouse raids and celebration. See page 26.

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Generations of Queer A exhibition comprising work by Robert Flack, Elisha Lim, Kiley May and John Greyson. Runs until Sat, June 28. Onsite [at] OCAD University, 230 Richmond St W. Free. ocadu.ca

Landed: Together in Canada A multimedia presentation that tells the stories of samesex binational couples who immigrated to Canada because they couldn’t live together in the US. Runs until Sun, June 29. The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge St. For more info, visit docnow.ca.

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Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque Camp Fires: The Queer Baroque of Léopold L Foulem, Paul Mathieu and Richard Milette reveals the concept of “camp” in the work of three Canadian ceramic artists. Runs until Mon, Sept 1. The Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park. $6–12. gardinermuseum.on.ca

Pride Play Party I’d Tap That and Spit invite folks of all gender identities and orientations aged 19–35 to enjoy a sexy play space and live porn shoot. 10pm. Oasis Aqualounge, 231 Mutual St. $15. oasisaqualounge.com

Tues, June 17 Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity Artwork drawn from the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob

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I’d Tap That (Pride Play Party) — Oasis Aqualounge, Mon, June 16 Yerex looks beyond the familiar archetypes of queer culture. Includes works by Attila Richard Lukacs, Betty Goodwin, Annie Leibovitz and Andy Warhol. Runs until Sun, Aug 17. Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, 952 Queen St W. Free. mocca.ca

The Queer and Trans Family Pride Party: Beauty in the World Families bond, make crafts, snack and enjoy special musical guest Troy Jackson. 5:30–8pm. The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St. Free. worldpridetoronto.com

Get Bent! A celebration of TIFF and Inside Out’s Bent Lens: Pride on Screen program, this event includes a rooftop patio and a special musical performance by filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. 6:30–11pm. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W. $80. tiff.net

Unapologetic Burlesque: The Ground from Which We Grow Queer performers reinvent burlesque in a performance described as “consensual. Anti-racist. Not your average burlesque.” 7pm. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. PWYC–$25. gladstonehotel.com More listings at dailyxtra.com

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Just Me and Allah: Photographs of Queer Muslims Toronto photographer Samra Habib shares her images of queer Muslims from around the world. Opening reception 6:30pm; exhibit runs until Wed, July 9. Parliament Street Library, 269 Gerrard St E. Free. queermuslimproject.tumblr.com

Queer as Fuck: Comedy That Sucks Dick Pro and amateur comics work the bugs out of their sets before their big Pride shows. 9:30– 11:30pm. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. PWYC. thesteadycafe.com

Random Play In a mishmash of all things ’70s and ’80s, DJ Dwayne Minard and guests spin disco, yacht rock, new wave, classic rock and bizarro. 10pm. WAYLA, 996 Queen St E. No cover. waylabar.com

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Thurs, June 19 Just Me and Allah: Photographs of Queer Muslims — Parliament Street Library, Wed, June 18–Wed, July 9

Pleasure Palace This sex party for women and trans people includes a pool, sauna and hot tub. For more info, contact pleasurepalacetoronto@gmail.com. 9pm–2am. Oasis Aqualounge, 231 Mutual St. $25 advance, $30 door. pleasurepalacetoronto.com

Wed, June 18 Ross Watson WorldPride Exhibition Favoured by Elton John and Stephen Fry, Watson’s work fuses classical European art references and contemporary imagery, including sexy surf twins and lifeguards. 11am. Runs until Sun, June 29. IX Gallery, 11 Davies Ave, Unit 101. No cover; proceeds from sales go to the

Elton John AIDS Foundation. rosswatson.com

Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases This exhibit of 36 portraits addresses the representation of black lesbian and queer identity, focusing largely on post-apartheid South Africa. Runs until Sun, Aug 24. Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould St. Free. ryerson.ca

What It Means to Be Seen: Photography and Queer Visibility An exhibit that addresses the ties between visibility and the campaign for greater acceptance of the queer community. Runs until Sun, Aug 24. Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould St. Free. ryerson.ca/ric

Queerstory Launch Party The Queerstory app focuses on Toronto’s queer history, including artists’ interpretations of that history. 5:30–8pm. Woody’s, 467 Church St. Free. queerstory.ca

A Chorus Queen This drag musical about three queens trying to make it big benefits the Toronto PWA Foundation. 7:30pm. Runs until Sat, June 28, various times. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle, U of T. $49 regular, $45 matinees, $25 students. achorusqueen.com

Mattachine John Cameron Mitchell presents “carefully curated songs of queer yesteryear,” from classic rock to new wave to old-school hip hop. 9pm. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. $10. gladstonehotel.com

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Queerstory Launch Party — Woody’s, Thurs, June 19

Mike’s Hard Ultimate Thursday DJ Craig Dominic spins top 40, urban and dance at this laid-back Village party. 9pm– 2:30am. Crews & Tangos, 508 Church St. No cover. crewsandtangos.com

Home Brew Party people enjoy drink deals and top-40 tunes from DJs Cozmic Cat, Hey! dw and Dript. 10pm–3am. The Central, 603 Markham St. $3. thecentralbar.ca

Fri, June 20 Youth Solidarity Project Exhibition Youth aged 14 to 30 submitted artwork on the theme Solidarity with Canada’s Two-Spirited and LGBTTIQQ Communities, and the work of the six finalists is on display. Runs until Sat, Nov 15. AGO, 317 Dundas St W. youthsolidarityproject.ca

U of T Pride Pub Those 17 and older enjoy a barbecue, community fair and the music of DJs Craig Dominic

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and Cozmic Cat. 4pm–1am. Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, U of T. Free before 9pm, $5 after. sgdo.utoronto.ca/ programs/u-of-t-pride-pub

Remington’s Welcomes WorldPride Dozens of hot, muscled men from across North America strip and work the pole. Runs until Sun, June 29, various times; closes at 4am from Thurs, June 26–Sun, June 29. Remington’s, 379 Yonge St. For cover charges, visit remingtons.com.

Pride Walk: Discovering Toronto’s LGBTQ+ Heritage The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and Heritage Toronto are running walking tours focused on some of Toronto’s queer historical landmarks. Registration required. 6:30–8pm. Runs until Fri, June 27, various times. Church-Wellesley Village. $20, with proceeds shared by Heritage Toronto and the CLGA. heritagetoronto.org

WorldPride Opening Ceremony Melissa Etheridge, Deborah Cox and Steve Grand perform at this call for unity, peace, love and celebration. Includes the City of Toronto’s official proclamation of Pride Week, complete with rainbow flag raising. 7pm. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W. Free. worldpridetoronto.com

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Scott Thompson Returns The actor and comedian known for his role as Buddy Cole and as Jimmy Price on Hannibal gives an intimate performance. 7pm. Thompson also performs Sat, June 21, 9pm.The Flying Beaver, 488 Parliament St. $20 advance, $25 door. pubaret.com

Going to Shir Libeynu with Pride A joyful celebration of the coming of the Sabbath at Congregation Shir Libeynu’s liberal and inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat. To RSVP, contact pride@ shirlibeynu.ca by Wed, June 18. 7:30pm. Miles Nadal JCC Chapel, 3rd floor, 750 Spadina Ave. Free. shirlibeynu.ca More listings at dailyxtra.com

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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

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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

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du Feu — strip, dance and perform other acrobatic feats. 8:30pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. $15. buddiesinbadtimes.com

Olivia Chow’s WorldPride Party Join the mayoral candidate in a celebration that includes performances and special guests. 9–11pm. Woody’s, 467 Church St. No cover. oliviachow.ca

Cherry Bomb: Seventh Anniversary The popular queer women’s party celebrates with music by DJs Cozmic Cat and Denise Benson. 9pm–3am. Andy Poolhall, 489 College St. No cover before 10pm, $8 after. andypoolhall.com

Barbershop: Toronto’s Homotown Party The men of True North — El Convento Rico, Sat, June 21

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Tom Robinson One of the first openly gay musicians to promote queer

rights in his music, with his 1978 single “Glad to be Gay,” performs in this Pride Toronto/ NXNE showcase. DJ Triple-X warms up the crowd with ’70s and ’80s British music. 8pm. The Drake Hotel, 1155 Queen St W. Cost varies. nxne.com

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Folks put on short-shorts and high socks and dance to Motown, soul and retro from DJs Michael K and Miceberg. 9pm. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. Free before 11pm, $5 after. henhousetoronto.com

El Convento Rico Following a performance by the men of True North, Sasha Montenegro, Farrah N Hyte and Fabulous Russella take the stage for some drag. 9pm. El Convento Rico, 750 College St. No cover. elconventorico.com

Junkyard This lava-hot party for transgender guys and their admirers features music by Dislexia and DJ L Rock. 10pm–2:30am. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. No cover. thesteadycafe.com

Gitch Underwear Party: Porn Swimwear Edition Scantily clad boys enjoy dancing and a live show by pornstars Colby Jansen, Tyler Sweet and Hunter Page. 10pm– 3am. Club120, 120 Church St. $10; free for students before 11:30pm, $5 after. club120.ca

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Prism World Kick-Off Party

Junkyard — The Steady, Sat, June 21

Party people begin their revels by dancing to beats by DJs Serving Ovahness and David Picard. 10pm–5am. Fly, 8 Gloucester St. Cover TBA. flynightclub.com

HOLA: Welcome the World The queer Latino social group hosts a fabulous drag show with Latin music and prizes. 11pm. Erotico, 461 Church St. $10 advance, $15 door. facebook.com/ latinogrouphola2014

Sun, June 22 Queer Family Brunch Queer families of all types chow down while enjoying a live performance by the Space Chums. 10am–2pm. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. $16 adults, $10 kids. gladstonehotel.com

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Hypnotixxx: A Slightly Naughty Comedy Hypnosis Show Brandon the Hypnotist takes audience volunteers on a risqué and slightly rude jaunt into the subconscious. 7:30pm. The Flying Beaver, 488 Parliament St. $10 advance, $15 door. pubaret.com

Sapphic Aquatica In addition to a clothing-optional spa environment, women and trans people enjoy a burlesque performance by Amber Frost, a kink demo by Ms Leather Toronto 2014 and music by DJ Cozmic Cat. 8pm–3am. Oasis Aqualounge, 231 Mutual St. $20. oasisaqualounge.com

Gavin Crawford and Sharron Matthews are Vicious Bitches The king of the monologue and the queen of the songalogue team up for an evening of sketch comedy, music and idle gossip. 10pm. Second City, 51 Mercer St. $25. secondcity.com

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Mon, June 23 Drag Brunch Diners can have their first meal of the day brought to them by waiters dressed in wigs, heels and lipstick. Includes a performance by Tynomi Banks. 10am–4pm. Me & Mine, 1144 College St. No cover; usual menu prices apply. meandmine.ca

Beach Bums Yoga You don’t have to be nude, but how else will your bum get tanned? People of all genders and experience levels head to the island for a yoga session on the clothing-optional beach. 11am–noon. Hanlan’s Point Beach. $10–20. yogibare.ca

Bears in Excess Burly guys prowl, cruise and enjoy a sex-positive environment that includes a maze and

hot tub. 1–6pm. Spa Excess, 105 Carlton St. Regular rates apply. spaexcess.com

Shady Tea Because drag queens melt in the sun, Fay Slift and Miss Fluffy Soufflé insist on hosting a cozy, air-conditioned afternoon event, complete with music by DJ & DJ and designer cocktails. 4–8pm. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. Free. gladstonehotel.com

Drag at Woody’s Miss Conception’s Hollywood Broadway Show, 6pm; Georgie Girl’s Old School, 9pm; Georgie Girl hosts a star-studded Pride kickoff show featuring Maria Del Monte, Brooke Lynn Hytes, D’Amanda Tension and Lexi Tellings, 11pm. Woody’s, 467 Church St. No cover. woodystoronto.com

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Dare to Stand Out Gender and sexual-minorities service providers come together from across the country for two days of professional development, networking and sharing of best practices. 8am. Runs until Tues, June 24. Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould St. jersvision.org

Poetrix An evening of spoken word and poetry, featuring Debra Anderson, Fan Wu, Ben Ladouceur and Michael Erickson. 8pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. gladdaybookshop.com

Dawn Patrol Dawn Whitwell hosts a night of standup comedy, featuring Catherine McCormick, Paul Hutcheson and Regina the Gentlelady. 8:30pm. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St W. $7. comedybar.ca


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Moffatt and Martha Chaves. 8:30pm. Lipstick and Dynamite, 992 Queen St W. PWYC. danzaltvater.com

Quizzed in the Face: Gay Trivia Night Allysin Chaynes hosts a trivia competition focused on all things gay, with prizes going to the biggest, gayest nerds. 9pm. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. No cover. henhousetoronto.com

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MSM [men seeking men] The cast of this critically acclaimed theatre piece, in which online personas are deconstructed through titillating dance to electronic beats, includes Louis Laberge-Côté and Ryan G Hinds. 9:30pm. Runs until Sun, June 29, various showtimes. Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St. $5–20. lemontreecreations.ca

House of Filth Cabaret Nasty queens Igby Lizzard, Judy Virago, Nancy Bocock and Allysin Chaynes debut their new weekly drag night. 11pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. Free. thebeavertoronto.com

Tues, June 24 Trans Activism Panel Trans activists of colour from around the world discuss their experiences with trans activism movements. Noon. Ryerson Student Centre, Tecumseh Auditorium, 55 Gould St. Free. ryerson.ca

Imaging Home: Resistance, Migration, Contradiction This exhibition explores the experiences of queer people living in oppressive countries through documentary video and photographs. Opening reception, 5–8pm. Runs until Sun, Oct 5. Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, 34 Isabella St. Free. clga.ca

Hit Parade An exhibit that responds to violence against queer people around the world. Partial proceeds from works sold go to the Will Munro Memorial Fund for Queers Living with Cancer. Opening reception, 6–10pm; runs until Sun, July 6. p|m Gallery, 1518 Dundas St W. pmgallery.ca

Lesbian Road Trip Comedy Hour The dashing Danz Altvater hosts a queer women’s standup night, featuring performances by Carolyn Taylor, Ashley

This annual event is a chance to remember and celebrate the lives of people lost to AIDS and honour those affected by and living with HIV/AIDS. 9pm. Cawthra Square Park, 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St. Free. the519.org

Wed, June 25 Untitled: The Practice of Identity This group show of new and established artists asks what it means to be a queer person in Toronto today. Opening reception, 5pm; runs until Tues, July 15. Gallery NeXt, 219 Dufferin St, Unit 102B. Free. galleryatnext.ca

Toronto Gaymers Diverse Voices Panel Panellists discuss their roles in the Toronto gaming community; game design; and gender, race and queer representation in games. 6–8pm. Parliament Street Library, 269 Gerrard St E. Free. facebook.com/ torontogaymers

WorldPride Gala and Awards This evening in honour of global queer leaders includes performances by kd lang and Lea DeLaria. 6:30pm. The Arcadian Court, 401 Bay St, 8th Floor. $1,000; benefits Pride Toronto and Camp FYrefly. worldpridetoronto.com

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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

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Pride Prana: Flow in the Dark Invigorate your senses with a clothing-optional yoga class; glow-in-the-dark accessories encouraged. 8:30pm. The Extension Room, 30 Eastern Ave. $10–30. yogibare.ca

Drag at Woody’s Georgie Girl’s Birthday Show, 9pm; Tynomi Banks and Brooke Lynn Hytes host the Squirt Best Men’s Ass Contest and give away $300 in cash prizes, midnight. Woody’s, 467 Church St. No cover. woodystoronto.com

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Thick Life DJs Sammy Royale and Phil V spin, special guest Big Dipper raps, and Fluffy Soufflé and Fay Slift perform at this westend party. 10pm–3am. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. $10. gladstonehotel.com

Miss Teen Filth 2014 The tycoons of trash, Allysin Chaynes and Igby Lizzard, host a filthy showcase of the west end’s newest gutterglamour girls. 10pm. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. No cover. henhousetoronto.com

Light Fires DJ Set Regina the Gentlelady, the face of Light Fires, promises loads of special guests for this sexy, intimate dance party. 11pm. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. Cover TBA. thebeavertoronto.com

Thurs, June 26 Celebration of Love: A Grand Pride Wedding Queer couples are invited to participate in a free celebration of marriage equality and love. Includes ceremony, exchange of vows and five-star reception. Couples must apply to participate. 2pm. Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace. prideweddingtoronto.com

What Makes You Proud? David Kelley LGBTQ and HIV/ AIDS Counselling Services invites people to come out and draw, write, doodle and chat about their pride while enjoying a barbecue. Art materials are provided. 4–8pm. Family Service Toronto, 355 Church St. Free. familyservicetoronto.org

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Get away from the hustle and bustle of Church Street in one of the oldest parks in Toronto and enjoy a wide variety of cultural programming and exhibits. 6–11pm. Allan Gardens, Sherbourne & Carlton.

10x10 Photography Exhibition and Book Launch An exhibition of portraits of key people in Toronto’s queer community, both in the public eye and behind the scenes, including Pascal Arseneau, April Hickox and Mikka Gia. 7–11pm. Runs until Mon, Aug 18. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. Free. gladstonehotel.com

White Party DJ The Meddler spins for Boutique Bar’s fourth annual white party. 7pm–4am. Boutique Bar, 506 Church St. No cover with white outfit, $5 otherwise. boutiquebar.ca

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Gavin Crawford and Sharron Matthews are Vicious Bitches — Second City, Sun, June 22 & Buddies, Thurs, June 26

sketch comedy, music and idle gossip. 8pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. $25. buddiesinbadtimes.com

Butch Femme Salon: Under the Covers All are invited to don their comfiest lingerie, boxers or onesies for a slumber-party-themed gathering, followed by dancing to the music of DJ Carma. 8pm– 2am. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. PWYC–$10. buddiesinbadtimes.com

T-Girl Pride Party This party for T-girls and their admirers features spontaneous T-girl go-go shows and music by DJ Todd Klinck. 8pm–4am. Club120, 120 Church St. $8 before 11pm, $15 after; ladies free. club120.ca

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Community members drag out their wigs and paste-on mustaches for an evening of canoodling and entertainment provided by the finalists from Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Courtney Act, Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio and Darienne Lake. 7pm–midnight. Cawthra Square Park, The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St. Free. greenspaceto.org

Trans Bodies, Trans Sexualities In a workshop geared toward transgender, genderqueer and gender-nonconforming people, Tobi Hill-Meyer talks about caring for and delighting in one’s dangly bits. People of all genders welcome. To register, call 416-504-7934. 7:30–9:30pm. Come As You Are, 493 Queen St W. Free. comeasyouare.com

Write On! Every month, queer people of colour present their poetry, spoken word and other performances. For Pride, the night will

be split between open-mic and special guests. 7:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. $5. gladdaybookshop.com

Naked Boys Reading It’s exactly what it sounds like: a queer literary salon with naked boys reading stuff. Igby Lizzard hosts, and the readers are Justen Bennett, Michael Lyons, Taylor J Mace, Josh Middleton and Wrong Note Rusty. 8–9pm. Videofag, 187 Augusta Ave. PWYC–$10. videofag.com

Leave It to Beavers: A Pride Comedy Show A celebration of queer female comedians, with performances by Deanne Smith, Janine Brito, Sarah Simpson and more. For more info, contact goldstarcomedy@gmail.com. 8 and 10pm. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St W. $15. leaveittobeavers. brownpapertickets.com

Gavin Crawford and Sharron Matthews are Vicious Bitches The king of the monologue and the queen of the songalogue team up for an evening of

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During the Gladstone’s annual celebration of Dolly Parton, the hotel becomes a place of worship for a rowdy service dedicated to all things Dolly, including Dolly-themed drag and burlesque performances. 9pm–2am. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. $12. gladstonehotel.com

Queer Geek Mixer with Villainest The Toronto Gaymers host an evening of live music by Villainest, which performs SEGA-inspired rock and roll. 9pm–2am. Bovine Sex Club, 542 Queen St W. Cover TBA. facebook.com/torontogaymers

Snatch Ladies get hot and sweaty to hip hop, top 40 and house by DJs Recklezz and Sticky Cuts. 9:30pm–2am. Marquis of Granby, 418 Church St. $10. girlplaytoronto.com

Neon Nights Babes, booze, booty and music by DJs Pony and Shoegayz — this retro dance party has it all. 10pm. Bar Neon, 1226 Bloor St W. PWYC–$5.


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Clam Slam After-Party The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad hosts queer roller derby players from across North America. 10pm–2:30am. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. PWYC–$10. thesteadycafe.com

A Club Called Rhonda After stops at Coachella, London, Paris and more, LA’s epic polysexual party collective comes to the Drake for one night only. 10pm–4am. The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St W. $10. thedrakehotel.ca

Prism College DJs Stéfane Lippé and Cajjmere Wray spin pounding beats for this massive gay circuit party. 10pm–4am. Fly, 8 Gloucester St. Cover TBA. prismtoronto.com

Pride Opener DJ Kelleway spins house music to gear you up for the weekend. 11pm–2am. Byzantium, 499 Church St. No cover. byz.ca

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Trans*  Pride March 

The trans community comes together in protest and celebration for their longest Pride march yet. The pre-march rally begins at 7pm in George Hislop Park, between Isabella and Charles streets, just east of Yonge Street. The parade starts at 8pm and moves south on Yonge to Dundas. Celebrate afterward at the Trans* Pride post-march showcase at Yonge-Dundas Square, kicking off at 8:30pm.

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This all-ages showcase features the bands The Cliks, Crackpuppy and Against Me. Hosted by S Bear Bergman and Tobi Hill-Meyer. 8:30pm. YongeDundas Square, 1 Dundas St E. Free. worldpridetoronto.com

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Dance, poetry and music to mark black history for black queer youth. 8–11pm. North Stage, Church & Isabella.

Along with 2013 King of Burlesque Ray Gunny, the all-male burlesque troupe performs a Canada-themed show, stripping their way from coast to Mountie to lumberjack-festooned coast. 9pm. Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St W. $25. manada.eventbrite.com

Bitch Salad Hosted by Andrew Johnston, this annual comedy show features local legends-in-themaking Steph Tolev and Laura Di Labio, viral video sensations The Cheeto Girls, and special guests Katherine Ryan and Drew Droege. 8pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. $25. buddiesinbadtimes.com

Orange and Black Dance Party In celebration of Pride and the popular TV show, folks dress as their favourite characters or in orange and black and dance to music by DJ Quinces.

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9pm–3am. Marquis of Granby, 418 Church St. $20 advance, $25 door. picatic.com/ orangeandblack

Pitbull: Worldwide Pride Sexy guys party in a courtyard and multiple rooms to music by headliner Chris Cox and DJs Alessandro, Deko-ze, Dwayne Minard, Aural and Del Stamp. Free transportation from the Village is available. 9pm–4am. The Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Rd. $60 advance. pitbullevents.ca

Regretro: My So-Called Pride Featuring a photo booth and projections of ’90s/’00s TV shows, this party features music by DJs Ace of Case, Wei Back and Party McFly. 9pm. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. Free before 11pm, $5 after. henhousetoronto.com

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Party girls take over two venues: DJs Tizi and Ria play urban sounds in Chroma, and DJs Stix and Miz play house and dance in Galleria. 9:30pm–2am. Chroma & Galleria (Guvernment Complex), $25 advance, $30 door. girlplaytoronto.com

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This Asian dance party for boys features DJ Mark Vicente spinning top 40, vocal house, club anthems, J-pop and K-pop. 10:43:43 PM 10pm–3am. The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. $20 advance, $25 door. meetmeatax.com

Happy The sexy ladies and gentlemen of Hollywood Jade’s Urbanesque give a burlesque performance with an urban flavour. DJ Lissa Monet spins hip hop, top 40, reggae, dancehall and house. 10pm–3am. The Courthouse, 57 Adelaide St E. $15 advance, $20 door. pollyperry.net

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Tramp All kinds of girls who love girls congregate for a dance party with go-go dancers and music provided by DJs Jacqie Jaguar and Zehra. 10pm–3am. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. $5 before midnight, $10 after. thesteadycafe.com

Temperature Part of the In the Life Pride Weekend, this evening features rapper/actress Temper and raises funds for Black Families and Friends and the annual Queernament Basketball Tournament. 10pm–4am. Mojo Lounge, 1305 Dundas St W. $20–35. iaminthelife.com

Bootcamp Party boys dance the night away to beats provided by DJs Manny Lehman, Eddie Martinez and Erez Ben Ishay. 10pm–6am. Guvernment, 132 Queens Quay E. Cover TBA. prismtoronto.com

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This queer South Asian party features hot Bollywood beats and some very sexy folks. All proceeds go to the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention. 10pm–4am. Club120, 120 Church St. $10 before midnight, $15 midnight–2am, $20 after 2am. club120.ca

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Two of Toronto’s hottest parties combine for a night of performances by Vine superstar TS Madison and Tynomi Banks and music from DJs Blackcat, Nino Brown, Kris Steeves, Phil V and more. 10pm. 99 Sudbury, 99 Sudbury St. $15 advance, $20 door. ticketfly.com

’90s Night: Pride Edition DJ Craig Dominic turns back the clock, spinning ’90s dance hits and handing out free glow sticks. 11pm–2am. Byzantium, 499 Church St. No cover. byz.ca

Sporty types run to benefit Fife House, the Egale Human Rights Trust and the Pride and Remembrance Foundation. 10am. Starts at Church and Wellesley streets. $40–45; free to watch. priderun.org 8 This kid-friendly zone has activities and entertainment for the whole family throughout the weekend, including snacks, music, games, face painting and crafts. 10am–5pm. Church Street Public School, 83 Alexander St.

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Featuring the Swingin’ OUT Club, the Toronto Wranglers, Queer Asian Youth Cabaret, Georgia TG, Rusiko, Andre Marc and his dancers, and the sweet sounds of California’s Leah Jee. 10am–11pm. Paul Kane Parkette, Wellesley Street, between Church & Yonge.

She Writes Authors Elizabeth Ruth, Liz Bugg, Karishma Kripalani and JE Knowles read and reflect on their work. 11am–12:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Free. gladdaybookshop.com

No H8 Campaign Open Photo Shoot Guys and girls pose for official photos for NOH8, a worldwide campaign promoting equality through social media. Photos are first come, first served. Wear white, arrive cameraready and pose to make a statement. Noon–3pm. Allan Gardens, 19 Horticultural Ave. $30–40. noh8campaign.com

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SS Steamworks Cruise Hot, wet guys cruise Lake Ontario while flirting and shaking their butts to DJs

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Deko-ze and Nick Bertossi. Noon–4pm. Boat departs from Pier 31, 333 Lakeshore Blvd E. $75 advance. steamworksbaths.com

Lipstick Jungle — The 519 Green Space, Sat, June 28

Aqua Mega T-Dance With DJs Chus & Ceballos, Kitty Glitter and Aron on decks, butt shakers dance away the afternoon. Includes a drag performance by Sofonda Cox. Noon–8pm. Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E. Cover TBA. prismtoronto.com

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An academic setting goes wild under the influence of DJs The Cube Guys, Rosabel, Freemasons and O’Halley Brothers, plus performances by the top four queens from Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. 1pm–1am. Ryerson University Quad (Church & Gerrard). $10; proceeds benefit The 519. greenspaceto.org

Dyke March

A grassroots march and political demonstration where women and trans people take to the streets to make their voices heard. The celebratory pre-march rally begins at Allan Gardens at 1:30pm, then moves west on Carlton Street, north on Yonge and concludes at the George Hislop Parkette, between Isabella and Charles streets, just east of Yonge. 2pm.

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The 519 Green Space Main Event — Ryerson Quad, Sat, June 28

stories and collaborate in community. 2–11pm. Allan Gardens, Sherbourne & Carlton.

DJ & Diva  Central

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Throughout Pride weekend, this stage features DJs/producers David Morales, Barry Harris, Quentin Harris, Hector Fonseca, Cajjmere Wray and a very special vocal performance by “the original Weather Girl,” Martha Wash. 2pm–2am. OLG Central Stage, Church & Maitland.

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This open-air, barrier-free space features everything from spoken word to live music, drag artists to puppetry. 3–11pm. North Stage, Church & Isabella.

Babes, Beats and BBQ Wind down with snacks, an outdoor pool and the music of DJ NIX. 3–8pm. Oasis Aqualounge, 231 Mutual St. $20–80. oasisaqualounge.com

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Gay Ole Opry

9 Country and folk showcase, featuring stars Chely Wright, Amanda Rheaume, Tim Chaisson, Mark Jacob, Don Brownrigg and The Secrets. 2pm–4:30pm. Bud Light South Stage, Church & Carlton.

Soultry Jazz Brunch Part of the In the Life Pride Weekend, this afternoon event features performances by LeiLa Dey, Ashley Bea James and Tanisha and raises funds for Black Families and Friends and the annual Queernament Basketball Tournament. 2–7pm. BerBer Social, 49 Front St E. $45–50. iaminthelife.com

Fruit Loopz Presented by SOY, Fruit Loopz is home base to a vibrant community of young

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I Know You  Got Soul

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A stellar showcase of R&B, soul, hip-hop and dance-music artists. Featuring Estelle, Deborah Cox, Jully Black, Neon Hitch, Reverse, the House of Xtravaganza, and Queer Krip Hop, with Wheelchair Sports Camp and more. DJ Kitty Glitter spins an extended closing set. 2pm–2am. TD Wellesley Stage, Wellesley & Yonge.

Community  10 Mural Project: Celebrating Queer & Trans Newcomers Queer and trans newcomers, immigrants, refugees and non-status folks are invited to explore their creativity, share

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Venus Rising

9 Celebrating 20 years with the House of Venus. Featuring Light Fires, Hercules and Love Affair, Peaches and Betti Forde. 4:30pm–2am. Bud Light South Stage, Church & Carlton.

Franco Fierté

10 FrancoQueer presents an evening of francophone stars. The nearby “Village francophone,” at the Collège Français (on Carlton Street, between Mutual and Jarvis), has entertainment, a barbecue and une foire communautaire. 5–11pm. Allan Gardens, Sherbourne & Carlton.

Cub Camp Beefy guys in Speedos enjoy a barbecue and music by DJs Scooter McCreight, Taco Tuesday and Shane McKinnon. 6pm barbecue; 11pm dance party. The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W. $10. beavertoronto.ca


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Cherry Bomb Pride: Out of This World — Mod Club, Sat, June 28

Ménage à Trois

4 FrancoQueer presents the fourth annual Franco-Fierté festival, with performances and DJ sets from franco-Toronto’s best. 8pm. Village Stage, Church & Wellesley.

Homo Night in Canada The B-Girlz host a comedy blowout that features Susan Fischer, Shawn Hitchins, Elvira Kurt and David Benjamin Tomlinson. 8pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. $25. buddiesinbadtimes.com

Glitterati Part of the In the Life Pride Weekend, this event is hosted by Amiyah Scott and raises funds for Black Families and Friends and the annual Queernament Basketball Tournament. 9pm–4am. The Courthouse, 57 Adelaide St E. $20–40. iaminthelife.com

Toastr

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Kinky Cruise

The Big Pride Sing-Along The queer community chorus invites the musically inclined to come and sing some uplifting favourites. 7 and 9:15pm. Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. $15. singingout.com

Drip x Brenmar

When Northbound Leather puts a bunch of perverts on a boat that includes a dungeon and dancing, strange feats of aquatic nastiness ensue. 6:30pm. Boat departs the west pier (on Queens Quay W, between Lower Simcoe and Rees streets). $65. northbound.com

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good measure. 7pm. Village Stage, Church & Wellesley.

DJs Brenmar, Shaydakiss, Prince Innocence and special guests spin all night long. 7pm–5am. Smith, 553 Church St. $15. 553church.com

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This program comprises a random sampling of Toronto queer South Asian performers and features everything from dancing to burlesque to MCs, with some tabla thrown in for

Gay guys spend the night before the parade mingling at a condo that overlooks the Village. Register by Thurs, June 26. 7:30–11pm. For more info and to register, contact social@thefraternity.org. Free. thefraternity.org

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DJs Sticky Cuts and Marina spin hip hop, dancehall and top 40 in a breathtaking venue. 9:30pm–2am. White Elephant, 366 Queen St E. $20 advance, $25 door. girlplaytoronto.com

CrushTO Pride Party Nerdy queers of every stamp are invited to this sex-positive party. DJ duo Arche and Avril Incandenza spin. 10pm. Club120, 120 Church St. $10. id-tap-that.com

Kelly and the Kelly Girls As part of the Toronto Jazz Festival, R Kelly Clipperton’s group performs their fusion of ska, swing, mariachi, reggae and flamenco. 10 and 11:30pm. The Hard Rock Café, 279 Yonge St. $25. torontojazz.com

Yes Yes Y’All This massive queer hip hop, R&B and dancehall party features a special guest performance. 10pm–4am. Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St W. Cover TBA. adelaidehallto.com


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Madonna vs Britney Video Dance Party Pop-diva freaks get their fix at this Madonna and Britney-only dance party. 10pm. WAYLA, 996 Queen St E. No cover. waylabar.com

La Leche! An overload of circuit music is provided by DJs Javier Medina, Phil Romano, Tony Moran and Jeremy Khamkeo. 10pm–7am. Sound Academy/Cabana Pool Bar, 11 Polson St. Cover TBA. prismtoronto.com

Inspiration and Liberation DJs Sis, Bro and Mary Mack spin for this workout-themed party, with onesie- and sweatband-clad folks working their bodies on the dancefloor. 10pm. Henhouse, 1532 Dundas St W. No cover. henhousetoronto.com

Blood, Sweat and Queers

Pitbull: Gone Wild

In a sexy welcome to out-oftown queers, this party features cheerleader go-go dancers and music by DJs Mickey Mars and Aeryn Pfaff. 10pm–3am. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. $5 before midnight, $10 after. thesteadycafe.com

Headlined by DJs Gordon John and John Caffery, this junglethemed dance party features pornstars and go-go dancers. 10pm–5am. The Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. $35 advance. pitbullevents.ca

Cherry Bomb Pride: Out of This World DJs Cozmic Cat, Denise Benson and guests spin hot beats for sexy ladies. 10pm–3am. Mod Club, 722 College St. $15 advance, $20 door. facebook.com/ cherrybombtoronto

Jockstrap: Jockpride Bare-cheeked boys enjoy two floors of dancing and beats from DJs Ben Baker and Nick Bertossi. 10pm–4am. Marquis of Granby, 418 Church St. $15. facebook.com/jockpartyto

Hotnuts: A Whole New WorldPride Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favourite porn parodies of Disney characters for this party that features Jessica 6’s Nomi Ruiz. 10:30pm–4:30am. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W. $12 advance, $15 door. hotnutsworldpride.eventbrite.ca

Pride Sultry Saturday DJ Cajjmere Wray cranks up the heat on the dancefloor with top-40 mixes. 11pm–2am. Byzantium, 499 Church St. No cover. byz.ca

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Sun, June 29 Worship Service Everyone is welcome at this special service led by the dean of St James, the Very Reverend Douglas Stoute. 9am. St James Cathedral, 65 Church St. Free. stjamescathedral.on.ca

Family Pride

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Featuring shows from Sapphire Dance Productions, LGBT trivia with Lexi Sanfino, readings by Geoff and Clementine Morrigan, the GLAM! Pride Game Show Revue, the No Pants Society, Belly Dancers with Pride and The Saucy Tarts. The evening musical showcase features Mark Tara, DJ Rob, Boy Pussy and Daddy Star and closes with Man Chyna. Watch for debut performances by dragsters Lady Skylar Revane, Helena Poison and Vanity. 10am–10pm. Paul Kane Parkette, Wellesley Street, between Church & Yonge.

Pride Brunch Including many vegan and gluten-free options — but also meaty favourites! — this brunch is the perfect cure for hungover Pride revellers. DJs Keele and Mimi spin. 10am–4pm. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. No cover. thesteadycafe.com

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Get away from the hustle and bustle of Church Street in one of the oldest parks in Toronto and enjoy a wide variety of cultural programming and exhibits. Noon–5pm. Allan Gardens, Sherbourne & Carlton.

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Disco Disco — The 519 Green Space, Sun, June 29 Gerrard). $10; proceeds benefit the 519 Community Centre. greenspaceto.org

WorldPride  Parade

Canada’s largest Pride parade gets even bigger this year with an extended route that begins at Church and Bloor streets and dances all the way down to the party at Yonge-Dundas Square. 1pm.

Green Space:  Disco Disco

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Disco freaks, ladies, bears and muscle boys learn what disco is all about with a party-long tutorial by DJs Dimitri, Horse Meat Disco and Phil V and friends. 1pm–midnight. Cawthra Square Park, The 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St. Free. greenspaceto.org

Green Space:  Treehouse Party This outdoor party features beats by DJs Isaac Escalante, Alain Jackinsky, Deko-ze and Cindel. 1pm–1am. Ryerson University Quad (Church &

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Featuring Crystal Waters and an army of talent, including Ashley Bea, Troy Jackson, TheeSatisfaction, LAL and performances by dance icons Ill Nana, Urbanesque and the Kiki Ballroom Alliance. Divas Vitality Black and Wesley Dykes-Darling join DJs Tameka, Roxanne, Pleasure, Nik Red, Carma, Craig Dominic, Blackcat and Jojo Flores. Noon– 11pm. TD Wellesley Stage, Wellesley Street, between Yonge & Church.

Community  Cabaret

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Live music, dance, DJs, drag and burlesque performers — a cornucopia of community in the heart of the Village. 2pm–1am. Village Stage, Church & Wellesley. More listings at dailyxtra.com

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Dirty Disco

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Featuring Don Berns (aka Dr Trance), Robb G, Adam K, Andy Reid, Deko-ze and Jelo, with the incomparable Dave Audé closing out the night. 2–11pm. Bud Light South Stage, Church & Carlton.

Alterna-Queer

7 Featuring DJ Steve Rock, all-girl Nirvana cover band Hervana, Unfinished Business, Sister Hyde, Zoo Owl, No Pants Society’s Rob Ford and the Disney Princesses, The Judy and Igby Trash Cabaret, Pantychrist, Ginger Coyote, Sid’s Kids, Lydia Lunch and her Retrovirus band, and Alterna-Queer pioneers Pansy Division. 3–11pm. Alexander Street Parkette, between Church & Yonge.

North Stage  Sunday

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This open-air, barrier-free space features everything from

spoken word to live music, drag artists to puppetry. 3–11pm. North Stage, Church & Isabella.

The Lady Oiye’s Tea Dance A cool respite for the weary and thirsty, just off the parade route. 3–10pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. No cover. buddiesinbadtimes.com

Pride at Byzantium A full day of club hits. DJ Josh Karmin, 3–5pm; DJ Cajjmere Wray, 5–7pm; DJ Kevin Bailey, 7–9pm; DJ Matty Ryce, 9–11pm; DJ Geoff Kelleway, 11pm–2am. Byzantium, 499 Church St. No cover. byz.ca

Afternoon T-Dance Women enjoy an afternoon of drinking, sun and dancing to DJs Delicious, KLR, Lilly Russner and Stix. 3pm–2am. 582 Church St. $20. girlplaytoronto.com

Iranian Newcomers’ Picnic A community-based gathering hosted by the Iranian Newcomers’ Group. Bring a picnic, your friends and chosen family and enjoy an afternoon of Iranian culture in a quiet green space. 5–10pm. Norman Jewison Parkette, Isabella Street, between Church & Yonge.

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This showcase performance features Tegan and Sara, Rich Aucoin, Hunter Valentine, Robin S, CeCe Peniston and God-Des & She. Includes parade awards and the handover to the next WorldPride host city. 5pm. Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E. Free. worldpridetoronto.com

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DJ Quinces presents the ultimate gay Asian celebration, representing the Asian community at large in Toronto. 6–7pm. Village Stage, Church & Wellesley.

Through the Looking Glass In addition to Oasis’s play spaces, hot tub, outdoor pool and clothing-optional environment, guests enjoy a cabaret hosted by Esther De Ville and Miss F. All orientations and gender identities welcome. 8pm–4am. Oasis Aqualounge, 231 Mutual St. $30. oasisaqualounge.com

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Part of the In the Life Pride Weekend, this event is hosted by Ariane Davis, from Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, and raises funds for Black Families and Friends and the annual Queernament Basketball Tournament. 9pm–3:30am. The Thompson

Hotel, 550 Wellington St W. $20 advance. iaminthelife.com

Mon, June 30 Out and Out in Algonquin

Business Woman’s Special: It’s a Small World After Ball Along with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Ornacia, Igby Lizzard and Judy Virago host a night of drag and dancing to music by DJs Sammy Royale and Nino Brown. 10pm– 2:30am. Round, 152A Augusta Ave. $10. roundvenue.com

Peepshow

The queer social club invites both members and nonmembers to a group camping trip at Whitefish Lake. Participants can camp for two to six nights. $15 per night. For more info, visit outandout.ca.

Trade: Gym Shorts, No Underwear Party

Party boys may lose their minds from the flood of circuit music issuing forth from DJs Micky Friedmann, Marco Da Silva and David Picard. 10pm–5am. Maison Mercer, 15 Mercer St. Cover TBA. prismtoronto.com

This randy sausage fest features music by DJs Scooter McCreight, David Picard and Taco Tuesday and an allginger lineup of go-go dancers. 3–9pm. Black Eagle, 457 Church St. $10. blackeagletoronto.com

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Revival

DJs Blackcat, Pleasure and Lady Supa spin dancehall, hip hop and R&B. Features erotic entertainment from two girls and two guys. 10:30pm–5am. Club120, 120 Church St. $20. club120.ca

One last, mind-blowing circuit party, with music by DJs Abel, Honey Dijon, Shawn Riker, Deko-ze and Mark Falco. 10pm–8am. The Guvernment, 132 Queens Quay E. Cover TBA. prismtoronto.com

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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.