QUEER SHOWS

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Pride doesn’t have to end this week­end. Keep it go­ing with a bunch of queer-themed shows through­out the fes­ti­val. Rob Salerno, cre­ator of Fringe satire Fuck­ing Stephen Harper, deals with pol­i­tics of a dif­fer­ent sort in

Raw (from July 6 at the Robert Gill), about a man who be­lieves his pickup know­ingly gave him HIV.

Frank Manzo’s With Some­body Who Loves Me (from July 6 at the Fac­tory Mainspace) is subti­tled A Gay Dansical, which is “a mu­si­cal with­out the cheesy songs,” while JP Larocque’s Gay Nerds (from Wed­nes­day, July 4, at the Fac­tory Mainspace) looks at a trio of geeky pop cul­ture nerds who’d rather watch old episodes of Buffy than deal with their per­sonal lives.

And while it doesn’t ad­dress overtly queer ma­te­rial, Mark Shyzer’s multi-char­ac­ter solo show Fish­bowl (from Wed­nes­day, July 4, at the He­len Gar­diner Phe­lan) – re­turn­ing from a suc­cess­ful 2009 pro­duc­tion at Bud­dies – has a clearly gay sen­si­bil­ity.

Ja­son R. Stroud (left) and Rob Salerno get RAW.

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