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JOHN CAF­FERY, mod­el­ling in a club kid run­way show as part of The Mon­strous Ball at Bud­dies, June 28; DJ at Mighty Real at Cold Tea, June 29; per­form­ing with Kids on TV on Pride’s Al­terna- Queer Stage, July 1 HIV-pos­i­tive ac­tivists of colour. 6 pm. Free. U of T Health Sciences Build­ing, rm 610, 155 Col­lege. trans­film­series@gmail.com. dIrty BInGo PrIde 2012 edI­tIon Out­ra­geous night of bingo hosted by Lena Over and Glo­ria Hole with guest Roxy Rollover. 8:30 pm. Zelda’s, 692 Church. 416-922-2526. GLBt run­nInG GrouP Get Out Canada hosts free run­ning for mem­bers. 9 am. Church Street Ju­nior Pub­lic School, Church and Alexan­der. getout­canada.com. PoetrIx: KIrK de­mataS/jor­daan ma­Son/ SamIra mo­hyed­dIn/BrocK heS­SeL/mIchaeL erIcK­Son Evening of po­etry and spo­ken word. 7 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598A Yonge. 416-961-4161, glad­day­book­shop.com. re­haB mon­dayS Glitz and glam with Car­lotta Carlisle (9-11 pm), plus Candice’s Star Search tal­ent show (11 pm-2 am). Crews/Tango, 508 Church. crewsand­tango.com

Tues­day, June 26

Beyond Bor­derS: the StruG­GLe for LGBt hu­man rIGhtS In the BaLKanS Panel dis­cus­sion with lawyer Dou­glas El­liott and oth­ers. 6 pm. Court­yard by Mar­riott Down­town, 475 Yonge. pridetoronto.com. Born thIS red!: com­mu­nISt dance Party Cel­e­brate Pride at a night of danc­ing with the Pro­le­tar­ian Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Ac­tion Comm. Per­for­mances by a com­mu­nist drag artist and rev­o­lu­tion­ary dance tunes from DJ Hamma-nSickle. 9 pm-1 am. $4. Hen House, 1532 Dundas W. prac­toronto.word­press.com. cIty cIn­ema: the ad­ven­tureS of PrIScILLa, Queen of the deSert Out­door screen­ing. 9 pm. Free. Yonge-Dundas Square. yd­square.ca. the cruSh Project Panel dis­cus­sion on the queer­ness of fat ac­tivism, fat/queer arts and po­etry and a party. 6:45 pm-2 am. $5-$10 slid­ing scale. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. kale­brobert­son.ca/crush­pro­ject. the GayeSt ShoW on earth WIth darcy mIchaeL Pride at the Gay­stone presents the queer comic plus stand-up, sketch, im­prov, mu­sic and drag per­for­mances. To Jun 27, TueWed 9 pm. $20-$25. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. the GLam! PrIde Game ShoW re­vue GLAM Cabaret presents a ben­e­fit for queer youth pro­gram SOY with comic An­drew John­ston and oth­ers. To Jun 27 Tue-Wed 9 pm. $10. The Fly­ing Beaver Pubaret, 488 Par­lia­ment. glam­cabaret.blogspot.com. In­duS­try tueS­dayS Toronto Im­pe­rial Court ben­e­fit, with Candice Kelly and Nikki Chan (9-11 pm), plus Bit­ter­sweet with Honey Brown and Olivya Chin (11 pm-2 am). Crews/ Tango, 508 Church. crewsand­tango.com LeS­BIan Sex Women-only work­shop. 7-9:30 pm. $33. Good for Her, 175 Har­bord. Pre­reg­is­ter 416-588- 0900. mar­Ket­InG to the LBGt com­mu­nIty Business fo­rum to pro­vide mar­ket­ing ex­per­tise to cor­po­ra­tions on di­ver­sity. 8 am-noon. $249. Velma Rogers The­atre, 333 Bloor E. Pre-reg­is­ter mar­ket­ing­mag.ca/mi­crosite/lgbt-2012. a mId­Sum­mer nIGht’S dream Cana­dian Stage’s Shake­speare in High Park presents the clas­sic com­edy per­formed out­doors. Runs to Sep 2, Tue-Fri and Sun 8 pm. Pwyc, 14 and un­der free. High Park Am­phithe­atre, Bloor W and Park­side. cana­di­anstage.com. mILe hIGh tueS­dayS DJ Turt McGurt spins house, top 40 and re­quests. 9 pm-close. Free. Bou­tique Bar, 506 Church. 647-705- 0006. Scen­eSterS & StoryteLLerS Evening of dra­matic read­ings, fea­tur­ing Teneile War­ren, Ryan C Hinds, Sarah Ber­trand, Evan Vipond and oth­ers. 7 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598A Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com. So you thInK you can StrIP Am­a­teur night. Rem­ing­ton’s, 379 Yonge. 416-977-2160.

trailer trash karaoke Belt out some tunes with host Onya Knees and D’Manda Ten­sion, and guest Glo­ria Hole. 8 pm. Zelda’s, 692 Church. 416-922-2526. var­sity tues­day Stu­dents drink spe­cials. Rem­ing­ton’s, 379 Yonge. 416-977-2160.

Wed­nes­day, June 27

bursts with pride! Mu­sic from the 90s plus top 40 with a twist, with cabaret per­former Chris Tsu­ji­uchi and friends. 9:30 pm. Statlers, 487 Church. 416-922- 0487. Freaks aNd Geeks: the draG Mu­si­Cal This glam­orous mu­si­cal cel­e­brates all that is out­cast, awk­ward, un­usual and beau­ti­ful. 8 pm. Pwyc. Bud­dies in Bad Times, 12 Alexan­der. bud­diesin­bad­times.com. huMp wed­Nes­days Church Street pros Jada Hud­son and Ni­co­lette Brown take to the stage (9-11 pm), plus Fire­play with Farra N Hyte and guest (11 pm to 2 am). Crews/ Tango, 508 Church. crewsand­tango.com iN­tro to bur­lesque daNC­iNG Classes with Coco LaCreme and Mickey D Lis­cious. 7:30 & 9 pm. $5-$10 slid­ing scale. Glad Day Book­shop, 598A Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com. lauGh @ slaCk’s Pride edi­tion of the weekly com­edy open mic w/ Dawn Whitwell, Martha Chaves, Phil Luzi, host Marco Bernardi and oth­ers. 8 pm. Free. 562 Church. slacks.ca. libido: dyke MarCh FuNdraiser 8 pm. $15, adv $10. Tick­ets at Toronto Women’s Book­store. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. 416531-4635. Mr leather pride 2012 Judges in­clud­ing Alex Can­ning and cash prizes for the best man in leathers. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. black­ea­gle­toronto.com. ride with pride Fundraiser in support of Peo­ple with AIDS and the Friends For Life Bike Rally. 8 pm-close. No cover. Bou­tique Bar, 506 Church. 647-705- 0006. spir­its CoM­edy pride show Scott Thomp­son, Paul Bellini, De­bra DiGio­vanni, Martha Chaves, Richard Ry­der, An­drew John­son and Cal Post per­form. 9 pm. Free. Spir­its Bar & Grill, 642 Church. 416-967- 0001 thoM ver­NoN Ver­non reads from his de­but novel, The Drifts. 7 pm. Free. Glad Day Book­shop, 598 Yonge. 416-961-4161. youNG, GiFted aNd blaCk: (re)telliNG sto­ries oF sur­vival aNd thri­val For youNG blaCk MeN Black CAP, Project: Hu­man­ity and On­tario HIV Treat­ment Net­work present a read­ing of a new play about the ex­pe­ri­ences of black gay and bi­sex­ual youth. 8 pm. Pwyc. Bud­dies in Bad Times, 12 Alexan­der. 416-9758555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com.

Thurs­day, June 28

aN­Nual white party DJ Made­line spins his eclec­tic mix of elec­tro and house mu­sic. 7 pm-close. $5, no cover in white. Bou­tique Bar, 506 Church. 647-705- 0006. best Chest CoNtest Com­pe­ti­tion for the best man’s chest. Woody’s, 465 Church. 416-927- 0887, woodys­toronto.com. bouNCe Big Free­dia and Bren­mar play for this sissy bounce party. Doors 10 pm. $10. Drake Ho­tel, 1150 Queen W. 416-531-5042. briNG­iNG your whole selF to pride Rainbow Health Net­work in­ter­ac­tive work­shop for LGBTQ+ iden­ti­fied in­di­vid­u­als. 7 pm. Free. 31 Welles­ley E. face­book.com/events/ 311673395582011. CaNa­diaN iM­Mi­Gra­tioN For saMe-sex Cou­ples Info and ap­pli­ca­tions for per­ma­nent res­i­dency and fam­ily-class spon­sor­ship. 6 pm. Free. 519 Church Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. toronto@le­git.ca. CoMe baCk, lit­tle sheba Shaw Fes­ti­val presents Wil­liam Inge’s play about a cou­ple who mar­ried young and must con­front their past. In pre­views Jun 28-Jul 5. Opens Jul 6 and runs in rep to Oct 19. $35-$90, stu mats $24. Royal George The­atre, 85 Queen, Ni­a­gara-on-theLake. 1-800-511-7429, shawfest. com. dJ Cory aC­ti­vate 70s-90s gay an­thems at this retro party. 10 pm. $5. Way­labar, 996 Queen E. 416901-5570.

DJ Black­cat Come to Pride this year. Hell, march in the pa­rade. It’s good car­dio. Chris Tsu­ji­uchi Have you been on a bike lately? Don’t knock it till you try it! Mag­gie MacDon­ald draG-a-li­Cious pride edi­tioN Din­ner and drag, hosted by Tara Hole, Roxy Rollover and Zelda An­gelfire. 9 pm. Zelda’s, 692 Church. 416-922-2526. FuCk­iNG stepheN harper Rob Salerno per­forms a Pride edi­tion of his hit solo show. 9 pm. $20. The Fly­ing Beaver Pubaret, 488 Par­lia­ment. pubaret.com. lGbt FilM trivia NiGht (TIFF Pocket Fund/Inside Out) Test your skills and pre­pare for thrills. 7 pm. $10. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. tiff.net/ mem­ber­ship/tri­v­ian­ight. Julie MiChels Pride Week jazz per­for­mance. 7 pm, $20, adv $15. The Fly­ing Beaver Pubaret, 488 Par­lia­ment. pubaret.com. the MoN­strous ball Lady Gaga is the in­spi­ra­tion for a night of art, fash­ion, mu­sic and per­for­mance by Nina Arse­nault, Tyson James and oth­ers. 10:30 pm. $10. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416-9758555, bud­diesin­bad­times. com. Naked NiGht Cash prizes for the best bod. Black Ea­gle, 457 Church. black­ea­gle­toronto. com. paul hutCh­e­soN’s pride paCk­aGe ii This stand-up com­edy cabaret fea­tures Hutch­e­son w/ Kris­ten Becker, Susan Fis­cher, Mike Albo, D’yan For­rest and oth­ers. 8 pm. $10-$20. Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre, 12 Alexan­der. 416975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com. prisM: Col­leGe All-night party with DJ Mick­ehi and Ca­jjmere Wray, with a per­for­mance by porn sen­sa­tion Brody Wilder. $20. Fly, 8 Glouces­ter. 416-410-5426, prism­toronto.com. roCkiN’ thurs­days Kick off the week­end with drag king Clint Ly­ck­her and Nikki Chan (9 to 11 pm), plus Darma Queens with Hero­ine Marks and guest (11 pm to 2 am). Crews/ Tango, 508 Church. crewsand­tango.com. sCis­sor sis­ters aNd rye rye 8 pm, all ages, $32.50-$42.50 (Ro­tate This, Sound­scapes, Tick­et­mas­ter). Sound Academy, 11 Pol­son. sound-academy.com. speed dat­iNG Make new friends & lovers of all gen­ders. 7 & 9 pm. $5/ses­sion. Glad Day Book­shop, 598A Yonge. glad­day­book­shop.com. starry NiGht 2012 Night of mu­sic, drinks, friends and flir­ta­tions for the LGBTQ com­mu­nity, with Toronto All-Star Big Band and So­fonda Cox. 7 pm-mid­night. Green Space on Church, 519 Church. the519.org. steers & queers: NiGht oF a thou­saNd dollys Dress up as Dolly for this party. 10 pm, $10, adv $8. Glad­stone Ho­tel Ball­room, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. 10 x 10 pho­toG­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tioN An ex­hi­bi­tion by LGBT pho­tog­ra­phers of peo­ple who have con­trib­uted to the arts opens to­day (7 pm) and runs to Jul 20. Free. Glad­stone Ho­tel, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. this is My biG­Gest oNe yet Nathan Car­roll per­forms queer an­thems and tells sto­ries of his youth. 8:30 pm. $10. Glad­stone Ho­tel Melody Bar, 1214 Queen W. glad­stone­ho­tel.com. thuMper: sCis­sor sis­ters aFter-party DJS Sammy Jo, Scooter and Travis. $5, free with con­cert ticket stub. Bambi’s, 1265 Dundas W.

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