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A FESTIVAL FOR THE COMMUNITY

JUNE 8 - Jul 1 - Buddies in Bad times

QUEER PRIDE 2012

QUEER PRIDE 2012

Queer Pride is an unstoppable celebration of love and acceptance, where our community unties to rejoice in everything we are and all that we can be. It is in this spirit that we offer you Queer Pride 2012 - a community-focused festival of queer comedy, theatre, art, music, and parties.

We welcome all of you who crave adventures beyond the expected, artists who refuse to conform, and communities who will not allow themselves to be silenced. On our stage, you will find a stellar line-up of Toronto's most exciting queer entertainers, while Buddies After Hours offers up some of the most outrageous clubbing in the village.

So come catch a show and dance until last call. Come queer, come straight. Come as you are and feel the love at Buddies.

Festival Sponsor TD Bank Group

Queer Media Partner Xtra
Buddies After Hours Sponsor Cruiseline

Schedule for QUEER PRIDE 2012

shows
O MANADA!

O MANADA!
June 15 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Canada's premiere all-male burlesque troupe presents a stripped-down and dirty homage to the true north strong and free. Come celebrate our country's history with some nearly nude dudes.

GENDERQUEER

GENDERQUEER
June 16 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

A reading of Nick Green's BODY POLITIC. Chronicling the creation, controversies, and eventual demise of one of Canada's first queer publications, this new play explores the rich history of The Body Politic - a paper that was on the forefront of the gay rights movement.

COMEDY GIRL SECOND ANNUAL PRIDE SHOW

COMEDY GIRL SECOND ANNUAL PRIDE SHOW
June 16 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Torontos top female comedians come together in a celebration of funny, queer women who have made laughter their revolution.

FREE JANE

FREE JANE
June 17 , 2012

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Everyone's favourite beauty queen rebel, Jane (aka Sky Gilbert), is back with the notorious Free Jane - featuring a new play by Hope Thompson and Jane's infamous open mic. 

PRIDECAB

PRIDECAB
June 20 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

The ever-popular PrideCab tackles what it means to be young and queer today through original stories, songs, and performances. The hallmark of Buddies' Queer Youth Arts Program, PrideCab is created by a group of queer youth under the age of 25.

SHAWN HITCHINS: FIRE(CROTCH) SALE!

SHAWN HITCHINS: FIRE(CROTCH) SALE!
June 21 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Cabaret sensation Shawn Hitchins gives one final, farewell performance. Everything must go and all songs are final. Featuring new laughs and refurbished material from his hit one-man shows, plus a surprise line-up of special guests.

ICONOCLASM

ICONOCLASM
June 21 , 2012

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Reigning art rock pontiff Carole Pope performs her newest album Landfall live, joined on stage by fellow genre-busting irreverent fem rockers Slanty Eyed Mama.

AIRSHIP

AIRSHIP
June 23 , 2012

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Aerial dance company Femmes du Feu invites you into a sexy steampunk circus world, filled with electrifying feats, otherworldly music, and high-flying acrobatics unlike anything you've ever seen.

YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK

YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK
June 27 , 2012

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A reading of a new play that sheds light on the experiences of Black gay and bisexual youth, crafted by Project: Humanity from interviews conducted as part of a Black CAP research project around sexuality, sexual health, and identity.

FREAKS AND GEEKS: THE DRAG MUSICAL

FREAKS AND GEEKS: THE DRAG MUSICAL
June 27 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

A glamorous musical celebration of all that is outcast, awkward, unusual, and beautiful.

PAUL HUTCHESON'S PRIDE PACKAGE II

PAUL HUTCHESON'S PRIDE PACKAGE II
June 28 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Paul Hutcheson brings his unique blend of storytelling and stand-up comedy back to the Buddies stage, along with a diverse band of queer comedians. 

BITCH SALAD GIVES BACK

BITCH SALAD GIVES BACK
June 29 , 2012

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Bitch Salad unites the country's fiercest female comedians for one unforgiving night of laughter.

HOMO NIGHT IN CANADA

HOMO NIGHT IN CANADA
June 30 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Now in its 12th year, this Pride tradition brings the best in queer comedy to the stage for a night of hilarious high-schticking.

late night
JOY - THE REUNION

JOY - THE REUNION
June 8 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Iconic queer nightclub JOY is back! Fifteen years after shutting their doors, the people behind one of Toronto's most infamous after-hours clubs transform Buddies into the hottest circuit party in town to kick off our Queer Pride festivities. 

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS
June 9 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Featuring Donnarama and Holly Treddenick with special guests + DJs K-Tel and Triple-X

STRIP SPELLING BEE - PRIDE EDITION

STRIP SPELLING BEE - PRIDE EDITION
June 15 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

The game is played a lot like strip poker, but it's a spelling bee, and it's played in front of a live audience of hooters, hollerers, and hecklers who want to see some smart skin! A hilarious and sexy night for exhibitionists and voyeurs alike.

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS
June 16 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Featuring Donnarama and Cassandra with special guests + DJs K-Tel and Triple-X

WORK IT!

WORK IT!
June 22 , 2012

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The fierce and fabulous MC Jazz hosts Toronto's first ever queer hip hop showcase, with young MCs throwing down their rhymes for a chance to win cash prizes.

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS
June 23 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Featuring Donnarama and Cassandra with special guests + DJs K-Tel and Triple-X 

THE MONSTROUS BALL

THE MONSTROUS BALL
June 28 , 2012

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A wild night of performance art, fashion, music, and dancing inspired by Lady Gaga. Featuring performances by Tyson James, Kimberly Persona, and Nina Arsenault, plus a full-facility late-night party with DJ Miss Margot and Cassandra Moore.   

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS
June 29 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Featuring Fay Slift and special guests + DJs K-Tel and Triple-X 

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS
June 30 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Featuring Donnarama and Holly Treddenick with special guests + DJs K-Tel and Triple-X 

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS

BUDDIES AFTER HOURS
July 1 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Featuring Donnarama and Holly Treddenick with special guests + DJs K-Tel and Triple-X 

THE LADY OIYE'S TEA DANCE

THE LADY OIYE'S TEA DANCE
July 1 , 2012

Ticket availability: Call the Box Office for details, 416.975.8555

Buddies provides cool respite for the weary and thirsty on Pride Day afternoon, spreading out the welcome mat for a family-friendly gathering just off the parade route.

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