Hedwig and the Angry Inch: escaping the dungeon of gender, Hart House and rock n roll
"Who thought this beautiful space would be in this old dungeon?" quips Hedwig as she comments on the admittedly Gothic environs of the Hart House Theatre. One-liners? This Hedwig has hundreds of them and James King which he fires off with the precision of a seasoned drag queen.
Drew Rowsome- MGT Stage - Sep 24
The Seat Next to the King: gay interracial sex is more powerful than fear
There are few things more gratifying than a specifically political play that is also wildly entertaining. Add two actors at the top of their game and The Seat Next to the King is a must see
Drew Rowsome- MGT Stage - Sep 23
BACK2SCHOOL: Gender, Sexuality and Support
Going back to school can be an exciting time for students, yet for others a source of anxiety. Youth who fall under the LGBTQ rainbow are prone to abuse and bullying at a far greater rate than their heterosexual counterparts.
Raymond Helkio - Rays Anatomy- Sep 24
Volta: the magic of the circus thrives With Volta, Cirque du Soleil continues their quest to push the frontiers...
MGT STAGE Drew Rowsome
How To Get An A . . . While Giving A Little A
Are you having a hard time this semester?
Deeper DIAH Rolyn Chambers
Nuit Blanche: Resistance, Revolution & Drag!
Ray's Anatomy Raymond Helkio
YOUTH: Here's How To Turn Your Straight and Cisgender Peers Into Allies
Ray's Anatomy Raymond Helkio
The AAA Girls: a drag dream team
BELLINI's 8 1/2 Paul Bellini
The ULCC model comes to Canada with Flair
and Canadian Jetlines
HOT TOCIS Drew Rowsome
Circus Awesomeus -- Not So Awesomean
effeminate gay man who sings with a foul-mouthed redneck gay puppet
TIDBITS Sky Gilbert
Antonio FaFrado: MGT's cover photographer
likes it natural and naked
SPOTLIGHT Drew Rowsome
Not So Good a Gay Man Frank M Robinson's Astounding journey from sci-fi to Playboy to Harvey Milk
We recommend Drew Rowsome
Dance as a Factory Michael Caldwell and Louis Laberge-Côté are partners in life, and in dance
Bellini's 8 1/2 Paul Bellini
Reset Fashion Event The demise of Toronto Fashion Week
DEEPER DISH Rolyn Chambers
Salvador Dali Gala at Hazelton Lanes I've always appreciated the works or Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali
The Lesbian Online Dating Scene in Toronto modern technology has allowed the lonely hearts overcome obstacle...
Werking Toronto's Halloween:
Detox, Kim Chi
and Alyssa MGT Exclusive
It's that I can not necessarily say that I disagree with body shaming. In fact, I think a little of it is a good thing...
BELLINI's 8 1/2
Recipes From Your Favourite Drag Queens Andre Gardens is a cooking show combining drag, food and conversation
Kitchen Tidbits: The Ten Minute Key Lime Pie The ultimate dessert: sweet, sour, soft, crunchy.
Fallible historical fallacies We are literally moving into a world that completely lacks context.
WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival see some brilliant films for cheap
Snowbird Advisor we want a place which is "gay-friendly
Hot Topic Jill Wykes
TIFFmania Films that look promising aren't, films that don't appeal are hits
HOT TOPIC Drew Rowsome
Atomic blonde...Oh Dear I wish I could be as terribly modern as everyone else and say that it's a step in the right direction
MOVING PICTURES Sky Gilbert
Hot Clowns VI: It, Ellen Degeneres, and combatting coulrophobia
HOT TOPIC Drew Rowsome
To sleep, perchance to... Ever been raped in your sleep?
Of course the Warwick Rowers, certainly the biggest success story of the sports/homoerotic charity calendar world, have a new calendar for 2017. Not only are the Rowers delightful eye candy and LGBT positive, but they are also shrewd promoters. Their promo for 2017's calendar was banned by YouTube which of course drove everyone to Vimeo where it is racking up views.
As if that wasn't enough, they stripped down in front of Westminster Cathedral to send a message, and get some attention for calendar sales, to the world's current biggest celebrity, Donald J Trump.
Nude or semi-nude sportsmen are great topics for titillating calendars but this year the stalwart Seattle Quake Rugby and Nashville Grizzlies appear to be MIA. However the men of Dieux du Stade are returning and are hotter than ever.
As are the SHU Rugby team who also offer a downloadable film of the making of the calendar that "goes behind the scenes as the players bare all (and we mean ALL) for the 2017 charity calendar. For adults only" at shurugbyshop.co.uk. Proceeds go to the Joe Gilligan Trust that supports teenagers and young adults battling cancer.
For some reason uber-hot, activist for LGBT rights and anti-bullying, rugby player Ben Cohen did not release a racy calendar in 2016 to raise funds for The Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation. To remedy this grave oversight, The Stonewall Gazette has put together a speculative online version that can be found at http://www.stonewallgazette.com/p/unofficial-ben-cohen-2017-calendar.html.
Anti-bullying fundraising calendar Red Hot, that revels in the erotic delights of ginger men, is back in three different formats. All are, as the name states, red hot.
Australia is on the cutting edge of technology with not only print calendars of Australian Firefighters but also apps that can be downloaded to "Keep the fire alive with photo if the day." The calendars also come in a version "with puppies" that adds adorable to the abs.
Dogs and shirtless men are a consistent theme with fundraising calendars like Texas's Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs whose goal is to "is to put a spotlight on rescue dogs and to show they are just as amazing as any other dog and they're just as beautiful and just as loving. It's also to put a spotlight on our police officers and our veterans and our firefighters who are serving our country and our cities. And they take the little time that they have to support a cause like this."
The Norfolk, Virginia SPCA has the Magic Mutt calendar to facilitate adoptions and raise funds. The Men of the Vet School pairs fresh faces and chests with an assortment of animals as does fashion photographer Fred Goudon's French Farmers Calendar. And there is a 2017 edition of Mike Ruiz's luscious Pecs and Pups calendar raising funds for Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue.
Photographer Michael Stokes eroticizes US veterans for the Always Loyal calendar. And Burly Bakers get into the act with some hot in the kitchen action. And photographer Serge Lee showcases black and white Russian Gods. Of a more commercial bent are calendars from every porn studio imaginable - Naked Sword, Lucas Entertainment, Raging Stallion, Buckshot, etc, etc - as well as the usual assortment of butch Colt calendars including "Leather," "Hairy Chested" and "Uncut." Underwear mogul Andrew Christian turns his forthcoming crowdfunded book of photography Sex Power Freedom into a calendar that is a freebie when you purchase sexy scanties from his website.
Homoerotic art publisher Bruno Gmunder (who incidentally also apply their publishing expertise to many of the porn studio calendars) is well represented with calendars based on photographer Mark Henderson's book Lap of Luxury featuring porn stars Billy Santoro, Pablo Hernandez and Boomer Banks. Jeff Palmer's photography is also represented and "Nobody plays so calmly and skillfully with the light and the shadows, allowing the bodies to reflect onto one another. This calendar has space to make notes, so no one ever forgets when to turn it on—or take it off for another male." Personally I am eagerly awaiting next year's Transformation calendar featuring G Elliott Simpson's astounding fetish photography.
The Orthodox Priests are back with a 2017 calendar subtitled Priests I'd Like to Fuck. Funds raised are earmarked for health care for disadvantaged youth.
The buff bods of Chippendales are, of course, represented in 2017 but so are the even hotter men of the Meat Zine pin-up quarterly in Meat Naked.
And for those of us who like our eroticism on the twisted side there is the Year of Fear calendar with hard-on inducing versions of Freddy, Leatherface et al. There really is a calendar that will appeal to every taste and every day of 2017.