Queer My Cal! April 19 to April 22

We’re here to pack your week and weekend with awesome queer events. So go ahead, get out your planner and start pencilling all of this in! If we’re missing events, please comment and/or email dykemarchto@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 19

The Crush Project presents Sister Spit: Next Generation
The legendary literary performance tour, Sister Spit, is coming to town with a vanload of multimedia, queer-centric brilliance! Don’t miss this multimedia explosion of taste-makers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets, and musicians. Featuring your host Michelle Tea (Best Music Writing 2010, Chelsea Whistle, Valencia, Rent Girl), “The greatest cabaret artist of (v’s) generation” (Hilton Als, The New Yorker) and star of John Cameron Mitchell’s groundbreaking film Shortbus, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, writer and musician Brontez Purnell (FAG School, Younger Lovers, Gravy Train!!!), genius performer and playwright Erin Markey (Green Eyes, Puppy Love: A Stripper’s Tail), comic artist and writer Cassie J Sneider (Fine Fine Music) and nationally-ranking slam poet and Mr Transman 2010 Kit Yan!

With work by KALEB ROBERTSON!

Gladstone Hotel in the Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West)
Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
$10-$20 sliding scale!
The Gladstone is a fully accessible space.
http://www.radarproductions.org
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/371358936220728/

WorldPrideTO 2014 public consultation meeting (West)
Pride Toronto is thrilled to be the host for WorldPride in 2014. Planning is underway. Join us to learn about this exciting event and take part in making it happen! Three meetings will be held from April 17-19 2012. All three meetings will be wheelchair accessible, and ASL interpreters will be available at the April 17 meeting at the Courtyard Marriott.

Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre (854 Bloor Street West)
7 to 9pm
Free
http://bit.ly/HxuQW7

Public.Provocative.Porn: The Year’s Best in Feminist Film
Join us for a screening of selected Films by Filmmakers Erika Lust, Buck Angel, Nenna and N Maxwell Lander. Directors will be in attendance for a moderated discussion and Q&A facilitated by CoCo La Crème.

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)
Doors at 9pm. Event starts at 9:30pm
This event is 18+ Only.
$15 advance or at the door. Tickets available at Good For Her (175 Harbord St) or http://goodforher.com/catalog/feminist_porn_awards_tickets

This venue is accessible on the main floor and has an accessible washroom.
This event is part of the 7th Annual Feminist Porn Awards, running April 18th-20th. to learn more about the Feminist Porn Awards, please go to: http://goodforher.com/fpa_2012 for more information.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/330412017006072/

HEARTHROB – A Night of Pornorama (the official FPA screening after party)
Hosted by local TO heartthrobs, the Lovely & BomBasTic Lexi Tronic & 2011 FPA Hearthrob of the Year Drew Deveaux.  Join us for an intimate evening, up close and personal with porn stars and directors in town for the 7th Annual Feminist Porn Awards. This promises to be a hot, steamy evening of dancing, flirting & full of special sexy surprises. With Superstar Dj Betti Forde with guest Dj Quesadar (Miami). This event is a fundraiser for the Feminist Porn Awards hosted by Good For Her (all door proceeds go to support the FPA’s)

Henhouse (1532 Dundas St. West)
9pm, 19+
Suggested donation is $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/203727239740283/

Toronto Bisexual Network Monthly Meeting
Toronto Bisexual Network holds its mixed monthly peer support meeting the third Thursday of every month. Social usually follows.

519 Church Street Community Centre (519 Church Street)
8pm to 10pm

Friday, April 20

Day of Pink Toronto Celebration 2012
Rainbow Glee’ques Coalition (RGC) in association with JersVision.org presents Day of Pink Toronto Celebration 2012The Theme for Day of Pink, Toronto Celebration, 2012 is: “I Breathe, Therefore I AM.” Color De Jour: PINK!!! The event will be fun-filled evening featuring live entertainment from your host, RGC among other LGBTTSQIA performers and engaging and meaningful talks from representatives in Youth, Education, Religion and Politics. Come out and represent in your Fabulous PINK.

519 – Church Street Community Centre
5:30 to 7:30pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/293039357434049/

7th Annual Good For Her Feminist P*rn Awards Gala
Join us as we present the legendary Feminist Porn Awards with a fabulous celebration of your favourite porn makers, plus a night of mind-blowing entertainment, a mountain of eye candy and the best movie clips ever seen at an awards show. Featuring hot entertainment from Ill Na Na, Olive-or-Oliver & CoCo La Creme and hosted by Elvira Kurt with Ryan G. Hinds.

Berkeley Church (315 Queen St East)
9pm
$20 Early Bird (limited) / $25 Advance / $30 at the door. 19+.
Tickets available at Good For Her (175 Harbord St) or http://goodforher.com/catalog/feminist_porn_awards_tickets

*Please note: Due to construction at the Berkeley the accessible entrance is no longer accessible. The Berlekey is providing a stair climber for access to the main floor of the venue and there is a (mostly) accessible washroom on the main floor. If you have any questions about accessibility at this venue please contact us at whats@goodforher.com.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/330331110356622/

slut (r)evolution with Paul Hutcheson opening
“Yes, I’m looking for a hook-up … but I want you to know how I got here first.”
In this theatrical sexrevolution, Cameryn Moore, the creator of the award-winning show Phone Whore, merges memory and manifesto to explore incendiary events from her very sexual life. “Like a first date with sex itself!” (audience member, Montréal Fringe) Voted Best of Fest, 2011 Winnipeg Fringe with opening act, local performer Paul Hutcheson.

Sixth Gallery (1642 Queen St. W)
9pm, Tickets: $10/adv, $12/door, 18+
Advance tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/229290
http://www.slutrevolution.com/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/181676715274441/

Yes Yes Y’all – April Edition
Come get your monthly serving of hip hop, dancehall, rnb and strip club anthems at Toronto’s biggest queer jam this month with DJ Mensa! It’s our boy Sammy’s bday. Rumour has it he likes Keith Haring, snapbacks and all things orange…now go on and do that thang..

Annex Wreck Room (794 Bathurst St)
cheap dranks before 11pm
$6 on the door
19+
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/366481040061819/

Toastr
Spring is in the air and you know what that means! You may just find your spring fling at Toastr! The hottest party for women who love women and their friends! DJ Sticky Cuts, playing music you love.

Wayla Bar (996 Queen Street East)
Fun starts at 10pm.|
Cover $5
Drink specials. Arrive early to avoid the line!!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/273507849400838/Saturday, April 21

Saturday, April 21Ontario Day of Action Against Cuts
Tell Premier McGuinty to build Ontario, not tear it apart. Premier McGuinty put banker Don Drummond in charge of recommending nearly 400 cuts to jobs and public services in Ontario. At a time when Ontarians are in desperate need of economic recovery, these cuts will jeopardize every aspect of society: from health care to full-day kindergarten to pensions. No public service is safe. However, in McGuinty’s reckless plan to balance Ontario’s books by putting more people out of work and destroying the social safety net, he refuses to roll-back corporate tax cuts that are starving the province of billions of dollars that could be better used to create new jobs and help tens of thousands of struggling Ontario families to get back on their feet. Ontarians from all sectors of society must come together to tell Premier McGuinty that he cannot cut his way to economic prosperity. Ontarians need a job creation strategy and it is time that banks and corporations began paying their fair share. The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is working with community groups and organizations across Ontario to call on workers, retirees, students and community members to join a mass rally at Queen’s Park from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on April 21 to demand prosperity, not austerity! Help to mobilize your members, your families and your communities to stop the cuts and put Ontario on the road to economic recovery.Queen’s Park
3 to 5pm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/303248099739343/

Cherrybomb with special guest DJ LUCIE TIC

Hey hey CHERRY BOMBers! It’s a most wonderful time of the year, and we’re hyped to share it with you. This month, it’s a special CB as spectacular guest spinner LUCIE TIC steps in to join DENISE BENSON on the decks while the one ‘n only COZMIC CAT is off to Africa. With CB resident DJ DENISE BENSON & extra special guest LUCIE TIC (push it. loose hips)

Andy Pool Hall (489 College Street)
9pm-3am
FREE before 10pm . $7 cover after, 19+
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/265442816882112/SWITCH (FPA Edition) – Queer porn play party
Toronto Feminist Porn awards official afterparty Saturday April 21st. This is gonna be a hot one!!! Featuring award winning Feminist Queer Porn Stars. Live porn shoot with Courtney Trouble and Rozen Debowe! Live bondage performance. Hot pole dancer Axel Blows. Dj Melanie S and Dj L rock ( Yes Yes Yall ) We want to see all of you kinksters dress up or down for a hot night with the Switch party crew. Watch local Queer Porn , party with kinky Queers and enjoy a safe sex positive play space. This is a party for Queers who want a space to watch, party, play and fuck.

Oasis Aqualounge (231 Mutual St)
9pm, 19+
$30 adv, $35 door
Register for Switch and get your name on our mailing list for up to date party details and special newsletter exclusive deals on ASLAN toys. For all Switch registration options, you are required to send an email to Switch.Signup@gmail.comwith the full legal names, nicknames and email address of each individual attendee. The deadline for reservations is noon the day before the party to ensure that all emails and confirmations can be processed in time. No new registrations will be accepted at the door. We reserve the right to refuse entry to those not on the registration list.
http://www.aslanleather.com/switch_fpa_edition_saturday_april_21stSunday, April 22
slut (r)evolution with Paul Hutcheson opening
“Yes, I’m looking for a hook-up … but I want you to know how I got here first.”
In this theatrical sexrevolution, Cameryn Moore, the creator of the award-winning show Phone Whore, merges memory and manifesto to explore incendiary events from her very sexual life. “Like a first date with sex itself!” (audience member, Montréal Fringe) Voted Best of Fest, 2011 Winnipeg Fringe with opening act, local performer Paul Hutcheson.Sixth Gallery (1642 Queen St. W)
9pm, Tickets: $10/adv, $12/door, 18+
Advance tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/229290
http://www.slutrevolution.com/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/181676715274441/

Sunday, April 22
Trans and women Sundays at Bike Pirates

Since November 2008, Sunday afternoons at Bike Pirates have been open exclusively to trans folks and women. On this day, access to the space, including access to all parts, sale items, and library, is reserved for individuals who identify as women or transgendered. (Small and accompanied children are also allowed.) The goal of Sundays is to try to address the difficulties many women and trans people encounter when trying to access cycling by creating as safe a space as possible for learning, socializing, and empowering our selves and each other.

Bike Pirates (1292 Bloor St West)
Opens at 12pm
http://bikepirates.com/tw/
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About Dyke March Toronto

Mission: The 2015 Toronto Dyke March works to create dyke-centred spaces because we need — and demand — more visibility within the Pride Toronto Festival. Goals: Our goal is to organize a political and celebratory march, created by and for dykes across the spectrum. We need to create our own space to be political and visible. Dyke visibility is important because we are not fully represented in the Pride movement or in mainstream society. The Dyke March celebrates our diversity and demonstrates the power of our communities. We hope the Dyke March leaves you with the energy to take action, a sense of community, and an appreciation for your own unique dyke glory! Values: The Dyke March values collective organizing to give dykes who are historically oppressed a platform. These include, but are not limited to, trans folks, Indigenous folks, folks of colour and folks with disabilities. We see this as necessary to create social change.
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