Toronto Diary
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Into a Long Lazy Weekend…Not!

The big news of the weekend is the launch of the Inside Out Gay And Lesbian Film Festival, perfect for those of us who like to celebrate the beginning of spring weather by huddling in a dark room all afternoon. Sunday sees the debut of Adam Ruggiero's new film, Make The Yuletide Gay, for maximal seasonal confusion.  

If that doesn't float your boat, Toronto's sexy all-mail burlesque troop, Boylesque TO, will be performing twice this weekend. On Saturday, they're at Spin TO, a fundraiser for the Friends for Life Bike Rally at the Mod Club, and Sunday night they'll be at the World's Biggest Underwear Party at The Barn.

In other eyebrow-raising-and-then-conspicuously-lowering news, former Toronto Centre MP and leader of the opposition Bill Graham has been appointed co-chair of a campaign to raise $1.5 million for the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.

And this weekend is the last chance to see my play, Balls, running at the Lower Ossington Theatre to Sunday. For the rest of its run, tickets will 2-for-1 for all Xtra readers. Just tell the box office "I heard about this from Xtra," when you make your order. Tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at 416-915-6747.