Thursday, May 10
Abby Stein: A Trans Woman’s Journey out of the Hasidic World
Abby Stein speaks about her journey as a trans woman who left Hasidic Judaism. This is followed by a multifaith panel discussion on the role of faith communities in Pride. The event is free, but you must register if you want to attend. The venue is accessible.
Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, this musical chronicles the lesbian cartoonist’s life as she comes out and explores her complicated relationship with her dead father.
Runs until Sunday, May 20. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 651 Yonge St. For more info, visit Mirvish.com
Friday, May 11
Trade: 5th Anniversary
One of the sexiest, raunchiest dance parties in the Village celebrates its fifth birthday with a great big bash and a special guest host. Includes dark room and patio. DJs Aeryn Pfaff and Scooter McCreight spin for the night’s debaucheries. The venue is not accessible.
10pm–3am. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.
One of the newest additions to the city’s party scene is a big inclusive soirée focused on queer women and trans folks (but friends and allies are welcome). DJs creshord and Lavender Menace provide the soundtrack for the evening. The venue is accessible.
10:30pm–2:30am. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Saturday, May 12
TCAF Queer Mixer 2018
Glad Day once against hosts the queer mixer that is companion to the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Mingle with your favourite queer cartoonists and other lovers of comics. This year’s host is Anne Ishii of MASSIVE. Door prizes will abound. The venue is accessible.
6–9pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Boner with Teddy Bear
Men (and men only) are invited to pig out in every way possible at this sex-positive dance party. As billing says, this is a party where you can “do whatever you damn well please.” Features DJ Jeremy Khamkeo and special guest pornstar Teddy Bear. The dress code: whatever makes you feel sexy and comfortable. The venue is not accessible.
10pm–3am. Club 120, 120 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Tuesday, May 15
Help BoylesqueTO, Toronto’s all-male burlesque troupe, head to Las Vegas to compete for “best large group” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame. The boys are eager to bring their Beaver act to Sin City, but Vegas ain’t cheap, so this burlesque show will raise funds for the trip.
8:30–11:30pm. Revival, 783 College St. For more info, visit Facebook.