Out on Bay Street Annual Conference
Students meet prospective employers and mentors and learn about queer issues in the workplace at this annual conference. With the theme of “Defining Yourself,” this year’s conference includes a variety of workshops, panels, and six mingle-heavy receptions.
Friday, Sept 18–Saturday, Sept 19. Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St W. annualconference.outonbayst.org
Buddies’ Season Launch Party
Toronto’s local queer theatre kicks off another pink and glittery year with a big, silly bash. DJ Phil V spins, Kelsey Slammer does whatever Kelsey does, and new artistic director evalyn parry receives hugs. There’s dancing, cupcakes and cupcake dancing. (Hey, why not?)
Thursday, Sept 17, 9:30pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. buddesinbadtimes.com
As part of the remixing team Thunderpuss, DJ Barry Harris gave us a variety of well-known remixes, including the most famous version of Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay.” Now the daddy of disco is mixing it up at a dance party downtown.
Saturday, Sept 19, 10pm. WAYLA, 996 Queen St E. waylabar.ca
A Bearded Boy and Deviant Otter present a bash billed as “a dark, sex-positive party for the Toronto bar scene.” This third edition includes music by DJ Leather Data and is open to people of all genders. Nudity is not only permitted, it’s welcomed.
Saturday, Sept 19, 10pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. blackeagletoronto.com
Purpleelectricity Prince Party
Prince fanatics celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the album Around the World in a Day — which includes “Raspberry Beret,” “Pop Life” and “Paisley Park” — at an all-Prince video dance party. DJ Doctor Baggie spins music from Prince’s entire career.
Saturday, Sept 19, 10pm. Marquis of Granby, 418 Church St. purpleelectricity.com
I’m Sexy and I Know It
After last year’s sold out event, The Rose Centre for Love, Sex and Disability is once again hosting a night of fashion and performance. Folks, both disabled and able-bodied, will strut or roll up the catwalk in celebration of body positivity.
Saturday, Sept 19, 7pm. The 519, 519 Church St. facebook.com/therosecentre
(For more event listings, visit dailyxtra.com/lgbt-events)