Friday, June 10
Mya Taylor on Tangerine
A trans woman sex worker, Sin-Dee Rella, goes on a rampage across the city in search of the pimp who betrayed her. As backup, she drags along her friend, Alexandria (played by Mya Taylor), who is also a sex worker. A screening of the movie Tangerine is followed by a conversation with Taylor.
Noon. TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St W. tiff.net
V is for Variety “Best of” Live Streaming Event
Maggie Cassella, Shannon McDonough and Katie Ford star in a music, monologue and sketch comedy-filled variety show. Those who can’t make it out can view it online (details on indicated Facebook event page). And it has something to do with Cassella and Ford’s mysterious new Ford/Cassella Productions.
6:30pm. Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Hutch and Friends Friday
Comedian Paul Hutcheson for some reason has shortened his name so that it sounds all cowboy-ish for his new recurring comedy night above Glad Day Bookshop. Guests include Christel Bartelse, Aisha Brown, Martha Chaves, Adrienne Fish, Andrew Johnston, Sharon Nowlan and NYC’s Calvin S Cato.
9pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. gladdaybookshop.com
Trade: Wolf Pack Party
There’s a good chance this is a pup play party, because the billing is full of doggy references. But maybe it isn’t. Anyway. Hosted by Adam Ramzi, this dance night — with music by DJ Scooter McCreight and Joshua Reid — includes the following dress code: furry chests, tails, snouts and dirty paws.
10pm. The Black Eagle, 457 Church St. facebook.com/getsometrade
Back to Church: Drag King vs Drag Queen
This Pride will be particularly full of girl parties. To get the ladies in the mood, here’s an early one. It’s also a sort of drag competition with drag king Trevor Wood competing somehow against drag queen Enya Dreams. Stay tuned for Back to Church’s actual Pride event, which is later in June.
10:30pm. Church on Church, 504 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook.
Saturday, June 11
The Toronto Gaymers: June Board Games Night
Evening activities aren’t reserved only for beer-swilling, go go boy-groping party studs. Quiet folks do stuff too — such as play boardgames. Catan, Resistance, Coup, Tsuro, Jenga, 7 Wonders, Bananagrams, Gloom, Boggle, Monopoly, Cards Against Humanity and even Canasta are available at this gathering.
7pm. Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. facebook.com/torontogaymers
Tuesday, June 14
Human Rights Panel: Trans Rights in the New Generation
Pride will feature a whole bunch of human rights panels at the local community centre. This early one is on trans issues as the focus of an evolving human rights activism. A variety of young activists — Teddy Syrette, Jae DelaCruz, Stef Peloza and Dani Araya — discuss their lives and their hopes for the future.
7pm. The 519, 519 Church St. the519.org