Ontario's gay deputy premier George Smitherman dropped an embarassing bomb on mayor Miller, announcing that the province would not fund the shiny new $1.2 billion streetcars it needs to replace the increasingly unreliable clunkers that make up the city's fleet. Quote Smitherman: "My daddy taught me if you have 100 priorities, you don't have any." Hmmm… What else did this "daddy" teach you, Mr. Smitherman?
And I'm certain you've seen these two handsome, naked gentlemen all over the city — in posters, flyers, and on the TTC. Yes, that's me on the right. It's an advert for my play, Balls, which opens Tuesday night at the Lower Ossington Theatre. It's an award-winning coming-of-age comedy about two best friends and testicular cancer. Fans of seeing me half-naked will be pleased to note that the show is also a fundraiser for my run in this year's Toronto Underwear Affair, in support of the fight against cancers below the waist. It toured the national Fringe circuit last year and was a big hit, particularly with Vancouver's gays. Get your tickets here now (or by phone at 416 915 6747) — before they're gone. And join the Facebook event. (Thanks go to print media sponsor, Xtra!)