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"We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches,
alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders" - Maya Angelou

art and design

Testimonial – “Every summer in August, Queer West celebrates its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered artistic community with the Queer Arts Festival– a week-long event that includes a film festival, spoken word events, concerts, art gallery tours by bicycle, and more. Take in art that challenges and explores the concept of sexuality.” ~ Tourism Toronto

Toronto Queer West new Board of Directors: Lauren Tenn (President & Film Festival Program Director), Richa Shrotriya (Treasurer) and Michel F. Paré (Secretary & Festival Artistic Director). We have exciting plans and new direction for the festival in 2015. Next Board meeting Sunday November 23, 2014 ----- Biographies - http://bit.ly/1t0AlHa

We produce the Annual Toronto Queer West Arts Festival it's 15th year in 2015 usually a ten day event.. Schedule Dates TBA

We produce the Annual Queer West Film Festival. arrives on August 7, 8 and 9, 2015. Now in its 7th year. Plans are in the works to move the one day event from Buddies In Bad Times Theatre to a west end location.. Submit your film for 2015.

We produce the OUTeXpressions Newspaper for culture queers Queer social events Today One of the most extensive Gay Toronto listings for accommodations, cafes, businesses, bar and restaurants, news, sports events, galleries, film events, festival events , theatre events and travel guide as a social enterprise of the Centre.

Current projects

October 8, 2014 - Queer West gratefully acknowledges the funding we received from TD Bank Group to host the 7th annual Toronto Queer West Film Festival, which will happen on August 7, 8 and 9, 2015, venue location TBA once confirmed. Queer West is currently seeking funding from other corporations, businesses, foundations and stakeholders.

The Toronto Queer arts and Culture Festival hopes to expand our annual film festival from an evening screening to a three day event. Each year we receive hundreds of entries that we have to refuse because of time constraints. Increasing the event will allow us to showcase the very best of emerging LGBTQ filmmakers both locally and internationally.

It would allow greater engagement, between both artists and the community and would allow us to include networking events, artist workshops and panel discussions with film directors.

2014 Festival Sponsors

Toronto Queer Arts Festival gratefully acknowledges the support in 2014 from; Buddies In Bad Times Theatre | The Press Club | The Sister | Open Roof Festival | Basement Arts | imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival | Bar 1602 | Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival | Dailyxtra.com and IvarDesign.com

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