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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

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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

We produce the Annual Toronto Queer West Arts Festival it's 15th year Tentative Dates 4 day weeken from Thursday August 6th to Sunday August 9, 2015

We produce the Annual Queer West Film Festival. arrives for a weekend in August, 2015. Now in its 7th year. Plans are in the works to move from Buddies to TIFF or Rainbow Cinemas for a three day event.. 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

Wednesday August 13, 2014 - The Toronto Queer Arts Festival, which includes a film festival and Smash Words, had a very good year in 2014. Planning will begin on the Toronto Queer Arts Festival January 1st, 2015, no run dates have been selected.

The Queer West Arts Collective is busy planning a 3 day weekend film festival in August 2015, with Program Director Lauren Tenn’s help, funding, program publisher, sponsors, advertising, location are part of the plan. We will likely concentrate more on the FF in 2015 as that drew more interest worldwide and was a popular festival event; of course we know Inside Out FF has a 30 year lead. We are the only other independent queer FF in Toronto. We’re after Pride, so there’s no competition. The collective meets again on September 17th, 2014. via Skype. If You would like to share your input and ideas send an email to queerwestartsfestival@gmail.com with your name, and where you reside in Ontario.

The collective is volunteer group open to anyone (From students to seniors) who supports the idea of an independent queer arts and film festival in Toronto.

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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