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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. News about our Festival - Festival News Briefs

Monday September 8, 2014. Toronto Queer West Board of Directors, met today, Main topic of discussion was film festival funding for 2015. One of four applications is ready for signatures. We at Toronto Queer arts and Culture Festival wish 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.

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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