"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
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
We produce the OUTeXpressions Newspaper for culture
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.
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.