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Outexpressions Newspaper - History

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Outexpressions Newspaper: Daily events for culture queers.

Expressions is an online paper, owned by Gay West Community Network Inc. (Queer West) A Non Profit Organization. Published as a courtesy to our Friends, Sponsors and Supporters, we list a few of their community events and have provided some community resources since 2001. OUTexpressions, has now become one of Toronto's leading Gay and Lesbian media publications, with the hottest happenings in the coolest places. We are not an exclusive gay publication. Queerwest.org family of websites receives 40,000 hits a day, from within Canada and abroad. Queer West is consistently ranked #1 (Page One) in Bing and Google, for most search returns. (Masthead) Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved. Thank you for your interest in QueerWest.org ~

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History of the Paper

Outexpressions began as a hand printed Zine with 300 subscribers in 1995 and hand delivered to friends in Queer West Toronto Ontario. In 1996 it became The Inside Story Newspaper (Published on a Listserv.). In 2003 became part of Gay West Community Network web site. There was a monthly eBlast with 25,000 subscribers, we had software problems in 2009 and the mailing list was abandoned.

The paper was donated to the QueerWest.org in November 2008. At a Special General Meeting of the Board of Directors, a vote was taken in May 2009, to accept the donation and changed the name to Outexpressions Newspaper and drop the queer west village blog associated with it.

The Board decided it would be run it as a social enterprise of QueerWest.org, in recognition of the organisations broader national focus. Any advertising revenues generated by OuteXpressions would support the Non_profit and its services to the community. The entertainment pages garners 40,000 page views a day. Outexpressions Newspaper somewhat like Gay Life, a publication of the Community Center of Baltimore Maryland,

The Newspaper publishes information about the; THE QUEER WEST TORONTO SCENE Contact Us | Accommodations | Bar & Restaurant Guide | Businesses | Events Theatre | Events Today? | Events Weekly & Monthly | Our History | West Village Travel Guide | West Village Street Map

Outexpressions Newspaper Office:
562 Dufferin St. 2nd Floor Suite B1, Toronto ON M6k 2A9 - Telephone/Text- 416-879-7954
General Information & Submissions - queerwestinfo@gmail.com


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Michel F. Paré lives Little Portugal, in Toronto’s west end. He is an active member of Toronto’s LGBT community, since 1972 and regularly attends arts, theatre and dance events across the city. Michel holds Masters in Information Science and Philosophy and worked for many years in the media industry, but left to learn new skills as a back end web content editor, for Energy Probe and the Green Beanery, before retiring. He started Outxpressions as a zine in 1995. Michel is a former member Board of Directors; Fort York Food Bank one of the largest food banks in Toronto. . He is one of nine Founding Members of QueerWest.org, the parent nonprofit organization He founded Queer West Film Festival in 2008. In his spare time out of kindness, hosts adult refugees for past seven years, who stay one to five years, creating and maintaining a safe nonjudgmental atmosphere of peace and mutual respect

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Toronto Editor

Richa Bhala Shrotriya who is not gay, has an MBA with specialization in HRD (Human Resource Development), from Mumbai; India. Worked as the HR Manager with a shipping company Elcome Marine Services at New Mumbai. Presently pursuing her education in Business Administration in Supply Chain management. She is also an aspiring writer. She volunteers as assistant to teachers, helping primary grades in Language skills (Phonetics). Extensively helps seniors in running daily errands and spending Chatting time and giving much needed company. "Volunteering is a great journey, that gave me open windows to what I have never felt , imagined or thought about!!! I cherished every bit of my Queer West experience" she said. Richa served on the Board of Directors of Queer West Film Festival for five years.

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September 5, 2013 - hershemag.com/ Had this to say about Outexpressions Newspaper -Think West side. Think Queen west. Hip. Cool. Excellent events listings!!

September 23, 2013 - blouinartinfo.com a premier online source for travel, art and culture labels Queer West web site best gay and lesbian hotspot http://bit.ly/1ak3UaQ

August 21, 2015 - The Pink Pages and Queer West Toronto have great lists of different queer services and events around my beloved motherland. Author: Natasha Negovanlis’s Guide to Toronto for Gay Women afterellen.com

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Last updated: Friday February 17, 2017.

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