The Queer Agenda

A community calendar by the Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival.

Centrepiece Gala: Supporting Our Selves After Party

Tuesday night is movie night! SUPPORTING OUR SELVES, is a beautiful documentary charting Toronto’s history of queer activism, presented as a conversation between community leaders of different generations and experiences. Join us at the after party from 8pm-11pm at Tiff Bell Lightbox in the Gallery. Join us after the screening at TIFF Gallery for a post-event reception, featuring DJ Levi. Note: All badge holders and ticket holders (to the film) have access to the after party. Event is subject to capacity.

June 2

Fruit Salad x The June Motel Pride Kickoff Weekend Getaway

The June Motel joined forces with Fruit Salad Hamilton Edition to host an epic weekend in Sauble Beach on June 2-4. This is a fully curated weekend with a pool party, fireside tunes, swag bags, drag brunch, and more. 

June 3

Buddies In Bad Times – QUEER PRIDE FESTIVAL 2023

Queer Pride is radical love and defiant self expression. It’s a time to celebrate everything that we are and all that we can be, while reimagining the spaces we create for all of our queer communities to come together. It’s in this spirit that we present Queer Pride 2023 – a festival of queer theatre, comedy, cabaret, art, music, and parties that showcases our community’s unstoppable spirit. All month long, Buddies hosts a stellar line-up of Toronto’s most exciting queer entertainers, with guest producers bringing their best, alongside Buddies staple events like the Emerging Creators Unit, QueerCab, and the 2-Spirit Cabaret.

Inside Out 2023 Closing Night Gala After Party

Join us for the highly anticipated closing night gala, GLITTER & DOOM, a beautiful love story set to their music. Director, Tom Gustafson and actors Lea Delaria, Tig Notaro, Alex Diaz, Missi Pyle, and Alan Cammish, will be in attendance gracing the carpet and answering your questions following the screening. An electrifying finale! The Inside Out Film Festival's closing night screening sets the stage for an unforgettable after party at El Mocambo. Brace yourself for a night of soaring talent with performances by the captivating Sophie Jones, the magnetic Vaughan, and the enigmatic Gonnie Garko, all accompanied by the sensational sounds of Singing Out and the mesmerizing Davrielle. Note: Ticket holders (of Glitter & Doom) and badge holders have access to the afterparty event. Event is subject to capacity.

Lebanese Film Festival in Canada

The Lebanese Film Festival in Canada (LFFC) is one of the world’s premier Film Festivals dedicated to showcasing Lebanese films, as well as international standouts.

June 5

Stella’s Place – The Get Reel Film Festival

A mental health film festival run by Stella’s Place in Toronto.

June 8

Breakthroughs Film Festival

Join online from June 8-11th and in-person on June 8 & 9th at @paradiseonbloor for our incredible line up of 20 short films, made by a talented group of emerging filmmakers.

Rainbow Railroad – Freedom Party

The Freedom Party is Rainbow Railroad's annual kick-off to Pride Month, in celebration of LGBTQI+ freedom. The event will raise crucial funds for Rainbow Railroad to help more at-risk LGBTQI+ people find safety and will feature special guests, drag performances, and DJs, with fabulous food and drink.

June 10

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto – Summer Guided Tour

Public Guided Tour returns this season before the start of the SUMMER 2023 #LIFTwksp season on June 13th 2023! This guided tour will be approximately 45 minutes in length, and led by LIFT staff.

Singing Out Present – Better Together Matinée

Come celebrate Singing Out's 30th anniversary concert. We are Toronto's largest non-auditioned, mixed-voice, 2SLGBTQQIA+ choir and we sing with pride. With songs by artists like Whitney Houston, Dua Lipa and BTS, you are sure to have an amazing time! 3:00-5:30PM

Singing Out Presents – Better Together Evening Concert

Come celebrate Singing Out's 30th anniversary concert. We are Toronto's largest non-auditioned, mixed-voice, 2SLGBTQQIA+ choir and we sing with pride. With songs by artists like Whitney Houston, Dua Lipa and BTS, you are sure to have an amazing time! 7:30-10:00 PM

June 27

LAVAZZA IncluCity Festival

The 2023 Lavazza IncluCity Festival, organized by ICFF, will take place at The Distillery Historic District from June 27th to July 21st. An outdoor cinema village will line the iconic cobblestone streets in a celebration of multiculturalism and the best in international cinema. Featuring films from over 20 countries, the Lavazza IncluCity Film Festival will offer a cinematic experience full of special guest appearances, stellar red carpets, and unique cocktail experiences all under the stars in the arts and cultural hub of Toronto.

July 5

Toronto Fringe Festival

The 35th Toronto Fringe Festival will be July 5 to 16, 2023 with a VERY SPECIAL Launch Party on July 4! Programming & Ticket Sales launch JUNE 14, 2023, stay tuned.

October 17

ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

ImagineNATIVE promotes Indigenous-made media by developing platforms for artists to assert their voices, express their perspectives, and share their cultures.

October 18

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

17th Annual Edition! 5 Nights of New Horror, Sci-Fi & Action Movies!