Sunday, July 29, 2007

August 2006 - Queer Lounge at Tiff

© August 2006 - Queer Lounge at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) By Bryen Dunn, Toronto -

The first ever Queer Lounge in Toronto arrives here on Sept 9th for 3 days and nights of gay glamour.

The main Lounge will be centralized in fashionable Yorkville—the heart of industry activities during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)—and will serve as "a hub of events" for queer and queer-friendly festival-goers. Many of Queer Lounge's events will happen at Church of the Redeemer, located at Avenue and Bloor.

Guests can obtain information about queer-themed Festival films through the official Queer Lounge Film Guide, distributed in special editions of Xtra. There will also be 3 special educational panels: Post-Brokeback: New Horizons in financing LGBT Film, The Bubble and Shortbus. Film Guides and panels are free to the public.

At night, Queer Lounge shines with exclusive VIP Concerts and Parties, including the Shortbus After-Party on September 10th featuring a multitude of local queer performers, and The Bubble After-Party on September 11th with hosts Scott Thompson and Elvira Kurt with special guest Hawksley Workman.

Both events are being held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St) and tickets are available at the club or Ticketmaster.

The Queer Lounge made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival a few years back, and has been nothing short of a smashing success. We welcome you to Toronto with loving arms!

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