Colin Bedell is a queer-identifying astrologer and author of the new book Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities & Relationships, an extension of his astrology site of the same name. His interpretations of the stars can be found on Cosmopolitan’s weekly horoscopes and he’s working to make astrology accessible, both within his book and with his online presence. Oh, and he’s a Gemini – and a twin – so it’s only natural that his most endearing qualities are his intuitive nature and ability to comprehend the balance in energies.
Jade Elektra (DJ and activist Alphonso King) and husband John Richard Allan have been the driving force behind POZ Toronto Awards for a number of years. It is a wonderful event, bringing together members of our community and HIV activists, for a night of celebrating good work, and some really beautiful entrainment. I have been honoured to receive an award in the past, and the frame hangs proudly on my home office wall.
Driven and bilingual (English/French) PR & communications strategist and writer. Proven ability to craft compelling stories and foster strong relationships with diverse stakeholders. Committed to building compassionate communities.
Toronto, ON based band, Unbuttoned is made up of Casey MQ, Kamilah Apong, Miles Gibbons and Alexei Orechin. The band is set to release their new album, Liquid on August 8, 2017, which was recorded in their hometown and produced by Casey MQ. In advance of the album, Unbuttoned released a video for the single, “Womxn Cry” which was directed by Victoria Long. “Womxn Cry” is a survivor’s rebel yell – emanating from places of both pain and perseverance. Kamilah Apong describes the track further, referring to it as “A breaking, a snapping, dying, resurrection. A deep love for self, and a deep hate of self. What it looks like, sometimes, when I lose my mind. What it sounds like to fall back in love with myself.”
Richard Décarie, a former political aide to Stephen Harper who hopes to lead the Conservatives, has drawn condemnation from prominent Tories after making controversial comments about LGBT people and issues.