Toronto Pride Toptions

Can’t wait for Pride weekend and all the Jägispresso shots. Check out Mary and my schedule below.

Saturday: Hotnuts Christmas with CHRISTEENE

Is it that time of year already? That’s right, it’s Christmas! Pride is gonna be extra festive this year, we’re sending a crisco fueled jet alllllll the way to TexAss to pick up international skank superstar CHRISTEENE and DJ JJ Booya.

Celebrate with us at the Canadian re…lease party for CHRISTEENE’s first album ‘WASTE UP, KNEEZ DOWN‘ (iTunes). This self produced 13 track album chronicles CHRISTEENE’s tumultuous life throughout the past 3 years, delving deep into the back rooms, bright lights, and burnt offerings of this talented nightmare.
Check out all CHRISTEENE videos, xpecially “Tears from my Pussy“, “African Mayonnaise” and “Bustin’ Brown“. Them festive jingle balls will be ringing loud and hard.

We’ve got an Xtended Xmas LickHer Licence till 4am.
This will be one Christmas to remember – if you’re able to.

To get you in the skanky HO-liday mood, here are some outfit toptions:
– The Holy Ghost Whisperer
– Crib-wetting Baby Jebus
– Old, frankincest & mHer
– Virgin bloody Mary
– Santa Gayby
– The North Hole
– Pornstar of David
– Rudolf the Rosebuded Reindeer
– The Three Wise Vagi
– Snow baller
– Snort machine

Saturday, June 30 – 10:30 pm to 4:30 am
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W

CHRISTEENE performance at midnight
Hosted by Mary Messhausen
Xmas guest star Regina The GentleLady
Djs das hussy, produzentin and Bitz play gingerbread house all night long
El Bear Ho serving the door

$10 limited presale tickets at
Rotate This – 801 Qween St W. @ Niagara
Soundscape – 572 College St. @ Manning
$12 at the door

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Friday: Screeening CHRISTEENE

Screening CHRISTEENE

Friday, June 29 – 8 pm to 10 pm
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W

Video screening and Q&A with CHRISTEENE and PJ Raval
Presented by CFMDC and Hotnuts

Hosted by Mary Messhausen and produzentin
$5 cover at the door

CHRISTEENE will be giving pride weekend the skanky start it deserves with a screening of music videos released through the singer’s collaborative efforts with award winning filmmaker and cinematographer, PJ Raval. Screen gems such as ‘Tears From My Pussy’, ‘African Mayonnaise’ and ‘Bustin’ Brown’ will be screened followed by a Q&A with CHRISTEENE, PJ Raval and DJ JJ Booya.

Friday: Party City

WHY DONT YOU GO BACK TO PARTY CITY WHERE YOU CAME FROM?!??!

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Special performance by Betti Forde
Hosted by Cotton Venus, Scooter and Sammy D

Friday, June 29
The Garrison 1197 Dundas St W
$10 before 11, more after. Arrive early.

Thursday: THUMPER – Scissor Sisters Afterparty

Mary Messhausen, produzentin, and Scooter would like to invite you to get thumped at THUMPER!

Scissor Sisters are coming to Toronto on Thursday the 28th so let’s show them a good time while they’re in town! This will be the kick off to your Pride weekend so get cute and… come out.

DJs of the night:
Sammy Jo (Scissor Sisters Tour DJ)
Scooter
Travis (W E A K E N D S P R E L U D E)
&
SPECIAL GUESTS!

Bambi’s
1265 Dundas St W
$5 or free with your concert stub

WE DEMAND REDUX

Join us in the Toronto Pride Parade this Sunday.
I’m going to be djing on the AGYU float and Mary Messhausen is going to Pride it up.

More information
m-ran.tumblr.com
wedemand.tumblr.com

WE DEMAND

The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) Dreams BIG at Pride Toronto this year! AGYU and artist Matthew-Robin Nye team up with the Trans, Bi, Lesbian, Gay Alliance at York (TBLGAY), York Federation of Students (YFS), and the SexGen York Committee for the We Demand Redux with a booth at the Pride Street Fair on Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 3rd and a specially designed float in the 31st annual Pride Parade on Sunday 3rd July 2011, starting at 2pm at Bloor and Church Street.

This year marks the 40-year anniversary of the ‘We Demand’ March in Canada. The march was comprised of about 150 men and women on a rainy day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa with placards stating ‘We Demand!’ with a list of ten required amendments to the Canadian constitution on items related to sexuality.

We Demand Redux is a series of actions, which bring attention to issues facing the Queer community today. Functioning as an education campaign, We Demand Redux honours the history of the Gay Rights and affiliated movements over its 40-year history in Canada. This open-ended campaign is an homage to the leaders of this community both present and past who have shaped one of the most progressive democracies in world history. We Demand Redux empowers the audience to create their own demands, give voice to their frustrations, and issues of interest during the Pride Parade.

The We Demand Redux demands your attention and participation! With a custom designed float and message campaign – visible through tshirts, placards, ballots, and the York University booth – the We Demand Redux looks at the past and forward to the future of Queer activism in Canada. Backing up the redux, DJ Produzentin and Mary Messhausen perform live, bouncing the truck with a heavy, house-pop remix.

How to participate:

DEMONSTRATE! March with us in the Pride Parade
SUBMIT! Your demands at the wedemand.tumblr.com
VISIT! The booth to cast your ballot in person.
SUPPORT! Partner with the project.

The We Demand Redux strives to provide a galvanized platform for all to draw attention to the history of LGBT activism in Canada, contemporary issues faced by members of the broad queer community, the de-politicized nature of the Pride Parade, and to reinvigorate an exciting history.

WE DEMAND SHIRTS

I Am What I Am

I first saw this clip when Cody Critcheloe of SSION tweeted it two weeks ago. Forgot about it and remembered today.

This afternoon I thought, it would be genius to have Ke$ha at Hotnuts with her vapid lyrics and exactly this performance. On the other hand, the tiny German flags on the backup dancers’ outfits make me want to roll my eyes into the back of my head. Or to quote a line from the song: “Our bodies going numb.” But I don’t want to let these things take the great camp of the performance away from me.

Related & recommended: Katy Perry, Ke$ha, and the Great Gay-Pander-Off of 2010