Sky Gilbert Does Toller Cranston (Again)

“The love that dare not speak it’s name has become the love that won’t shut up.”–from TOLLER – Sky Gilbert Sky Gilbert is a queer writer, actor, director, filmmaker, academic, and drag performer. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, he studied theatre at York University and at the University of Toronto, before co-founding of Buddies in Bad […]

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Eulogy for a Videofag

How do queers mourn the death of someone they love? With brunch of course! If you haven’t heard already, Toronto’s beloved Videofag is closing up shop and so they’ve been holding funeral services (yes, that’s plural) to help our community mourn. I went to the brunch service to deliver the following eulogy in honour of […]

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David Bateman: Performance Poet & Butter Tart Police

David Bateman is an internationally recognized performance poet, and last year he co-wrote the music and starred in thirteen public presentations of Brock Hessel’s hit Hamlet In A Hot Tub starring Paul Bellini, Amy J. Lester, plus a host of cameo appearances by notable queer Canadian starlets. David is currently working on his seventh book […]

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Keith Cole: Butter Tarts, KFC and Queering Up the AGO

Keith Cole is a queer Canadian performance artist and political activist. An alumnus of York University’s Fine Arts program, Cole has worked in film and video, dance and theatre performance, both as himself and in character as drag queen Pepper Highway. Theatrical works include: the shows Mine, Alma, The Needle Exchange and Dodged Bullets/Missed Opportunities. […]

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NO GIRLS ALLOWED: Bio Queens, Boy Drag & Belonging

RuPaul is no stranger to controversy, and her latest comments have exploded all over social media. When asked about allowing biological females on RuPaul’s Drag Race she responded with “That show already exists. It’s called #MissUniverse” and while her comment is humorous, it’s also insensitive to those who are seeking acceptance. We are witnessing an […]

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Serving Our LGBT Youth: From New York to Toronto

Organizations such as Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York has been providing youth services to at-risk LGBT youth since 1979 and they have had extraordinary successes including attracting such notable ambassadors as Andy Bell, Judy Gold, and Carole Pope to name just a few. Targeting services to at-risk LGBT youth is not about providing separate services, […]

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Shirley U. Jest: Lost & Found

Originally from Ohio, Shirley U. Jest left her job teaching to move to New York to pursue her true love, performing. I met Shirley at G Lounge where she was doing some numbers at Marti Gould Commings’ Drag Suicide – which incidentally is rumoured to be a trial sport at the upcoming Gay Games. Drag […]

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Sherry Vine: BiPolar and in Therapy

For the past 25 years Sherry Vine has dominated the scene as an internationally renowned drag artist. In the 90’s Sherry cofounded Theatre Couture which allowed her and her friends to mount off-the-wall camp productions like their notorious remake of the horror classic Carrie. She has lived in Barcelona and Berlin and she has recently […]

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IRISH QUEERS: Green With Pride

In this episode of Closet Case we chat with Gabrielle Cryan from Irish Queers NYC who will be joining hundreds of other NYC queers marching in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the first year ever in an official capacity. Emmaia Gelman, also from Irish Queers NYC wrote – This Thursday, Irish […]

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Marti Gould Cummings: Dara Roulette

“The love child of Liza Minnelli and Johnny Weir.”–Michael Musto New York based Marti Gould Cummings is a singer and host of some of the cities most notorious drag spectaculars. His career includes off Broadway theatre, national tours, red carpet interviews, a hit single Real Girl and Show Me Your Dick. Marti has been nominated […]

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Elle Emenopé: Turning Drag On Its Ear

“It’s what I’m trying to do with drag; look at it, learn it and then turn it on it’s ear.” -Elle Emenopé, Closet Case Born in Shorewood, Wisconsin Elle Emenopé (boy name: Elliott Reiland) came to New York and to study at NYU Tisch while he co-founded the “Negative 30 Dance Company”. He’s performed at such venues as […]

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Crimson Kitty: Celebrating A Decade Of LadyQueen at Stonewall Inn

LadyQueen is New York City’s only all-female drag revue and the brainchild of Crimson Kitty who is celebrating her ten-year drag-a-versary. We join Crimson and her drag cohorts Sarah Palegic, Miss Malice and Elle McQueen as they take over the historic Stonewall Inn for a night of drama, debauchery and over-the-top theatrics. Crimson, a drag mother to many of the ladies, recently created The Haus Of Kitty and LadyQueen University which […]

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Terri Stevens: Catching Up With A Great Imposter

We catch up with the legendary Canadian drag performer Mr. Terri Stevens as he gets ready for this Sunday’s Valentines kick-off to the Palm Springs White Party. Terri has been doing drag across Canada for more than twenty five years and was in the cast of The Great Imposters, an infamous drag troupe from Toronto. He currently is head queen at Twisted Element in Calgary, Alberta.

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D’yan Forest – NYC’s Oldest Bisexual (Ukulele Playing) Cabaret Star

From Toronto’s East End to New York’s East Village we take you on an uncensored journey into the closets and behind the alter egos of our communities most beloved queers. Welcome to Closet Case. This week we visit D’yan Forest, an 81 year old internationally recognized cabaret singer, actress and stand-up comedian. This ‘bisexual Betty […]

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