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Mouth Congress

Graphic design by Raymond Helkio for DVD documentary Mouth Congress, LP album artwork for Waiting For Henry and promotional postcard. Photo by Sean Leber.

They recorded over six hundred songs and never released any of them. Is the world ready for Mouth Congress now? Mouth Congress is the story of Kids in the Hall’s Scott Thompson and Paul Bellini, who started a punk band in the late 80s. Now, three decades later, they have decided to finish what they started with a film as crazy as their band.

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The Benefits of Using ‘Read More’ Tags

Linking longer eNews articles to your website with a “Read More” tag gives your team valuable statistics about which types of articles generate the most interest. As you notice patterns in what your constituents care about, and what they don’t, try and let go of expectations you have for articles going viral, instead focus on slow, incremental […]

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The Toolbox Killer (podcast)

A mystery-comedy podcast written and directed by Raymond Helkio. Season One featuring Paul Bellini, Hélène Ducharme, David Bateman, Rolyn Chambers, Amy J. Lester and Nate Power. Musical score by Stewart Borden + ‘Wild And Beautiful In Ontario’ (Ep. 1, 2) and ‘The Long Dark Twenties’ (Ep. 3) by Paul Bellini from the album ‘The Northland’s Own’. […]

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Male Call Canada

So many men, so little time. Led by the University of Toronto, Male Call Canada conducted a cross-sectional national toll-free telephone survey of MSM to gather information on a broad spectrum of attitudes, behaviours and related social issues and determinants. The study recruited gay and bisexual men as well as other MSM who don’t identify as […]

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Hair of the Dog

Website and various print collateral. Shown here: storefront banners.  

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Environmental Defence

Social media campaign including cover photos, ad carousal and poster infographic for Environmental Defence. Graphic design by Raymond Helkio.

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Advertising & Design

Queer Arts Summit

GRAPHIC DESIGN by Raymond Helkio. A one-day ‘think tank’ summit bringing together leading organizations and individuals involved in the presentation of queer arts, culture and heritage in Canada.  The summit includes a series of discussions on the funding, distribution and preservation of queer culture. The day will focus on interactive discussions with a goal to […]

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Come Together: The LGBT+ Philanthropy Summit

Join the LGBT Giving Network along with their partners in the LGBTQ & ASO Non-Profit sector for the 5th LGBT+ Philanthropy Summit. The summit is a networking and education event aimed at exploring the role of non-profit leaders in building a culture of philanthropy within their organizations. The conference is geared towards Executive Directors, staff […]

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My Gay Soap

The perfect Christmas gift is waiting for you at Orbital Arts in Kensington Market. When you by a copy of my children’s book The Great Meeting Room you’ll get a free bar of My Gay Soap by Heaven Scent. This organic soap is made from coconut oil and smells as good as it looks. Beautiful  […]

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Salacious! Book Launch & Party!

Please join me and Rolyn Chambers this Thursday for a SALACIOUS double-fisted book launch. Rolyn is releasing his first book, The Boy Who Brought Down A Bathhouse, a collection of stories about the infamous St. Marc’s Spa. RAID: Operation Soap was the play I produced last year with co-conspirator David Bateman. Operation Soap was the police […]

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Fife House Foundation Annual Report (pocket sized)

Fife House Foundation Annual Report designed by Raymond Helkio

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Project Seahorse: 20th Anniversary annual report

Project Seahorse is small group of conservationists are having global impact on our waters. Working in over thirty countries they are celebrating over twenty years of marine conservation, including research, sustainable trade, education and outreach. Designed by Raymond Helkio this anniversary edition of their annual report combines a twenty year timeline, operations map in addition to the gorgeous one-of-kind pictures shot by their staff.

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A Fresh Look for Heaven Scent

Simple, clean and looks sharp in any bathroom. All natural, handmade body products by Marguerite Arbour are available in select shops around the GTA and online. Design: Raymond Helkio

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New Design Streamlines TriAdventure and Nikibasika

WEB DESIGN NEWS: TriAdventure and Nikibasika merge designs and come out with a mobile friendly, single-site experience. Graphic design and infrastructure support provided courtesy of Raymond Helkio. This summer by training and fundraising for the annual TriAdventure; a 3 day event involving a 3km swim (or 15km run), 15km canoe, and 140km cycle. The money raised is the used for a home and long-term education for orphaned and vulnerable youth in Kasese, Uganda.

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Advertising & Design Canada Toronto

A Fresh Look for Author John Miller

Award-winning author John Miller gets a new website and blog in time for his third release! READ ON: http://johnmiller.ca/

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Hair of the Dog’s website gets a make-over

Kick-ass food, serious cocktails, cheeky staff and now a website to match! Hair of the Dog’s mobile friendly upgrade is designed to…

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Celebrity Interview LGBT

The End Of Please Like Me? Say It Isn’t So!

Originally published on MyGayToronto.com Josh Thomas has worn many hats in the in the making of Please Like Me; producer, director, writer and star but what makes the show so good is how enduringly funny the characters are. Loosely based on his own life the show boldly tackles a number of topics from mental illness, coming […]

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Celebrity Interview New York City

The Sassy Side of Siri (Interview With Susan Bennett)

Originally published on MyGayToronto, Ray’s Anatomy She’s a singer, voice actor and public speaker, but you most likely know Susan Bennett as the original voice of Siri, the built-in “intelligent assistant” that made it’s first appearance in the iPhone 4S. Short for Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface, Siri uses artificial intelligence to respond to questions in a […]

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LGBT Opinion Queer Politics Sexual Health Social Media Toronto Video Documentaion

Karma Condos: What Goes Around, Comes Around

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DID YOU KNOW? Seahorses are the only animal species where the male gets pregnant.

After a pregnancy of two to four weeks, he gives birth to dozens or even many hundreds of young, depending on the species. This and other fun facts and stats are in the latest Project Seahorse Annual Report, graphic design: Raymond Helkio.

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Proud To Vote: LGBTQ ISSUES IN THE ELECTION

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Raymond Helkio Join us for a discussion & debate with representatives of all four major parties on key issues for LGBTQ communities in Canada. The event features representatives from all four major Canadian political parties running candidates in Ontario with the discussion moderated by Brenda Cossman, from the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. Unlike […]

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Toronto: Less Bullies, More Ambassadors

While waiting for a bus in downtown Toronto, Enza Anderson looked up because two City of Toronto workers in an orange and blue truck were snickering and taunting her. When she didn’t respond they drove their large city-issued truck up along side of her and called out ”Look at the batty bwoy!”.  This is pretty terrible behaviour […]

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How To Social Media

“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it” -Erik Qualman Posting to social media from your website means that your charity gets to keep the counts (likes, shares, retweets), drive traffic back to your website and earn credibility as an information source. It’s not frequency that counts, it’s the brevity of your content. Keep them short, […]

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Well Hung: The Party

We’ve taken over the third floor space at Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest queer bookstore, to bring you an epic collaboration of artist work including Brad Fraser‘s triptych Cock Therapy, Blue Nude by David Bateman plus legendary photos by Raymond Helkio. Even if you don’t want to buy any art you should come out to our party this Saturday because you’ll get to […]

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Canadian politics Free Speech LGBT Opinion Queer Politics Sexual Health Toronto Toronto Queer History World Politics

The Year That Pride Died

My heart’s broken. I am a card-carrying homosexual who wears his politics on his sleeve. I do this out of respect to the queers before me who stood up to injustice, fought back and won. These are the people of moral courage and they are responsible for much of the freedoms we enjoy today. How dare you use oppressive […]

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Not Just Another Brick In The Wall: Ledbury Park SAC Honours Helkio Design

The LPSAC logo mimics the complexity of Ledbury Park students while giving a nod to the building’s architecture. Ledbury Park School Advisory Council adopted a new before launching their hugely successful capitol campaign a little over two years ago. Their Believe Campaign has raised over $28,000 and funds resources such as SMART Boards, athletic uniforms, literacy and numeracy resources plus the Brick by Brick fundraising campaign which bridged […]

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KM Hunter Foundation Artist Awards

Every year the KM Hunter Foundation awards six grants of $8000.00 to artists in the areas of Visual Art, Dance, Theatre, Literature, Film and Video and Music. Recipients are recommended for this award by the Ontario Arts Council juries who put names forward from their own individual juries. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio // KM Hunter Foundation Logo // […]

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Death Of A Bathhouse to screen at Queer City Cinema International Queer Film Festival

MAY 21-23, 2015 QUEER CITY CINEMA 12TH INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN Directed by Raymond Helkio and Rolyn Chambers Combining footage from the final days of St. Marc’s Spa with interviews from Toronto artists Sky Gilbert, Keith Cole, Brad Fraser, Drasko Bogdanovic & Shane MacKinnon, Death Of A Bathhouse explores the art culture and ultimate demise […]

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Dignity Initiative: A Legacy of Love

In June 2014, over 500 activists, academics, lawyers and policymakers from across Canada and around the world came together in Toronto, Ontario for the WorldPride Human Rights Conference which raised the level of awareness of global LGBTI issues in Toronto and Canada and provided a launch pad for the Dignity Initiative. There is currently no framework […]

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Is PrEP Making Us Sick?

  PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is the use of anti-HIV medication (a blue pill by Gilead Sciences called Truvada) which keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected. This is not a smart strategy for STD prevention because it’s is only effective against HIV and so while our community watches HIV rates decline, we are now facing soaring rates of Syphilis and other STDs. Is this […]

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It’s Just A Little Prick

This free service is available in the Hamilton area. Please check the Men4Men website for times and locations. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio

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Hamlet In A Hot Tub Premieres February 18-21, 7PM

Post by Raymond Helkio.

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WorldPride Human Rights Post Conference Report

I started volunteering with the WorldPride Human Rights Conference in 2012 when all we knew was we wanted to put on a human rights conference in conjunction with Pride Toronto and the UofT’s Mark S. Bonham Centre For Sexual Diversity Studies. Over the next few years I got to work with an international queer community of activists and I learnt […]

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We’re turning Buddies in Bad Times Theatre into a sultry bathhouse for the #RhubarbFestival

  You read that correctly, as part of the 36TH Annual Rhubarb Festival we’re transforming Buddies in Bad Times Theatre into a bathhouse that Hamlet would be proud of! PLEASE DONATE AND JOIN OUR LOCAL ART REVOLUTION This faggy-feminist production of Hamlet In A Hot Tub combines live theatre, video and drag into the first contemporary […]

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LGBT Giving Network Conference Summery Report

This past summer the LGBT Giving Network partnered with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Inclusive Giving program for the 4th annual Philanthropy Conference at The 519 Church Street Community Centre. Just wait until next year! Graphic design: Raymond Helkio  

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Advertising & Design Chairity Healthcare LGBT Sexual Health

Not The Comeback We Were Hoping For

Syphilis rates among the MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) in the Hamilton area haven’t been this high since the 1980’s. Not the comeback we were hoping for. This Public Health initiative is in cooperation with The Hamilton AIDS Network and launches today in Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk & Brant and online through Squirt, Men4MenTalk and Grindr to […]

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Canadian politics Chairity Free Speech Fundraising Development Opinion

The Silencing of Dissent: Harper’s Clampdown on Free Speech

There continues to be a nationwide crackdown on charities who participate in political activism yet there has been virtually no public outcry. It’s not for lack of interest as much as there a lot fewer organizations that are able say something about it. Charitable organizations have been restricted from spending more than ten percent of their […]

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Art Chairity Free Speech Healthcare LGBT Queer Politics Sexual Health Toronto

Think Twice: Our Community Speaks Out About HIV Criminalization

AIDS ACTION NOW!, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre present the video launch of Think Twice this Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 7pm at 12 Alexander Street, Toronto. Poster design: Raymond Helkio, Videos: John Caffery

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Toronto PWA Foundation 2013/14 annual report

PWA’s annual report is fun spin on the traditional infographic poster. Concept and copy: Mike Twamley, design: Raymond Helkio

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Project Seahorse: Annual Report

Dr. Amanda Vincent: “The world needs more people committed to marine conservation. In an era marked by the exponential decline of coral reefs and other ecosystems, this is one of the foremost challenges we face, one that Project Seahorse is always trying to address through our work. The question is, how do you do it? How […]

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LGBT Giving Network Philanthropy Conference

If you missed this year’s LGBT Giving Network Philanthropy Conference, you can catch some of the highlights below. It was an incredible two day learning and development extravaganza! Video by The Reading Salon‘s Raymond Helkio.  

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Join PULP LOUNGE at WorldPride

Saturday June 21, 9PM | as soon as it gets dark outside of The 519. Free and dirty! A queer pop-up piano lounge celebrating free speech and all that is fierce. This event is free. Pulp Lounge @Nuit Rose from Raymond Helkio on Vimeo.

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In Your Pocket: Come Together 25 Queer Artists Come Together Creating Short Videos On Smart Phones

IN YOUR POCKET explores the immediacy and intimacy offered by smartphone technology. Curated by RT Collective in association with Inside Out film festival featuring work by: Drew Lint, Tera Mallette, Tawiah Ben-Eben M’Carthy, Drew Danielle Belsky, Vika Kirchenbauer, Brendan Healy, Alejandro Santiago, Drasko Bogdanovic, Mikiki Mikiki, Raymond Helkio, Amy Pearl, Apathy Club, Coral Short, Sam […]

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An Evening With The Impostors (Official Movie Trailer)

For more than a decade, Mirvish Productions operated La Cage theatre in downtown Toronto. As the resident performers at La Cage, The Impostors have earned rave reviews. But it’s the shows final number that gets them the standing ovations. And tonight The Impostors are getting ready to bring their high-glam drag spectacle to the small […]

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Advertising & Design Art Print

The Rewards of Risk: Wayward Arts print edition is now out

In 30 days, 40 senior creatives from around the globe crafted this spectacular issue of W|A magazine. For team 3: Sarah Allworth, Rick Duncan, Chris Elkerton and Raymond Helkio (pages 14-17). Read the article by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers. For the online version or to download a PDF copy.

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82 Reasons I’m going to the #Endhatelaws next town hall meeting | April 3, 2014 at 6pm

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LGBT Giving Network + Association of Fundraising Professionals Philanthropy Conference

LGBT Giving Netwok Philanthropy Conference from Raymond Helkio on Vimeo.

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Art LGBT Toronto

All About Queer Film opens May 10th

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Advertising & Design Healthcare LGBT Social Media

Age Is Not Immunity: campaign challenges gay men 40+ to ACT UP (again)

Latest HIV testing campaign targeted at gay men 40+ from The Hamilton AIDS Network. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio, Concept & Copy: Dane Griffiths, PosterVirus graphics: AIDS Action Now!

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Pride House Cabaret: A Five Ring Circus now online

Hosted by Andrea Houston and Roy Mitchell (ROYNATION), Queer Russian Cabaret put on an amazing event at videofag in show of support for our LGBT brothers and sisters in Russia. If you missed our Pride House Cabaret: A Five Ring Circus you can check out the performances here. Video: Raymond Helkio

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Queer Russian Cabaret! at videofag, TORONTO

Join us for a gay old time as we show our support for our LGBT Russian family. videofag, Toronto | February 1, 2014 In this video: andrea houston, roy mitchell, donnarama, brock hessel, david bateman, amy lester, elle chronique with video by raymond helkio ? music: the whole she bang, velvet goldmine + noctune opus […]

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Better Health for Africa: AMREF’s case for support

Innovative, African Solutions for Africa’s Health Problems “AMREF has shown that indigenous solutions based on international science can address the toughest problems in the world, and serve as a beacon for Africa and for the world.” Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio AMREF Case for Support (PDF)

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Saints, martyrs and human rights: a glitter of hope for Toronto’s legacy of dope

Guest authoring for PositiveLite.com, Raymond Helkio says that despite Toronto’s awful mayor Rob Ford, the city now has a chance to redeem itself in the global LGBT rights dialogue that is WorldPride 2014. How many saints, martyrs and human rights activists do we have locked up in Canada right now? More importantly how many of […]

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Healthcare Moral Courage Project

Small Act Of Courage

Submit your small act of courage on facebook.

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WorldPride Human Rights Conference Launches Indiegogo Presenter Fund Campaign

This is a chance for the LGBT community to come together to discuss the issues that matter to us and to further our human rights around the globe. Your support will help provide opportunities for important dialogue between grassroots leaders and contribute to this growing international movement. We need your help to cover the costs […]

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Advertising & Design Art

Exploring The Future of Work with The Bauhub’s Wayward Arts

In 30 days, 40 senior creatives from around the globe crafted the spectacular November issue of Wayward Arts Magazine and we did more than just write about the future of collaboration, we are brought it to you: have a look or read the article by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers. Raymond Helkio, Team 3, […]

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Free Speech Toronto World Politics

Rob Ford: Please go.

Read the report. Join the conversation on facebook.

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Art Chairity Fundraiser LGBT Queer Politics

An Evening With The Impostors (Official Movie Trailor)

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Advertising & Design Chairity Vancouver

Project Seahorse annual report

Project Seahorse’s latest annual report, graphic design by Raymond Helkio. Download the full report here.

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Advertising & Design Art Chairity LGBT

LGBT Giving Network Major Donor Reception

This year the LGBT communities major donor thank you reception is being held at the Integral House – one of Canada’s most fascinating and beautiful private homes. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio. For more information, visit the LGBT Giving Network’s website.

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3 Social Media Trajectories

“This Will Go Viral!” Is A Disease Of The Ego How does a video go viral? There are a lot of techniques that will help boost your YouTube views but the definition of “viral” is to reach epidemic proportions, quickly. Is that one million views in two days? Fifteen million in a week? Five hundred […]

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Altus Dynamics Celebrates Ten Years With A New Look

Altus Dynamics is a trusted adviser and technology leader providing innovative business solutions for the not-for-profit, government and education sectors. Together for the greater good. Design package: Raymond Helkio.

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The Reading Salon Celebrates One Year

Happy  first year anniversary to The Reading Salon! 100 videos, 25, 000 YouTube views, 5 live shows, 2 gallery and one festival screenings. Thank you for watching!

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Art Free Speech LGBT Queer Politics

We Love YumeEe!

Special Emergency Issue (Retro), Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio, Art Direction: Rolyn Chambers. Printed in Toronto. Featured in this spread: Lena Love.

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Ledbury Park School Advisory Council

Ledbury Park School Advisory Council adopts a new logo reflecting the schools architecture. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio

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WorldPride Human Rights Conference 2014

RISE UP! Calling all Toronto queer artists, activists, and superstars! We’re making a promotional video for The WorldPride Human Rights Conference 2014 and you can be a part of it! Tell us what global LGBT human rights mean to you and be part of history! Drop us an email or look for us at Toronto […]

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Art LGBT Queer Politics

My Sex Is Genderless previews May 27 + June 2 at Videofag

My Sex Is Genderless | Videofag | Monday May 27 + June 2 2013 7PM An intriguing and personal exploration of the immediacy and intimacy offered by the smart phone technology. Based around the ambiguous phrase “What’s Your Sex?”, the screening will present new works by Toronto based artists Julian Calleros, Kiley May, and Mark Pariselli […]

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Art LGBT Queer Politics Sexual Health

Death Of A Bathhouse at the 23rd Annual Inside Out LGBT Film and Video Festival selection

Combining footage from the final days of St. Marc’s Spa with interviews from Toronto artists Sky Gilbert, Keith Cole, Brad Fraser, Drasko Bogdanovic & Shane MacKinnon, we explore the art culture and ultimate demise of one of Toronto’s longest running bathhouses. Worldwide preview screening Thursday May 30 at 9:30pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox as part […]

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Let’s Talk Facts.

So many men, so little time. Thank you so much to all the guys that participated in this landmark survey. The results of the Male Call Canada are out and you can have a peek at one of twenty survey fact sheets or for the more adventurous you can download the full 70 page technical […]

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CANstruction calandars

Every year, the Greater Toronto Area design community showcases its ingenuity by creating structures built entirely of canned and packaged food for the benefit of the Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto. CANstruction demonstrates the commitment of design professionals to local communities by utilizing their skills to alleviate hunger in a unique and creative way. Our […]

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Free Speech Moral Courage Project World Politics

I AM MORAL COURAGE: The YouTube Channel

Moral courage is the willingness to stand up when others want you to sit down. It is living with integrity. Through this new channel, the Moral Courage Project will inspire people worldwide to question dogmas, speak taboo truths and create honest conversations. Behind these videos is multimedia producer Adam Grannick and if you haven’t heard […]

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Advertising & Design Sexual Health

HIMBO!

HIMBO! Sex, Drugs, Celebrity, The Law of Attraction & Other Adventures is a life love letter from a man learning to live authentically without apology. A time capsule of sparkling yet gritty modern life, Shaun’s book debut includes no-holds-barred provocative selections from his many contributions to the likes of The Globe & Mail and Xtra!, […]

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Advertising & Design Vancouver World Politics

Project Seahorse annual report

Inside page samples from Project Seahorse’s annual report. Design: Raymond Helkio

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Free Speech World Politics

Peace by Public Criticism: Peace in Gaza, Good Relations between Palestine and Israel

To criticize Israel, Gaza or Palestinian is not the same as criticizing it’s people. A political system, or lack there of, is worthy of criticism if no other reason than it’s position of power. You see, the person in the position of power is the only one who can truly make peace last. It’s like […]

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Everyone Loves A Quitter!

PositiveLite.com and the OHTN have teamed up to start the smoking cession discussion among AIDS Service Organizations and similar healthcare providers. PHAs (People Living With HIV/AIDS) may face greater challenges to quitting smoking due to a unique set of social, economic, psychiatric, and medical needs that may affect their smoking habits and their ability to […]

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Henry Comes Knocking Gets Thumbs Up From AAN!

In an article titled Henry Comes Knocking: Video discloses absurdity of Court’s HIV non-disclosure rulings AIDS ACTION NOW gives a big thumbs up to The Reading Salon‘s efforts with this work. The criminalization of people living with HIV (or any illness) is an epically wrong way to manage a public health concern and is a […]

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Moral Courage: There’s An App For That!

What’s Moral Courage? Do I have it? Do you? Moral Courage is the willingness to speak truth to power and risk backlash for a greater good. And now there’s an App we’ve designed that guide you through your moral courage journey. Currently the App can support 17 languages and counting. As Robert F. Kennedy told […]

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Architect Theatre Wins A New Logo

Architect Theatre As part of winning the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Indie Producers Package (Art Attack), Architect Theatre won a new logo & stationary set in time for their opening season. Architect Theatre is a Resident Company of Theatre Passe Muraille. Logo design: Raymond Helkio

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Art LGBT Queer Politics

The Reading Salon

Watch past shows here The Reading Salon is an experimental moving art event that gives voice to the printed word. Every month Toronto artists come together at a TBA location to celebrate the spoken word. One hour later we go live with a 15 minute curated performance of the work. In our first installation From […]

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Celebrate. Demonstrate. Agitate.

Queers for Social Justice logo: Raymond Helkio Queers for Social Justice is a coalition of queer community groups, organizations and causes. The group was formed at a community town hall meeting for queers on May 27, 2012. We have come together to bring a unified message of social justice and politics to Pride 2012. Drawing […]

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Catch Raymond Helkio on Blog Talk Radio: ROYNATION

Please join me Thursday May 24th at 10PM (EST) on Blog Talk Radio with host Roy Mitchell for the show ROYNATION. We’ll be talking about The Great Meeting Room, Free Speech, Moral Courage, the Rob Ford: Prove It! campaign and Roy’s trending fashion. It’s going to be lively! Blog Talk Radio is free and you […]

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Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

Please join me for this year’s amazing line-up of films at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. This year I have sponsored the film August which is showing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday May 18th, 2012 (7:15pm) and I hope you’ll be able to join me for another year of incredible LGBT […]

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Free Hamid Ghassemi-Shall

A real story of a man wrongfully imprisoned and facing possible execution. This video by Hailey does a great job explaining a very unfortunate situation and through her Free Hamid campaign we hope to bring Hamid back to his family. You can help by watching and sharing this video with your friends and colleagues. Thank […]

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LGBT Queer Politics

Rob Ford: Prove it.

Dear Rob, I hear you turned down another invitation to show your support for Pride day in Toronto – what a shame. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for spending time with the family but perhaps you haven’t considered the implications of being our mayor. It requires of you to be supportive of a diverse […]

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LGBT Queer Politics

A Facebook Discussion: #ToMyUnbornChild

A FACEBOOK DISCUSSION ON THE LIMITS OF FREE SPEECH This Tuesday March 20th at 6pm (EDT), I’ll be guest moderating a discussion on Irshad Manji’s fanpage and I’d love you to join the conversation. Here’s the upshot, last week #ToMyUnbornChild was a trending topic on Twitter and the idea was to tweet a message to […]

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Advertising & Design

Moral Courage Project (re)Design

A new brand package for the Moral Courage Project (MCP) consisting of a logo, letterhead, tear sheets, fundraising kit and other fun things (pictured above: presentation folder with business card). The Moral Courage Project is housed at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and is lead by professor Irshad Manji. […]

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Advertising & Design LGBT Sexual Health

ACT Gay.

The AIDS Committee of Toronto’s winter/spring newsletter is out. The theme is ACT Gay and this particular issue is dedicated to gay men – you can get your copy here. ACT’s Executive Director says “Our Gay Men’s Community Health Programs have taken this to heart, with a campaign launched at Pride to celebrate the resilience […]

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David Testo exposes himself for Male Call Canada

Launched this past September, Male Call is the most comprehensive national survey of men who have had sex with men in Canadian history. For the final few weeks of the campaign, professional soccer player and former Montreal Impact most-valuable-player David Testo is joining us to encourage gay and bisexual men across the country to participate […]

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Man of the Hour

He’s part of the team behind those witty “Fact or Phallusy” sex survey ads you may have seen on Facebook. Or not, depending on if the social media site banned them. Raymond Helkio is our new Man of the Hour, explains Male Call Canada, and then takes our TMI Questionnaire to reveal the accidental boiling […]

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103.9 Proud FM Joy Drive

Please give generously to the Toronto PWA Foundation’s 5th annual PROUD FM JOY DRIVE. You can help by dropping off non-perishable food items. Details at Proud FM. Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio

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Let’s Talk: Male Call Canada 1-855-846-MALE

Male Call Canada is a national university-community collaboration that surveys men who have had sex with men. Participation goes a long way in helping create effective community health programs. Read the story in xtra! about about our recent facebook ban and then come join our fanpage! Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio

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Friends of the Foundation award 2010-2011

Friends of the Foundation award 2010-2011 Outstanding Volunteer Support: Raymond Helkio Presented by: Murray Jose, Executive Director, Toronto PWA Foundation

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Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life

Event Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio The AIDS Committee of Toronto is all over the city urging people to get out there and WALK! This ad creative can be seen in newsprint, TTC vehicles, building banners, posters and postcards around Toronto until the event. Click here to register or donate to the Walk.

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LogoLounge Master Library, Volume 3

LogoLounge Master Library, Volume 3 Raymond Helkio: Universities Without Walls (UWW) logo, page 100. This is a collection of 3,000 original logos, collected and selected by the renowned LogoLounge. Organized thematically with the broader focus of Shapes and Symbols, the collection features logos that cover all categories of logo design, including typographic, illustrative, pattern-driven, and […]

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Harvest: Sponsored by Raymond Helkio

I’ll be seeing lots of films again this year and hope that you’ve got your picks ready because the 21st annual festival is May 19-29th, 2011. This year I sponsored Harvest which is German with English subtitles so they’ll be some reading along with the queer eye candy. I hope to see you during the […]

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Sexual Health

Know More. The Lambda Study results are in, I mean out.

The Lambda Study was a survey of 2,438 gay and bisexual men in Toronto and Ottawa that collected information from men in these cities about their sexual and other behaviours, including condom use and HIV status. This community report presents some of the key study findings. You can download the report for free from www.lambda.ca […]

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29 of 704

With some help, I captured 29 of the 704 pixel art space invaders installed around Paris. They are made of tiles inspired by the 80s Rubiks Cubes. They have these cool installations in 30+ cities around the globe. Unfortunately, Toronto isn’t one of them, but let’s hope that changes. Also burning in Paris was the […]

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The End of Space

The end of space. Well, not really, the end of the double space after a period, I hope. I used to think that the double space was a by-product of the typewriter because on those prehistoric machines I got one font and depending on how hard I tapped the keys, periods and commas were often […]