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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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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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Come See Us At The AGO, Wednesday at 7pm

PLEASE to join us at the AGO this Wednesday at 7pm for a legendary performance by KEITH COLE, featuring gay porn star Ryan Russell, drag sensation Maria Delmonte with cinematic landscaping by queer filmmaker Raymond Helkio. This commissioned work is part of TORONTO: Tributes + Tributaries which explores the work of Canadian artists active between 1971-1989 through modern day performance art. TWO SHOWS ONLY: Wednesday, October 26, 7pm […]

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RAID: The Soundtrack

HAPPY PRIDE! Now you can re-live the RAID experience again and again with RAID: The Soundtrack. Written by David Bateman and Raymond Helkio with Stewart Borden and featuring songs by Keith Cole, Johnny Salib and David Bateman. Produced by The Reading Salon. FREE

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RAID: Operation Soap to premier at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre during Pride week!

It’s been 35 year’s since the Metropolitan Toronto Police simultaneously raided 4 bathhouses, arresting over 300 men in grotesque display of power intended to humiliate the men they found. These raids were the catalyst for one of the most significant turning points in Canadian LGBT history. Dubbed Operation Soap by police the raids sparked outrage among the […]

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What People Are Saying About Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Fuck You.

DAILY XTRA, MARCH 14, 2016, Chris Dupuis Queer zine redefines family and supports Glad Day in the process MyGayToronto.com, February 29, 2016, Drew Rowsome Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Fuck You: A Zine About Family eBook PDF download Buy Now ($8) Limited addition hardcopy in-store at Glad Day Bookshop or send us an email.

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Closet Case: New Web Series Premiering on theBUZZ

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. From Toronto’s East End to New York’s East Village join us as we go behind the alter egos and into the closets of our communities most beloved queers. Thursdays […]

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Now In It’s Third Printing, The Great Meeting Room Is Available In Stores and Online, An Awesome Gift Idea!

The Great Meeting Room by Raymond Helkio is available in stores now! Glad Day Bookshop 598A Yonge Street, Toronto Bureau of General Service Queer Division The Lesbian Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Centre 208 West 13th Street, New York City OR CLICK HERE TO ORDER ONLINE

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Bawdy House Texts launches World AIDS Day, NYC

December 1st, 2015 | Bawdy House Texts launches across New York City. This unapologetic outdoor art installation is a potent reminder of the most significant historical turning points in queer history. Never forget, never again. Curated and designed by Raymond Helkio. LAUNCH DETAILS COMING SOON Email Address First Name Last Name

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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All About Queer Film opens May 10th

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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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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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An Evening With The Impostors (Official Movie Trailor)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]