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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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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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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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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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Mind, Body, Beautiful by Design

With graphic design by Raymond Helkio Infinity Yoga + Fitness opened September 6, 2016 in Richmond Hill and carries with it the inspiring lessons from the infinity loop, it’s a perfect synergy of mind and body fit for a queen (or king) by Joanna Sherman. Also this month, Marguerite Arbour debuted HEAVEN SCENT, her latest line of handmade coconut oil based […]

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HOW CANADA CAN DEFEND AND PROMOTE FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS FOR LGBTI PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

Graphic design for the Dignity Initiative: Raymond Helkio | Recent years have witnessed significant progress in many countries around the world in the realization of the fundamental human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, from securing decriminalization of our sexuality and protection against discrimination to achieving recognition for our relationships and families. But […]

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#BlackLivesMatter Is The Best Thing To Happen to Pride Toronto Since The Orlando Shootings (An Open Letter To Mathieu Chantelois, Pride Toronto)

When I heard that 49 of my Orlando brothers and sisters died as a result of the one man’s hate fuelled rampage I felt sick because I know it’s caused by a culture that rewards homophobia, sexism and oppression. Sometimes I wonder if we are no longer in modern times but have gone back in a time machine to […]

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Call For Bloggers: Queer & Trans Men

QueerTransMen.org brings you great up to date info on the issues facing queer trans guys and the guys that dig them. They are looking for a few good bloggers to join them in spreading the word about trans guys and sexual health. And they pay! For more information please email them. Brought to you by the super-fine folks at the Gay Men’s […]

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The Cruising Counts Guide (GMSH)

A PROGRAM GUIDE FOR ONLINE SEXUAL HEALTH OUTREACH IN ONTARIO CREATED BY THE GAY MEN’S SEXUAL HEALTH ALLIANCE (GMSH) Graphic Design: Raymond Helkio Written By: Woodrow Clarence Thank You: Dane Griffiths This guide is designed for workers in Ontario who provide online (sexual health) outreach services to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM). […]

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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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My Business Ate My Life {A Recovery Plan}

Written by Elizabeth Verwey and cover design by Raymond Helkio, My Business Ate My Life has over 25 ideas to help you get back on track. Join us for a fun evening with other business owners and make new friends at the lovely Paintbox Bistro. This is a free event. My Business Ate My Life Book Launch  Monday January 25, 2016 […]

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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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Karma Condos: What Goes Around, Comes Around

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rob Ford: Please go.

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