Pride 2006 - OUT.LOUD
Fearless Queen and Trans Programming

Monday June 19, Tuesday June 20, Wednesday June 21, Thursday June 22, Friday June 23, Saturday June 24, Sunday June 25

Monday June 19

11:00am - 2:00pm Mental Chatter (Queer All Year)
DJ/host Denise Benson mixes up three hours of all things queer. Expect electro, tech, experimental, rock, hip-hop, Savour 'n Synchro favourites, and other sounds by queerartists from near and far. Plus interviews with DJ Honey Dijon and others, event previews, ticket giveaways, and more. Check for updates!

11:00 - 2:30pm Less Fear: Young Queer Artists
Host Ryan G. Hinds interviews and discusses young queers in the arts, the issues they face, and the art they make. Guests include film-maker Dave Deveau, multi-media artist Adam Jones, and writer/performer Annanda da Silva.

7:00 - 8:00pm Word of Mouth: Native Focus
Monday WOM hosts, Alana Lowe and Semhar Woldeyesus bring you news with interviews on and about 2-Spirited happenings.

Tuesday June 20

1:00am - 2:00pm Dat Dere
Chloe Onari interviews the Transcendence Gospel Choir as part of her weekly program Dat Dere, a programme of creative music from the black experience.

2:00 - 2:30pm In Other Words
Host Anne-Marie Shrouder interviews author Debra Anderson on her new novel Code White, where a sassy urban femme with a big brain finds herself in a psych ward after her first manic episode...Listen in and find out more.

5:00 - 5:30pm Beyond the Death of Lesbianism
Sick & tired of ridiculous conversations about the "death of lesbianism"? We sure are. Join us to go a little deeper (which isn't hard considering the current depth of analysis going on). Hosted by Ayden Isaac Scheim with Rebecca Hammond, Ryli Skelton & others.

5:30 - 6:00pm Spotlight on LESLIE FEINBERG
Host Charlie Hoo brings transgender warrior, author and well-known Workers World and anti-war activist Leslie Feinberg to CKLN.

6:00 - 6:30pm Queer Programmers Show
Dis show is about talking to queer broadcasters about their experiences in community radio. Is radio the last haven for queer programmers where gender, sex and class don't matter, or is it all a façade? Hosted by Shala B.

6:30 - 7:00pm A is for Orange
Recordings from the event, A is for Orange: Queer Caribbean Writers Quench Toronto’s Thirst for Fresh New Voices.Feat. Karene Brown, Michele Chai, D-lishus, elisa hatton, Virma Marguerite, Kim Quashie, and D! Smith and trey anthony. More at

7:00 - 8:00pm Word of Mouth
In the first half hour Murphy Browne interviews Blackness Yes! about their Pride involvement. In the second half hour Angela and the Catch da Flava crew bring you interviews with young people who are revolutionizing Pride.

10:00 - 11:00pm Dykes and Porn
From faux lezzie kisses (which aren't always so fake) to the new breed of dyke pornographers to anti-porn activism, Good For Her girl Chanelle Gallant looks at how queer women and porn have made bedmates and enemies.

Wednesday June 21

11:00am - 2:00pm Limin in de African Diaspora (Queer All Year)
Come lime with Verlia on a journey of music, news & views from the African Diaspora. Featuring Soukous, Zouk, Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Steel Pan music, Merengue, Mambo, Cadance, R&B;, Gospel, Jazz...Views from a womanist, out perspective.

2:00 - 2:30pm New School
Interviews with RyePride about their Pride plans, followed by some of the St. Lawrence Centre Student Forum: LET ME BE: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Everything in between. This forum looks at the role of students, teachers and the school board play in creating an inclusive and supportive environment.

2:30 - 4:00pm PaCKin AtTiTuDE (Queer All Year)
Pack what you will, but remember to pack yr attitude…This is where you get it grrl-on-grrl style in all forms formats genders and genres in the music n arts scene. Selecting from this year’s feast of fine femminista talent, yr host SheiLa focuses the spotlight with chat n trax to stimulate and motivate. Tix n giveaways…wishing you n yours a delicious Dyke Day…

4:00 - 5:00pm Inversions (Queer All Year)
Have you ever woke up with a wet bum and no money? This is the show for you. Proudly providing a sex positive forum with an emphasis on queer sexuality. Such as, do you masturbate about things you wouldn't do in real life? Weapons of ass destruction- does size matter? You will be left with your mouth hanging open, and if your friends are nice they'll fill you in. Tune in. Call in. Hosted by Troy "da boy" Kulchyski, Michael McGaraughty and Miss Chloe.

5:00 - 5:30pm Meeting the Needs of the Intersex Community
CKLN Pride Programming Coordinator, Tara-Michelle Ziniuk, interviews local and US activists and advocates on the work they're doing to meet the needs of Intersex people.

5:30 - 6:00pm Taking Care of Business
Tara-Michelle interviews filmmaker Vlad Wolanyk on his new video, Taking Care of Business: a D.I.Y Guide to Self-Injecting Testosterone— a ground-breaking harm reduction resource for trans men.

6:00 - 6:30pm More Reasons to Riot
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha wrangles up some of Pink Ink, the queer youth writing group responsible for Ten Reasons to Riot (voted Zine of the Year by NOW Magazine) to talk about future plans and rants and all that fuels them.

6:30 - 7:00pm Written in Stone
Trade: Queer Things publisher/editor, Jon Pressick, brings together proud authors Kristyn Dunnion (Mosh Pit), Michael V. Smith (Cumberland), Emily Schultz (Joyland) and others to talk about their work and world.

7:00 - 7:30pm BQY
Did you ever used to brag and/or gripe about being young, queer and black? Wonder if it's getting any easier or harder these days to live your life? Well, even (or especially) if you've never thought about it before listen as the depths are delved. Hosted by Shala B.

7:30 - 8:00pm Queer Disability Issues
For half an hour come find out more about how queers with disabilities find it living in the often ignored shadowlands of being queer and differently abled. Hosted by Shala B.

Thursday June 22

2:00 - 2:30pm The Fence
The Fence returns! Emmy Pantin and Cheryl Dobinson talk about bi-pride, *The Fence*, the bi conference, and other items of bisexual interest.

5:00 - 7:00pm Afrotransit (Queer All Year)
Nikki Red spins and hosts interviews with black queer and trans musicians, DJs and conference organizers about what community and Pride means to them and how it inspires creativity.

7:00 - 7:30pm Resisting Violence in Queer Communities
Host Kate Taylor of PCAP and beyond puts the queer community on the spot, taking on issues of violence as specific to us. Interviews with the FtM Safe Shelter Access Project, the Lesbian Partner Abuse Project and a look at guerrilla-style approaches to resisting violence.

7:30 - 8:00pm Lock up the youth! (Or don't!)
Excerpts from Xtra!'s recent panel discussion and community forum on the proposed changes to the Age of Consent laws. Could a higher age of consent push queer youth back into the closet? Listen in for a provocative exploration of Canada's age of consent legislation and its effects on queer sexuality.

10:00 - 11:00pm Kinky Folks of Colour
Yes we do exist! We are kinky AND we are people of colour. A Community Discussion on the dynamics of kinky/leather/fetish relationships and sexuality of people of colour. Hosted by Ishwar Persad.

Friday June 23

2:00 - 2:30pm Frameline
Special programming on Frameline, film news with an added queer edge.

2:30 - 3:00pm Cinephobia
Join host Stuart Feedback Andrews and guest filmmaker Bruce LaBruce as they discuss a plethora of assorted matters of varying degrees of significance.

6:00 - 7:00pm [Insert Pronoun Here] A Drag Cabaret Radio Hour
A roundtable discussion about drag and gender performances from a range of differently identified individuals who share a stage. Host Deb "Dirk" Pierce will interview the Fat Femme Mafia, Drag King Flare, Straight Jacket Tyler and the RoKett collective (Washington, DC). This hour will not only prove to be educational, it will also be witty and entertaining. We are all performers after all. (Catch [Insert Pronoun Here] live on the South Stage on Dyke Day afternoon!)

7:00 - 9:00 pm Ventana al Barrio (Queer All Year)
Tune in to Ventana al Barrio, your musical window opening onto the greatest and never forgotten Latin tunes. Bringing you two hours of the most eclectic non-commercial music selection. Explore traditions, transitions and transformations of Latin culture-politics through a celebration of word and song. Y por supuesto no me olviden los boleros. Hosted by Maria Elena Escobar.

Saturday June 24 - Dyke March Day

10:00am - 1:00pm Saturday Morning Live
This special Pride edition opens with coverage of the June 19 protest against Ryerson University's decision to grant an honorary degree to ethics professor and advocate against same-sex marriage, Margaret Sommerville. Adrian Harewood and the Metro Network for Social Justice bring their regular features, followed by an interview with Cleve Jones, founder of the AIDS quilt and current organizer with the UNITE-HERE campaign to raise standards for hotel workers across the continent. We close out the program on an anti-imperialist tip, with a spotlight on Workers World leader and trans activist Leslie Feinberg, and interviews with Palestinian lesbian activists about the meaning of this year's "World Pride" celebrations in Jerusalem. Hosted by CKLN News Director Kristin Schwartz.

1:00 - 3:00pm Homo-Hop: The Queer Presence in Hip Hop Culture
Hosts May El-Abdallah & CHUO 89.1FM’s (Ottawa) Ina Julien bring the inside scoop on the homos of Hip Hop. Interviews with Pick Up the Mic director Alex Hinton, JenRo, Paradigm,'s Mister Maker (UK), Juba Kalamka (Deep Dickollective, Sugartruck recordings), Scream Club, Deadlee and many more. Nothing like this has happened before in Canada, listen in and be a part of it.

3:00 - 4:00pm Inversions Pride
The Inversions crew gets even dirtier for this Pride Weekend special. See Wednesday listings for more.

4:00pm - 9:00pm LIVE from FRUIT LOOPZ!!!
As we do, we'll be bringing you the noise of Fruit Loopz, featuring young queer artists all afternoon and evening. DJs FashionFashion and Kalmplex; performances by Rex Baunsut, the Whoremoans and much much more. Hadassah Hill visits us to bring us her words.

9:00pm - 1:00am Live from HEATWAVE!!!
Featuring live performances by conscious black gay hip hop crew, Deep Dickollective from Oakland, politically inspired hiphop/soul/spokenword with Belladonna and the Awakening, Limp Fist revolutionary, DJ Dionne Warpig. All-ages (licensed), free and fully accessible, with an outdoor stage - if you can't make it to our party at 55 Gould St, TUNE IN! Carol Thames cohosts.

3:00 - 7:00am Satan Takes a Holiday (Queer All Year)
Why Sleep? Miss Barbrafisch invites you to come, plumb the evil depths of depravity & oh so sweet heights of debauchery: deathcore funk (aka metal), death metal, black metal, classic metal, thrash, grind, stoner rock, trash rock.

Sunday June 25 - Pride Day

8:30 - 10:30am International Connection
In the 80's, researcher/broadcaster Mae Brussell investigated the U.S."shadow government" in "World Watchers International". She dealt extensively with the onset of AIDS and its' possible origins from inside the national security agencies of the United States. Here we will excerpt selections from many of Mae's programs that dealt with this particular subject. Host: Greg Duffell.

12:00 - 1:00pm Spotlight on CHRYSTOS
Hosts Sandra Alland and Spy feature self-educated Menominee lesbian poet, artist and activist, Chrystos. A brilliant mind whose work is as fiercely personal as it is political.

4:00 - 11:00pm Live from ALTERNAQUEER!!!
We're live again from the Alexander Parkette, this time with the electric backdrop of Alternaqueer! Tune in for local and US amplified queer content including: Erase Errata, Theo and the Skyscrapers (Theo from Lunachicks fame), Kids on TV and more! We'll also be going through the "Best Of" OUT LOUD, highlighting key programming from the last week. If you don't catch anything else, tune in for this!

6:30-700pm Honour the Earth
This spoken word & news program features the music, thoughts & perspectives of First Nations peoples of Turtle Island. More than information, more than music, it's time to honour the Earth! Hosted by Audrey Redman.

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