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Trouble Brews In Pilot Episode Of New Gay Web Series, 'Other Men': VIDEO

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We brought you the trailer in March, but now the pilot for new web series "Other Men" has finally arrived. And it makes a strong impression.

Written by Ben Ladouceur, the first episode finds Jerry (Nathan Carroll) reflecting on the events of his first year in Toronto, having moved from a small town to pursue an English degree. He's seen refusing a phone call from Hank (G. Kyle Shields), a playwright who, we find out, took Jerry under his wing and became his boyfriend. In just fifteen minutes, things go from pleasant romanticism to biting betrayal.

It is hard to say just yet how the plot will develop. Will the entire series take place within one year, or will we see Jerry move on from his reflection? One thing is for sure: there's little of the sassy wit or stereotypical gay humor we've become accustomed to in many web series on display here. It is a refreshing and dramatic twist on the genre. 

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Toronto To Host Mass Gay Wedding For 200 Couples During World Pride In June: VIDEO

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Toronto will be hosting World Pride this June, and the organizers have got a record-breaking idea up their sleeve. 

On June 26th, 200 LGBTQ couples will be invited to tie the knot at the world's largest queer wedding. The event is called A Celebration of Love: A Grand Pride Wedding and it will take place in the gardens at Casa Loma, a beautiful castle in the city. 

Because World Pride is an international event, couples from countries where same-sex marriages are not yet legal will have the opportunity to be recognized. Councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam and deputy mayor Norm Kelly also see the event as part of a healing process after anti-gay remarks and actions from mayor Rob Ford.

Now Toronto reports:

Wong-Tam, the only openly gay council member, said the celebration is also a chance for Toronto to turn the page after Mayor Rob Ford made international headlines with his anti-gay actions. In February Ford tried to have the Pride flag removed from a ceremonial pole outside City Hall. Last week he was caught on tape making disparaging remarks about “the gays” who led the flag-raising campaign...

“I think that it’s time for us to show a different face of Toronto, to demonstrate that this is a city of equality and inclusive values, a city that celebrates all its diverse communities,” Wong-Tam said.

She noted that the city has a proud history of protecting LGBTQ rights. In 1973 council passed a motion prohibiting discrimination against city employees based on their sexual orientation, the first legislation of its kind in Canada. The first same-sex marriages in Canada took place here in 2001, four years before Parliament passed legislation making them legal.

That history “can’t be undone by just one person,” Wong-Tam said.

The event will be free to the couples who choose to participate, there will be officiants from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds in attendance, and...

The wedding colours will, of course, be rainbow.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to 'Seek Immediate Help' After New Crack Smoking Video Emerges

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford plans to "seek help" after news of a new video which shows him smoking crack was reported by the Globe and Mail newspaper:

The clip, which was viewed by two Globe and Mail reporters, shows Mr. Ford taking a drag from a long copper-coloured pipe, exhaling a cloud of smoke and then frantically shaking his right hand. The footage is part of a package of three videos that the drug dealer says he surreptitiously shot around 1:15 a.m., and which he says he is now selling for “at least six figures.”

Ford released a statement via Facebook:

Tonight I want to take some time to speak from my heart to the people of Toronto. It’s not easy to be vulnerable and this is one of the most difficult times in my life. I have a problem with alcohol, and the choices I have made while under the influence. I have struggled with this for some time.

Today, after taking some time to think about my own well-being, how to best serve the people of Toronto and what is in the best interests of my family, I have decided to take a leave from campaigning and from my duties as Mayor to seek immediate help.

I have tried to deal with these issues by myself over the past year. I know that I need professional help and I am now 100% committed to getting myself right.

I love the people of Toronto, I love being your mayor and I hope you will continue to stand by me.

With the support of my family, friends, professionals and the people of Toronto, I will conquer this.

Please keep me and my family in your prayers during these difficult days ahead. I just want to say to the people of Toronto that I thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate it.

Mayor Rob Ford


Toronto Polar Bear Cub Reveals His Own Name, Melts Hearts: VIDEO

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The Toronto Zoo's polar bear cub has become a regular guest to our site. We've watched him take his first steps, and we've seen him interact with snow for the first time.  Now we will finally be able to call him by name. After 14,000 people voted, the polar bear himself was charged with revealing the winning title, and the results were adorably prolonged!

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Jimmy Kimmel Demands Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Explain His Bizarre, Humiliating Videos: WATCH

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Jimmy Kimmel invited crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to his show last night and proceeded to make him explain the nutty, sometimes inebriated behavior displayed in the videos that have made him infamous.

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A Small Town Guy Finds his Way Around Gay Toronto in the New Web Series 'Other Men': VIDEO

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Other Men is a forthcoming web series written by Ben Ladouceur and starring Nathan Carroll, G. Kyle Shields, and Jonathan Nathaniel about a small town gay man trying to find himself in a big city:

A recently-out man named Jerry tries to find a space for himself in Toronto's queer community, aided by his new love, a playwright named Hank. Jerry finds little comfort in this new space, and a betrayal from Hank causes his known world to unravel.

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