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Pride at the Gaystone


Affectionately known as the Gaystone during Pride, the Gladstone Hotel tends to really let the gay out during Pride, and this year is no exception.

June, 2013–The Gladstone Hotel and their official sponsor, Kensington Brewing Company are putting on a bit of extra eyeshadow from June 18-29, 2013 and poising for 11 queer-filled days of Pride at the Gaystone 2013 events.

The Gladstone Hotel presents Pride at the Gaystone 2013. For the first time the Gladstone has designated a curator for all of our Pride events. Kaleb Robertson’s goal is to show both Toronto and our International visitors that we are the queer hub for Pride events in the West End.

Promising 11 days of the gayest events from the Steers and Queers Dolly Parton tribute party and That’s So Gay: Say it To My Face, the Gladstone’s annual Pride art exhibition to a Lesbian Potluck DJ party with guest appearance by former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Jiggly Caliente, there’ll be tons of gay to go around at 2013 Pride at the Gaystone.

Being gay isn’t just a choice the Gladstone makes during Toronto Pride, it’s a lifestyle they live all year-round. – Kaleb Robertson, Pride curator

2013 Pride at the Gaystone highlights include:

* Unapologetic Burlesque: LOST and FOUND uncovering the spirit of pride

Tuesday June 18th + Wednesday June 19th | 7-11pm | $5-25 (pwyc, no-one turned away)

Consensual. Anti-racist. Unapologetic. Not your Average Burlesque.

* Rae Spoon with guests LAL, and Kelly McMichael & The Gloss

Saturday June 22nd | 10pm-2am  | $10-20

* Queer Family Brunch

Sunday June 23rd | 11am-2pm | FREE

Our regular Acoustic Family Brunch takes on a queer twist celebrating families of all types. With music by The Monkey Bunch, a dress-up station and a book corner with a reading by S. Bear bergman, we’ll keep the family happily entertained while you all enjoy selections from our buffet brunch.

* Shady Tea

Sunday June 23rd | 4-8pm | FREE

Who needs a patio when you’ve got this much fun packed into an air conditioned room? Drag Queens melt in the sun so come let Fay Slift & Miss Fluffy Souffle entertain you while Phil V & Vee Stun play music that‘ll get you on the dance floor. Whether you want a designer cocktail or a “cold tea” this afternoon is the perfect time to get your drink on.

* Pinky’s Big Gay Birthday Ball!

Thursday June 27th | 9pm-2am | $10

Toronto’s hottest nail salon, Pinky’s Nails, celebrates it’s one year anniversary with a blowout extravaganza party featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race favorite Plus-sized Barbie doll Jiggly Caliente, one of Toronto’s finest DJs Your Boy Brian and hosted by the glamorous Cassandra Moore!


Please visit the Gladstone website for a full listing of events.

For press inquiries please contact: Kaleb Robertson, Pride Curator – Gladstone Hotel  416.531.4635 x7109