Tom Robinson @ NXNE/WorldPride/Nuit Rose/Drake Hotel Showcase
Toronto Pride, North by Northeast, and Nuit Rose Collaborate to Present Legendary Queer Icon Tom Robinson
In celebration of the first ever WorldPride celebrations in North America,the 20th anniversary of NXNE, and the inaugural edition of Nuit Rose, the three festivals have collaborated to present an intimate showcase with one of the first openly gay musicians to promote LGBT rights through his music. Tom Robinson’s single, “Glad to be Gay”, was originally written for a London gay pride parade in 1976, inspired by the directness and confrontational style of the Sex Pistols, and remains a gay anthem today. This will be his only North American appearance.
Also on the bill are rising local acts WTCHS and Urvah Khan. Arrive early for a retrospective set of 70’s/80’s British queer themed music by DJ Triple-X starting at 8pm.
This is a ticketed event by paid admission ($10 - $15) or with a NXNE wristband. www.nxne.com - See more at: http://www.worldpridetoronto.com/festival/events-calendar#24