Naked Heart – the LGBTQ Festival of Words is the largest LGBTQ literary festival in the world and the most diverse in Toronto. This festival in the Church and Wellesley neighborhood of Toronto includes workshops, panels, performances and discussions for writers and lovers of words. The festival hub is at Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church Street). Naked Heart strives to be as accessible as possible with wheelchair accessible venues and ASL interpretation provided at readings, workshops and panel discussions....continue »
OutlantaCon is the Atlanta-based event for the Queer Geek audience. You'll find all the usual convention fare here: discussion panels, gaming, costuming, special events, etc. The difference is that it all has a queer bent to it. Here you can enjoy all the convention trappings in an atmosphere where you're free to be yourself.
GayRomLit is a reader-focused retreat dedicated to the celebration and advancement of LGBT romance. Organized by authors, sponsored by authors and publishers, GayRomLit’s mission is to connect readers to the authors they love and the ones they have yet to fall for within a safe, supportive, affordable, and fabulous environment....continue »
YaoiCon is a one-of-a-kind 18+ convention for fans of all things yaoi. Founded in 2001, the convention is run by dedicated staff and volunteers each year, and has been formally sponsored by Digital Manga, Inc., since 2012. YaoiCon delights attendees with unique programming and a fan-centric atmosphere, including (but not limited to) hosting a celebrated Guest of Honor, presenting industry and fan run panels related to the genre, and holding the iconic and not-to-be-missed Bishounen Auction. YaoiCon is the place for dedicated yaoi fans....continue »
Yaoi/Yuri North is the annual LGBTQ-centric programming track that runs as part of Anime North. Programming features a variety of informative panels and events including fandom-specific discussions, queer lifestyle, and yaoi/yuri fandom topics, as well as evening/overnight viewings and a multitude of contests. Popular panels from previous years include World History of Homosexuality, Gay Sex 101 (18+), Crossplay 101, Fandom Ate My Soul, Psychology of Yaoi, Yuri in the West, and Yuri 101....continue »
HavenCon is the first all-inclusive geek and gaming convention in Texas to focus on the LGBT+ and Ally communities.
It is an event people from all over can attend to enjoy their favorite fandom without the fear of judgment or harassment for simply being themselves. Various artists, vendors, creators, and developers can come to show their support for the community or to raise awareness for an LGBT-focused project of their own....continue »
Once a year, approximately 1500 people get together in New York City to mingle, get to know each other, enrich, broaden, and even extend their lives through the amazing medium of LGBT books. The New York Rainbow Book Fair is America’s longest-running LGBT book fair, and the largest LGBT book event in the country. It has grown every year since its beginning in 2009. It brings together thoughtful, interesting people of all ages, from early teens to those in their 70s and 80s; from a spectrum of countries, ethnicities, gender identities, and viewpoints....continue »
We're back for our third year! Flame Con is a two-day comics, arts, and entertainment expo showcasing creators and celebrities from all corners of LGBTQ geek fandom. It features thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, screenings, costumes, and more!