community is note worthy. The owner of The Lodge, The Drink, and with his influence on many other iconic watering spots along the Church Street strip Jimmy has encouraged the importance of supporting gay owned and operated establishments. He has supported many important social awareness initiatives and an unintentional advocate of body proud! Larger set, gay males (Bears,Cubs etc) face many of the same body shaming behaviours within the gay community that larger woman face in both straight and gay communities and Jimmy has been a champion within the Bear social groups! We are sexy too!
he has been in my top 5 in the past and I’m glad to have him back on my list. He has been an advocate for Gay Rights and for a straight man he is definitely super fabulous. I was his customer service ambassador once while I was at Holt Renfrew and he was a really down to earth dude. I love that he has also helped champion the Gilda Radner charity. I attended the Gilda Radner charity fundraiser and he along with many other artist entertained and educated us all on the importance of cancer research. I’m a huge fan of course of Will & Grace which made its triumphant comeback this year and Eric once again, along with the whole cast, are killing it!
#1 Gord Downie
He gets my number one spot for a second year. With the passing of Mr. Downie I can’t help but recall all the incredible albums of music, all so riveting. I was strolling a local
Roots shop the other day and The Hip was playing in the stereo overhead. That incredible voice and those unmistakable lyrics. It’s impossible to describe an artist like Gord Downie. There are only a handful of artists that have changed the face of Canadian consciousness like Mr. Downie has. Look at his latest work, just as an example of what makes him ever relevant. Our prayers remain with you always. Gord Downie will forever live in the conscience of Canadian culture.
It’s time for Badass B.I.T.C Beard of the Week! This local bearded bear can be found mixing drinks at a local watering hole called The Lodge. This is Aaron! He is an excellent artist and I’m looking forward to featuring his work right here on my blog in 2018! I think he’s available boys! Aaron you have been entered for the year end prize! Good luck!
Editor Mary Ellen Monk