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Support Inside Out At The 2023 Outbid Fundraising Gala

Inside Out kicks off the holiday season with OUTBID, a fundraiser that’s all about partying with a purpose…

By Ingrid Randoja

‘Tis the season! Join Inside Out on Thursday December 7, 2023 at East Room in Toronto for an evening featuring a silent and live auction, food, drinks, and entertainment with all proceeds supporting Inside Out’s Admit All initiative.

For more than 30 years the Inside Out Film Festival has brought our community together through cinema, celebrating all things queer on the big screen. However, they can’t do it without your support, especially now as they launch their Admit All campaign, which focuses on assisting emerging and established 2SLGBTQ+ filmmakers, continuing innovative programming, and ensuring the festival is equitable, accessible, and welcoming to all community members.

OUTBID, hosted by the alluring and always entertaining Minhi Wang, promises to be a spectacular evening featuring a live auction spotlighting items from local artist Christopher Rouleau, birch cookie gift sets from Beam Paints, a gift card to high-end luxury consignment store – VSP, tickets to Fran Lebowitz at Roy Thomson Hall, and a luxurious stay at the boutique accommodation at Ode. 

Eat (canapés courtesy of Ricky + Olivia), drink (an open bar from 6:30-9:00pm), and enjoy the musical talents of harpist Leslie Shapiro, DJS Karim, Kehiw, and Tangerine.

Inside Out’s guiding belief that queer cinema has the power to challenge attitudes and change lives continues to this day, and now, more than ever, we rely on the generosity of our film-loving community.

Here’s everything that you need to know about Inside Out’s 2023 OUTBID event:

Date: Thursday December 7, 2023
Time: 6:30pm – Midnight (silent & live auction, entertainment, food + open bar 6:30pm – 9:00pm, music/entertainment 9:00pm – Midnight)
Location: East Room (50 Carroll Street, Toronto)
Cost: $60 per ticket (+taxes and fees; Inside members eligible for discount tickets)
Outbid website:
Buy tickets:
If you cannot attend, please consider contributing to the Admit All initiative!

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