Daniela Costa


Known especially for my time with After Ellen (contributor), The Gaily Grind (staff writer), Gay Vegas (editor) and RTP (reporter/producer). Member of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics.

My work has also appeared in @HuffingtonPostCanada, @DailyXtra, @theBUZZ, @OutFrontCO, @soflagaynews, @WindyCityTimes, @gaycalgary, @WatermarkOnline, @HornetStories, @Into, @NBCOUT, @VICE, @Slate and @TeenVogue.

The below clippings are divided up by:

Multimedia, High Profile Interviews, High Profile Movie Reviews, Long-form Journalism, Sports Stories, Television Recaps/Reviews, Book Interviews/Reviews, More Interviews, More Movie Reviews, News Coverage & Profiles, and Other.

Lisbon, Portugal (currently) / Toronto, Canada (hometown)



What it's like to be a Queer Woman at a Gay Christian Conference

This is a safe space, right? We can talk about anything, as long as it relates to queer women? So when I tell you I'm a queer Christian, you won't rule me out as a serious...


Marriage Equality In Canada: 10 Years Later

"All hell is going to break loose," "I think it will...literally cause the destruction of our country," "This could split the country right in two," "A disastrous ending." What...


Raising the roof on queer youth homelessness in Toronto

The stories of five youth who have experienced homelessness highlight the need for a dedicated LGBT shelter in Toronto


Reimagining Toronto's Regent Park

The area's revitalization is bringing sweeping change to the city's black-sheep neighbourhood - and that change includes Toronto's queer community


The changing face of Toronto's Village

Will Toronto's gay neighbourhood live to see another day?


Off the wall

Are posters a form of community expression or a nuisance to be stripped away?



Savoy Howe has taken boxing to new levels & new communities


Doing it for themselves

The evolution of lesbian parties in a changing city

Sports Stories


Stephanie Wheeler promotes inclusiveness in sports

If Canada's loss in the women's wheelchair basketball final to the United States during these past Parapan Am Games still stings, here's one bright spot - Stephanie Wheeler, the...


Trans athlete added to Canadian women's dodgeball team

"Savannah's got a badass throw!" an observer exclaims as a ball comes whipping through the air. The impact against the wall is even louder. Savannah Burton does have a badass...


Gay Olympians honoured at 2015 Bonham Centre Awards Gala

The Bonham Centre and the Canadian Olympic Committee host this year's Bonham Centre Awards Gala and Summit, with partners You Can Play and Egale. Established in 2007, the awards...


The 519 proposes LGBT sports and recreation centre

The 519 plans to build the centre over 9.3 hectares of land in Toronto's new West Don Lands community


Toronto FC teams up with You Can Play

'We're obviously very proud of our Toronto connection': Patrick Burke


The puck drops at Church and Carlton

Gay teams take to the ice at former Maple Leaf Gardens


Escobar back on home field

Disgraced player meets with Patrick Burke and gay long-distance runner ahead of Sept 27 game


Homophobic stunt disappointing: Burke

Toronto Blue Jays player apologizes, says 'I have friends who are gay'

Television Recaps/Reviews


"Degrassi: Next Class" fails queer women with misguided Zoe and Grace storyline

Whatever it takes, I know I can make it through this review. Welcome to Degrassi: Next Class, the latest reincarnation of your favorite Canadian show that never ends (you can...