Mandy has spoken at College institutions starting with Metro Toronto University in 2007. The subject was building an online business.
Then she spoke again twice at the University of Toronto history department, once in 2020 in person (before COVID hit in Toronto)
then again on ZOOM in 2022. The subjects involved the history of sex-work then the history of the internet, as she started online as early as 1992.
The most recent speaking engagement June 20/23 was for the Sheridan College Alumni Fireside chat ,Tuesday June 20th 2023 on hope and handling what life gives you.
Mandy was featured in an article 2023 The Naked Truth online publication. The article was a general piece but focused on the re-launch of her popular weekly trans women events. Titled Mandy Goodhandy rises again.
We are part of this article in rootsmusic.ca
"Toronto venue and presenters’ survival strategies during COVID-19"
Soon to open her new restaurant and live entertainment venue Mandy's Bistro, in November 2021, Mandy appears in an article for the Toronto Star about COVID crushing the live entertainment scene.
Kevin Richie wrote an article for NOW Magazine about Mandy planning to open a new live music venue and restaurant, on the Toronto Danforth.
August 10th 2021.
December 2021 she wrote an article OUT ON STAGE for PinkPLayMags about theatre and what are they doing or have been doing to change the old school ways regarding diversity.
In the 2021 Queers in the arts series of articles for Toronto's PinkPlayMags a lifestyle magazine written from a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer perspective.
For the Fall issue she was asked to concentrate on Queers in Music. She got to speak with “Beverly” Glenn Copeland
Canadians knew him best as regular guest ‘Beverly’ on the beloved Canadian children’s TV show Mr. Dress-up for nearly 30 years. He wrote for Sesame Street. He wrote musicals, operas, children’s music and hundreds upon hundreds of other songs.
She also got to write an article for Buzz Magazine about J.J. Hawkins is a gender-non-conforming trans-masculine person he/him they/them, known for NCIS (2003), Stupid Cupid (2018) and Criminal Minds (2005) with the remake of TV show Charmed soon to be added to this bio (2020).
In 2021 Mandy Goodhandy was asked to do a Queers in the arts series of articles for Toronto's PinkPlayMags a lifestyle magazine written from a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer perspective.
For their March 2021 Spring issue she was asked to concentrate on Queers in Literature. Mandy wanted to focus on the trans perspective for this particular article by looking back a bit on not when it started but when it started to blossom.
Who better, in her opinion, than Kate Bornstein?
Kate (along with Leslie Feinberg) In her words " I was one of the first trans individuals to delve into mainstream literature", which at the time she/they didn’t consider it literature, but more like fancy notes. She/they wrote one piece of literature, which was her/their memoir,
February and March 2021 Mandy was asked to host and perform an online variety style show for Glad Day TV
Links to these show here:
In February 2021 Mandy Goodhandy and her music partner Sebastian Ellis were invited to be part of the Winterfolk Music Festival as
"Lady & The Rambler" on Friday February 19th 2021 7:30pm - 8:00pm EST (pre-filmed at The Medley in Toronto)
Pride 2020 came and went under, not just the beautiful pride flag, but under a blanket of COVID19 that sent fear around the world and near destruction to the queer community and it's safe spaces. Culture Reporter Karon Liu for the Toronto Star
Wrote a piece about this fact with photos, including Mandy Goodhandy in front of her now closed 120Diner/Club120, by renowned writer/editor/photographer Mitchel Rapheal
Articles about the closing of her beloved Toronto venues 120 Diner and Club120 (formally Goodhandys Nightclub), links now lead to this website.
"‘Devastating’ loss for Toronto’s LGBTQ community as Church St.’s Club 120 closes for good"
"Toronto nightspot Club 120 is closing"
"Toronto Nightclub famous for its inclusive parties closing after 14 years"
"Club120 and 120 Diner have now shut their doors permanently in the wake of COVID-19"
Article by Drew Rowsome about my upcoming musical "Just Call Me Lady" June 7th & 8th at Club120
Wednesday, May 29th 2019
November 20th, 2018
My interview on Humble and Fred radio
November 19th, 2018
Listen here (starts at 54:12)
Now Magazine online article "Local hero: Mandy Goodhandy is more visible than ever"
November 13th, 2018
My article for online publication She does the City
"MANDY GOODHANDY: WHAT TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE MEANS TO ME"
November 12th, 2018
Now Magazine covers Naked Heart LGBTQ festival of words at Glad Day Bookstore
November 7th, 2018
July 8th 2018
Radio chat on CHHA 1610AM w/Joyce Aldrich
August 28th, 2017
My interview on WIMA (Women in music & art) by Deborah Daniel.
Speaking with comedians Ward Anderson and Allison Dore on their entertaining satellite radio show Ward & Al on SiriusXM. The importance of trans women going mainstream & how trans people are perceived by admirers. Plus they touch on my experiences in the stand-up comedy world.
My interview on Newstalk 1010 with host John Moore with fellow guests George Takei and Mathieu Chantelois. A short round table discussing first transgender woman to sing at Toronto Jazz Festival 2016, Orlando shooting, trans rights and acceptance plus Pride Toronto 2016.
Thanks DailyXtra and Chris Dupuis for this article regarding my appearance in the upcoming Toronto Jazz Festival
Article in the Eyeopener Ryerson University's independent student newspaper article regarding one of our comedy nights that happened at 120 Diner. Featuring Ryerson's official comedy sketch group "Riot". We find it important to have a welcoming space for young performers at our venue.
Mandy Goodhandy aka Amanda Taylor's radio interview with John Moore on 1010 news talk. They discuss the interview with Diane Sawyer and Bruce Jenner (still the name and pronouns Caitlyn requested be used at the time of this interview) plus other trans issues. April 27th 2015
Mandy Goodhandy aka Amanda Taylor talks about Bruce Jenner's (still the name and pronouns Caitlyn requested be used at the time of this interview) transition interview with Diane Sawyer, and her own transition. Also remarks on why she refused to take part in Canada's census 2001, because of limited gender choices. CHCH TV "Square Off" with hosts Liz West & Elissa Lansdell April 28th 2015
A short piece by Mandy Goodhandy aka Amanda Taylor about Bruce Jenner's (still the name and pronouns Caitlyn requested be used at the time of this interview) her name at the time of this interview) by transition interview with Diane Sawyer, regarding saving lives. CTV Toronto April 25th 2015
Mandy Goodhandy aka Amanda Taylor discussing the Bruce Jenner/Diane Sawyer (still the name and pronouns Caitlyn requested be used at the time of this interview) interview airing April 2015 and how it impacts other transgender men and women. CP24 with host Nneka Elliott April 25th 2015
Article by Chris Dupuis in Daily Xtra regarding "Tranny" the musical comedy, staring Amanda Taylor as Mandy Goodhandy playing at Buddies in bad times theatre on Thursday March 26th, Friday March 27th & Saturday March 28th 2015.
Article by Drew Rowsome in My Gay Toronto regarding "Tranny" the musical comedy, staring Amanda Taylor as Mandy Goodhandy playing at Buddies in bad times theatre on Thursday March 26th, Friday March 27th & Saturday March 28th 2015.
Article by Drew Rowsome: writer, musician (crack puppy), editor & pop culture critic. On his blog regarding "Tranny" the musical comedy, starring Amanda Taylor as Mandy Goodhandy playing at Buddies in bad times theatre on Thursday March 26th, Friday March 27th & Saturday March 28th 2015.
SCROLL DOWN FOR ONLINE LINKS TO NEWS ITEMS ABOUT MANDY GOODHANDY AKA AMANDA TAYLOR
AND GOODHANDY'S NIGHTCLUB (CLUB120).
by YNOT News
Berton Interviews: Mandy Goodhandy
Re: Mandy Goodhandy's past Gentlemen's Club at Goodhandy's (Club120)
by Jon Pressick
Pillow Talk: Many Goodhandy and Todd Klinck
Re: Legalized Sex Club Goodhandy's Club (Club120)
Monday November 28 2011
Author Bob Leahy - Editor
Feature Interview: Bob Leahy talks sex with Todd Klinck.
References to his business partner Mandy Goodhandy
Re: Legalized Sex Club Goodhandy's (Club120)
The National Post
National Post Staff
July 3rd 2010
Out & About: The faces of Toronto’s annual Pride parade
Re: Toronto Pride Parade 2010
CP24 Youtube clip of Mandy Goodhandy & Todd Klinck: June 2019
Goodhandy's Pride 2010 Grand Marshal March
Re: Toronto Pride Parade 2010
Jun 4, 2010
Life Style Section.
Pride Toronto Grand Marshal and Honoured Group Announced
By KJ Mullins
Re: Toronto Pride Parade 2010