Queer Ontario Recognises the Land on which we Gather

April 30th, 2018 Comments off

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee , and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

This territory is also covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.

Today, the meeting place of Toronto (from the Haudenosaunee word Tkaronto) is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.

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Queer Ontario’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Part 2

October 17th, 2019 Comments off

Queer Ontario’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Part 2

Queer Liberation Theory Project Study: 

Canadian Interviews Digital Exhibition Launch

Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Location: The ArQuives (formerly The Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives), 34 Isabella Street, Toronto

Dr. Nick Mulé and Queer Ontario, through Dissident Voices Productions, are launching the Digital Exhibition to make the full and unedited interviews from the feature documentary, “QueerEdge: From Gay to Queer Liberation,” publicly available for research, education, and the general public.

Key academics, activists and artists with a queer liberation sensibility in the Toronto and Ottawa areas, discuss the values of gay liberation and how they relate to queer liberation perspectives of today.

This free event will include light refreshments, snacks and beverages.

Nick J. Mulé, PhD is Coordinator of the Sexuality Studies Program, an associate professor in the School of Social Work, cross appointed to the Faculty of Health and the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University. He is the principal investigator (PI) of the SSHRC-funded Queer Liberation Theory: Resurrection and Development research study. He directed, wrote and executive produced the feature documentary, “QueerEdge: From Gay to Queer Liberation.” He is also the founder, past chairperson and current secretary of Queer Ontario.

Queer Ontario is a provincial network of gender and sexually diverse individuals — and their allies — who are committed to questioning, challenging, and reforming the laws, institutional practices, and social norms that regulate queer people. Operating under liberationist and sex-positive principles, we fight for accessibility, recognition, and pluralism, using social media and other tactics to engage in political action, public education, and coalition-building.

Visit the QueerEdge website and view the QueerEdge trailer to learn more about the film.

Co-Sponsored by: The ArQuives; The Centre for Feminist Research, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and the Sexuality Studies Program at York University.

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Queer Ontario Brief LGBTQ2 Health in Canada

May 7th, 2019 Comments off

Submitted to:

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Health

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA) have been holding committee meetings since February 28, 2019 to study LGBTQ2 health in Canada. HESA invites individuals and organizations to submit Briefs on LGBTQ2 health in Canada with the possibility of appearing on the committee to provide a deposition.  Queer Ontario (and its predecessor organization, CLGRO) have a long history of activism and advocacy on the health needs of LGBTQ2 (Queer & Trans) individuals and communities with a focus on the social determinants of health and impacts on the marginalized and the particularly vulnerable.

Queer Ontario completed our submission brief to HESA on May 1, 2019. You can download our submission titled,  “Queer Ontario Brief LGBTQ2 Health in Canada” at the committee’s website here.

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QueerEdge: From Gay to Queer Liberation (2019)

April 15th, 2019 Comments off

Come Celebrate Queer Ontario’s 10th Anniversary 

With a film screening of 

QueerEdge: From Gay to Queer Liberation (2019) 

7:00 – 11:00 PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue
Tranzac Club is located a short walk from Bathurst subway station.

RSVP: info@queerontario.org

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Accessibility: Fully accessible space, no stairs, gender inclusive washrooms.

For Closed Captioning (CC), Direct Voice (DV), and ASL interpretation, please contact Brian at info@queerontario.org by April 20th.

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Introduced by film director Dr. Nick Mulé

This feature documentary links the principles and tenets of gay liberation in the Stonewall era to today’s queer liberation movements. The interviews, spanning historical and contemporary LGBTQ issues, reveal internal politics, provide a critical analysis of the mainstreaming effects of the LGBT equality movements vs. the progressive, sex-positive views of queer liberation movements, and uncover an internal divide between those who are content with equality and those who continue to fight for liberation.

For more information about the film, visit QueerEdge.ca

View the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/214739677

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Post-screening talkback and Q&A panel discussing

“Gay Liberation Then, Queer Liberation Now” 

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Refreshments, snacks and beverages including cash bar

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