Posts Tagged ‘health’

Announcing the First Queer Ontario Salon

November 21st, 2012 Comments off

Queer Ontario is proud to launch a new initiative: its Queer Ontario Salons — designated evenings where we address key issues via guest speakers, political discussion, performances, network-building, and socializing. All events will be audiostreamed at to enable participation from individuals who are unable to attend in person (for whatever reason).

The theme for our first Salon is “The State of Queer Health in Ontario”, co-sponsored by Rainbow Health Network and Rainbow Health Ontario. Our guest speaker will be Anna Travers, Director of Rainbow Health Ontario. The event will take place:

On Thursday, November 22, 2012 from 8:00 to 10:00 pm
In Room 201 at The 519 Community Centre, Toronto.

The 519 Community Centre is wheelchair accessible, and light snacks and refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at
We look forward to connecting with many of you there!
The Queer Ontario Events & Fundraising Committee


The 2011 Queer Ontario Elections Report Card

September 15th, 2011 Comments off

.The four years since the 2007 provincial election in Ontario have been riddled with commendable advancements, broken promises, and reprehensible misactions from all three major parties. Many of these have had a direct effect on LGBTQ Ontarians, their families, and their communities, and the time has come to highlight some of these in advance of Election Day, on October 6th.

As with every provincial election, Queer Ontario has developed a Provincial Election Report Card to outline the Progressive Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic actions and statements around pertinent issues that affect LGBTQ persons in Ontario. Our hope is that you vote in favour of human rights and unconditional support for LGBTQ persons, and consider the many ways in which LGBTQ Ontarians are still being marginalized and going under-recognized  throughout the province.

The Queer Ontario Steering Committee


1. As much as we would have liked to, the Green Party of Ontario was excluded from this edition of the Report Card because no Green Party candidates were elected in the 2007 provincial elections. This has prevented us from being able to document and analyze the party’s performance, as we have done for the other three major ones.

2. “LGBTQ” will be used to refer to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, two-spirited, queer, pansexual, polyamorous, and kinky individuals; and all other individuals who are marginalized for their sexual or gender differences.

3. Lastly, Queer Ontario is a non-partisan group. The information in this Report Card is informational and should not be read as an endorsement of any political party or candidate.

Volunteer Opportunities! — Research, Policy, and Strategy Projects

July 14th, 2011 Comments off
Hello Everyone!
Here at Queer Ontario, we always have a number of important projects and initiatives on the go, but not always the time, skills or knowledge to get them done. So here’s your chance to get involved with us and to put your mark on one of our key projects!
Below you will find a list of projects that involve some info-gathering, policy work, critical analysis, and report writing that will help us get the ball rolling around the Provincial Election, proposed Federal Government initiatives, and the establishment of LGBTQ Addiction & Mental Health services across Ontario.  These projects can be done from anywhere in Ontario.
If you are interested in getting involved with any of these projects or if you have any questions, please contact Alana, our Research & Education Chair, at alana.boltwood[at]
We hope to hear back from many of you soon!
The Research and Education Committee