Posts Tagged ‘homophobia’

This Week on the Queer Ontario Think Tank

September 19th, 2012 Comments off

This week on the Queer Ontario Think Tank, we have Erika Moen’s “Queer”, a comic strip articulating Moen’s experiences with biphobia in the LGBT community. The original comic strip can be found on Erika Moen’s website and is also available in French (both links have been provided for you on the Think Tank website). A Spanish version is currently in the works, t00.
The project can be viewed at
Note that it depicts nude bodies and contains biphobic and homophobic language.

Queer Ontario at the 2012 Toronto SlutWalk

May 23rd, 2012 Comments off



Queer Ontario is proud to announce its alliance with SlutWalk Toronto, and its work against the victim-blaming and slut-shaming that often accompanies — and follows — acts of sexual harassment and sexual assault.  We will be marching in the SlutWalk this Friday, May 25 in a show of solidarity, with messages opposing the misogyny, transphobia, and homophobia  that inform acts of sexual and physical violence, and the treatment many victims/survivors receive after-the-fact.
Marchers are set to meet at 5:oopm at Nathan Phillips Square, making their way up to Queen’s Park, via University Ave., at around 5:30 pm.
At 6:30 pm, a number of presenters will address the crowd, including: Kim Crosby, Jeff Perera, Tara Atluri, Judy Rebick, Morgan M Page, Michelle Chai, Jules Kirouac, and Jules’ mother, Deborah.
If you are interested in joining our marching contingent, then meet us at the south-east corner of Nathan Phillip’s square at 5:00 pm (look for the Queer Ontario banner), where we will have some materials to make signs. You can also contact us at if you have any questions or would like a run-down of our plan.
If you are interested in learning more about the SlutWalk, then visit their website at
Their Facebook event page can be found at

The International Day Against Homophobia

May 16th, 2011 Comments off

Since 2003, every May 17th, we celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia. On this day, we invite you to not only recognize the continued existence of homophobia and transphobia in our society but as well, to take a moment to celebrate the great strides we have and will continue to make in battling these oppressive ideologies.

Many different events are being held across Ontario to commemorate the day, here’s a partial list:

PFLAG Flag Raising: The Municipality of Clarington, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville @ 9:00-9:30 AM
Facebook Event Link:!/group.php?gid=8933318069&v=app_2344061033

Halton Organization for Pride and Education (HOPE) presents an evening to honour the International Day Against Homophobia, Canyon Creek Chophouse, 2429 Fairview Street, Burlington @ 6:00-9:00 PM
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Ontario Positive Space Teachers’ Association Network Launch: The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton @ 6:00-9:00 PM
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The Well: The LGBTQ Community Wellness Centre of Hamilton presents: Tagging Hate…You’re “It” Hamilton, Skydragon Centre Bread & Roses Cafe, 27 King William Street, Hamilton @ 6:00-8:00 PM
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Algonquin College: Movie Night – “Prayers for Bobby”, Algonquin College-The Landing, 315 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke @ 6 PM
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PFLAG Flag Raising: Toronto City Hall, Podium Green Roof, Toronto, 12:30-1:00 PM 
Guest Speakers Include: Brian Burke, GM, Toronto Maple Leafs; Councillors Gord Perks and Kristyn Wong-Tam 
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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Panel Discussion: the 519, 519 Church Street, Toronto @ 7:00-9:00 PM
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Pride in the City Committee presents International Day of Homophobia: Various Events, Various Locations @ ALL DAY(!)
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However you choose to mark the day, make the most of it as you reflect on the past and future of our LGBTQ communities in our fight to rid the world of homophobia and transphobia!