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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.

Upcoming Events

January 23rd, 2011 Comments off

Bent – An Evening of Queer Expressions

Nick MulĂ©, the Founder of Queer Ontario, will be participating in this month’s Bent – An Evening of Queer Expressions, which will be held at O’Grady’s (518 Church St.) on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. The event runs from 7 to 9pm and is centred around the theme of “Community,” where Nick, David Wooton (Church Wellesley BIA), Matt Mills (Xtra), and Chris Veldhoven (Queer Parenting) will be discussing topics that are of importance and concern to LGBT individuals. These include health and wellness, accommodations, aging, entertainment, networking, employment, and many more.

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Queer Ontario on ProudFM

Members of Queer Ontario will also be on ProudFM (103.9 FM) the morning of Tuesday, January 25, 2011 to talk about the recent banning and subsequent un-banning of Gay Straight Alliances in the Halton Catholic District School Board. The chat will take place around 7:30 AM so make sure to tune in over your radio or online at the link below.