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Toronto Pride Events for the Week of June 23rd – July 1st

June 28th, 2012 Comments off

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Please contact Martin Otarola, your friendly neighbourhood Queer Ontario Secretary, if you want to know more about Queer Ontario’s involvement in these events and/or want to participate with us. info@queerontario.org

Don’t forget to bring plenty of fluids and sun-protective gear!
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1.  Saturday, June 23  —  The Dykeversity Community Resource Fair

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2.  Monday, June 25  –  The unaffiliated ‘Queers for Social Justice’ Night March

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3.  Friday, June 29  –  The Toronto Trans March
A grass-roots community focused event, providing a safe space for trans identified people to rally, stand up, and come together in solidarity. The Trans March Rally begins at 6:00 pm at Norman Jewison Park. The March itself begins at 7:30.
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Note: The new, unauthorized Trans March begins where there ‘official’ Pride March ends. So we’ll be joining that, too.

Queer Ontario will be participating in the march as an allied group. Join us at Norman Jewison Park at 7:20 pm — or earlier if you want to take in the Rally!
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4.  Saturday, June 30  –  The Toronto Dyke March
A grassroots event where women and trans people in LGBTTIQQ2SA communities take over the streets of Toronto. The Dyke March Rally begins at 1:00 pm at the intersection of Church and Hayden Streets. The March itself begins at 2:00.

Queer Ontario will be hosting a cheering contingent on the north-west corner of Yonge and Wellesley. Join us there at 1:50 pm. 
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5.  Sunday, July 1st  –  The Toronto Pride Parade
The world-renown Pride Parade, which is set to begin at 2:00 pm.

Queer Ontario will have a marching contingent, just like we did last year. If you want to march with us, meet us at our designated spot (“F24,” near Bloor Street and Ted Rogers Way) at 1:45 pm. The estimated time requirement for this event is approximately two hours.
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6.  Sunday, July 1st  –  The Community Fair
The annual street fair featuring food vendors, commercial enterprises, and community groups that wish to, and can afford to, pay for a space. 12:00 noon to  6:00 pm

Queer Ontario will be stationed with its trusty table on Alexander Street, right next to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, meeting and greeting new people and organizations from Toronto and beyond. We are particularly interested in getting to know what life is like for you and your significant others in your hometowns, and the issues you feel need to be addressed most urgently; so do stop by and say hi!
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Announcing the Queer Ontario ‘Pressing Issues’ Survey

February 8th, 2012 No comments

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We are excited to announce the launch of the Queer Ontario Pressing Issues Survey, one of the many new projects we will be rolling out in the next couple of months to reach out to LGBTQ* individuals across Ontario, and to expand our work beyond Toronto.
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The survey has been created so LGBTQ people across the province can provide us with a list of the issues they feel are most important to them as LGBTQ persons, which we will then use to develop projects and initiatives that are relevant to a greater number of LGBTQ people province-wide. As such, your participation will be greatly appreciated and will be invaluable to our work and direction as an organization.
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About the Survey
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The survey itself consists of five questions, which should take approximately 3-10 minutes to answer. We have both an
online version and a Word (.doc) version available for you to use.
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Indeed, this research and re-focusing will take place while we continue our work on our two core issues: the fight for ‘gender identity’ and ‘gender expression’ in the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the creation of safer spaces for LGBTQ youth across Ontario.
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If you have any questions about any of the above, do not hesitate to contact us at info@queerontario.org — we will be more than happy to answer them!
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Looking forward to serving you better,
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The Queer Ontario Steering Committee
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PO Box 822, Station A
Toronto,Ontario M5W 1G3
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Website: www.queerontario.org
Email: info@queerontario.org
Facebook: Queer Ontario
Twitter: @queerontario

 

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* Note:  For the purposes of this survey, ‘LGBTQ’ will refer to individuals who are marginalized because of their sex, gender, and/or sexuality. This includes, but is not limited to: individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, agender, two-spirited, cross-dressing, intersexed, neutrois, asexual, pansexual, polyamorous, kinky, and/or nudist. This survey is also open to allies who can assist us in our work.
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We know that forms of oppression based on sex, gender, and/or sexuality cannot be seen in isolation from other forms of oppression, so we encourage their joint articulation as well.
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