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Queer Ontario at Pride Toronto — Invitation & List of Events

June 30th, 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 protection!
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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 official and unofficial Toronto Trans March
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4.  Saturday, June 30  –  The Toronto Dyke March
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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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Call to Action: Ask Pride Toronto to Dismantle the Dispute Resolution Process

June 26th, 2012 Comments off

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June 25, 2012 — For Immediate Release
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In the advent of the complaints that were filed with Pride Toronto’s Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) against Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) – two of which have been removed and new ones lodged – we are reiterating our call for the dissolution of the DRP and invite other LGBTQ groups and organizations to oppose its use and do the same…
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Simply pick and choose your reason(s) for opposing the Process and/or add your own. Then email it to the Pride Toronto offices at office@pridetoronto.com
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For greater resonance, you can even email the co-chairs directly at francisco.alvarez@pridetoronto.com and luka.amona@pridetoronto.com
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Click here to send your message to all three emails.
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A downloadable version of the Call can be found here:
Call to Action: Dispute Resolution Process
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Give the Pride Toronto Board your two cents!
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The Queer Ontario Steering Committee
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The PinQ PotluQ PikniQ — Reliving the first gay picnic on Centre Island

July 30th, 2011 No comments

On August 13, Queer Ontario will be hosting the PinQ PotluQ PicniQ at Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Island, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. It’s an all-day event where LGBTQ people across Ontario will be able to get together and party like it’s 1971!*

There will be food, games, and lovers & strangers, so be sure to join us for some serious grassroots fun. (And bring all your friends, too!)

*Also known as the year of the legendary ‘gay picnic’ on Centre Island, arguably the first ‘gay pride’ celebration long before Gay Pride events ever existed.  —    Read more…

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