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Queer Ontario at Pride Toronto — Invitation & List of Events

June 30th, 2012 Comments off

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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 Trans Pride Marches
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4.  Saturday, June 30  –  The Toronto Dyke March
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5.  Sunday, July 1st  –  The Toronto Pride Parade

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6.  Sunday, July 1st  –  The Community Fair

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Queer Ontario at the 2012 Toronto SlutWalk

May 23rd, 2012 No comments

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 info@queerontario.org if you have any questions or would like a run-down of our plan.
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If you are interested in learning more about the SlutWalk, then visit their website at http://www.slutwalktoronto.com
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Their Facebook event page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/275379902539008
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Queer Ontario at 2nd Annual 519 Volunteer Fair

April 15th, 2012 No comments

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Hi Everyone,
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This is to report that Queer Ontario had a highly successful presence at the 2nd Annual LGBTQ Volunteer Fair put on by the 519 Church Street Community Centre.
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Earlier this afternoon Research and Education Committee Chairperson, Alana Boltwood, and I staffed the Queer Ontario table which elicited the signing up of 56 new volunteers!  There was an exciting mix of ages, races, ethnicities, interests and skill sets matching the vibrancy felt in the room and at the event itself.  In addition to Toronto numerous were from other geographical areas including North York, Markham, Brampton, Oshawa, Ottawa, Ajax, New Lowell and Thunder Bay.
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This is the 2nd year Queer Ontario has taken part and received such a great response.  Special thanks are extended to Queer Ontario Secretary, Martin Otarola, for setting us up with the needed material resources and Alana for joining me for the full event in representing Queer Ontario to potential volunteers.
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We will soon be following up with each of these volunteers to see how best we can involve them in the important work of Queer Ontario.
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Cheers,

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Nick Mulé

Chairperson,
Queer Ontario
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