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Queer Ontario Launch a success!

January 31st, 2010 Comments off

Thanks to all those that came out to Buddies to help us launch the group!
If you missed it, check out this archive of tweets, pics and posts from the CLGRO Farewell – Queer Ontario Launch.
Also take a look at the CLGRO slide show, featuring clippings and photos from the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives.
We’ve also posted the speech Queer Ontario’s Nick Mulé delivered at the launch.

Finally, here’s the video from our Speakers Corner!


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Queer Ontario Launch speech

January 30th, 2010 Comments off

Tonight we are celebrating two momentous occasions at once, the farewell to a leading provincial lgbt rights organization and the launching of a new queer rights organization in Ontario.

You have already heard from Tom the kinds of groundbreaking work the Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario (CLGRO) undertook throughout its 34 plus year history. From the long hard won battles of getting ‘sexual orientation’ included in the Ontario Human Rights Code to getting same-sex relationships recognized; from sex laws concerns such as parks and washroom arrests and bathhouse raids to a critique of the policing of our communities; from arguing for our inclusion in employment equity and disability legislations to challenging ignorance regarding our issues in the health care, social service and education systems; CLGRO blazed a trail in this province demonstrating that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and in the latter years transgender communities were one to be reckoned with, sending reverberations throughout the country and internationally with its pioneering work and progressive social analysis.
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Queer Ontario Launch info

January 10th, 2010 Comments off

“CLGRO Farewell – Queer Ontario Launch Party”

Saturday, January 30, 2010

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

12 Alexander Street, Toronto, ON

Free event hosted by Ryan G. Hinds and Kristyn Wong-Tam, activists Tom Warner & Nick Mulé, information, vegan refreshments, entertainment by Kim Crosby, Ryan G. Hinds, Troy Jackson and LAL, official Queer Ontario website launch, networking and socializing.

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