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Queer Ontario Responds to the Misattributions Made by Joanne Cohen in her Video Interview with Xtra!

July 4th, 2011 Comments off
It has been brought to our attention that a couple of political phrases have been attributed to Queer Ontario by a Joanne Cohen in a video interview published by Xtra! in its coverage of QuAIA’s banner drop on Pride Sunday.
Just to make sure everyone is aware of the facts, and the implications behind the unnecessary social anxiety around QuAIA’s messaging, the Queer Ontario Steering Committee has decided to issue a statement in response. Read more…
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Pride Toronto’s Diversity and Democratic Values Sacrificed in Favour of Political Funding

May 25th, 2011 Comments off


An essay by Dr. Nick Mulé

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Come Join us at City Hall this Wednesday April 20th

April 18th, 2011 Comments off

Queer Ontario will be giving a deputation at the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee meeting this Wednesday, April 20th, in response to the discussions that will take place around Pride Toronto’s Compliance with the City’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, the City Manager’s ruling on the non-discriminatory nature of the phrase “Israeli Apartheid,” and Councillor Mammoliti’s talks of de-funding the Pride festival. Given the importance of these discussions to LGBTQ people in Toronto and across Ontario, we are calling on individuals like you to come to this meeting and show your support!

What are the details?

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am sharp and will take place in Committee Room 1 on the second floor of City Hall (100 Queen Street West, Toronto). Given that the Anti-Discrimination Policy is the very first item on the agenda, we recommend you come early — say, at 9:00 am — to increase your likelihood of getting a seat.

What if you can’t attend the meeting?

No worries! You can also get involved by submitting your comments to the Committee Secretary at, by phone at 416-392-6627, or fax at 416-392-1879. The Secretariat’s name is Frances Pritchard.

If you want to learn more…

A summary of the issues that will be discussed by the Executive Committee at this Wednesday meeting can be found here.

A copy of the City Manager’s ruling on the non-discriminatory nature of the phrase “Israeli Apartheid” can be found here.

And the motion that stated it all, made by Councillor Mammoliti and seconded by then-Councillor Rob Ford, can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

The Queer Ontario Steering Committee



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