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Community Talks - Sparking the movement for an LGBT2Q Youth Shelter : Toronto: Dec 9

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Community Talks - Sparking the movement for an LGBT2Q Youth Shelter

09 December · 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Harbord Collegiate Institute
286 Harbord Street M6G 1G5
Toronto, ON

An event for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer, Communities to come together and engage in the movement of creating Canada's first and severely needed LGBTQ youth shelter.

 

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Newby..

 I try to be interested in everything. (If you don't take an interest, it may come back to bite you in the ass!)

 I'm currently wondering if Feminism, Unions, & the Left in general can survive the towering current of ignorance flowing through all aspects of our lives these days.

 The near total lack of interesting thoughtful media really distresses me. The pandering of news media to the lowest common denominator & the change to 'Opinion Journalism' in the U.S. is frightening!

 O.K.... In my day to day life, I spend a lot of time with my adult daughter, & my Mom. My hubby passed away 6 years ago this month. My Mom is handicapped & 96 years old.

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Linked Oppressions: Racism, Homophobia and Transphobia

Nov 22, 2010 to Nov 26, 2010
University of Toronto
214 College St
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 31.3632" N, 79° 23' 45.6144" W
Ontario CA
Linked Oppressions: Racism, Homophobia and Transphobia: a week dedicated to the investigation of the various ways in which the issues of racism, homophobia, and transphobia intersect in our culture.
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Organizing For Justice - day of workshops

Nov 13, 2010
University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall first floor
www.uottawa.ca/maps - LMX building
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
Ontario CA
A full day of workshops on different aspects of social, economic and environmental justice and healthy communities.
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Panel: The Gay International? Queer Rights Activism Across Borders

Nov 18, 2010 to Nov 19, 2010
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
Queer activists around the world have been organizing in opposition to homophobia, gender- and sexuality-based violence both locally and across borders.
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It Gets Better/Make it Better

Wow, I can't believe there isn't a thread on this yet.

Dan Savage, well-known writer and sex-advice columnist, and his partner Terry, start a project aimed at supporting young LGBTQ teens, in the wake of the recent suicides by teens in the US due to homophobic bullying.

Dan and Terry

UC's It Gets Better video

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Rise of the new sexism and how to fight it

Nov 9, 2010
Bahen Centre, room 2175
40 St George st. (just north of college)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 34.6716" N, 79° 23' 48.6528" W
Ontario CA
Discuss the rise of the new sexism and how we fight for women's liberation today.
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Trans Film Night: 'La Dany'

Oct 25, 2010 to Oct 26, 2010
The Centre for Women and Trans People UT
563 Spadina Ave.
M5S 2J7 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 35.8488" N, 79° 24' 1.0368" W
Ontario CA
==>Trans Film Night: "LA DANY" ==>Free Film! Free Snacks! Free Talk! The Trans Inclusion Group hosts a FREE screening of: "LA DANY" Mon.Oct.25 6pm
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Two Lesbian Youths Found Dead in Orangeville

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The bodies of girlfriends Jeanine Blanchette, 21, and Chantal Dube, 17, were found in a wooded area in Orangeville on Saturday. 

 

 

After ruling out foul play and a connection to a high-profile murder in September, police are investigating the possibility of a double suicide, reports CTV (watch the video for more details).

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Gay Ontario man loses blood donation negligence suit

This one is bound for the Supreme Court!

A gay Toronto man who concealed his sexual history on a blood donor questionnaire and was sued for negligence by Canadian Blood Services has lost in Ontario Superior Court.

In a decision released Thursday, the court sided with CBS in its suit against Kyle Freeman for "negligent misrepresentation."

The court said Freeman did not have a Charter of Rights and Freedoms defence against the claim of negligence.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/09/09/ontario-court-blood-kyle-freemen-suit-negligent.html#ixzz0z32hcztl

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DisOrientation 2010 @ York University

Political and Social Justice - Radically Different, Politically Progressive

DisOrientation 2010 @ York University ::Taking Back OUR Campus!::

- Keele Campus: September 23 to October 1
- Workshops :: Actions :: Film Screenings :: FREE Concert
- ALL Welcome :: ALL Events are FREE & ACCESSIBLE :: Child Care Available

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Gay Rights in Israel?

Contrary to the image portrayed here in the media about how gay friendly israel is, here is an example of the DEPUTY MAYOR organizing a counter demonstration to a gay rights march.

He wanted to bring live donkeys to show the "bestial" nature of gay people, but was only allowed to bring cardboard cut-outs of donkeys.

Could you imagine a government official here organizing an anti gay rights march and getting away with it?

Perhaps now QAIA can ask Bnai Brith to explain what they meant when they said Israel respects gay rights.

 

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=182932 

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New Version: On Legitimate and Illegitimate Protest

Ok all you babblers,

I have heard from many people who read the original version of this piece. In response to all your thoughts, I significantly reworked it to include new ideas that people shared with me and to clarify the most important ways we need to build solidarity right now.

Given the ongoing need for unity as we continue to work to get our friends out of jail, get all the charges dropped, and build the movement from within, seems like a good time to post this new and updated version.

 

Toronto and Vancouver: On legitimate and illegitimate protest

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Israeli GLBT Politics between Queerness and Homonationalism

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Debates about homonationalism seemed to be at the focal point of Pride 2010. International attention was lavished on two events in particular. In Germany, Judith Butler refused to accept the Berlin Pride Civil Courage Award, in protest of growing commercialism, complacency towards racism, and the exploitation of GLBT and queer people by war mongers. Across the ocean at Toronto Pride, activists tried and failed to censor the words “Israeli Apartheid” (and hence the group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid).

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On Legitimate and Illegitimate Protest

http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/node/3883

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Frederick Douglass, 1857

 

This page grows out of dialogue with many community members between the Vancouver Olympics in February and the Toronto G8/G20 in June. It needs saying.

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Happy Pride Weekend, Torontonians!

Well, I'm really not in the mood to celebrate, and it hasn't felt like Pride week given the horrendous tragedy and trauma that Toronto experienced last week.

But.

It's fucking Pride weekend and I'm going to try to have fun.

I made a joke on Facebook, trying to put a positive spin, that the water cannon and sound cannons from last weekend could be altered to be more fun and festive-like for the Pride march. That's the best I can do.

Happy Pride everyone.

Cool

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Reclaiming Our Community Pride: pre-Trans March event and open invite

Jul 2, 2010
The Centre for Women and Trans People UT
North Borden Building rm. 100 563 Spadina Ave.
M5S 2J7 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 35.8488" N, 79° 24' 1.0368" W
Ontario CA
Trans Inclusion Group of The Centre for Women and Trans People hosts “Reclaiming Our Community Pride” before the 2010 Trans March. Join us for snacks, posters, music, and friends.
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Pride and Remembrance Run

Jul 3, 2010
Church and Wellesley Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W
CA
The Pride & Remembrance RUN is an annual 5K fundraising run/walk kicking off Pride Weekend.

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