Each year, in the lead up to Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), organizers expect backlash and attempts to shut down events. IAW 2010 was no different. The Ontario Legislature condemned IAW, The Toronto District School Board banned IAW from its premises even though no events were scheduled there, and Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff slammed IAW for the second year in a row.
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Cinema Politica UofT - United in Anger: A History of Act Up
**United in Anger: A History of Act Up**
A small group of men and women of all races and classes, came together to change the world and save each other’s lives. Meetings, affinity groups, and approaches to civil disobedience mingled with profound grief, sexiness, and the incredible energy of ACT UP. More detailed description and trailer: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/united-anger-history-act
**Stick around for a discussion about queer activism following the screening.**
The theme for this conference is Trans inclusion, representation and access in women’s, feminist, and social justice spaces, with a focus on enhancing TransFeminist praxis in community organizing, service delivery, and education. This years conference includes a keynote presentation from Dr.
Performance: SINS INVALID perform 'An unshamed claim to beauty in the face of invisibility' at the AGO
Come and celebrate Disability Awareness Month with California-based SINS INVALID, performing excerpts from ‘An unshamed claim to beauty in the face of invisibility' at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the Weston Family Learning Centre.
The show will open with a performance from Toronto-based artist Masti Khor and a screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary, Our Compass.
Sins Invalid, including cast members Alex Carafelli, Leah Lakshmi, Piepzna-Samarasinha and Leroy Moore, will follow this.
The event is FREE, is wheelchair accessible, and has ASL interpretation and Attendant care.
On July 20, 2005 Canada legalized same-sex marriage. At the time, it was one of only four countries in the world to do so. Already legalized in eight out of the ten provinces and one of the three territories by 2003, same-sex marriage had been a long time coming.
Most of the provincial legalization were due to high level court cases, arguing that to deny queer couples marriage would be discrimination in violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Many of the legal benefits that accompany marriage had applied to queer couples since 1999 for similar reasons.
On August 28, 1971 queer activists hosted the first large scale gay rights protest on Parliament Hill. 100 to 200 women and men stood in the pouring rain to listen to speeches from Toronto Gay Action, The Homophile Movement of Toronto and Front de Libération Homosexual. The demonstration was to follow up to a list sent to the federal government, later printed as"We Demand" in the queer magazine The Body Politic.