1. Rainbow Trin, WINC, VicPride, and LGBTOUT go to the Trans* Day of Remembrance
Please join LGBTOUT, Rainbow Trin, WINC, and VicPride as we all go in solidarity to commemorate trans individuals in our community who have passed away. This event is hosted by 519 Church Street Community Centre. We will be meeting at Victoria College at their archway near the E. J.Pratt library at 6:40pm before we head out to 519.
This is a serious and important event, and so we all do just ask for respect and courtesy throughout.
Here is 519’s event description:
“Join us for this annual event which marks and commemorates those trans members of our communities who are no longer with us. This event serves as a memorial, a protest, an opportunity for reflection and a chance to see old friends and meet new ones.
The 519 acknowledges not only transphobia as a root cause of violence in our community, but also the various forms of oppression in our culture that increase violence, and limit protections for many members of the trans community. We remember everyone lost to transphobia, racism, ageism, ableism, sex-worker stigma, classism, HIV stigma and homophobia.
Violence has impacted our communities and is not only an intentioned act – it is also an act of neglect. Violence affecting trans communities includes cuts to social spending, and depleting the social safety net.
Violence impacting trans people includes the ever decreasing pool of social services that leaves the marginalized members of society struggling on their own without affordable housing, without access to nutritious food, without access to necessary health care services, without sympathy from a Canadian government that deports trans women and men to their countries of origin even when violence will be waiting for them on their homelands.
The impact of violence on the trans communities is pervasive. For many the vulnerability is constant.
The 519 is a wheelchair accessible space, with accessible and gender neutral washrooms. Trans Day of Remembrance will be ASL interpreted for the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.
2. Fossil Free UofT Campaign Meeting
Get involved in the most exciting environmental campaign on campus! Students across UofT are working to make UofT the first Cndn Uni to take climate leadership and Divest from dirty energy. We’re meeting this week in UC177 from 4-6pm on Wed to plan ahead. See you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/372736552875993/?fref=ts
3. Like Salome on Facebook
Our fabulous host Salome has a new facebook. Like it to stay updated about one of Toronto’s most fabulous Drag Queens!
End the Ban Campaign at U of T
The goal of the End the Ban campaign is to advocate for a blood donation policy that is based on medical evidence; that is based on sexual behaviours and not the sex of sexual partners; and that ensures the safety of the blood supply. With student engagement, we can bring about changes to the policies of Canadian Blood Services.
Help put an end the MSM blood ban by joining the End the Ban campaign at UofT! Sign up for the End the Ban listserve here for upcoming committee meetings and ways to get involved, and check out the facebook page here!
5. Queer Karaoke
Organized by UTGSU at Bar Plus 360 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario for Nov 27 8pm-11pm
Karaoke night is back! Bring your pipes and attitudes to Bar Plus for an evening of crooning the classics. Whether you caterwaul at Mimi’s whistle register, flow like Biggie or touch the soul like Joni, there will be a song for you!
Some refreshments to be provided.
6. Just Give a minute
Last month you joined us at Redline Coffee & Espresso Bar and we’re returning with our ‘Just Give Me A Minute’ OPEN MIC SERIES on November 22!!
Perform with us be it poetry, spoken word, music or another talent you have! Come out and let’s have another successful event!
Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 8:00! Register here or on eventbrite!
*Redline Coffee is located on 354 Queen Street East*
This is a Pay What You Can event!