Halloween Drag Fright!

LGBTOUT is excited to announce our first Halloween Drag Fright!

Where: Hart House – Debates Room
When: Friday, November 4th, 2016
Time: 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Entry: Free
Note: This space is accessible to wheelchairs and scooters.

Spend an evening at Hart House as we celebrate and say goodbye to Halloween in style with Drag Queens and Kings.

If you wish to perform this is the perfect opportunity! You do not need experience, just follow the link below to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-pVfn8sedch9hjQPvFGQw1lltpk76T9nklq7H87SpGCzAMw/viewform

We will also have a few special guests performing. Stay tuned to find out who they are!

The night promises to be one twisted with horrors and thrills, November isn’t going to stop us from having a spooky night. See you soon😉

DIC Applications 2016/2017

Are you looking for a way to get more involved with the queer community on campus? Are you someone who likes to provide support and give back to the community? This might be the opportunity for you! (plus, we offer CCR credit, so that’s pretty cool)

LGBTOUT is currently accepting Drop-In Centre applications for the 2016/2017 school year!

Volunteers are required to commit to one 2 hour shift per week and to attend a mandatory training session on Saturday, September 24th during the day.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our email (lgbtoutexec@gmail.com) or feel free to PM me if that’s easier for you🙂

https://goo.gl/forms/FrNkraGtiP0Yi2M43

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Vigil for Pulse Nightclub Tragedy

Joing LGBTOUT and APUS as we gather together to remember and honor the lives lost at the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. This is a moment where it is difficult to know what to do, so we ask everyone to come together as a communtiy to support one another.

The LGBTOUT drop-in centre will be open from 1pm – 9pm if anyone would like to talk with someone or is in search of a safe space. There will be volunteers there ready to listen. There will also be a banner that we encourage everyone to sign if they have a moment.

The vigil will start at 9 p.m. at King’s College Circle. There will be candles lit and signs pointog towards the gathering location. An open mic will be available if anyone would like to say anything.
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We hope you can join us.

Queer Ball 2015

Just one more week to go before the extra fabulous Queer Ball hosted by the LGBTOUT! Mark your calendars and fish out your mermaid tails cause on March 13th, we’re going Under the Sea!

Featuring: DJ Secret Agent & performances by Tallan MD & Slouch; free appetizers and a cash bar!

Buy your tickets here! (Strict wristband policy)

This is a safe space event. We welcome all students, & request mutual respect & awareness for all.

If you have any questions, please contact exec@lgbtout.com.

LGBTOUT Statement on the UofT Strike

LGBTOUT is PROUD to be giving ‪#‎CUPE3902‬ our rainbow & condom clad megaphone during the ‪#‎UofTStrike‬.

We back the strike 110% and encourage our members to join with our TAs at the picketlines.

The South Gate to UofT on College is a great place to join in.

Shout out to UofT350.org (the fossil fuel divestment campaign), UofT NDP, UTSU, and ASSU for your solidarity! All clubs should join in vocally supporting CUPE.

We encourage everyone to email the Vice Provost vp.students@utoronto.ca to express your frustration. You will be most effective if you add that you are tweeting at and commenting to the media about your frustration with the administration.

As people who can comment on bullying, we are disappointed in the UofT administration for unfair tactics and administering poverty on CUPE3902 workers. We understand a strike is frustrating (many of our exec are graduating!), but we believe in the right to strike. We believe our TAs should earn a living wage. They do 35% of the teaching for 1% of the budget. UofT, you are not being fabulous.

To all those who comment this is hurting students we disagree. Picket lines and labour solidarity are vital skills to have as we join the work force.

Thank you ‪#‎UofT‬, for giving us the chance to practice them. ‪#‎WeAreUofT‬

LGBTOUT Statement on Fossil Fuel Divestment

Dear fellow beloved queers,

The straight people and their fossil fuels are threatening queer survival as we know it.

From fracking water tables to colonial oil extraction in the Alberta tar sands, heteropatriarchal fossil fuel extraction is putting the global climate system in jeopardy.

LGBTOUT recognizes the fossil fuel industy’s business model will commit the planet to catastrophic, irreversible, runaway global climate disruption.

If runaway climate change begins, the survival of the beautiful queerbies, and gaybies of the future will be threatened.

UofT is aggravating this threat by investing in the dirty energy industry now.

LGBTOUT thus calls for the Governing Council & President Gertler to divest UofT from fossil fuels. LGBTOUT fully endorses the fossil fuel divestment campaign as essential to queer survival.

The queer people of the future deserve a clean environment and healthy climate.

Dear straight people, you are very slow at saving yourselves. But worry not, your fabulous queer allies are here to help you along.

We’re here. We’re queer. We’re here to save the planet.

‪#‎SaveTheStraights‬ ‪#‎DivestFossilFuels‬ ‪#‎FossilFreeUofT‬‪#‎FossilFreeCanada‬

with love and glitter,

LGBTOUT

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Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam

LGBTOUT welcomes you back to a new hopefully fabulous semester!
But before semester starts, we’re supporting an event you may be interested in!
HOT DAMN IT’S A QUEER SLAM returns Saturday January 3rd with it’s high power, moving poetry slam.
In Glad day Bookstore (598 Yonge Street) from 8pm to 11pm, the poetry slammers will knock your socks and clothing off with the incredible show they present.
The event link is here https://www.facebook.com/events/1521088544810933/​
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Nov 16 Newsletter

 

Newsletter 

1. Trans* Day of Remembrance: Rainbow Trin, WINC, VicPride, and LGBTOUT go to the Trans* Day of Remembrance 

2. Fossil Free UofT Post March Meeting – Fight for Climate Action!

3. Like Salomé’s facebook page

4. End the Ban Campaign at UofT 

5. Queer Karaoke​

6. Just Give a Minute 

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

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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

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Our fabulous host Salome has a new facebook. Like it to stay updated about one of Toronto’s most fabulous Drag Queens!

https://www.facebook.com/salomeburlesquequeen

4. 

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.

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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!