Event: Halloween Drag Fright

LGBTOUT is excited to announce our first Halloween Drag Fright!

Where: Hart House, Debates Room
When: Friday, November 4th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Entry: Free
Note:ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

Buy your tickets here!ย (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’s Queer Orientation Events

Queer Orientation 2013: September 19-30, 2013

Queer Orientation is a tri-campus series of events that provides opportunities for new and returning students to make connections and engage in activities and discussions related to LGBTQ communities. ย This is YOUR opportunity to take part in over 40 events on all three U of T campuses.

Queer Orientation Mandate

Full St. George Schedule
Full Mississauga Schedule
Full Scarborough Schedule

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LGBTOUT OPEN HOUSE & QUEER FAIR
Thursday, September 12
12pm-4pm
University College Courtyard, beside Sir Daniel Wilson Residence
Co-hosted with the University of Toronto Students’ Union, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office, Sexual Education Centre

What’s happening:
LGBTOUT has a drop-in Centre under Sir Daniel Wilson Archway at University College. We’re moving the Centre outside for one day of outreach, crafts, free food, performances, music, and much more

Rain Location: UC Commuter Centre

VILLAGE TOURS
Friday, September 20
5pm-7:30pm
7 Hart House Circle, Meet on the Lawn
Co-hosted with the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office

What’s happening:
Tour historic and hotspot locations throughout the Church & Wellesley Village. Followed by a social on Church Street. More info to come.

MEET N’ GREET
Monday, September 23
6pm-9pm
Hart House Arbor Room, 7 Hart House Circle

What’s happening:
Meet, mix, mingle with new and returning members of the UofT queer & trans communities. Plus, some free food.

LGBTOUT HOMOHOP: BACK TO SCHOOL
Friday, September 27
9pm-2am
Marquis of Granby, 418 Church Street

What’s happening:
Toronto’s oldest standing queer and trans all-ages dance party with multiple floors with both all-ages and 19+ areas. This is the only event with a ย fee: $5 before 11pm and $10 after. $2 or a canned food item for the first hour if you have a valid post-secondary ID.

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The LGBTOUT Centre for Queer, Trans and Allied Students strives to make the University of Toronto and broader society more accessible, inclusive and socially just. We recognize that students are more than just students, and strive to create safe(r) spaces in recognition that students are of different races, classes, genders, sexualities, abilities, religions, politics & much more. If there are any accommodations or requests, please contact public relations@lgbtout.com.

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Glitter + Glue

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GLITTER AND GLUE: HEMP AND FAUX-LEATHER BRACELOTS

Join students at the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office and LGBTOUT for relaxed drop-in crafting socials this summer on Wednesdays beginning May 22. Each week, you can meet students and make a little craft, or just stop by and say hi. We will provide all the materials and some light snacks. All you need to bring is your wonderful self!

THIS WEEK: Wednesday May 22, 12:00 noon โ€“ 2:00 pm
OUR ACTIVITY: Hemp and Faux-Leather Bracelets


Make a bracelet you can rock all summer or a little gift for a friend. Weโ€™ll have a couple designs to share and all the supplies youโ€™ll need!

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Glitter + Glue is a positive inclusive environment where people can come together, hang out and create regardless of skill level. The weekly event is organized by students through the Sexual & Gender Diversity Office and LGBTOUT. Everyone is welcome. Art can be totally intimidating for people (and so can meeting new people, sometimes!).ย 

Weโ€™ve put together a few crafting projects that are easy for your creative side to get started and the conversation flowing. We hope you join in and would also love for you to share any of your crafting passions with us as the summer continues.

Glitter + Glue will take place at 21 Sussex, room 415 and will be hosted by our crafting enthusiast, Orvis, and members of LGBTOUT. The Sexual & Gender Diversity Office is right next door (room 416 & 417) and will be open and hosting drop-in hours during Glitter + Glue for you stop by and chat with staff and get resources.

LGBTOUT AGM & Winter 2013 Election

LGBTOUT Annual General Meeting and Winter 2013 Election

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Attendance: Adam, Corey, Doug, Dylan, Hardeep, Kayla, Matthew, Patrick, Rayston, Rochelle, Ricky, Ryan, Sophia

  1. Introductions
    1. Quorum was reached with Doug, Dylan, Matthew, Ricky, Rochelle, and Ryan present.
    2. We went around the table and had people say their names, preferred pronouns, and reasons for being at the meeting.
    3. The agenda was finalized.
  1. Candidate Statements and Voting
    1. Matthew, the Chief Returning Officer, read the description for each executive position and had the person(s) running for each position make a statement about their candidacy.
    2. Cathie, the running candidate for the position of Volunteer Coordinator, was absent, so Matthew read her statement.
    3. An initial voting session took place.
    4. The date, time, and location information for additional voting sessions was announced:

i.ย ย ย ย  March 4: 10-11 am

ii.ย ย ย ย  March 5: 4-5 pm

iii.ย ย ย ย  March 6: 11 am to 12 pm

iv.ย ย ย ย  March 7: 3-5 pm

Each session will take place at the LGBTOUT Drop-In Centre, which is located in the archway of Sir Daniel Residence (73 St. George Street).

  1. The results will be made available for Friday morning.
  1. Queer Ball
    1. Rochelle provided an update on Queer Ball. Posters (about 100) have been distributed, mainly in residences. The theme is red and gold and masquerade. Tickets are available at U of T Tix. Volunteers are needed to help set up decorations. Executives must stay until the end of the event to help clean up. Nametags have been requested and will be reimbursed.
  1. Other
    1. Doug suggested that we do another Meet nโ€™ Greet. Ricky said that that would not be a good idea and that we should focus on transitioning over the next few weeks.

LGBTOUT Winter General Meeting

Hi everyone,

LGBTOUT will be having a Winter General Meeting on Friday, February 15, 2013, from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Board Room at Hart House (7 Hart House Circle).

The purpose of the Winter General Meeting is to review the restructuring proposal that has been made for LGBTOUT, and to modify and finalize a new constitution (adapted from LGBTOUT’s original constitution), which can be viewed at:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cAp5WGEQ522v6AoM7v8EBsOXbl4d3HxfHDWWskqc1ig/edit?usp=sharing

We hope to see you all there!

– The 2012-2013 LGBTOUT Executive Committee

Interested in getting involved in LGBTQ leadership on campus? Come to Lead with Pride!

Youโ€™re encouraged to register for Lead with Pride, the University of Torontoโ€™s annual LGBTQ student leadership conference.

This year, Lead with Pride will be taking place on February 1st and 2nd, 2013, at Emmanuel College (75 Queenโ€™s Park Crescent).This facility is wheelchair accessible. A main-floor, accessible, gender-neutral washroom will be available for all participants to access. Meals and snacks will be provided for participants throughout the two days. Lead with Pride is free of charge for all students.

The conference will include activities and workshops on anti-oppression, skill building, networking, and much more.

Participants are not required to have prior leadership experience.

For more information and to register, please click on the following link: http://www.sgdo.utoronto.ca/

The registration deadline is January 23rd, 2013.

Participation is limited, so register as soon as possible and encourage your friends to do the same!

If you have any questions about the conference or the registration process, please send them to sgdo@utoronto.ca.

We hope to see you at Lead with Pride!

– The Lead with Pride Planning Committee*

*The Lead with Pride Planning Committee is made up of members of VicPride!, LGBTOUT, LGBTQ and Allies in Science and Engineering (LGBTQase), the Centre for Women and Trans People, the Sexual Diversity Studies Student Union, the Sexual and Gender Diversity Office, and interested students.

Thank you for coming out to the Homohop!

Thank you to everyone who came out last night! The event was amazing, and it wouldn’t have been that way without all of you!

A few other thank-you’s:
– thank you to all of our super awesome performers who started the night off with a bang;
– thank you to Crews and Tangos for supporting us with the event, including providing us with free giftbags for our first forty guests and a tablet that was raffled off at the end of the night;
– thank you to Bud Light for sponsoring us with some free beer samples;
– thank you to DJs Quinces and Craig Dominic for playing everyone’s favourite music throughout the night; and
– thank you to everyone from LGBTOUT who put tons of time and energy into making this event happen!

If you liked the Homohop, keep in touch with LGBTOUT because we have another great event happening in a few weeks: Queer Ball, a semi-formal for LGBTQ students and their allies. You can follow LGBTOUT on Facebook (“LGBTOUT”) and Twitter (“@LGBTOUT”), and you can also check this website regularly for updates.

Thanks again everyone!

– The 2012-2013 LGBTOUT Executive Committee

Call Out for Performers for Jan. 17 Homohop

LGBTOUT is looking for drag and/or dance performers for our upcoming Homohop, which is taking place on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Crews and Tangos Bar and Restaurant (508 Church Street). There is going to be a half-hour show at the Homohop from 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

If you are interested in performing at the Homohop, please email Ricky at execdirector@lgbtout.com by Friday, January 11, 2013. In this email please include the following details:

  • your name;
  • your performer name;
  • what you are performing (e.g., a drag or dance act);
  • the length of your performance; and
  • whether you require a chair or another small prop for your performance.

Performers are expected to bring their own music to the event; only CDs will be accepted.

Performers do not need to have much experience. We want to use the Homohop as an opportunity for both new and experienced performers to showcase their talent.

Each performer will receive an honorarium for taking the time to perform at the event.