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Expert Commentary on 2SLGBTQ+ Issues
Since 1975, The 519 has been at the centre of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities in Toronto and across Canada. Our team has developed expertise in a wide range of 2SLGBTQ+ issues as well as broader issues impacting Toronto’s Downtown East and beyond. Staff are available for media research and commentary.
About The 519
The 519 is a City agency committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities. Through our innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, The 519 strives to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote broader inclusion, understanding and respect.
We provide direct service to members of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities, from counselling services and queer parenting resources to Coming Out groups, trans programming and senior’s support.
We provide free, accommodating and non-judgemental space where individuals, organizations and non-profit groups can meet, organize and work towards their goals.
We advocate for progress by sharing the knowledge and insight we gather on the ground through consulting and workshop services, research and public engagement campaigns.
Media Reference Guide
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This document provides a guideline for media, and outlines how to share information and stories about trans and gender-diverse people in an accurate and respectful way. It also provides examples of disrespectful and dehumanizing language that should be avoided.
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