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Creating Black History: From Across the World to Our Doorstep

The word ‘home’ can be a complicated one, particularly for us as 2SLGBTQ+ people. Yet…

We Will Not Back Down: Responding to Anti-Trans Extremism

Anti-trans extremists and their political supporters have been busy spreading hate for political gain. Their…

2SLGBTQ+ Youth Are Still Not Up For Debate

In recent news, we have witnessed an increase in anti-2SLGBTQ+ policies against children, especially non-binary…

Let’s Talk about Toronto’s Housing Crisis

Housing is a human right. Many of us are paying the cost of higher and…

Video: Prance and Protest – IDAHOBT 2023 at The 519

On May 17, 2023, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBT), Toronto’s 2 Spirit,…

Search the Landfills

We join Indigenous communities across Turtle Island in solidarity, but especially Winnipeg's Long Plain, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi,…

VIDEO: Enough is Enough: a panel discussion addressing anti-2SLGBTQ+ hate

In response to increasing hate crimes targeting 2SLGBTQ+ communities, The 519 held a panel discussion…

Non-binary Awareness Week

July 10 to 16, 2023 is Non-Binary Awareness Week. Through their very existence, non-binary people…

The 519 Black Collective: Juneteenth

Juneteenth marks a milestone in the ongoing fight for freedom and equality. The roots of…

2SLGBTQ+ Youth Are Not Up For Debate

Last night, the publicly funded York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) had one more opportunity…

In solidarity with queer and trans Muslims

In light of the recent statement “clarifying” sexual and gender ethics in Islam — co-signed…

Canada is not immune!

On Wednesday, the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier announced an official policy…

In solidarity with LGBTQI+ people in Uganda – what has happened and what can we do?

Uganda’s 2023 Anti-Homosexuality Bill On May 2, the Ugandan parliament passed a modified version of…

Food for All

Food is about community and connection, coming together to prepare and share meals.Food insecurity is…

International Women’s Day 2023: Women, Life, Freedom

International Women’s Day (IWD) is not just a celebration, it is a reminder. Of the…

LGBTQ+ Kenyan Rights Matter

On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, Honourable George Peter Kaluma, MP of Kenya's Homa Bay Town…

Re: Sentencing of Colin Harnack in murder of Julie Berman

In honour of Julie Berman, The 519 was present today at Colin Harnack’s sentencing hearing.…

42nd anniversary of the Toronto Bathhouse Raids

This week marks the 42nd anniversary of the Toronto bathhouse raids, a pivotal moment in…

Black History Month 2023

February is Black History Month, and this year’s global theme is Black Resistance.Black queer and…

COVID-19 Shelter Transition and Relocation Plan Update 2023

Today, the Economic and Community Development Committee at the City of Toronto debated the COVID-19…

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