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December 2nd 2022

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December 2022

The Trial of Julie Berman

In Solidarity with Ontario's Drag Performers

November 2022

City of Toronto, The 519, and Homes First Society announce Toronto’s first dedicated shelter for 2SLGBTQ+ adults

In Solidarity; A Community Vigil Honouring Colorado Victims and Survivors 

In Solidarity with Club Q

Public Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2022

September 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Status For All: Letter to PM Justin Trudeau and Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Sean Fraser

The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2022/23

August 2022

Notice of The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23

[Press Release] 2SLGBTQ+ communities release Media Reference Guide as a tool for more inclusive journalism

June 2022

Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23

World Refugee Day: Support LGBTQ+ Refugees Every Day

Green Space Festival 2022: Neighbourhood Information

Green Space Festival announces 2022 lineup: a Pride-weekend party in support of 2SLGBTQ+ communities

Pride 2022 at The 519: Upcoming Programs and Events

April 2022

Lifting the Blood Ban: A Step in the Right Direction

March 2022

Trans Day of Visibility: Affirmations and Calls to Action

Online Dating Safety 101

International Women's Day: Our History, Our Reality, Out Future

February 2022

The 519 Black Collective – Black History Month 2022: ‘Black Health & Wellness’

November 2021

Public Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2021

October 2021

PRESS RELEASE: The 519 Annual Gala 2021

The 519 Annual Gala 2021 – Meet the Artists

September 2021

September 30: The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2021/22

August 2021

The 519 Annual General Meeting 2021-22

Shattered Hearts, Healing Together

Do you want to vote at The 519 Annual General Meeting 2021-22?

In Solidarity with Ontario’s Drag Performers

There are disturbing reports of a number of drag shows across Ontario becoming targets of hate. As of October 2022, 15 drag reading events across Canada have reportedly been subjected to protests, retreats, and online harassment. Drag artists are scared for their safety and for our communities at large.

Drag culture is an integral and affirming part of our communities’ fabric. Drag kings, queens, and everyone in between do the important work of creating more inclusive and affirming environments for our communities – including children and families – to grow and thrive. The 519 stands in solidarity with drag artists in Toronto and across the province and country. You deserve access to performing and being in safe spaces. Our communities deserve safety, period.

Drag culture will continue to be an essential part of our own year-round programming and our Green Space Festival’s Starry Night. We support our drag artists and rise up to any hate targeting them or our communities at large.

We condemn the hate facing our drag artists. We know that we have always had to rely on each other to keep each other safe. We call on the police and justice system to take these threats seriously and do their part in supporting vital community spaces and art.

If you have or are experiencing violence of any kind, including violence via social media, please contact The 519’s Anti-Violence Initiatives (AVI) at AVI@The519.org.

To our drag community, our Army of Lovers has your back. Keep slaying.

Drag is Our Resistance by The519

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