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April 28th 2022

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December 2022

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?

Lifting the Blood Ban: A Step in the Right Direction

Today’s news that Health Canada has approved proposed changes to how Canadian Blood Services screens blood and plasma donations helps remedy overtly discriminatory practices targeted towards men who have sex with men, 2 Spirit, gay, bisexual, and queer men, and other queer and trans community members.
This evidence for making this policy change is long-standing, and this change is long overdue. As is so often the case for queer and trans communities, change happened solely due to the relentless advocacy of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, researchers, health experts, AIDS service organizations, and others. We celebrate this long-fought win with our friends and partners who have dedicated countless hours to making this change happen.
Barriers to queer- and trans-competent and affirming care, and to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention options, are pervasive across Canada. Effective public health measures rely on evidence-based decision-making and the lived realities of marginalized communities, and we are heartened to see Health Canada and Canadian Blood Services making a much delayed but welcome decision.

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