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November 20th 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?

In Solidarity with Club Q

Last night, a shooter opened fire at Club Q, a queer nightclub, in Colorado Springs, USA killing five people and injuring at least 18. This, among other hate attacks in the past, is a harsh reminder that homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia are on the rise, and are increasing in the face of extremism. Canada is not immune to such hateful rhetoric, discrimination, and violence.

We feel this attack viscerally.  There are very few spaces for our communities to gather and feel safe. Club Q was one of them. We carry the weight of trauma from each swipe at our bodily autonomy, each homophobic remark and attack on our very existence. Governments, policymakers, and institutions need to be held accountable for this increasing hate and easy access to weaponry.

Today is the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), an opportunity to commemorate 2 Spirit, trans and non-binary lives lost, celebrate our communities, and importantly, advocate for trans human rights. An already difficult day has been made harder by this heart wrenching news. Our hearts go out to the grieving friends and family of the victims, as well as our local community members.

Trans Awareness Week is a reminder and opportunity to commit to being trans allies every day which includes standing up to hate in all its forms. We must all commit to this work: as public servants, politicians, policymakers, employers, landlords, community members, family members, neighbours, teachers, service providers, and business owners. Let’s ensure there isn’t another hate crime like this.

The 519 affirms our commitment to advocate for the rights of 2SLGBTQ+ people and rise up against attacks on our communities. The fight for our rights and safety is far from over. No one is safe till everyone is safe.

While we hold space for grief in our hearts, we must remember there is strength in community. We have always existed and will continue to rally against the hate that tries to erase us.

“An army of lovers shall not fail.” – Rita Mae Brown

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