TORONTO, ONTARIO – The 519’s Trans People of Colour Project (TPOC) will launch Cooking with Trans People of Colour, a unique cookbook containing recipes of significance from the project. The cookbook, compiled by and for racialized trans people, will be launched at a special virtual event on Thursday, March 25, 2021, in celebration of the Trans Day of Visibility.
A true labour of love, this cookbook is a cornucopia of meaningful recipes lovingly curated by our TPOC members and project team. Additionally, the cookbook features unique sections including cooking and eating on a budget, hormones and healthy eating for trans folks, and resources and sexual health promotion information to support racialized trans folks.
Media is invited to join us for the launch of this special gift to and from our communities. TPOC members are available for comment (phone, video, email) prior to the event or in advance by request.
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For 46 years, The 519 has served as a valuable and vibrant hub for LGBTQ2S communities in Toronto and beyond, as well as for residents of Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood. As Canada’s largest LGBTQ2S community centre and service provider, it has been an affirming first touchpoint for many queer, trans and two-spirit folks looking to find community. We had 546,767 visits between April 2019 and March 2020.
The Trans People of Colour Project (TPOC) is a three-year project funded by the Toronto Urban Health Fund. The project is designed to foster affirming support, greater access to food security, and access to meaningful sexual health promotion information for racialized trans folks. TPOC is an integral component of The 519’s support of BIPOC 2Spirit, trans, and non-binary community members within The 519, and has continued to provide support through the pandemic. Between 2019-2020, TPOC had over 300 visits to the drop-in.