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Re: Sentencing of Colin Harnack in murder of Julie Berman

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The Trial of Julie Berman

In Solidarity with Ontario's Drag Performers

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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 

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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

[MEDIA ADVISORY] The 519 Trans People of Colour Project (TPOC) to launch a Cookbook by and for BIPOC Trans People

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

Book Launch Event Details:

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • 3 – 4:30 pm ET
  • Virtual, via Zoom. Register here

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.  

Other event highlights include: 

  • Conversations with TPOC members
  • Performances
  • Silent auction
  • Q&A session, and more 

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. 

For media requests, contact:

Dean Lobo (he/him)
Coordinator – Communications, The 519 |

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About The 519

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.

About the Trans People of Colour Project (TPOC)

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. 

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