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The Time for Change is Now. Click to watch video.

The Future is Queer. The Future is Now.

We have fought through the AIDS epidemic. We have fought for our human rights. We have fought for our survival. We have fought for each other.
The past has shown us that if we don’t resist, we die.

Globally, lives are at risk.
Due to the pandemic. Due to racism. Due to violence, inequity, and oppression.
We must continue to fight together. Wherever injustice exists, we must fight to extinguish it.
Solidarity is our most effective weapon.

Today, we will embrace our anger. We are pounding our feet and raising our voices to advocate for change, every day.
And in doing so, let us find ourselves at the gateway to a new world that is just, equitable, and safe for all.
The time for change is now.

The Future is Queer.
The Future is Now.
Support LGBTQ2S Futures Now

Pride Programs and Events at The 519

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Virtual LGBTQ2S Family Pride

  • Saturday, June 12 • 9:30am to 1:30pm

Let's celebrate being proud - of ourselves, our families, and our communities. Join The 519 EarlyON Child and Family Centre for lots of fun activities and special appearances, including virtual visits from Toronto Public Library, Scadding Court Community Centre, Fay & Fluffy, and the fabulous Tynomi Banks.

Registration required. Register Here 
Questions? Contact
Portrait of Irvin Washington.

Mindfulness Dancing with Irvin Washington

  • Wednesday, June 16 • 4 to 5pm

Groove to the beats with your little ones while we learn to connect with our bodies at a deeper level. Featuring Irvin Washington, dancer and assistant choreographer on Canada's Drag Race.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Contact
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Fostering Workshop for LGBTQ2S and BIPOC Families

  • Thursday, June 17 • 7:30 to 9pm

Free workshop on fostering children, facilitated by the Children's Aid Society of Toronto.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Contact
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KAAS and YAAS Kick-Off with Tynomi Banks

  • Saturday, June 19 • 11:30am to 2pm

Kids Action and Arts Space (KAAS) and Youth Action and Arts Space (YAAS) offer children aged 6-9 (KAAS) and 10-14 (YAAS) a fun and affirming space to connect and meet friends and new peers. Join us for a fun kick-off with a special performance by Tynomi Banks.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Contact
Collage of drag performers Fontaine, Qaptain, Miss Juwanna DeWitt, Tygr Willy, Ocean, and Mahreal Ohara.
Prouder Together: Virtual Intergenerational Pride Celebration
  • Monday, June 28 • 2 to 4pm
Join us for a Pride celebration showcasing dazzling performances by the fabulous: Fontaine, Qaptain, Miss Juwanna DeWitt, Tygr Willy, Ocean, and Mahreal Ohara. Folks of all ages are invited to attend.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Contact Moji:

Other Pride Events by The 519 Older LGBTQ2S Adults Program:
Poster of Vigil. A lit candle in the dark.

 Community Event 
Virtual AIDS Candlelight Vigil 2021

  • Tuesday, June 22 • 7pm onwards

We will gather to remember, honour, and celebrate those we have lost to AIDS, and those who live with the virus. Today and forever. Hosted by Christian Hui and Daniella Leacock.

Watch the vigil on
View Live Pride 2021 Calendar
View all Programs and Services
Note: All program and event timings are in Toronto local time.

Other Initiatives Supporting The 519

Pride gift box containing squish rainbow bears, rainbow socks, a rainbow heart print notepad with a pencil, and the most delicious rainbow frosted cookie.

Spread Love with Baskits, and Support The 519

Pre-order this colourful, fun gift box to send to special folks in your life this Pride month. This fantastic arrangement includes squish rainbow bears, rainbow socks, a rainbow heart print notepad with a pencil, and the most delicious rainbow frosted cookie. Also comes with a custom card message for the recipient.

20% of all proceeds from The 519 Pride Celebration Box will be donated to support our essential services for LGBTQ2S communities.

Click on the button below to pre-order your box before June 8, 2021.
Shipping is available across North America. Gifts will ship the week of June 21, 2021.

Click Here to Pre-Order Your Pride Gift Box

Upcoming Virtual Training by The 519

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Fostering Queer and Trans-Inclusive Environments at Work and Home

  • Wednesday, June 22 • 5 to 7pm
Gain a deeper understanding of LGBTQ2S communities and what it means to create authentic spaces at work and at home. 2-hour, single-session online course delivered via Zoom.

Cost: CAD 84.75 per person (all-inclusive)
See other upcoming workshop dates
Register Now

The 519 in the Media

Yasmeen and Angel raising their glasses as they share a meal.
Yasmeen Persad and Angel Glady of The 519 Trans People of Colour Project (TPOC) chat with The Social CTV over a delicious meal (of rall curry, paruppu, roti, and sorrel!), about how TPOC is fostering affirming support and greater access to food security for trans communities.
Click Here to Watch
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We are heartbroken by the terrible losses that came out of Kamloops, British Columbia recently. We stand in solidarity with the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and grieve along with our communities.

In memory of these, and all lost Indigenous children, and to mark National Indigenous History Month, The 519 will be directing 25% of unrestricted funds raised through the month of June to support 2SLGBTQ Indigenous-led initiatives, and we will continue to do the work of reconciliation/decolonization in partnership with Indigenous communities year-round.

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This Pride month, support LGBTQ2S futures now by supporting The 519.
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