1. Allan Gardens

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    Allan Gardens’ queer history spans two centuries: from Oscar Wilde’s lectures in 1882, to the night time gathering place before electric light and the morality squad targeting the public lavatory…

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    • Supporting Our Youth (SOY)

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      Experience the highlights captured from the Soy Express group in their Forever Fierce, Queer Newcomer Youth does Jane's Walk tour of the village. SOY is community service provider with programs to…

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      • The Incubator

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        From a scruffy shed behind this house in Toronto’s legendary Kensington Market, grew a collective of writers and activists that matured into a magazine, a dynamic liberation movement, the source of…

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        • Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (CLGA)

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          The CLGA is the largest independent LGBTQ archives in the world; the CLGA has been keeping our stories alive since 1973. More than a library, more than stacks of vertical files, the CLGA is the repository…

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          • Pride Picnic: 1981

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            1981 marked the first time Pride was held right downtown welcoming everyone to join. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence did the 14 Stations of the Cross in the park and blessed the entire event.…

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            • The Barracks: 1981

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              On February 5th 1981 - Operation Soap - the Toronto Police Services simultaneous raid of five different bathhouses would galvanize the movement and result in one of the largest demonstrations against…

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              • The Barracks: 1978

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                On a quiet night and on a street that was off the beaten track, members of the Toronto Police Services entered and raided The Barracks. This would be the beginning of a series of raids that would…

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                • The Brunswick House

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                  In October 1974, this working class beer-hall, and social setting for frat brats and engineers, was turned on its head when four lesbian feminists took to the Open Mike Night and sang their own rendition…

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                  • The 519: The Memorial/Vigil

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                    In 1985 the gay community was being confronted with a medical crisis, it was scared, isolated and silenced. In December of that year, a small group of 50 people walked up Church Street to break the…

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                    • The 519: Meal Trans

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                      From a horrible tragedy grew the Meal Trans program, a safe harbour for Toronto’s Trans and Trans Sex Workers. Through hands on activities and events, Meal Trans is Canada’s first multi-access service…

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