Queer and Trans Community Action, Support, and Education






Sign Petiton
Separate Flag-raisings From TDoR Proclamation

Government officials are responsible for the TDoR Proclamation. The flag-raisings are done by TTA. This letter demands that politicians separate the two events, and attend only the Proclamation that they're responsible for, but not the flag-raisings done by TTA (so as to remain nuetral in inter-community conflict). We expect that this should strip the TTA of political capital, further delegitimizing it, its racist ideas, and its preposterous claims of umbrella representation of the trans community.

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Sign Petiton
Block TTA's Sponsorship

Demand that the Sherbourne Health Centre (SHC) and the 519 Community Centre:

  • Condemn the police violence at TDoR
  • Drop sponsorship of the TTA
  • Outline a process for future trans representation
Update: The 519 has dropped sponsorship for TTA, will release statement addressing police violence... we still haven't heard from SHC

Update: SHC has also dropped sponsorship!

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Protest the trans flag-raising on TDoR
Protest the Flag-Raising on TDoR

  • This is a racist event that harms the most marginalized people in the trans community, especially racialized, lower class, and street-involved trans folks. Read more about this in our Analysis page, and discuss in the QTCASE FB Group
  • Allies are especially needed at this type of protest to counteract the presence of the many cis and white folks who support, run, and benefit from it
  • FB Protest Page
    We're working on issues similar to most other trans organizations, such as anti-trans violence, poverty, homelessness, etc., but some issues are different, and perhaps in conflict with our surrounding organzitions, such as addressing social work abuse, violence from non-profiteering, and addressing inter-community conflicts.

    Our goals are significantly different from surrounding trans organizations. Politically, we're more closely aligned with organizations like the Audre Lorde Project or the Sylvia Rivera Law Project in New York City than we are with our local political landscape. We recognize critiques against those organizations as well, especially coming from trans women of color.

    Long-Term Goals:
    In addition to community work, there are two SYMBOLIC GOAL POSTS:
    1. Stop the trans flag-raisings and other racist, transphobic, co-optive events on TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE (Nov 20th), and replace them with healing and political events in line with the politics developed by trans women of color
    2. Take back control of the TRANS MARCH (in June) from Pride Toronto, and center the event around community-wide organizing
    Going after this type of flag-ship representation is important, because they set the political tone and narrative of the community. Overarching representation enables and disables respective personalities, networks of people, political direction, historical perspective, social development, culture, beliefs, and activities, i.e, if the representation is right-wing/neo-liberal, then community is built around it and favors right-wing, abusive, racist, and otherwise oppressive trans folks at the expense of marginalized trans people.

    Having neo-liberal and right-wing trans representation has lead to those politics trickling down at the community level, which is why poverty, violence, and exclusion are now increasing (despite what the non-profits will have us believe), resources shrinking, service "providers" taking over, erasure of grassroots history, lack of organizational transparency, co-opted narratives and education, and a complete absence of accountability and justice around inter-community and systemic violence.
    These are low key gatherings, primarily for sharing space and talking about community issues, mostly just trans people, but sometimes cis allies, especially when we're organizing around a protest:
    Trans Community Building, Creative Resistance, History, Protests
    Protest the trans flag-raising on TDoR
    Protest the Flag-Raising on TDoR

  • This is a racist event that harms the most marginalized people in the trans community, especially racialized, lower class, and street-involved trans folks. Read more about this in our Analysis page, and discuss in the QTCASE FB Group
  • Allies are especially needed at this type of protest to counteract the presence of the many cis and white folks who support, run, and benefit from it
  • FB Protest Page
    QT CASE is an initiative to fight back against the racism and conservatism settling into the local queer and trans communities, oppose corporate and "non-profit" exploitation, as well as rebuilding communities based in true grassroots efforts. QT CASE seeks to promote community-wide consensus based decision making models, direct action, community accountability, accessibility, community-based support, and community-based education models.

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