For Pride 2018 (in Toronto), we're organizing protests in the Trans March, Dyke March, and the Pride Parade. We will be opposing the current conservative shift in politics and the corporatization of Pride Toronto. Corporatization includes the co-optation of Pride by big businesses, as well the "non-profitization" of Pride. For the longer term, we're planning social and educational events to raise awareness about how co-optation, misrepresentation, corporate and colonial ways of organizing lead to the creation of violent structures, even inside organizations that purport to serve us.
The next major protest is around TDoR (Trans Day of Remembrance). A racist and conservative group called the TTA (Toronto Trans Alliance) has positioned itself as an umbrella group for all trans people and is now formally recognized by the city. They've held events with Toronto City Hall that are extremely insulting and harmful for trans people. We're planning on disrupting their presence and delegitimizing them as a representative for trans people.
Reforming Pride Toronto, and taking back Trans and Dyke Marches for the community remain long-term goals, as well as pushing for community-oriented organizing, decision-making, support, and education.
These are the protests that we're organizing for Pride 2018:
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.