Protest Against The TTA's Racist Flag-raisings (Tue Nov 20th)
The next protest is on TDoR, Tuesday November 20th. I see this as the most important protest I organize year round, and the most difficult, mainly because much of the community is in the dark about just how bad the network of folks behind this are for the trans community, and also because of optics and respectability politics. This is going to be the 5th annual protest against TTA's flag-raisings (one will be held at queen's park, the other at city hall). I need as much support around this protest as possible. Read more about it here:
What is the TTA (Toronto Trans Alliance) and how is it violent?
What is the TTA (Toronto Trans Alliance)?
How and Why did the TTA seize power from community?
How TTA perpetuates violence against trans people
Sign-making for Protest Against Racist Flag-raisings (Sun Nov 18th)
Trans folks and especially allies:
Come out and support QT CASE protests against TTA Flag-raisings on TDoR
We need a much larger showing of support to oppose the conservative representation that the TTA is forcing on our community. The TTA is part of a network of predatory organizations that co-opt trans struggles, and in the process push violent right-wing politics. While conservative politics are bad for the trans community in general, they have the effect of being especially violent towards marginalized trans folks, such as homeless trans folks and trans women of color.
Note that this is part of a weekly series of events (every Sunday, 2pm to 6pm, most trans+allies, some trans-only). This Sunday we're focusing on the protest, but after that we will return to other community-building priorities.
Why the TTA is bad for the trans community, even at a symbolic level
Read more about why the TTA is bad for the trans community and why we need to put an end to this network of folks completely: http://qtcase.com/a/why-the-tta-toronto-trans-alliance-flag-raising-is-racist.html
See the summary goals here for organizing against the recent right-wing and colonial shift in the local queer/trans community.
Currently, I'm organizing against mostly white/privileged/conservative trans groups who have positioned themselves as representatives of the trans community, and have been pushing racist, tokenizing, and right-wing agendas.
For protests before 2018, please see Transroots Toronto on facebook. For work previous to Transroots Toronto, please see Grassroots Trans Toronto. These are the protests that were organized under QT CASE 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.