Like many other groups, the pandemic disrupted our activities. Here we are slowly documenting some of our past community work and direct actions, which spans approximately 20 years.

Due to the nature of homeless, transient, and precariously housed people organizing, much of the history has been lost or went undocumented. We will try to fill in as much as we can over time.

One of the significant changes for us moving forward is that our politics are being recognized and given legitimacy after years of fringe organizing. We expect 2022 to be a year of learning and growth, as we develop additional ways of engaging with community and organizations.

Protests were organized under various labels/groups, including Queer Diversity, Transroots Toronto, Grassroots Trans Toronto, etc. Due to the nature of homeless people organizing, much of the history and documentation has been lost. These pictures are from more recent years (approx. 2015 onwards). Some are protests against the 519, others are protests against Pride, and some are from Toronto's version of the World Naked Bike Ride, mixing politics and messaging surrounding anti-violence, anti-war, co-optation, body freedom, sex work, trans issues, etc.































































TTA Protest Series

Our protests against the TDoR flag-raisings organized by the TTA (Toronto Trans Alliance) happened every year of the flag-raisings from 2015 to 2019. This series of protests were key to destroying TTA's political capital and legitimacy with politicians and in the community, and raising awareness about the harm done to racialized and homeless trans people by organizations vying for power.

The 4th item on the list below is effectively ticked off, as politicians have backed off of supporting any one group. There are no official statements or indication of support for either side, however we do have an offer to speak with our local MPP. Our next challenge really is to push for a community-wide consensus-based process. We had productive conversations with the 519 before the pandemic and intend to start following up in September 2022.

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.
Sign Letter


Sign Petiton

Block TTA's Sponsorship

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

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!

Sign Petiton
Block TTA's Sponsorship
Demand that the Sherbourne Health Centre (SHC) and the 519 Community Centre:
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!

Sign Petition

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
    Trans Community Building, Creative Resistance, History, Protests
    These were low key gatherings, primarily for sharing space and talking about community issues, mostly just trans people, but sometimes cis allies (when we were organizing around a protest).