On the Dyke-dar

Here’s what’s on our dyke-dar this week!

Tonight!
Write On!
Official launch of Write On! Open mic night for QPOC.
7:30 p.m. at Glad Day
https://www.facebook.com/events/205347399613252/?ref=22

Inside Out: Local Heroes Party
Cineoke and video dance party.
10:00 p.m. at Buddies in Bad Times
https://www.facebook.com/events/308741495925770/?ref=2

Paint the Halls
Painting competition and party to celebrate the new, state-of-the-art facility.
7:00 p.m. at Women’s College Hospital
https://www.facebook.com/events/245834465558979/?ref=2&suggestsessionid=6166273e06faec99ec7bd468b7ac7310 

Hold Mommy’s Cigarette
Shelley Marshall brings to the stage her autobiographical story revealing the truths of mental illness and how it can turn a steel town street kid into a world renowned Comedienne.
Alumnae Theatre
https://www.facebook.com/events/552397384799417/?ref=14


May 31!

Ceremonies for the Dead book launch
Two-spirited poet Giles Benaway launches his debut book, CEREMONIES FOR THE DEAD, with musical accompaniment and more!
6:00 p.m. at Glad Day
https://www.facebook.com/events/373637436090829/

Exposure Project Auction
A charitable auction in support of street-involved women.
8:00 p.m. at St. James Cathedral Centre
https://exposureproject.blossomr.com/

Orgasm Idol
Six competitors fake orgasms on stage in front of a live audience and a panel of three sex worker judges assess their performances. After three rounds, the audience will vote and the winner will be crowned Orgasm Idol.
11:00 p.m. at Buddies in Bad Times
https://www.facebook.com/events/151951864983511/

Inside Out and Transplanetarium present: TGIF
Transplanetarium after party.
Henhouse, 10 pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/464844356925302/?ref=2

June 1!
Veggie Pride Parade
Fourth annual Veggie Pride Parade and after party with delicious food, entertainment, and raffle prizes.
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Yonge Street, Trinity Square
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Toronto-Veggie-Pride-Parade-TVPP/132087293579003

Inspire Awards
Queer community, friends, and allies celebrate queer individuals, organizations and businesses.
7:00 p.m. at Hart House
https://www.facebook.com/events/501983516533323/

CUE POC!
Queer Jams. Queer People of Colour. Everyone Welcome.
10:00 p.m. at Margret on Dundas
https://www.facebook.com/events/378331275620361/?suggestsessionid=03f1d64e82a26560eb4f75b00ac7c24e

Carlton Cinema Midnight Movie Marathon
All-night John Hughes movie marathon for charity.
11:00 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Carlton Cinema.
https://www.facebook.com/events/452707104814737/


June 3!

The 1st Time Project – 1st Contact Concert
Concert in support of The 1st Time Project, a trans-media initiative about women’s sexuality.
7:45 p.m. at The Mod Club
https://www.facebook.com/events/646880185338341/?ref=22

Pink Elephants, “Queer” Inspired Art
An exhibition of Queer inspired visual art.
Runs June 3 to June 8 at Elephant Shoes
https://www.facebook.com/events/470033503076462/

June 4!
DYKE MARCH TOWN HALL
Come share your ideas, concerns, questions about the Dyke March and learn about what’s new and different for 2013! You may also register to join the Dyke March and get information on how to join groups such as Dykes on Bikes and Dykes on Bicycles.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Oakham House, Ryerson University
https://www.facebook.com/events/473090656104788/?ref=2


June 5!

When We Were Good: Book Launch and Party
The launch of Suzanne Sutherland’s debut novel.
7:00 p.m. at Glad Day
https://www.facebook.com/events/356700204432094/?fref=ts

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About Dyke March Toronto

Mission: The 2015 Toronto Dyke March works to create dyke-centred spaces because we need — and demand — more visibility within the Pride Toronto Festival. Goals: Our goal is to organize a political and celebratory march, created by and for dykes across the spectrum. We need to create our own space to be political and visible. Dyke visibility is important because we are not fully represented in the Pride movement or in mainstream society. The Dyke March celebrates our diversity and demonstrates the power of our communities. We hope the Dyke March leaves you with the energy to take action, a sense of community, and an appreciation for your own unique dyke glory! Values: The Dyke March values collective organizing to give dykes who are historically oppressed a platform. These include, but are not limited to, trans folks, Indigenous folks, folks of colour and folks with disabilities. We see this as necessary to create social change.
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