On the Dyke-dar

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

Tonight!
THESE WORDS ARE BURNING – Pink Ink 2013 Zine Launch
Celebrate the work of Pink Ink members at the launch of the 2013 zine THESE WORDS ARE BURNING
7:00 p.m. at Buddies in Bad Times https://www.facebook.com/events/374827482621471/?ref=2&suggestsessionid=8025634ea29a19673ceae6ef5c95c8b9

2 Night Showcase and The Afterparty
A night of dance works dedicated to and in celebration of LGBTTIQQ2S (Spectrum) communities. Different show each night!
7:00 p.m. Thursday until 2:00 a.m. Saturday at Buddies in Bad Times https://www.facebook.com/events/345216758937595/?ref=2&suggestsessionid=8025634ea29a19673ceae6ef5c95c8b9

5th Symposium on HIV, Law, and Human Rights
For full event details, follow the link below.
June 13 – June 14 at Courtyard Marriott Hotel http://www.aidslaw.ca/EN/AGM2013/index.htm

A Conversation with Frank Mugisha – the Head of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)
Keynote for the 5th Symposium on HIV, Law, and Human Rights
7:00 p.m. at Bran and Bluma Appel Salon – Toronto Reference Library http://www.aidslaw.ca/EN/AGM2013/index.htm#Mugisha

That’s So Gay 2013: Say It To My Face
This year’s exhibit pushes its community another step, to cross the line of racial and cisgendered segregation of both the traditional and queer art canons. Curated by Elisha Lim.
June 12 – July 28, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Gladstone Hotel http://www.gladstonehotel.com/spaces/thats-so-gay/

June 14!
TAG TEAM: Gay Premises and Gay Premises: Radical Voices in the Archives, 1973 – 1983
An art installation accompanying an exhibit on The Body Politic.
7:30 p.m. at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
 https://www.facebook.com/events/160775934102343/?fref=tck

Sappho… in 9 Fragments
Directed by Jessica Ruano, and featuring Victoria Grove, this politically-charged and visually-compelling solo performance achieved critical and popular acclaim in London, England with a sold-out extended run.
June 14 and 15 at Videofag https://www.facebook.com/events/460578744012696/?ref=2

Community Mural Project Celebrating Queer and Trans Newcomers!
Session 2
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Sherbourne Health Centre https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=444243892339237&set=a.281318881965073.61017.277644122332549&type=1&theater

HER – The HIM Edition
10:30 p.m. at La Perla
https://www.facebook.com/events/534400259953914

Liberty Village Art Crawl
40 hand picked artists and artisans will exhibit their one-of-a-kind, unique works of art and products.
10:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday at Linear Park and Liberty Village Park. http://libertyvillageartcrawl.com/

A Feminist Tea Party: Straddling the 49th
A Feminist Tea Party lies somewhere between a performance, an installation, and participatory event.
June 14 – June 16 at O’Born Contemporary Art Gallery http://www.oborncontemporary.com/exhibitions/2013_AFTP.html

The Reluctant Dominatrix Workshop
An exploration for women of how to overcome emotional resistance to being sexually dominant and open to the potential of wielding power for mutual pleasure.
7:00 p.m. at Good For Her
http://www.goodforher.com/reluctant_dominatrix

June 15!
Roncy Rocks! Music and Arts Festival
4th annual celebration of art, music and culture in Roncesavalles Village.
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
http://roncyrocks.com/

Annual Naked Bike Ride – Toronto Edition
Clothing-optional bike ride in global protest of oil dependency.
12:00 p.m. at Coronation Park http://wx.toronto.ca/festevents.nsf/591df5f4e9bb95b0852572ff00502015/cf92950440e9ba0b85257b6b00016b8e?OpenDocument

York Region Pride Week begins!

The first ever York Region Pride Parade takes place June 22. For full event details, follow the link below.
Richmond Hill
http://yorkpridefest.com/2013/events_parade.phtml

June 18!
The Queer and Trans Family Pride at the 519
Annual event for families to reconnect, make new friends, celebrate, and share stories of making a family on our own terms.
5:30 p.m. at The 519
https://www.facebook.com/events/663581573668065/

Queer Women and Trans Bathhouse Night @ The Pleasure Palace
9:00 p.m. at Oasis Aqualounge http://pleasurepalacetoronto.com/2013/05/06/tuesday-june-18th-2013-pride-bathhouse/

June 19!
Trans Theatre Under the Stars
Live performance of Sunny Drake’s new stage show TRANSGENDER SEEKING…
7:30 p.m. at The 519
https://www.facebook.com/events/524031980987840/?ref=2&suggestsessionid=8025634ea29a19673ceae6ef5c95c8b9

Female Eye Film Festival
Provocative and controversial shorts, documentaries, and feature films as seen through the eyes of women directors.
For full event details, follow link below.
June 19 to June 23
http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/

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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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