PRIDE MONTH AT DFC!

 

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June is PRIDE month here in Toronto. To celebrate this most  festive of occasions, we have got some great programs coming up here at DFC. If you want to get involved with any of these events or would like more information please contact Ryan Hayward  416 920 7340 x204  or rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

YOUTH & ELDERS PROJECT

Wednesday May 31, 8pm @ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Integrating text, movement, music, and design, a group of queer youth and elders embark on an oral history of queer lives. We have a very small block of tickets to this show. If you aren’t able to make it with the DFC group, check out other show times and dates.

TRANS NOW!

Thursday June 8, 7pm in the Community Room

We are excited to welcome local trans activist and educator Talia Johnson to speak about the fight for trans rights – around the globe and here at home. This is a great opportunity to learn and become and ally.

HOW CAMP – An Evening Of Gay Cinema

Wednesday June 14, 7pm in the Community Room

We are mega jazzed to host a sing-a-long / quote-a-long screening of gay camp classics The Wizard of Oz and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Cocktails and snacks will be served.

DFC PRIDE BRUNCH!

Saturday  June 17, 12pm – 4pm in the Courtyard

Traditionally, PRIDE at DFC has been a night-time affair, but we are shaking things up this year. In addition to lots of great food, coffee, and cocktails, guests will also have a chance to flaunt their sass with our own lip-synch battle! Make no mistake…this will be a  festive, fun, and fierce party to let your PRIDE flag fly! PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE14TH!

TORONTO AIDS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

Tuesday June 20, 9pm @ 519 Community Centre

Anyone interested in joining us for this annual event is welcome. The DFC group will meet in main lobby at 8:30 pm and walk over.

KNOWING TORONTO’S QUEER PAST

Wednesday June 21, 7pm in the Community Room

Tim McCaskell, local gay activist and founding member of the Body Politic, will be here to give an illuminating talk on our city’s queer past – the good, the bad and the ugly! He will also touch on some themes from his new book,  Queer Progress : From Homophobia to Homonationalism. Wine and appetizers will be served.

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