We acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of many Nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.
We also acknowledge all Treaty peoples – including those who came here as settlers – as migrants either in this generation or in generations past - and those of us who came here involuntarily, particularly forcibly displanted Africans brought here as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery. We pay tribute to those ancestors of African origin and descent.
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Fri, June 18
A celebration of 2Spirit peoples and their incredible contributions to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Join us as we collaborate with Thirst Nation for a celebration by and for 2Spirit community members. Thirst Nation is an Indigiqueer & 2-Spirit Variety show produced by Weird Alice & Tygr Willy. Thirst Nation highlights Indigenous community members across Turtle Island and around the globe with both performances and interviews.
Curated by: The 2Spirit Community Committee
Closed Captioning will be available for this event. ASL Interpreters can be booked by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of five (5) days prior to the event. Pride Toronto thanks the TD Ready Commitment for their support in presenting ASL Interpretation for Pride 2021
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Yalla Barra- Words that for many middle easterners means two things. "GET OUT". These words speak true to the lived experiences of many Middle Eastern folks and also for living your best life. This year, we have KeroPatra whos coming back with some new looks and music. KeroPatra is a gender queer drag performer and activist for people living with HIV. We also have the incredibly talented Faith (Mona Mousa) who will read something that speak true to the experiences of many Middle Eastern Folks and their journey in finding their identities within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. We will also have Lebanese/Canadian artist el Hashem, who debuted his first release in late 2020, with a combo set of an Arabic and English cover songs. More cover and original songs are dropping throughout 2021, and wrapping up the year will be the anticipated double album “zakerat | memories”. With a cool mix of eastern and western sound and energy, el Hashem is fast gaining praise from industry watchers and music fans. Finally we will have DJ Louay, who's been the resident DJ for Middle eastern nights since the beginning. Bringing arabic pop and house music together that will have us dancing and wanting more. Come join us on this journey of middle eastern love and resiliency.
Curated by: Kero Patra
Closed Captioning will be available for this event.