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CAMH celebrates #MyWorldPride

This year, Pride Toronto is hosting World Pride from 20 to 29 June and CAMH wants to celebrate by sharing messages of inclusion, celebrating diversity, and promoting safe and healthy communities.


 

 

On Saturday,  June 21 (starting at 7 p.m.), all are welcome to join Nuit Rose, a queer focused contemporary art event in celebration of World Pride 2014 in Toronto. Nuit Rose will take place along Queen Street West as well as in Church Wellesley Village. Some of our favourite neighbours are participating (Workman Arts, The Gladstone Hotel (Nuit Rose hub), MOCCA, Artscape Youngplace, The Drake Hotel, The Theatre Centre, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, City of Toronto, Ontario Arts Council). The event will feature art installations, artist exhibitions, an art marketplace, performances, theatre and music, film, video and digital art, and audience participation - with an event taking place on CAMH green spaces along Queen Street.

 >> More info on Nuit Rose
 

 

As part of the Youth Solidarity Project, a series of workshops will take place on Sunday, June 22, at the Art Gallery of Ontario to discuss strategies to create healthy, safe and inclusive communities through the arts in Canada. The workshops will be followed by a celebratory forum with six finalists of an art competition on the theme of LGBT solidarity. Be sure to visit the exhibit featuring the six artists at the AGO. The winner of an online vote will be announced at the Youth Solidarity Forum, and will be awarded with a $1,000 prize and their art will be transformed into a public outdoor mural.

>>  Why CAMH supports the Youth Solidarity Project​


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  • ​Raising the Rainbow Flag 


At CAMH, this year’s flag
raising is scheduled for Tuesday June 24 from 12 to 2 p.m. We will have a few speakers starting at noon, with the actual flag raising at 12:30, followed by the cutting and the serving of the pride cakes from 12:30 to 1p.m.  From 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. we’ll have a queer hip hop performer named Nari on our stage, as well as several display tables from different sections of the hospital. There will be a BBQ set up selling hot dogs and hamburgers (including veggie) by Out of This World Café.

The flag will be raised at both College and Queen Street sites, but the ceremony will be at the Queen site on the lawn (weather permitting).  (The Queen Street site flagpole is near Queen Street off Workman Way.)

 

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Our famous Mobile Research Lab will be part of Pride events, parked at Church Street north of Wellesley during Pride Weekend beginning June 27 (6pm-1am), June 28 (1pm-1am) and June 29 (1pm-9pm).The mobile community health service will provide safer sex and safer partying information and supplies. It’s also the place to complete the Sex, Drugs and Alcohol Survey, a large-scale community research project that looks at substance use among gay, bi, queer men, and other men who have sex with men.

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