The International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia Gala

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is proud to invite you to our  5th annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia Gala on May 17, 2019 at 5:30pm at Gowling WLG 100 King St W, #1600, Toronto, ON (Toronto is in the ‘Dish With One Spoon Territory).

Learn more about the cause by watching this video here.

Chaired by Al Ramsay, Andre Morriseau, Usman Sheikh, Fred Hahn, and Bob Gallagher, the event will bring guests together to celebrate the work our community has done across Canada to address heterosexism & cissexism. The event will feature special performances by Candy Palmater & Ziibiwan.

At the award ceremony, we will bestow the Youth Role Model of the Year Awards to leaders from across Canada who have gone above and beyond in the fight against bullying and discrimination. Past recipients include Rick Mercer, Jack Layton and Stephen Lewis. This year’s event will celebrate members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Featuring Performances & Presentations by:

Award Winners:

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Please review our 2019 IDAHOT Gala Sponsorship Package 

The gala opens with a reception at 5:30PM, with the dinner reception and open bar. The gala is being held at Gowling WLG (100 King St W, #1600, Toronto, ON)  and catered by EnVille. Beer is generously provided by Beau’s Beer.

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Where does the money raised go?

The International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia Gala will be funding two major programs offered by the CCGSD.

The first is our national Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Forum, a week-long conference to train LGBTQ+ and Allied youth on combating bullying and discrimination in their schools. The second program is our Regional Youth Conferences, one day conferences held in regions across Canada on bullying and discrimination.

Thank you for your generous support.

Key details:

  • Date: May 17, 2019
  • Time: 5:30pm reception
  • Location: Gowling WLG 100 King St W, #1600, Toronto, ON (Toronto is in the ‘Dish With One Spoon Territory).