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PinkdotTO will be hosted at the Glad Day Bookstore at 12pm with welcoming speeches and performances. To celebrate our 4th year, we will march from the gay village to to Chinatown starting roughly at 1pm.

WEAR PINK and show your support for LGBTQ+ Asians and their allies!

PinkdotTO is a non-profit movement originating in Singapore by a group of individuals who care deeply and support the belief that everyone deserves the freedom to love. While we are fortunate to have marriage equality in Toronto, LGBTQ+ Asians in Toronto still face many challenges. Queer Asians are often underrepresented or sometimes seem non-existent in the Asian and LGBTQ+ communities. With little visibility, it is harder to know where there are safe spaces for queer Asians. We also invite straight allies to show that there is support and love in our community for queer Asians who are still trying to find a place where they feel comfortable to be themselves.

This year our theme, “Love our Differences,” is about celebrating the many intersections within Asian communities and also the love that unites us together. Come join us May 13th to create a supportive and loving space for all LGBTQ+ Asians.


PinkdotTO is an event for everyone; straight, queer, and allies, who support the belief that everyone deserves the freedom to love.

Date: Saturday May 13
Time: 12pm

Location: Glad Day Bookshop (499 Church St)

https://www.facebook.com/events/649005105294249/

For questions or accessibility:

Contact pinkdottoronto@gmail.com

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ACAS Men’s Program presents SLAM!: Sex Love Asian Men.

SLAM! (Sex Love Asian Men!) is an interactive learning forum on sex, health, lifestyle and everything in between, for self-identified gay, bi, queer and other cis/trans Asian Men.

PLEASE REGISTER AT: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLAM2017

***This event is FREE. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please advise of any food allergies or diet restrictions in the registration***

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Wednesdays can be the hardest day to get through during the week. Now you can look forward to a gay Asian get-together every month! We’re gonna have a field trip this time!

*It’s NOT a potluck.
We will provide some snacks and light food!

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: Meet at ACAS between 6pm – 6:30pm!
Even time: 6:00 – 9:00PM
Location: Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)
260 Spadina Ave, Unit 410


Contact the men’s team for more info!

Brian-Bao Ly
Men’s Program Coordinator
(416) 963-4300 ext. 236 ∙ mensexualhealth@acas.org

Ryan Tran
Men’s Sexual Health Coordinator
(416) 963-4300 ext. 235 ∙ men@acas.org

Michael Adia
Men’s Outreach Worker
(416) 963-4300 ∙ gaap@acas.org
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Visit: www.acas.org

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Hey SLAMmers!!! It’s that time of year again… Or should I say it’s the end of the year again?

Time for the End of Year Get Together!!! Come and join us! See some old friends, make new ones, and enjoy food, games, and… non-alcoholic beverages!

Date: Wednesday, December 28
Time: 6:00 – 9:00PM
Location: Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)
260 Spadina Ave, Unit 410

Please remember to bring something to share for the potluck. It doesn’t have to be a lot or expensive. We appreciate any contribution.

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Presented by ACAS (Asian Community AIDS Services) and 原色人 Primaco Productions

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_Tkbv0HJ5M
Screening followed by a Q&A Panel

Date: Thurs Dec 8
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: 40 Willcocks St, Room 1016
(Wilson Hall, University of Toronto)
*Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC)
—Proceeds will go to Queer Asian Youth & ACAS

2012 Chinese Documentary Festival (Hong Kong)
2012 South Taiwan Film Festival (Taiwan)
2013 ShanghaiPRIDE (China)
2013 Beijing Queer Film Festival (China)
2015 Ying E Chi Macau Film Festival (Macau)

Legal rights of the LGBTQ community have improved dramatically this year in Asia. Two districts of Tokyo have already started issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships and Taiwan is just one step away from national legislation for same-sex marriage. However, in Hong Kong, the so-called “International City”, the government has barred foreign consulates from issuing marriage certificates to their own citizens, let alone recognizing same-sex relationships for the local people.This documentary will shed some light on the problems and barriers that same-sex couples are facing in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Guy & Henry met in Hong Kong. They travelled to Vancouver in 2011 to get married and relocated to Toronto in 2015. The couple will attend the Q&A session after the screening.

Synopsis

Can two people form a family solely for the sake of love? Guy and Henry, a couple deeply in love, had willingly travelled all the way from Hong Kong to Vancouver, Canada in order to get married, when such marriage is not even recognized legally in their hometown. Why did they make such a big effort to do this? What is the true meaning of marriage? Under the mentality of Chinese families in a post-colonial society like Hong Kong and through their marriage, how did the couple realize their family members’ hope regarding their union? As the couple got married in a relatively open society like Canada, how are the newlyweds influenced by the western society’s mentality and its marriage regulations?

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Wednesdays can be the hardest day to get through during the week. Now you can look forward to a Gay Asian potluck every month! Bring some food to share, and you’ll be sure to have fun!

It’s time for some discussion around the table! Topics range from sex lives, to cruising, to the fun of being you ;)

Date: Wednesday, November 30
Time: 6:00 – 9:00PM
Location: Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)
260 Spadina Ave, Unit 410

Please remember to bring something to share for the potluck. It doesn’t have to be a lot or expensive. We appreciate any contribution.

Contact the men’s team for more info!

Brian-Bao Ly
Men’s Program Coordinator
(416) 963-4300 ext. 236 ∙ mensexualhealth@acas.org

Ryan Tran
Men’s Sexual Health Coordinator
(416) 963-4300 ext. 235 ∙ men@acas.org

Michael Adia
Men’s Outreach Worker
(416) 963-4300 ∙ gaap@acas.org
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Visit: www.acas.org

ACAS (Asian Community AIDS Services) provides HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and support services to the East and Southeast Asian Canadian communities. Our programs are based on a pro-active and holistic approach to HIV/AIDS and are provided in a collaborative, empowering, and non-discriminatory manner.

ACAS Men’s Program presents SLAM!: Sex Love Asian Men.

SLAM! addresses health and social issues within the LGBT Asian Men community, and is a program which helps discussion, education, and lifestyles. Our goal is to create a place to discuss and share our experiences, our skills and knowledge with our peers of all orientation, and by exploring holistic and empowering approaches to our identity: physical, emotional, and sexual.

Follow us! www.twitter.com/ACAStoronto
Like us! www.facebook.com/AsianCommunityAIDSServices

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Make a SPLASH at our Launch Party!

Pick up your order or buy the calendar in person.
Get your calendar signed and take photos with your favourite models!
**First 20 calender buyers, get one free drink.

When: Wednesday Nov 23
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Where: Jule, 20 Carlton St

 

 

WET – 2017 Asian Guys Charity Calendar
A totally inclusive Asian calendar experience! Real guys, Real bodies for a Real good cause!

How about something a little different, a little fun and a lot creative!
This is not your typical (BASIC) man of the month calendar. ART+INCLUSION+ASIANS equals a good year ahead!

We’re spotlighting the fact that Asians ARE sexy –because frankly everybody is sexy! So no matter your body type, age, gender, everyone has something to offer! So get a little WET with some Asians this year!

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Presented by: Asian Community AIDS Services, Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter

pinkdot TO: Love Across Generations

Supporting the freedom to love
Saturday May 21
12PM @ Market 707 – Scadding Court Community Centre
707 Dundas St West
Wear Pink!

Chinatown LGBTQ+Allies March
Local Food Market + Performances
Twitter: pinkdotto