A recent performance by Toronto's famous drag queen was nothing short of hate speech, racism, and violence. Yes, sitting in my chair, sinking in deep, and looking around to see the mix of applauding and blank stares I couldn't have interpreted this event as anything other than an act of violence.
Social worker and community activist based in Toronto, ON. He works in the HIV-sector doing HIV/STI testing, counselling, and anti-oppression/cultural competency training for service providers. He's also a counsellor at the 519 Church Street Community Centre and an active organizer with Salaam: Queer Muslim Community and Ismaili Queers: Advocates for Pluralism.
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