as a culture, we lost an educating and evolving "cutting edge, boundary push"
that came along in the 1990's.
Born in 1983,
and positive change among the youth within our communities.
Healing and rebuilding - together.
live at Toronto Pride, June 2012.
I also made sure to mention the event during an interview with Trent Radio 92.7FM
on the afternoon of September 19th and I've contacted various sources
to help try and spread the word on PWA's 25th Anniversary.
I certainly wouldn't be in the position that I'm in if it were not for
a small group of faithfully devoted supporters,
who essentially help in funding my projects.
In the middle of all of this work, it suddenly occurred to me to try
located on Church Street on the afternoon of August 23rd.
to be aired mid-late September
Left to right: Ashley Lockyer, Robert Torbica,
flexing my abs in my briefs.
You will leave the event thinking about something.
to the would-be sponsors under different circumstances,
I would have received enough of a response
to host a monthly party.
I have also personally invited and requested the presence of
several local organizations relevant to the subject and objective
including HALCO and the Hassle Free Clinic,
who will both be providing information on their services at this event.
On that note, I find it ridiculous that the Hassle Free Clinic in Toronto
currently only has 115 "Likes" on their Facebook page
yet how many names would they have on file?
I'm pretty sure they've helped to treat over 115 cases of gonorrhea alone
and every time I've walked into the clinic, it has always been full
so what's the sense and reasoning behind the perceived shame?
It's my belief that if members of the community using these services
don't step up to recognize and support them,
they may eventually disappear before our eyes.
Those people filling up the clinic are the same people
who help sustain those businesses on Church Street.
I have yet to receive a response from any of the remaining
twelve businesses on Church Street.
Regardless, ALL of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation.
For a community that claims to support each other and embrace diversity,
I was disheartened yet motivated by your lack of support,
which ultimately made me that much more determined to succeed.
As for those twelve businesses on Church Street
- you know who you are -
if you would like to help and contribute to this ONE WORLD of ours,
I now publicly challenge you to contact the
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation
and directly donate the same amount of money
that I have personally put towards organizing this event.
See me for details.
Shame on you, Church Street.
If you expect to host World Pride in 2014,
you're going to have to step it up a bit.
Things are changing.
I DON'T WANT TO PLAY YOUR KIND OF MUSIC NO MORE.
I HOPE YOUR BONES KEEP UP...
See you October 11th.
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO -
FAB Magazine - http://www.fabmagazine.com/
Odyssey Books and Resource Centre - http://www.odysseybooks.on.ca/
Saya Media - http://sayamedia.com/
The Old Nick Pub - http://theoldnick.wordpress.com/
Toronto People With AIDS Foundation - http://www.pwatoronto.org/
HALCO HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario - http://www.halco.org/
Hassle Free Clinic - http://www.hasslefreeclinic.org/
DJ Lynz - http://www.djlynz.com/
Reenie - http://www.listentoreenie.com/
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre - http://www.buddiesinbadtimes.com/