This year on Saturday, May 13, 2017 ACAS (Asian Community AIDS Services) and the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter are pleased to present PinkDot Toronto . Starting at the Glad Day Bookshop, we will march from the Church-Wellesley Village to Chinatown to celebrate PinkdotTO’s 4th year and spread the message of love and acceptance!
This year our theme, “Love our Differences,” is about celebrating and recognizing the diversity that exists within Asian LGBT+ communities and the love that unites us together.
PinkdotTO is an event for everyone; straight, queer, and allies, who support the belief that everyone deserves the freedom to love.
PinkDot 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 safe to be themselves.