September 20, 2023 at 8:30am - 11:30am

ALL OUT AGAINST HATE! No Space for Hate in Ontario!

ALL OUT AGAINST HATE! No Space for Hate in Ontario!


On Wednesday, September 20th, groups from the far right are planning events in Ontario and across Canada opposing the teaching of 2SLGBTQIA+ content in schools. They’re framing it as “protecting children.”


But this has nothing to do with protecting children. Quite the opposite – this is about fostering hate, encouraging anti-2SLGBTQIA+ discrimination and causing harm to children and our neighbourhoods.


With hate rising in the US and in our own communities, it’s crucial we rally together in love and solidarity — and resist this campaign of misinformation and bigotry.


Our queer, trans and gender-diverse students and workers deserve to know there are more of us who will not tolerate hate. We will not stand for this!


Groups are rallying in cities across Ontario to show our support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community: Toronto, Hamilton, Burlington, Peterborough, Kitchener, Niagara Falls, London, Windsor, Orangeville, Barrie, Sudbury, Whitby, Ottawa — with more locations coming!


Join Community Solidarity Toronto and Toronto & York Region Labour Council in pushing back against hate! Let’s come together with the Counter Protests and show what worker power defending our community looks like! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️


WHEN: Wednesday, Sept 20th at 8:30AM

WHERE: South end of Queen Park (next to the boarded-up Statue)


Sign up now for updates on the OFL’s No Space For Hate campaign here: https://ofl.ca/event/no-space-for-hate/


See you on the streets!

A list of important resources


OFL Anti-hate Rapid Response


GSA Network: Tips for LGBTQ Youth


Know Your Rights: A guide for activists


Safety Plan Checklist


Pride Safety Toolkit


Canadian Anti-Hate Network Guide for Pride Defenders


Canadian Anti-Hate Network Guide for Pride Defenders (abridged)


Confronting and Preventing Hate in Canadian Schools


To ensure that as many planned counter protests are captured as possible, please send details of any counter protests being organized in your community to OFL Director of Human Rights, Yolanda B’Dacy at ybdacy[AT]ofl.ca

Please note: Additional materials will be added to the OFL’s No Space For Hate campaign page as they become available. Please check back periodically to the events page: https://ofl.ca/event/no-space-for-hate/


Queen's Park South End

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