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The Queer Introvert’s Guide to Navigating Pride

Pride celebrations seem to be coming back in full swing this year – with ample parades, marches, and events happening all around the world. After two years of queerly connecting through virtual festivities, this year’s Pride is returning in person, and sure to look different for everyone.

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Navigating Emotional Distress in Pride

Pride month is momentous for members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, beyond a celebration of existence. It is a time of reflection, a discussion of progress, a time of mourning fellow Queer folks who are no longer with us, and a month of connecting with community. 

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Safe Guide to Pride: Toronto Queer Edition

This pride, as you leave isolation behind and find togetherness with your chosen families, join Friends of Ruby to celebrate and build your community! We will be marching at Pride on Sunday June 26! Come join the staff, volunteers, friends and supporters of Friends of Ruby! Want to march with us? We’ll give you the details and even hook you up with a tee!  

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Two-Year Partnership with KITKAT Chocolatory

Friends of Ruby is proud to launch a two-year partnership with KitKat Chocolatory, just in time for Chosen Family Day—a day to acknowledge important relationships and support systems within the community. 

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Invest in LGBTQI2S Youth: Winnie

Friends of Ruby provides LGBTQI2S youth with the tools for mental supports that gives them the opportunity to not only make a difference in their own lives, but also impact the lives of others. 

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Invest in Trans Youth: Meet Brodi-Tyler

As a community, we can work toward a world where all trans youth are validated, involved, and empowered to lead their lives, where they feel welcomed, and are given an opportunity to succeed. Together, we can invest in trans youth.

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Invest in Trans Youth: Meet Dev

While the services and programs offered at Friends of Ruby ranges, they only scratch the surface of the needs that exist. To protect the future of trans youth, action is needed toward challenging systemic violence, creating spaces that challenge a world that is not built to uplift LGBTQI2S youth.

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