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We demanded "No More Shit!" from the police and right-wing in 1981 and we continue to demand "No More Shit!" from the police, right-wing, and fascists in 2023.
From 1981/ to 2023/ What's changed? The No Pride in Policing Coalition Presents: No More Shit! Abolitionist and Antifascist Pride June 25th, 1PM-3PM @ Grange Park Pride March To conclude w/ picnic, music, and food Masks or face-coverings mandatory Check @NoPrideInPolice on Insta. and No Pride in Policing on FB for more info and events!
FLAG RAISING PROTEST JUNE 1ST @ NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE, 11:30 While unhoused, Black, and Indigenous people are being killed by Toronto police and policy, the city wants to raise a Pride flag. Show up with your own flags to call for liberation for all! DIGITAL TEACH-INS □ Abolishing Police, Prisons and Carceral Injustice: Abolishing as Practice 7th June, 5:30-7:00 Idil Abdillahi, Moderator ● Rinaldo Wallcott ● Gary Kinsman A.J. Withers ● Percy Lezard □ Drag Performers Resisting Fascism, Racism, and Heteromasculinity 8th June, 6:00-7:30 Kusha Dadui, Moderator ● Alphonso King Jr. ● Ryan Persadie □ Creating and Building Abolitionist Futures: 13th June, 5:30-7:30 Beverly Bain, Moderator ● Robyn Maynard ● Jamie Magnusson Monica Forrester ● Brianna Olson Pitawanakwat □ Sex Work, Harm Reduction, Encampment Support: Abolition Solidarities 15th June, 5:30-7:30 Mino Do, Moderator ● Elle Ade Kur ● Elene Lam ● Zoe Dodd □ Art and Poetry at the End of the World: 21st June, 5:30-7:30 Matteo L. Cerilli, Moderator ● Lama ● Trish Salah ● El Jones ● Erica Violet Lee ● Andrea Fatona Events List The No Pride in Policing Coalition Presents No More Shit! Abolitionist and Antifascist Pride

Demands for the City of Toronto, June 1st

Resurgence and Resistance: Our Pride Our Protest Our Demands While the City of Toronto raises the Pride flag, we gather to reclaim Pride as a space for resistance and rebellion. Pride's roots lie in the relentless struggle against police violence, and our demands are unwavering. We call for the defunding and abolition of the police and the creation of life-affirming structures that support transformative justice, genuine safeyy, care, healing, land back to Indigenous peoples, and collective liberation. June 1st - 11:30AM - Nathan Phillips Square - Masked

No More Shit!: Abolitionist and Anti-Fascist Pride 2023. No More Shit! was first used by lesbian and gay liberation activist Chris Bearchell in her speech at the Feb. 6th 1981 demo at Wellesley and Yonge against the massive police bath raids the night before.  It was picked up in all the Right to Privacy Committee actions against the bath raids and police repression in 1981. At the first Pride march marking the Stonewall riots against police repression initiated by Gay Liberation Against the Right Everywhere in June 1981 “No More Shit!” was used against the police and the anti-queer, racist and anti-feminist right-wing. In 2023 we use it against continuing racist and colonialist police violence and against  the right-wing and fascists attacking drag queens, trans, queer, and Black and Indigenous people.  

 Demands for the City and all candidates running for mayor:

  • No to the Expanded John Tory Police Budget!  Cut the massive Toronto Police Budget Immediately by at least 50%. Transfer all these funds to community-based social supports, to accessible and safe social housing and to safe and accessible public transit.
  • No to the expansion of the racist militarized Toronto Police through ending post-secondary education requirements and ending tuition fees!
  • No to the Police and City Attacks on Indigenous, Black, Racialized and poor unhoused people living in encampments!
  • Provide accessible and safe housing and shelter for everyone who needs it! Begin with Expropriating 214-230 Sherbourne Street for social housing.
  • Advocate for raising OW and ODSP rates by more than 100%. Make sure people on social assistance get all they are supposed to from the Toronto Housing Stabilization Fund (HSF). Advocate for raising the minimum wage to $20 an hour.  
  • No to the Toronto Police killings of Regis Korchinski-Paquet (2020), Taresh Bobby Ramroop (2022) and so many others!
  • Oppose increased funding for Toronto Police Services for the policing of Pride Toronto events. Support queer, trans and Two-Spirit people organizing for our own community safety.
  • No to Police on the TTC and in schools! Develop real community safety.
  • Support Harm Reduction in the City: including safer supply options; overdose prevention sites; culturally appropriate support; and stopping the war on drug users.
  • Advocate for the full decriminalization of sex work: including massage parlour workers; migrant and undocumented sex workers; and queer and trans sex workers. Repeal the municipal bylaws used to terrorize, harass and criminalize massage parlour workers.
  • Support the communities and activists defending drag story hour and trans and queer young people who are facing violence and are under attack! The police are not on our side!
  • End all anti-Trans Discrimination! Refuse to use ‘dead names’ and only use the current living names of trans, gender diverse and Two-Spirit people.
  • Stop the city ‘development’ proposals that earlier this year threatened the queer character of Hanlan’s Point and are now threatening to police and remove unhoused, poor people, and drug users from Barbara Hall Park, beside the 519 Community Centre! Queer and trans community safety depends on safety for unhoused and poor people!
  • Toronto must become a real Sanctuary City and a no-go area for Canadian Border Services Agency officers and must advocate for Status for All!
  • Covid is not over! The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health must immediately reinstate masking protections in all indoor locations and on the TTC!
  • Support abolishing the police and all forms of carceral injustice!
Abolish the police and all forms of carceral injustice!

About NPPC

The No Pride in Policing Coalition (NPPC) is an antiracist queer and trans group formed to support Black Lives Matter – Toronto and is focused on defunding and abolishing the police. We initiated the Pride Day 2020 Defund and Abolish All Police rally and teach-in of close to 3,000 people held at Nathan Philips Square, June 28, 2020 and the 600 person rally for defunding and abolishing the Toronto police held outside Toronto Police HQ on July 16, 2020.

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