March 25, 2010


Date: Wednesday March 31st

Time: 7pm-9pm

Location: Beit Zatoun – 612 Markham  St. (http://beitzatoun.org/cms/Home.aspx)

Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, or QuAIA, is holding a new members meeting for all those interested in joining. Come meet other queer activists and learn about how you can get involved in QuAIA’s upcoming campaigns and actions!

RSVP: quaia.toronto@gmail.com

Refreshments will be served


QuAIA formed to work in solidarity with queers in Palestine and Palestinian resistance movements around the world. Today, in response to increasing criticism of its occupation of Palestine, Israel is cultivating an image of itself as an oasis of gay tolerance in the Middle East. As queers, we recognize that homophobia exists in Israel, Palestine, and across all borders. But queer Palestinians face the additional challenge of living under occupation, subject to Israeli state violence and control. Israel’s apartheid system extends gay rights only to some, based on race.

There is no pride in apartheid, and QuAIA is dedicated to fighting it wherever it exists. We work in solidarity with anti-colonial struggles and with queers leading their own struggles of resistance.

QuAIA works to:
* mobilize in solidarity with groups and individuals to advance these political goals
* engage in a queer analysis of colonialism and anti-colonial struggles
* build a queer, anti-colonial, anti-racist, feminist movement against apartheid through mutual education and dialogue
* foster a culture of radical queer organizing