Xtra.ca reporter Michael Pihach attends To Haiti With Love 2010, a fundraising event at Toronto’s Buddies In Bad Times theatre in support of Haiti earthquake relief and SEROvie, the country’s main HIV/AIDS organization for sexual minorities. 14 people at SEROvie were killed following the earthquake, reports the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
Upcoming queer Haiti fundraisers in Canada:
Toronto: Wed, Feb 3 at the Tranzac (292 Brunswick Ave). Starting at 8:30pm. $10 or pay what you can. Hosted by Kim Katrin Crosby. Featuring Angel Hair & Unicorn Spit, Ryan G Hinds, The Bluebirds (Casey Stephanie & members of Ohbijou), Nolan Natasha and Lucas Silveira of The Cliks. See the Facebook event for details.
Montreal: An nou Rebati Ayiti! will take place at Club Lambi (4465 blvd Saint-Laurent) on Sun, Jan 31. Doors open at 7:30pm, with the show beginning at 8 pm. Tickets are by donation ($10 suggested), with no one turned away. Partners for the event include the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy, Arc-en-Ciel Afrique, Gay and Lesbian Asians of Montreal (GLAM), Coalition MultiMundo and QPIRG Concordia.
Do you know of an upcoming queer Haiti fundraiser in your community? Let us know or add it to the comments below.