People with HIV are legally required to disclose their status to their partner, even if they wear a condom. Photo courtesy of the author.
A couple dozen demonstrators gathered outside the office of the Ministry of the Attorney General on Wednesday to protest the continued criminalization of HIV-positive people in Ontario.
Protesters are demanding an end to the stigmatization of positive status, as well as the ongoing inaction on the part of all levels of government to develop prosecutorial guidelines for legal cases involving HIV-positive people, who are legally required to disclose their status to all partners regardless of the actual risk of transmission.
The time is at hand to say goodbye to Honest Ed’s. Beloved by many (and derided by some), the landmark discount store is days away from the start of demolition. But before that happens, the Centre for Social Innovation has plans to cram as many Torontonians as possible into the space over four days, as part of An Honest Farewell—a series of events commemorating the Bloor and Bathurst fixture (and launching CSI’s new Toronto for Everyone campaign). Programming includes a (sold out) gala on Thursday, an art maze that can be experienced in one-hour time blocks all weekend, a massive party on Saturday night, and free daytime community and market events.
Thursday, February 23–Sunday February 26, Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor Street West), FREE–$260.00
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