Hi i’m Marisa!

I created the Qveen.TO instagram page September 24th 2018. My Goal then was to create an account where queer folks can go-to to find events for Queer identifying people in Toronto/GTA. Now that the page has almost outgrown instagram i’ve created a website to host events and to create a space for this small community to have a LARGE voice!
My Goal now is to make this space your place to find all things Queer in Toronto, Ontario with room to expand in the future.

We do not stand for:

Transphobia, slut shaming, sexism, ableism, homophobia, fatphobia, hatefulness, shaming of sex workers.

Right now we are still new and we make mistakes. Please understand that we do our best to promote likeminded events. We are not perfect but your safety is always our #1 concern.

Aaniin, Hey y’all!

My name is Shanese and I’m a Queer, Fat, Afro-Indigenous, Hood, Femme living on the unceeded and unsurrendered traditional territory of the Algonquin people, or you might know it as Ottawa. I am Trinidadian, Grenadian, Nipissing and Métis and grew up on the territory of the Dish with one spoon aka Toronto. I love food, soca, strippers and early 2000’s hip hop. When I’m not watching Love & Hip Hop you can find me working on my organization, the Wiike Collective, which offers supports and resources for 2spirit Indigenous sex workers and strippers or creating bridges between Black and Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island.

I’m one of the newest editions to Qveen.to and will be writing blogs and supporting all of the great work Queer folks are doing!