Fund Queer Filipinos/as in Canada



These groundbreaking events bring together artists, scholars, activists, and frontline community members as they examine the contributions of queer Filipinos/as to Canadian culture and society.

Diasporic Intimacies is comprised of a full-day conference, an opening gala, an artist dialogue/film screening, and a three-week art exhibit. Each event will feature the works of emerging professional artists, and artists collaborating with  community organizations seeking to improve the lives of Filipinos/as in the Greater Toronto Area and the diaspora .

All events are free to the general public.

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1) Funds will help make Diasporic Intimacies reach as many people as possible, by making all events free to the general public.

Because we are committed to building coalitions across and between multiple sectors of Canadian society, we  aim to encourage as much participation from community members as possible, regardless of their economic status.  Although this event already has community and institutional partners, we welcome support from the general community as well, to cover some of the expenses of these events. These expenses include the cost for staffing the multiple venues (OCAD University, Open Gallery, and the 519 Community Centre), the cost for providing refreshments, and the cost of providing materials to all conference attendees.

2) Funds will support the first Queer Filipino/a Community Service Award.

This award aims to combat de-skilling in Canada by recognizing the efforts of an exemplary LGBTQ identified Filipino/a in the greater Toronto area. This award will acknowledge the much needed efforts of a member of the community, particularly as such efforts are often rarely acknowledged.


All donations of 10 dollars and above will receive a limited edition magnet. Certain donors, depending on their donation amount, will also receive unique and collectible art pieces by Marissa Largo and Julius Manapul,  two of the professional artists featured in Diasporic Intimacies. Both Largo and Manapul have exhibited these  pieces in various galleries across the Toronto area (even in Paris). Thus, aside from giving to a good cause, you are also receivig heavily discounted prices to limited edition art.

DONATION LEVELS (Please provide your name and e-mail address when donating, so that we may follow up to ask for your contact information):

Everyone who donates $10.00 and above will receive a limited edition magnate via mail. Those attending any of the events may also pick these magnets up at any of the event venues. 

Image, 1.75" x 2.75" Rectangular Magnet

The first 11 donations of $125.00 to $174.00 will be able choose between Marissa Largo's  "Maganda Propaganda" or "All American Girl", which are screen prints on rag paper.  Those residing in Canada will also be provided with an appropriate frame for this art piece. There are eight pieces of "Maganda Propaganda" and three pieces of "All American Girl" and so the choice between the two are on a first come first served basis. All of the art signed by the artist.

Maganda Propaganda, Marissa Largo, Screen Print on Rag Paper (1/8)

All American Girl, Mariss Largo, Screen Print on Rag Paper (1/3)

The first three donations of $175.00 and above
will be able to choose between two pieces from Julius Manapul's exhibit recently complete exhibit, Cabinet of Curiosities, or one piece from his exhibit Through The Looking Glass. Each of these pieces list for $500.00, but Manapul has kindly donated them to the organizers to raise money for Diasporic Intimacies. For those residing in Toronto, these pieces will come pre-framed, and can be picked up at any of the event venues. For those residing outside of Toronto, these prints will be shipped through specialized packaging to ensure their preservation, but will not include the frames.  Selection of particular pieces is on a first come first served basis.  All of the art signed by the artist.

Homonormative Diaspora # 3, Julius Manapul. 20" x 16" Print on Special Paper, with accompanying frame (for Canadian residents).

Homonormative Diaspora # 4, Julius Manapul. 20" x 16" Print on Special Paper, with accompanying frame (for Canadian residents).

Family Crest, Julius Manapul. 20" x 16"Print on Special Paper, with accompanying frame (for Canadian residents).

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