The Gay Village, or “The Village” as the locals call it, is a predominantly gay neighbourhood nestled within Toronto’s downtown core. Centred at the intersection of Church and Wellesley Streets, the area is packed with cafés, restaurants, gay-oriented shops and a vast array of hot bars and nightspots.
Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual or are not cisgender. Originally meaning "strange" or "peculiar", queer came to be used pejoratively against those with same-sex desires or relationships in the late 19th century.The web site is for the community. Queer Burners has no authority over the Gayborhood nor is it an officially sanctioned channel of communication or organization by Burning Man, LLC, Burning Man Project, or any other official channel. This is a grass roots project guided by camp leaders and a project admin with help from some amazing people.