The Throbbing Rose Collective recognizes that sexual orientation and gender identity are part of the larger spectrum of diversity. As a festival, Nuit Rose recognizes the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender equality, and all aspects of diversity including ability, sex, age, race, colour, ancestry, aboriginal status, ethnic origin, place of origin, citizenship, marital and family status, immigrant status, political affiliation, religious affiliation, creed, level of literacy, language and/or socio-economic status.
A volunteer organization, the Throbbing Rose Collective encourages diversity within its ranks, and the Collective endeavors to design a festival that will be accessible and inclusive to all communities. To address issues pertaining to the representation of diversity within Nuit Rose, the Collective conducts yearly community consultations to directly engage community organizations who support equity for all cultural, ethnic and racial groups. The communities where Nuit Rose takes place are themselves diverse, and it is our hope that the Festival’s zones will be environments of equality that offer space for all communities.
Nuit Rose is completely free of charge and open to the public. The festival has been planned as an indoor and outdoor, barrier-free event. The main program of events takes place on, or adjacent to, accessible Toronto institutions, streets and parks. As much as possible, the organizers of Nuit Rose adhere to the guidelines of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (OADA, 2005). Nuit Rose organizers have partnered with local BIAs and community organizations to align the festival with their goals and objectives, and to ensure the safety and fair treatment of all visitors and participants.