International LGBT Organization marks May 17: IDAHoT

Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi told us, "A world without homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia is a place where people respect each other's differences.  Where life decisions are a private matter not judged by unconcerned others."

Leigh Ann van der Merwe, a trans woman from South Africa, shared: "In a world without transphobia ... [everyone] will understand gender in all its diversity beyond the binary of male and female. I will live in a world where the healthcare system offers gender responsive healthcare, and be appointed to or declined for an employment opportunity based on my competence, and not my gender identity".

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Boombox's Benefit 'Pride' Screening for NSRAP Tonight!

UPDATE: TONIGHT'S SCREENING SOLD OUT! "From the old pros like Bill Nigh (a master class in eyebrow acting!) and the always exceptional Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine, to the fine work from the younger cast, including Ben Schnetzer and Andrew Sullivan (Moriarty on Sherlock); from Stephen Beresford’s tender but snappy script to a fab queer 80s soundtrack and some diva disco moves from Dominic West, Pride is pure cinematic delight."

                                                        - Hugo Dann

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Book Review: Ann-Marie MacDonald's Adult Onset

"At the book’s core is how trauma manifests and is passed down through generations; how it impact’s one’s relationships with self, family and partners, as well as to motherhood. It is about breaking the cycle and how, as MacDonald writes, to “enact the change is to experience by contrast the shocking nature of what preceded it.” In Adult Onset MacDonald writes about trauma in very smart, realistic, complex, and heartbreaking ways."

                               -  Rebecca Rose reviews Ann-Marie MacDonald's Adult Onset.

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Don Hannah's "The Cave Painter" at Neptune Studo, March 10-15

 

Funny and sad; upsetting, powerful, and ulimately comforting,The Cave Painter, starring Jenny Munday, runs at the Neptune Studio Theatre from Tuesday, March 10 to Sunday, March 15. Tickets are available purchase at the Neptune Theatre Box Office. Until 5pm Thursday, February 12, tickets are available at a reduced rate of $20. Use the promo code "caveticket" Clicke here to purchase your tickets online

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Sign RRANS' Petition to Keep Funding for LGBTQ Refugees

We need your help - please consider signing our petition! 

At the end of March, we risk losing a third of our funding. The Rainbow Refugee Assistance Program is a pilot project established by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to make a contribution toward the cost of sponsoring overseas lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) refugees to Canada. The project is set to expire at the end of March 2015 and we fear that the end of this funding will seriously undermine the progress made in increasing the private resettlement of LGBTQI refugees. 

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Halifax's South House Presents "All Bodies Are Good Bodies: Feminist Sex Ed 101

"It's the time of the year for love- giving it, receiving it, sharing it, feeling it for yourself, your community, your pals and/or partners! And with Pink Triangle Day just around the corner, we got to thinking that the time is right for another lively discussion of sex and sexuality. South House Presents: All Bodies Are Good Bodies: Feminist Sex Ed 101"

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Feb 7: NSRAP Pink Triangle Gala Celebrates the Best In LGBTQ NS!

"Good Food! Good Company! GREAT CAUSE!!  ... In the months ahead [NSRAP] will be working to improve access to culturally responsive mental health serices for LGBTQ people, as well as working with community partners in North West Nova Scotia to end the discriminatory no-flag policies in Truro, Antogonish, Cumberland and Pictou Counties. Your purchase of a ticket to The Pink Triangle Gala ensures that NSRAP can deliver on these projects and more. With your continued support, we look forward to another year of making a difference!"

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Theatre: A Good Death, an Appreciation

"This play in its strengths and weaknesses, mirroring often our human frailties, offers us a doorway, an invitation and a choice. And maybe you too will take that uncertain step into the future. There are four more performances; do go, engage in this dialogic gem."

- Bethana Sullivan

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