Queer Mayworks: Kamp Gets Around & a Decelebration of Canada 150

Kamp, New Waterford Boy, and The Decelebration of Canada 150: all three are must see!T hese three varied performances  and performers are united in their wit and intelligence, transgressive queer spirit, their resistance to oppression and their challenges to conventional histories and identies. We are fortunatr to have them among our story-tellers.

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Heist debuts "New Waterford Boy: A Ceilidh"

"Heist is the brainchild and new creative platform for Richie Wilcox and Aaron Collier. The company is committed to creating, producing and presenting innovative, genre-bending and queerly playful performances in Halifax and beyond. Wilcox describes New Waterford Boy as "“This is a tribute to the Cape Breton man I never was and never will be.”

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Bans, Boycotts and Where Do We Go From Here? III

"I was dumbfounded when I learned in 2014 that Halifax Pride had licensed the Atlantic Jewish Council to promote LGBTQ tourism to Tel Aviv at the Community Fair, including Pinkwashing materials from Size Doesn’t Matter. Quite apart from the enormous strain that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had placed on their sister organization, Toronto Pride, what did Halifax Pride imagine the AJC's presence would achieve?"

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Bans, Boycotts and Where Do We Go From Here? II

"The noisy disruptions, the lack of provision for proper discussion time, a series of conflicting, mutually exclusive resolutions, voting by show of hands rather than secret ballot and /or ranked ballot all contributed to the divisiveness  and feelings of usurpation on the part of the Queer/Trans Community. Even Roberts Rules of Order seemed to support a feeling of white, privilege and Eurocentric forms of governance shutting out Black , indigenous voices and those of Queer/Trans People of Colour." - Hugo Dann

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Bans, Boycotts and Where Do We Go From Here? I

Dearly loved Queer/Trans Communities, family and friends! Let's all pause for a moment and take a deep breath and, before we do anything else, let's all acknowledge that, despite what we may have heard in the media, the current conflict in our community of communities is far from being the greatest crisis we have faced in 25 years. We survived The Great Shirtlessness Debate, we’ll survive this too. We may even discover that this crisis is the opportunity we need to make our communities and organizations more sustainable, inclusive and community service oriented than they’ve ever been before.

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Carl Philippe Gionet performs in Halifax after sensational European tour.

Cecilia Concerts presents the openly gay Acadian pianist Carl Philippe Gionet's Farewell to the Sonata Sunday October 30, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, 6199 Chebucto Road. Gionet is an award-winning soloist who will present two of the most important works for piano: Schubert’s poetic and serene Sonata in G major, D894, and Beethoven’s heroic and poignant Sonata in C minor Opus 111.

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Farewell LGBT Owned Eastern Shore Campground

photo of campground & logoHALIFAX - 2016-10-20 - By Wayves Staff

The lesbian couple who have run Spry Bay Campground since 2010 are hanging up their axe and tent poles. Today, Danielle & Avelene posted:

With mixed emotions; we’re writing these words to let you know that Spry Bay Campground is sold effective October 21st, 2016.

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Pride AGM - From A "[not so] straight, old, white guy"

posted by Wayves volunteer 2016-10-12

By Malcolm Norton

October 7, 2016

I attended the Pride AGM and I have a very different view from most of the posts I have read. The one article duplicated and published by every media outlet from CBC to C.H. to Metro and the admittedly biased report published on the Halifax Examiner do not tell the whole story.

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The Coup at the Pride Meeting

" “#StraightWhitePride Wins Again”

The short version of what happened at the Halifax Pride Society’s AGM is that cisgendered straight people organized to vote down motions by LGBTQ+ people, leading to the walkout of most of the BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Colour) community and many members of the Queer and Trans community."

- El Jones

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