"... the resolve of NSRAP is made stronger than ever to bring an end to homophobic and transphobic violence and hate, once and for all." These are brave words, I believe they are meant, and that in the weeks and months ahead, our communities will see them translated into action. There is so much that still needs to be done. It is true that we have come a long way, but we’re not there yet! We have changed the world! We can change it again!
The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project hopes that we will see you at our annual fundraising gala this Saturday, November 2 at 6 p.m. at the Atlantica Hotel (1980 Robie Street, Halifax). We have had a year of success, worthy of celebrating and we hope you are able to join us.
"Homophobia hurts. It even kills. And despite the gains of Canada’s LGBTQ population and our allies, recent heartless acts in the Maritimes indicate our work is not done." - Ted Flett, Chair OUTLaw UNB
“We want members of our community in New Glasgow and across the province to know that attacks on our people only strengthen our resolve to build a stronger LGBTQ community, educate the public, and end homophobic and transphobic hate and violence,” - (NSRAP Spokesperson, Kevin Kindred).
I urge all who can to catch tonight’s panel, The Personal is The Political? You will be challenged and most assuredly entertained! Saturday, October 12, 8:00 pm: The Personal is The Political? A panel discussion with Sky Gilbert, Mary Lou Martin, Dustin Harvey, Annie Valentina, Kathryn MacLellan and Thom Fitzgerald. Moderated by Karen Bassett. TNS LIVING ROOM 2353 Agricola Street, $10 Suggested Donation
On November 17th, The Youth Project is celebrating 20 years of non-profit work with a fabulous brunch as well as live and silent auctions at the beautiful Lord Nelson. My name is Jay Aaron Roy and I am pleased to introduce myself as this year’s auction coordinator for The Youth Project.
The CBC Radio Maritime Magazine show, Where There's Smoke has won an award,"Special Mention for Excellence in Health Reporting in Radio" from the Canadian Medical Association.
"So far, 174 individuals representing 90 different small, medium and large enterprises have shown interest in the development of the association. Our priority now is to translate that interest into membership. We would really like to have a full house for our first official meeting on October 2.”
" ... arrested, searched, caged, questioned, interrogated, videotaped with a ‘Syrian terrorist’, slapped, beaten, ridiculed, hot-boxed, refused phone calls, stripped, shaved bald, accused of being foreign mercenaries. Was it our Canadian passports, or the footage of Tarek performing CPR, or our ice cream wrappers that set them off? They screamed ‘Canadian’ as they kicked and hit us. John had a precisely etched bootprint bruise on his back for a week."
"I got hooked, I guess, on empowerment, the transformation of The Helpless Queer with no history and an unlikely future into Someone, into a group of Someones, who uncovered a history, who found heroes, who grabbed today and shook it till tomorrow fell out of its pocket and there was a place there in it for us."