"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."
"Halifax Pride’s QUEER ACTS Theatre Festival is pleased to announce its call for submissions for the festival’s 2014 edition. Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to submit a proposal via email on or before October 10, 2013."
"Although LGBTQ Canadians have enjoyed equal protections under the law and access to same-sex marriage for quite some time, day-to-day experiences of prejudice and discrimination still exist. One of the most common instances that can lead to such experiences is the simple act of holding hands with the person you love. It’s an act that shouldn’t lead anyone to take notice, but it does. Some people react with happy smiles, but others react with looks of disgust, verbal assaults or physical aggression. Is the solution to stop holding hands and effectively take our relationships back into the closet?" Dr. Karen L. Blair