The Wabanaki 2-Spirt Alliance is a group of 2 Spirited people who live in what is known as Atlantic Canada. The first gathering of this group was held in Rexton New Brunswick in 1995 and it took 17 years to hold the second gathering. This gathering was held at a Spiritually significant Mi'kmaq place, Liscombe Lodge in Liscombe Mills NS. A smaller 2nd gathering was held in Dartmouth a year later.
"MUST SEES THIS WEEK: Montreal-born artist Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay debuts new works commissioned by Halifax’s OUTeast queer film festival June 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Khyber Centre for the Arts. For the two new works—Night Bird and Nightwood—Ramsay has transformed spaces in the Khyber building like its turret room, drawing on the building’s multifarious history which has included a turn as the city’s first gay social club." - CANADIANART
Posted by Wayves Volunteer 15/06/2013
By Gerard Veldhoven, Pride Week Coordinator
ARCPEI and Pride PEI welcome everyone to join us in all events as we celebrate Prince Edward Island’s diversity and spirit! An up-to-date schedule of events can be found at Pride PEI's website.
Supporters should continue to make sure their support is known! There will be further steps from here, and we can't let up the pressure. Continuing ground level support on our side continues to be key. So it's important that supporters:
- continue to contact the Minister & MLAs to reaffirm your support for funding of SRS.
- contact the opposition parties and ask them to state their support for SRS funding.
- write letters to the editor in support.
"Now the government has politely, but clearly said, “No!” Do we respond by going back to square one? Or do we rethink our approach, incorporating the newer, more flexible standards of care? Can we use this as a teachable moment to educate ourselves, and the broader public about trans* health and trans* rights? Could this be the issue to galvanize the whole Rainbow Community in a bid for full equality?"
“OUTeast was overwhelmed by the support we received from our community in our first year and we were inspired to offer more opportunities for engagement, entertainment, and empowerment through our programming and events,” said Andria Wilson, Festival Producer.
NSRAP will be having its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, June 22 and all members are invited to attend. The AGM will take place at the Local Women's Council House which is wheelchair-accessible and has gender-inclusive washroom facilities: 989 Young Avenue (at Inglis), Halifax, NS, B3H 2V9
If people commit crimes of hate against members of the LGBT community, whether of physical violence or insulting, harassing remarks, then they should face the full penalties available under Canadian law, including fines and imprisonment. Every member of society must have instilled in them a healthy fear about engaging in acts of homophobia and transphobia.
"We are disappointed that ... the Minister was not able to see the clear evidence in support of this request. However, we are renewed with passion to push for progress in improving health care for trans* Nova Scotians."