The QT Self Defense League was formed in fall 2013 by a group of rad queer and/or trans* people in Halifax. We recognize the need for accessible, safe, and body positive self defense training for queer and trans people.
Robert Arthur (Bob) Stead passed away peacefully at his home in Wolfville on January 18, 2014. At his passing, Bob was surrounded by his loving family and Danny Chandler, his spouse of seventeen years. He leaves behind many friends and colleagues to mourn his passing after living a life of full of achievement and spectacular accomplishment. Bob Stead was deeply committed to a life of community service.
"For queers who have wrestled with internalized homophobia, Laurie's youthful blindphobia provides a startling parallel. Her happy awakening to her true self as a lesbian is communicated with sensitivity and passion. Being gay is as natural to her as blindness."
"NSRAP and community members are committed to the best possible health care for the trans* community and to a successful and timely implementation of the previously announced public funding of gender confirming surgeries (also known as sex reassignment surgeries, or SRS). In order for this to happen it is essential that the voices of the trans* community are heard."
More than $80,000 has been raised so far to assist Scott Jones in his recovery. Now, members of the Halifax music scene have organised a mammoth fundraiser involving more than 30 top flight artists, all performing at half a dozen venues on Gottingen on November 28. "To have these performers and businesses come together in my name is overwhelming,” said Scott Jones. “This is going to be an amazing night and I am so thankful for their support and love!"
"... 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