FREE SHOWING OF UNITED IN ANGER --A HISTORY OF THE AIDS COALITION TO UNLEASH POWER (ACT UP) IN NEW YORK CITY. This will be followed by a brief discussion on recovering AIDS Activist history here in Halifax facilitated by Alexis Shotwell and Gary Kinsman of the new AIDS Activist History Project which is collecting and documenting AIDS Activist history in a number of places across Canada.
Ms. Zaman and Ms. Latiff have important, beautiful, witty, and graceful things to share with us. I hope Halifax audiences will avail themselves of the opportunity to listen.
“It’s funny, when a child becomes far enough away, or got all the running out of them that suddenly everything you hated just cause it reminded you of your parents - of your home. Well, there seems to come a time when you start to love things for no better reason than just cause they remind you of your parents - of your home.”
- Country Song: a queer ballad
“Every single Minister of Education in this country needs to take these number very seriously,” continued [Egale's Helen] Kennedy. “Until we implement explicit policies and programs to address homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in every region of this country, we cannot begin to hope to end the violence, harassment and hate crime that our LGBTQ youth have come to see as a fact of life.”
Queer Acts, Halifax Pride’s LGBTQ theatre festival, returns this summer from Thursday, July 18th to Sunday, July 21st with five productions for diverse audiences. This years’ festival offers Country Song, an ode to country music by Lee-Anne Poole; Litmus Road, a conspiracy theory drama by Evan Brown; Jet Legs, a stand-up and sketch comedy variety show, and two pieces from young playwrights exploring female sexuality in heteronormative societies, titled Graceful Rebellions and Seventeen.
Proclamation Ceremony kicks off at 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 18. There is no admission fee and both the ceremony and the Mayor's reception are open to the public. It is a wonderful event, Wayves wouldn't miss it for the world! We hope to see you there!!
The Mermaid & The Cow Campground is once again hosting a Women's Weekend, July 5th - 7th.
"I'm looking forward to Women's Weekend because there's a great bunch of women coming who will enjoy each other's company, laughing and carrying on," says owner Jane Morrigan. "This year Im especially excited because of the musical entertainment that's lined up. Theresa Malenfant and Katey Day will be joining women around the campfire on Friday night and then they will treat everyone to a fabulous concert in the Gazebo on Saturday night."
Here's the schedule:
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Les Invisibles tells the stories of elderly women and men, pioneers in the gay and lesbian movement in France. Born in the years of peace following World War One, all lived through the Second World War and the NAZI Occupation, the student riots of 1968, and all the long years when homosexuality was regarded as a mental illness ... Director Sebastien Lifshitz shows us who the real heroes are through beautiful and charming storytelling and some of the most loveable characters you will ever meet.