The December Wayves is Ready!

The news packed FINAL paper issue of Wayves is ready! Just click the cover at the right, here.

It's available on the stands in Halifax-Dartmouth now, and will be at all 150 distribution points around Atlantic Canada soon. Links to lists and maps of our physical distribution points are at the bottom of this note.

This is a special edition of Wayves: the very last issue on paper!

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Trans Rights Being Fast Tracked In NS

Transgender Nova Scotians' right to equality and fairness will be made clear with proposed amendments to the provincial Human Rights Act. The amendments, tabled on Nov. 20 - Trans Day Of Remembrance - by Justice Minister Ross Landry, will add “gender identity” and “gender expression” as protected grounds in the Nova Scotia Human Rights Act. The bill is being fast-tracked by the provincial government, with it heading to Law Amendments Committee for just one day of public hearings two days after being introduced . 

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Halifax Pride Annual General Mayhem

 

The Halifax Pride AGM took place on Thursday October 11th. The meeting was well attended with 39 registered voters in attendance.

 

The meeting was chaired by outgoing Chair Krista Snow. Krista’s written report focused on areas of board development and recommendations moving forward including; hiring of 1.5 staff, and noted a lack of respect and appreciation among board members at times. In addition to her written report Krista noted that the criticism expressed at a community meeting was not reflective of the positive feedback she received about the festival. She also took the time to thank the board and volunteers for their hard work.

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QUEER ACTS Theatre Festival Call For Submissions

 

Halifax Pride’s QUEER ACTS Theatre Festival is pleased to announce its call for submissions for the festival’s 2013 edition.  Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to submit a proposal including the following details:

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River of Pride

River of Pride held the 13th annual Pride week celebration in Moncton last weekend. Despite the fact that most of the board of directors resigned shortly before the weeks events took place, it was a HUGE success.

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NSRAP Makes Progress with Canadian Blood Services on Blood Ban

NSRAP has been working since 1995 across Nova Scotia as a voice for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Community (Rainbow Community). Part of our role is advocating for Nova Scotians’ access to equitable and ethical health care; which includes the promotion of non-discriminatory and evidence-based blood collection and delivery services.

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Raymond Taavel Case Update

 

August 10, 2012

On August 8th, the Andre Denny case was back in court, only to be adjourned until September 20th. Denny is accused of the brutal beating death of Raymond Taavel of Halifax last April. Denny is being assessed by an Ontario doctor to determined if he is mentally fit to stand trial. The doctor has not yet finished his report causing the delay.

More details available soon online in a report by Ralph Higgins, and a full timeline is available here.

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