"On the field I got to learn important things like how to bring a group of people together toward a common goal. I also got to see parts of Canada and the world that I would have never otherwise seen. I made my best friends on, or near, the soccer field. Everyone should be able to have these experiences. But too often, either directly or indirectly, athletes face barriers due to such unchangeable characteristics as their sexual orientation, gender, or socioeconomic status."
Strike Out Homophobia is a bowl-a-thon to support our anti-homophobia/transphobia and anti-bullying work in Nova Scotia schools. The Youth Project receives a high volume of requests every year, and this year we have a significant increase in our work with teachers, principals and school administrators! This is awesome, but we can't meet demand without fundraising.
"CUQSC offers opportunities for participants to meet, share resources, create connections, learn from expert presenters and skill-building workshops, experience LGBTQ art and expression, and ultimately build our collective capacity to take action against oppression."
"These days, Marshall [Haywood] and the fantastic staff at VE continue the day to day goodness of bringing shame-free sex information to the good people of Halifax ... The store continues to be a strong supporter and center for the queer and trans* community, taking part in pride, the dyke and trans* march, collaborating with all sorts of other organizations to make Halifax the amazing place it is."
"What The God That Comes achieves, through the medium of rock and roll and Hawksley Workman's remarkable performance, is a visceral connection betwen this strange, ancient tale and its modern audience. No small feat and well worth the price of admission!"
"And, now, a being from the tribe of Love is gone
and we are one less strong
in a battle we are tired of fighting in the first place
lay down your arms
peace is your birthright ..."
If we are to see something other than a dismal repeat of history for our trans* sisters and brothers, we need to remind our governments that, hand-in-hand with any equal rights legislation, there must be policy initiatives and education. We can start by writing to our provincial Human Rights Commissions and our provincial education ministers.
"A rainbow poster with Raymond’s image was created last year and is still seen throughout the city. If you do not have a flag to hang on Wednesday, April 17th, you are encouraged to visit Venus Envy at 1598 Barrington Street or The Youth Project during office hours at 2281 Brunswick Street where you can pick up a free copy of this poster."
"Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men explores interwoven notions of loneliness, desire and trust. Founded upon the conviction that societal homophobia often results in tragic consequences, the work grapples with the disturbing forces that drove Nilsen to kill for company. Raw, rhythmic and powerful, DDMM loads the screen with muscular tension and desire."
"But I'm sad to see it all end, something you put your heart and soul into. But, everything has to come to an end! We had fun, doing it. We had a lot of great people. It's always fun, to see people to see people laughing, and enjoying themselves."