By: Denise Cole
Safe Alliance hosts its 3rd year of PRIDE celebrations in Happy Valley-Goose Bay!
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador is a place of pride, diversity, and determination!
The Safe Alliance, a volunteer led LGBTQQ support/awareness group in Labrador, was very excited about the success of this year’s PRIDE activities.
In this issue, news:
- InterQ: a Chamber of Commerce with Pizzazz by Bethana Sullivan
- Halifax Pride AGM - How the Past Informs The Future by Bethana Sullivan
- Moncton Pride To Go Ahead by Nathan Adams
- NSRAP AGM by Kirk Furlotte
- NSRAP & Canadian Blood Services by Lucas Thorne-Humphrey
- Queering the HRM Budget by Hugo Dann
- Yarmouth United Church now does marriages
- Hep C In Northern New Brunswick by Janet McPhee
- A LGBT Community Centre in Moncton? by Nathan Adams
- Thank You from the Youth Project! by Patrick Daigle
- Voting in HRM Is More Important This Year Than Ever by Bryn Jones-Vaillancourt
In this issue, regular columns:
- Randall Perry's The 416er: Why I Did It Naked
- Crawford Hastie's Kibitz & Bitch
- Gerard Veldhoven: The World Celebrates Pride
- Bethana Sullivan's Sanctuary Garden: Radical Change
Click on the cover, at right to get the issue on line, or click the "Get A Copy Of Wayves" button, above, to find a paper copy!
A Nova Scotian activist group wants the province to do more to protect transgendered people from discrimination.
Posted 29 July 2012
By Kaley Kennedy
What's at Stake in the Fight For a World Without Prisons
The following is the written text of a speech I delivered at this year's Dyke and Trans March.
Posted 26 July 2012
DalOUT is calling on the government to amend the Human Rights Act to include gender identity and gender orientation as prohibited grounds for discrimination. The student society is doing a series of actions to promote equal human rights for gender variant and transgendered students, and all Nova Scotians generally.
The remaining executive members, Wayne Richard and Jon Chaisson, have informed me that, "Even though some executive members have resigned from the comittee, the show will still go on. Most of the Pride events were planned months in advance and everything is on schedule."
Scratch the surface, though, and you’ll see how this one case raises tough questions about the relationship between law, religion, and government--questions that will continue to define the next phase of the the struggle for queer equality and liberation.
40% of men who’ve been diagnosed with syphilis reported meeting sex partners through the Internet ... in Nova Scotia the rise is among men who have sex with men (MSM).
The 15 nominees were a mix of experienced NSRAP board members and those new to NSRAP. Each nominee present spoke for a moment to their desire for change. For those not present, prepared speeches were read. All nominations were accepted and elected to the board.
Although not ideal, this compromise amounts to significant progress in the frustratingly slow process of change in the cautious world of health policy!