Kathleen Wynne Becomess First LGBTQ Premier in Canada
by Bryn Jones-Vailancourt
By Sara Mukherji
By Gerard Veldhoven
By Eldon Hay
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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!
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 .
Transgender Nova Scotians' right to equality and fairness will be made clear with proposed amendments to the Human Rights Act.
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.