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.
It's that time of year again when we gather together as a huge community of friends, and we celebrate everything that makes us the wonderful proud people we are. To celebrate our spirit, our individuality, our hopes and our dreams, our many accomplishments, and of course our contributions to the world and to our community.
The 24th Annual Courage Round Up, with the theme, "Serenity by the Sea", will be held in Halifax this weekend. It is sponsored by gay men and lesbians in Alcoholics Anonymous and open to all alcoholics and those affected by the alcoholism of others.
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.