Gay in Northern Ireland: An Emigrant's Tale

"Terry, not being one to give in, became a key member of the gay rights movement in Derry. Their monumental efforts include holding annual Gay Pride Parades, rallies, and raising awareness, all to the backdrop of staunch Christian protesters with banners proclaiming “Homosexuality is a Sin” and ministers with megaphones trying to drown out the dance beats of Barbara Streisand. But I knew I couldn't stay."

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Gender Failure Review: Coyote & Spoon Retire the Gender Binary

"However you choose to read [Gender Failure ...], do yourself the favour of making sure it finds its way into your hands.  You will undoubtedly laugh a bit when you read it, but you might also want to have a tissue handy, in the event of an errant tear.  And when Coyote and Spoon return to Halifax this spring, you should most certainly plan to be there to hear them have the Gender Failure conversation in real time."

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Review: Hell-Bent Faustus Fails to Ignite

"Only Pasha Ebrahimi in the title role seemed to be genuinely trying to act the play that Marlowe wrote. Mr. Ebrahimi is gifted with one of the most beautiful voices in the Halifax theatre and it was a lovely respite to close one’s eyes and listen to him. Yet, if he was ever in danger of being mistaken for taking the play seriously, the production swept in to undermine him."

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REVIEW: Murderous Musical Delights

"... an interesting story is well told; good actors are playing intriguing characters; a genuinely smart script made us both think and laugh.  We also got to see an original work by a brilliant Canadian team of composer and writers. And it was all fun! Well done, TheatreSpeak. ... You can purchase tickets by contacting the Neptune Box Office directly, or online here. Only three performances left, Tonight, Saturday, Feb. 22: 8:00pm; Sunday, Feb. 23: 2:00pm & 8:00pm" More ...

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Sexy 17th Century Murderess' Musical Tale Opens in Halifax!

"[Mimi] is a fun show. It's entertainment!", says Kyle Gillis. But like so many modern musicals, such as Next to Normal and Spring Awakening, Mimi is not afraid of tackling dark subject matter, as its subtitle A Poisoner's Comedy suggests. Indeed, from the sexily polyamorous opening quartet "To Come, To Be" through the ironic ensemble number, The City of Love, (during which Mimi poisons Parisian tourists and citizens), sex and love take many forms."  More ...

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PSA: Focus Group Needs Youth Participation for HIV/HEP C Prevention Study in Halifax

"We are looking to talk to Nova Scotia residents (aged 16 years and older) with a knowledge of HIV/AIDS and/or Hep C prevention. Groups will meet in Haliax and will last between 60 and 90 minutes. Anyone who is interested in participating shoould contact Research Coordinator Kirk Furlotte for a short pre-screening interview: (902-494-2213, tool-free 1-855-494-7809) or by e-mail (gahps@dal.ca)." Click here for more ... 

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Observations on LGBTQ Spirituality Study

"Perhaps one of the most surprising conclusions to emerge from this study is that, despite the age range among participants (20 to 68), there does not appear to be a difference in the number or the intensity of negative experiences. One might have thought that a drop in the attendance at churches and the opening of dialogue with the community at large, by some faith groups, might have made for a better experience for younger LGBTQ members, but that does not seem to be the case." - J. J. Lyon

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Wayves Proudly Celebrates 35th Annual Pink Triangle Day!

"History shapes us. Whether we comprehend our past or not, we carry its burdens. It is only by taking ownership over our history, asserting our constant presence and contribution to human culture and experience, that we can transform our future into one of true liberation. Wayves is proud to celebrate Canada's 35th annual Pink Triangle Day!"

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Book Review: Yellow Vengeance

"This was my first time reading anything by author Liz Bugg, an actor and teacher from Saskatchewan, now living in Toronto. I liked this book so much that I will be checking her listings in future and looking up her previous novels in this series." - Denise Holiday

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