"In 1999, ... Jim wrote Wayves a precise and robustly logical letter telling us to pull up our socks, produce a decent publication, and act more like a business. He soon convinced Wayves that we needed him, designed his own job, set his own pay scale, and begun putting the magazine in the black, every month, for almost fifteen years, until we stopped print publication. Jim worked tirelessly to maintain the magazine on a solid financial footing, making it an essentialresource for the LGBT community in Atlantic Canada. Jim was a fierce advocate for the LGBT Community. In addition to his work for Wayves, in the 1990s, he served on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia and was involved in MAC Leather."
"For all his bite, he never comes across as cruel. Even when he made squirm, lampooning a pompous theatre artiste (in two centuries!!) although it hit close to home, I had to laugh. He makes it safe to laugh, and that takes skill as much as talent. No matter how savagely he rips into his targets, he's every bit as hard on himself, and his comedic neuroses are bravely on disply. Through it all he remains essentially a nice gay guy from small town Alberta. By the bye, apropos of nothing (except how damn good this show is), I laughed pretty much non-stop from the opening voiceover to the final bow."
"And is it ever Queer! Nothing short of a relentless, singing-dancing, full frontal, technicolour assault, replete with queer cultural references from Harry Hay’s Radical Faeries to hippy drag queens, the Coquettes and Lindsay Kemp from Bel Canto to The B52s and even Frazer’s The Golden Bough. Hovering over it all the is spirit of David Bowie circa the divine Ziggy, giving a fake onstage blow-job to Mick Ronson. As fun as all these references (real or imagined) may be, Castrati is in and of itself a delightful romp, set to wild song, with hallucinatory projections that range from the ridiculous to the sublimely beautiful.. HIghly recommended!"
"The themes are Love and Death, and as with any play about death it is entirely concerned with life; particularly with the ephemera that accumulate into a life lived or a love fulfilled: phone messages, train trips, mums and dads, hobbies, vacations, growing old. ...
"Many Loves is a tender, playful, ritualized exploration of that nexus. In its last magical moments it brings us full circle, back to the joyful beginnings of life; ever-renewing, ever-lasting.You have two chances to see Many Loves at Queer Acts theatre Festival: tonight at 7:30pm; Saturday at 9:00pm. I highly recommend it."
"Queer Acts Theatre Festival, the annual precursor to Halifax Pride Week, opened last night with a cosmic explosion of queer stories, music, dancing and song. The Festival has added an extra day and expanded its lineup."
Organizers of the Queer Acts Theatre Festival, running from July 13-17, are proud to announce that LGBTQ+ youth 20 years of age and under will be offered free rush tickets to performances at the 2016 Queer Acts Theatre Festival. Queer Acts calls these free tickets for youth, Fierce Freebies.
View Point Gallery, with funding by The Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage is seeking LGBTTIQQ2SA individuals who would like to participate in a project entitled ‘Shout Out.’
The 2016 OUTeast Film Festival presented by RBC is proud to bring MAJOR! to Halifax. “I can’t wait to watch this film with our audience,” said Jenna Dufton, OUTeast Festival Director of Programming. “Trans women of colour are typically so under/misrepresented. We are extremely lucky to have Miss Major as an elder and driving force for the greater queer community. I’m proud OUTeast can shine a spotlight on a true hero of queer history and play a part in sharing her story more widely.”