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ACNS Planning International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia

ACNS (AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia) is planning an extra special event to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT.)

In light of growing Homophobia, Biphobia, and particularly Transphobia across this province, we are excited to be gathering our community, remembering our history, and looking forward together. On May 17th, 2024, ACNS will be organizing a rally followed by a Human Library and Queer Showcase. We hope to promote awareness of our diverse communities and queer and trans culture through art, stories, solidarity and performance. As we all know, tackling Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia is a community effort, and we want this event to reflect that. 

We are reaching out to you, on behalf of your community organization, to see if you will join us as part of a task team to help plan and coordinate this day. This commitment will include:

  • Attending 6 scheduled 1hr zoom meetings;
  • Providing input and perspective to inform the life-course of the project;
  • Joining 1 of 5 sub-committees;
  • Completing assigned tasks;
  • Joining us on May 17th to attend and participate in the event;
  • Providing feedback - post mortem
  • Completing evaluation material

If you have any questions about our IDAHOBIT event, or what your organization's role in this event could look like, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are so excited for this day, and can’t wait to hear from you.

We received funding for the event itself, and sadly therefore cannot offer any honorarium for your involvement - in light of this we are asking organizations rather than individuals to join us. There will be advertising opportunities for involved organizations present, further details provided in the first meeting.

If there is anyone else in your network who you think it would be good to loop into this please feel free to forward them this email. We hope that this event can spread awareness and understanding not only for our queer and trans communities, but also for all of our partners who are doing the hard work to combat Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

If you have questions or want to join the team, email