"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
"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!"
"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
"[We] heard over and over again was that it is not easy to be ‘out’ as spiritual (let alone religious) in LGBTQ communities. People feel excluded, marginalized and stigmatized if they speak their spiritual beliefs. They survived faith traditions unwilling to accept their queerness, and now face queer communities unwilling to accept their spiritual selves. There is a silencing, and a lot of aloneness."
"For a quarter century, I've talked to persons - parents, sons, daughters, friends - about the dislike, distrust and disapproval of "queers". Atheists and Anglicans, Baptists and Brethren, Catholics and Orthodox, Presbyterians and United - people of no religious stripe to those deeply committed - formed a largely unified cacophony of homophobia. Quakers and Unitarians were the sole, discordantly loving voices. Over the course of those years, there has been a vast sea change. Where it once was cool to disdain LGBT people, it is now decidedly uncool to criticize them
Halifax Pride news from mid February 2014! Pride is now accepting nominations for Grand Marshall of the 2014 Halifax Pride Parade. Nominations from all Nova Scotians are welcome ...
The QT Self Defense League was formed in fall 2013 by a group of rad queer and/or trans* people in Halifax. We recognize the need for accessible, safe, and body positive self defense training for queer and trans people.
Robert Arthur (Bob) Stead passed away peacefully at his home in Wolfville on January 18, 2014. At his passing, Bob was surrounded by his loving family and Danny Chandler, his spouse of seventeen years. He leaves behind many friends and colleagues to mourn his passing after living a life of full of achievement and spectacular accomplishment. Bob Stead was deeply committed to a life of community service.
"For queers who have wrestled with internalized homophobia, Laurie's youthful blindphobia provides a startling parallel. Her happy awakening to her true self as a lesbian is communicated with sensitivity and passion. Being gay is as natural to her as blindness."