Halifax Pride Annual General Mayhem


The Halifax Pride AGM took place on Thursday October 11th. The meeting was well attended with 39 registered voters in attendance.


The meeting was chaired by outgoing Chair Krista Snow. Krista’s written report focused on areas of board development and recommendations moving forward including; hiring of 1.5 staff, and noted a lack of respect and appreciation among board members at times. In addition to her written report Krista noted that the criticism expressed at a community meeting was not reflective of the positive feedback she received about the festival. She also took the time to thank the board and volunteers for their hard work.


QUEER ACTS Theatre Festival Call For Submissions


Halifax Pride’s QUEER ACTS Theatre Festival is pleased to announce its call for submissions for the festival’s 2013 edition.  Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to submit a proposal including the following details:


River of Pride

River of Pride held the 13th annual Pride week celebration in Moncton last weekend. Despite the fact that most of the board of directors resigned shortly before the weeks events took place, it was a HUGE success.


NSRAP Makes Progress with Canadian Blood Services on Blood Ban

NSRAP has been working since 1995 across Nova Scotia as a voice for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Community (Rainbow Community). Part of our role is advocating for Nova Scotians’ access to equitable and ethical health care; which includes the promotion of non-discriminatory and evidence-based blood collection and delivery services.


Raymond Taavel Case Update


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.


Cape Breton's Twelfth Annual PRIDE FESTIVAL

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.


LGBT Alcoholics Anonymous Gathering in Halifax

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.


Safe Alliance Pride

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.


August Wayves Is On The Stands!


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!



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