A Nova Scotian activist group wants the province to do more to protect transgendered people from discrimination.
Posted 29 July 2012
By Kaley Kennedy
What's at Stake in the Fight For a World Without Prisons
The following is the written text of a speech I delivered at this year's Dyke and Trans March.
Posted 26 July 2012
DalOUT is calling on the government to amend the Human Rights Act to include gender identity and gender orientation as prohibited grounds for discrimination. The student society is doing a series of actions to promote equal human rights for gender variant and transgendered students, and all Nova Scotians generally.
The remaining executive members, Wayne Richard and Jon Chaisson, have informed me that, "Even though some executive members have resigned from the comittee, the show will still go on. Most of the Pride events were planned months in advance and everything is on schedule."
Scratch the surface, though, and you’ll see how this one case raises tough questions about the relationship between law, religion, and government--questions that will continue to define the next phase of the the struggle for queer equality and liberation.
40% of men who’ve been diagnosed with syphilis reported meeting sex partners through the Internet ... in Nova Scotia the rise is among men who have sex with men (MSM).
The 15 nominees were a mix of experienced NSRAP board members and those new to NSRAP. Each nominee present spoke for a moment to their desire for change. For those not present, prepared speeches were read. All nominations were accepted and elected to the board.
Although not ideal, this compromise amounts to significant progress in the frustratingly slow process of change in the cautious world of health policy!
South Shore Rainbow Families is a group created by and for LGBTQ families (this is inclusive of LGBTQ parents and their children, as well as LGBTQ children and their parents), allies, prospective parents, and all other supporters, regardless of family size, ethnicity, culture, faith, or income level.
"The Rally at the Grand Parade was another step in the right direction. It brought to mainstream Halifax an awareness of the prejudice and discrimination faced by the LGBTT Community."