Publisher Dan MacKay • Halifax - 2020-11-17
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Throughout its history, Wayves Magazine has operated entirely on volunteer journalism; it was necessary because the cost of printing and distributing the magazine used every scrap of cash we brought in via adverising. This worked out pretty well, though; over 25 years we published… maybe 200,000 words of very good journalism and editorial a year, over five million words of great writing altogether, and connected tens of thousands of customers with advertisers.
Every year the Halifax Anchor Archive hosts The 24 Hour Zine Challenge -- a whole bunch of people make zines in a 24-hour window; this year it'll be an online thing of course.
Wikipedia says: A zine (short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via a copy machine. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation.
When I was a young boy, my mum worked for a man who had a ladies’ fashion shop. He sold off-the-rack wedding dresses and also made them by hand. His shop always smelled of this aftershave, as he’d walk around throwing it all over the carpet every morning. It’s a mixture of violets, roses, cinnamon, and sandalwood, and from the first moment I inhaled its heady aroma I was hooked.
On Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm Halifax time, the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) will host a Special General Meeting to elect new boardmembers.
Local filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald's film Splinters, an adaptation of local playwright Lee-Anne Poole's stage play, will be shown at Neptune Theatre until November 8th. The film stars an all-east-coast cast and was shot in the Annapolis Valley.
PReP: Who's Not Getting It?
Online • 2020-10-29
It’s been nearly 5 years since Health Canada approved PrEP, yet the highly effective HIV prevention tool remains underutilized or out-of-reach for far too many. Despite PrEP becoming increasingly accessible and well-known, critical gaps remain in reaching many men.
The information session is Thursday, October 29, 3-4PM PDT, that's 7-8PM Halifax time.
Halifax • 2020-10-22
The Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia, http://www.rainbowrefugeens.com/ is looking for volunteers!
Here's their latest newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/0b8a98b04bef/rrans-newsletter?e=b06c0574d1
And, here's the list of committees they are looking to staff at the moment:
The team at the Center on Sex*Gender, Allostasis and Resilience (CESAR), led by Dr. Robert-Paul Juster, is looking to better understand how the sex, gender and sexual orientation of individuals affect their adaptation to the COVID-19 crisis.
Simon & Bill are building a campground for the community in the Sunrise Trail / Pictou area.
On Saturday, a couple dozen veterans of Halifax's LGBT Community marched in memory of pride celebrations gone by and friends no longer with us.