"The march to full equality is never easy. There will always be voices opposed to progress and to full equality. Those voices of intolerance are now on the fringe of society, where they belong. One need only reflect on a time when women were not allowed to vote and treated like second-class citizens, if even citizens at all, or we think of the great injustice inflicted on black people who struggled and, arguably, still struggle for the justice and equal treatment they deserve by virtue of their inherent dignity, or we think of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and how they were treated, so marginalized and shunned. Many of those who oppose same-sex marriage are the same people who now oppose this bill."
By Janet Hammock
For many years, many of us have been outspoken about the Crandall University situation, the history of which was explained with great clarity by Eldon Hay in today's online article.
"I guess my brother showed people that it isn’t the quantity of life but the quality of the life you live. It’s what you do with that short moment that we have here to make a difference that is important. Raymond definitely made a difference."
Kathleen Wynne Becomess First LGBTQ Premier in Canada
by Bryn Jones-Vailancourt
By Sara Mukherji
By Gerard Veldhoven
By Eldon Hay
Upcoming events for Halifax's 50-and-over social, education, and activist group!
Do you identify as LGBTQ? Are you 20 or older?
Are you interested in talking to researchers about how you think religion & spirituality connect with well-being for LGBTQ individuals and communities?
The news packed FINAL paper issue of Wayves is ready! Just click the cover at the right, here.
It's available on the stands in Halifax-Dartmouth now, and will be at all 150 distribution points around Atlantic Canada soon. Links to lists and maps of our physical distribution points are at the bottom of this note.
This is a special edition of Wayves: the very last issue on paper!