Open and Affirming is an official designation in the United Church asserting the full inclusion of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons in the church's life and ministry. Many United churches are Affirming but it's always a thoughtful and sometimes protracted and divisive journey, and a bit of a risk, for a congregation, so the finalization of it is a special event.
2018-12-10 • Halifax • Halifax Youth Project Press Release
The Youth Project is pleased to announce that Kate Shewan has returned to her responsibilities as Executive Director of the Youth Project. Ms. Shewan has resumed her leadership of the daily operations, personnel, and programming of the organization on a permanent basis.
Ms. Shewan has served as Executive Director of the Youth Project since 2015. Under her leadership, the Youth Project has expanded its activities in support of 2SLGBTQ+ youth and increased the organization’s presence throughout the Province.
Halifax Youth Project Extraordinary General Meeting
November 24, 2018, Glitter Bean Café, Spring Garden Road, Halifax
Transcription by Wayves Magazine
Items which got snapping/ applause are highlighted. (“snapping” means snapping fingers, equivalent to applause in the Spoken Word community.)
1. Setting Up
Setting up a giant easel - 4’ x 8’. It will become a graphic document of the evening.
Teaming up with Neptune Theatre and Eastern Front Theatre, the writer and composer/lyricist have put together KAMP, a play about gay prisoners who begin a cabaret while in a Nazi concentration camp in WWII
With the help of FIN Program Director Jason Beaudry, Wayves presents a comprehensive list of queer cinema you can't miss.
This film is directed by queer filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald and is based on the life of queer playwright Lee-Ann Poole.
It shows the struggle of Belle, who told her Conservative mother she was a lesbian in her teens. Now, she comes home to Nova Scotia for her dad's funeral, and has to tell her mother that she's in a relationship with a cis man.
The Atlantic Jewish Council's Shalom Magazine devoted a page to their participation in Pride 2018. The full issue can be found here.
The Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC) has several upcoming webinars of interest for those who work with gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM).
Loneliness – in collaboration with Ontario’s Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance
These webinars will begin with an exploration of the concept of loneliness and its impacts on behaviour. It will then move on to explore risk factors specific to gbMSM and best ways to reduce and prevent loneliness.
A two-part series:
"There are always a million things going through our heads, and this programming has been months in the making. We have been filling in a lot of details, but I don't often feel this good going in," says Adam Reid, Halifax Pride's executive director
Sex Now 2018 is a survey of gay, bi, queer, and other men into men (including trans guys and two-spirit guys). We need volunteers at Halifax Pride to recruit and assist survey participants.