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Charity Pot Awareness Day With The Youth Project

Published On: Feb. 14th, 2018
Authored by: YP Staff

The Youth Project is very excited to become part of the Lush Charity Pot initiative. With every purchase of Charity Pot body lotion, Lush donates 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights, including The Youth Project! We’re going to…

Tags: Charity Pot , giving , Lush , Lush Cosmetics

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Books of the Month: LGBTQ+ YA Titles for African History Month

Published On: Feb. 10th, 2018
Authored by: YP Staff

It’s a bonus round for February! Because it’s Black History Month (also known as African Heritage Month), we’re bringing you multiple titles of LGBTQ+ young adult fiction featuring youth who are black or of African descent. Title: Acension Author: Jacqueline Koyanagi Synopsis: Alana Quick is the best damned sky surgeon in Heliodor City, but repairing starship…

Tags: book of the month , books , LGBT YA , POC , young adult fiction

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YP Cape Breton office - official launch!

Published On: Jan. 22nd, 2018
Authored by: YP Staff

Did you know? We have office space in Cape Breton! We’re launching it officially on the 26th and you’re invited! Come and meet our CB staff member Madonna, check out our space, and spread the word! 🎉🎉 Friday, January 26th 3:00-6:00pm 440 George Street, Sydney CB

Tags: cape breton , launch

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Book of the Month: Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda

Published On: Jan. 16th, 2018
Authored by: YP Staff

Title: Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Author: Becky Albertalli In the YP Library? 1 Copy! Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is…

Tags: book of the month , books , january , LGBT YA

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Job Posting: Totally OUTright Peer Recruiter!

Published On: Jan. 12th, 2018
Authored by: YP Staff

This is a job with the AIDS Coalition of NS. To see the job posting on the original page of the ACNS, click here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AIDSNS/jobs/213123115914577/ NOTE: Applications accepted by EMAIL ONLY. Gay, Bi, Two-Spirit, Trans, Queer Male/Male-Identified Peer Recruiter (flexible, part time, term). – 1 position based in Halifax area – 1 position (pending funding)…

Tags: bi health , employment , gay , gay men's health , job , queer , totally outright

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Online Safety Presentation

Published On: Jan. 12th, 2018
Authored by: YP Staff

Cyberbullying can follow kids everywhere, 24/7. Twitter users post 1000 tweets every second. There are hundreds of social media websites, apps and platforms used by youth and adults. Please join us for a discussion on safe use of social media and online technology. Snacks will be provided. Online Safety Presentation Riverside Education Centre, Milford Station 6:00 PM, Monday…

Tags: online safety , social media , students , youth

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Call for Proposals for projects to Support LGBTQ2 Communities!

Published On: Jan. 4th, 2018
Authored by: YP Staff

Call for Proposals for projects to Support LGBTQ2 Communities! With the recent Prime Minister’s apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians, it is recognized that LGBTQ2+ communities across Canada have been deeply affected by homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, along with other forms of discrimination, including misogyny and gender-based discrimination. The federal government has made funds available to assist…

Tags: apology , funds , grants , lgbt , lgbt youth , lgbtq2s , projects

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CANFAR youth survey

Published On: Jan. 2nd, 2018
Authored by: YP STaff

The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) is inviting youth (aged 12-29) to do a survey around “your experiences and knowledge around sexual health, substance use, and HIV and AIDS”: For full information and to take the survey, check out this page: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nationalyouthsurvey

Tags: HIV , lgbt , lgbt youth , research , survey , youth

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