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HRM seeks Youth Advisory Council Member

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

The Parks & Recreation Youth Section, the Municipal Clerks Office of the Municipality, and Community Partners (ANSAIO, DBDLI, ISANS, and iMatter) are developing a Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The YAC will be a team of 12 youth ages 15 to 24 from across the Halifax Regional Municipality who will provide input to the Regional Council on…

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Remembering Sam Wilson

Published On: Jul. 13th, 2018
Authored by: Sheena

We at the Youth Project are mourning the loss, and celebrating the life, of one of our “Gay Grandpas” Sam Wilson. Sam and his husband Bob were an important part of many LGBTQI community groups and resources in Nova Scotia, including the Youth Project. It was rare to say one name without the other, and…

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Book of the Month: Taproot!

Published On: Jul. 12th, 2018
Authored by: Sheena

Title: Taproot, A Story about a Gardener and a Ghost Author: Keezy Young In the YP library? 1 copy. Synopsis: Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart’s content. But something…

Tags: book of the month , comics , graphic novel , taproot

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Games Night for July cancelled, event list coming soon!

Published On: Jul. 4th, 2018
Authored by: LGBT-Rex

Hi all – Games Night for July is cancelled due to summer camp preparations, our events list for July and August will be up by the end of the week! Sorry for any inconvenience.

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CAMP SEAHORSE UPDATE

Published On: Jul. 3rd, 2018
Authored by: Camper McCampersons

Camp is getting close! Here are a few reminders, so read all of it! IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ALL YOUR FORMS IN, NOW IS THE TIME TO FOLLOW UP WITH US. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL FOLDERS FOR YOUR CAMP CONFIRMATION NOTICE, OR OUTSTANDING FORMS REQUEST.  1.      Below is the list of what to bring to camp. Please make sure you follow the list.  Also, there ARE mattresses on the bunks so you do not need to worry about bringing mattresses, only bedding and a pillow. 3.      If you are taking the bus please arrive at the Youth Project at 11am as the bus will be leaving at 12pm sharp. 4.      If you are getting a drive to camp, the bus will be arriving between 1pm and 1:30pm so please arrive during that time period to participate in introductions and ice breakers! 5.      We will not be providing lunch once we get to camp so please feed yourselves before you leave! 6.      Camp Seahorse is located at Camp Sherbrook Lake, in New Germany. This will be relevant to campers not travelling by bus. For location information, please CLICK HERE 7.      Please note that we are CAMPING! There are cabins and lodges, but we will be outdoors, communing with nature. There will be bugs! Heat! Wildlife! Lovely scenery! It will be slightly rustic, so please…

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Uninvite Harmful Ex-Gay “Coming Out Ministries” from Nova Scotia.

Published On: Jun. 11th, 2018
Authored by: YP Staff

The Maritime Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has invited “ex-gay” speakers for their upcoming Campmeeting conference, taking place at Camp Pugwash in July 2018. The speakers, Mike Carducci and Danielle Harrison from “Coming Out Ministries”, share personal stories involving and encouraging a process of ridding oneself of being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender through…

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The Loaded Ladle is hiring a summer student

Published On: Jun. 5th, 2018
Authored by: YP Staff

The Loaded Ladle is hiring 2 summer student positions: About the Position: Festival Coordinator This position, together with the staff/board collective, plans, organizes and oversees summer festival programming,in particular the Queer Roots festival occurring as part of Halifax Pride. Emphasis is on centring LGBTQ2 participants in event and activities addressing food security, nutrition, mental health,…

Tags: employment opportunities , LGBTQ , summer student

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Office of Vital Statistics Survey

Published On: May. 31st, 2018
Authored by: YP Staff

The Office of Vital Statistics is interested in hearing from members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community regarding how gender information is collected and displayed on birth certificates in the province of Nova Scotia. The feedback and input that is shared will be used to inform some potential changes to how gender information is collected and displayed…

Tags: gender , gender marker , LGBTQ , reserch , survey , youth

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