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Book of the Month, December: Santa's Husband

Published On: Dec. 11th, 2017
Authored by: YP Staff

Title: Santa’s Husband Authors: Daniel Kibblesmith, A Quach Synopsis: In this witty and sweet illustrated Christmas tale, humor writer Daniel Kibblesmith introduces us to Mr. and Mr. Claus, and gives us a glimpse of their lives together. We see the Clauses sitting by the fire at their cozy North Pole home, vacationing at the beach, having…

Tags: book of the month , books , children's books , lgbt books

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Holiday Hours

Published On: Dec. 7th, 2017
Authored by: YP Staff

Youth Project Holiday Hours The Youth Project will be shut down starting Friday, December 22nd, re-opening Tuesday, January 2nd. We will be open the week of December 18th-21st, but staff numbers will be very limited. If you are seeking resources over the holidays, you can check out our resource page, or this free care package…

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December 1st is World AIDS Day

Published On: Dec. 1st, 2017
Authored by: Sheena

December 1st is World AIDS Day World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day,…

Tags: health , HIV , World AIDS day

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PrEP – A Pill to Prevent HIV: Public Information Session

Published On: Nov. 29th, 2017
Authored by: YP Staff

In 2016 Health Canada approved the first-ever pill to prevent HIV infection. This approach is called Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis – more commonly known as PrEP. However, many people have still not heard about PrEP, or know very little about it. This information session will address the most common questions about PrEP, including: · how does PrEP…

Tags: ACNS , HIV , PrEP , public event

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TransMosaic 2017 Names!

Published On: Nov. 23rd, 2017
Authored by: YP Staff

Each year, the YP nominates people doing positive work in the transgender community. Together, we paint tiles and add them to our growing mosaic in the main room of The Youth Project! We do this during the month of November to recognize Trans Awareness Week and the Transgender Day of Remembrance. We’re holding an open…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Published On: Nov. 20th, 2017
Authored by: YP Staff

Nov. 20th is the Trans Day of Remembrance. The Youth Project is remembering all those lost to anti-transgender violence. We are also grateful today (and every day) for the transgender and non-binary youth, volunteers and staff who make our organization a great place to be.

Tags: TDOR , transgender

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Best of Halifax 2017!

Published On: Nov. 2nd, 2017
Authored by: YP Staff

This is a nice surprise as we’re hard at work on the 13th Annual Youth Project Brunch & Auction (Nov.19th!). The Youth Project won silver in The Coast, Halifax’s Weekly‘s “Best of Halifax” reader poll, in the Best Activist Organization category. This is our first time in BoH, and we’re in great company with the (longstanding gold!) Ecology…

Tags: 2017 , Best of Halifax

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November's Book of the Month: GenderQuest Workbook for Teens

Published On: Nov. 1st, 2017
Authored by: Sheena

Title: The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens & Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity Author(s): Rylan Jay Testa (PhD), Deborah Coolheart (PhD), Jayme Peta (MA) In the YP library? 1 Staff Copy (so far), but scans are available. Synopsis: If you are a transgender and/or gender-nonconforming teen, you may experience unique challenges with identity and…

Tags: book of the month , books , lgbt , non-binary , transgender , transgender youth

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