Your unofficial official guide to Halifax Pride 2019

From The Coast’s first Pride Guide in 1996, the community—and its reach—has grown. Get this week’s edition for stories from trans youth research to a parade everyone can love.

Elle Noir AKA Chris Cochrane is unapologetically herself

The only out trans, Black drag queen this side of Montreal is the 2019 Pride Ambassador
Educator, drag queen, aesthetician, actor, consultant: Halifax's 2019 Pride ambassador commands the spotlight everywhere she goes.

Halifax’s Dyke and Trans March goes beyond capitalism with a fun rainbow

A community-organized alternative to corporate Pride is equal parts glitter and bitter
Pride month in Halifax is made up of more than just parties in colourful packages—and the Dyke and Trans March on July 28 is one of several events that prove it.

Halifax, meet Hedwig

Help kick off Pride with a production of the queer punk-rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Just in time for Pride, Halifax audiences will have a chance to wig out and enjoy what Rolling Stone has dubbed "the best rock musical ever."

What 2SLGBTQ+ youth want

New study looks at respectful care in health care and social services, plus increased education
According to a new report, 70 percent of transgender youth in Canada have experienced sexual harassment.

Finding a place and a voice as a queer PoC artist

Creating confrontational and vulnerable artwork that describes my queer and mixed-race identities is a priority
Iam a white-passing Japanese Canadian queer cis-woman born and raised in the north end.

Halifax’s first gay male choir is set to make its Pride Festival debut

From Broadway show tunes to standard classical arrangements and folk, they’re singing it all
Halifax Pride MainStage Showcase July 20 @ 4:30pm Garrison Grounds Festival site Free www.hgmc.ca

Halifax Pride’s low-sensory zone brings all the fun but less of the noise

Making sure everyone has a good time at Pride
Making space for marginalized groups is what Pride has always been about.

Constellate’s group dynamics

The reading series wants to create and support community.
Constellate: "Form or cause to form into a cluster or group; gather together."

Take Pride in your weekend with these Sure Things

From the return of Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute to the Pride parade to the kitchen party vibes of Jesus Murphy, this weekend will be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Safer Space Massage caters to all bodies and identities

Massage therapist Leah Inman wants to fill a void in the queer community.
Safer Space Massage Therapy @saferspacemassage Online booking is available here

Steph McNair prioritizes non-binary beauty with Maneland

After 10 years working in hair, the Halifax artist and stylist debuts her own space.
Maneland 1528 Queen Street

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Vol 27, No 39
February 20, 2020

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