Elle Noir AKA Chris Cochrane is unapologetically herself

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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

Radical softness

Drag artist Brad Jones—AKA Jennifer DaFuque—is making space for Indigenous identity at Halifax Pride.
“As a 2-Spirit person, I’ve never really identified as male or female, masculine or feminine roles,” says Brad Jones, “in or out of drag.”

Drag princess

12-year-old Lucas Campbell has a passion to be himself.
Lucas Campbell stands behind the tall amphitheatre entranceway doors.

Queer erasure on stage

Kamp co-creator Garry Williams is worried about straight-washing theatre.
Since Kamp began its readings and workshop performances in 2015, much of its buzz and accolades surrounded the cast, which has been a showcase for many local queer performers who audiences have never seen on stage.

Checked out: AIDS testing in Nova Scotia falls behind

Frontline HIV/AIDS workers in this province have fewer resources to work with, and there seems to be a lack of support and desire from the province to help.
Five years ago, the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia launched a campaign called “Check Me Out” to encourage gay men in Nova Scotia to get tested for HIV and other STIs.

Pride Guide 2017

It's here, it's queer.
  At 30 years old, and with the fight for “GL rights” past the point where same-sex marriage is old news, can Halifax Pride be relevant to the struggles of the LGBTTIQQ2SAA+ generation? In this year’s Pride Guide, we look for answers.

Mending fences at Pride

In the midst of conversations around the world, and in the face of community criticism, Halifax Pride is changing. But will this shift be enough to heal the wounds of years past? And what else should Halifax Pride be addressing?
Kehisha Wilmot wishes Pride were more intersectional.

Addressing social issues through comedy

Internet star Dylan Marron and Dramatic Changes’ improv group challenge the idea that social justice and entertainment are mutually exclusive.
Evening Speaker Series: Dylan Marron Tuesday, July 25, 7pm Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 1675 Lower Water Street free

Believe in Magic

This year’s parade grand marshals want to celebrate and showcase marginalized voices.
"Our goal is to give marginalized communities the space and time to create their own representation," says Emma Paulson, who along with Kate Macdonald makes up The Magic Project. The two photographers and activists were chosen by Halifax Pride as this year's parade grand marshals.

We’ve got spirit, yes we do; we’ve got spirit, up to two!

Halifax Pride takes on the complex Two-Spirit identity.
Queer Perspectives: Redefining Two-Spirit Identity Thursday, July 27, 12-1pm Halifax City Hall 1841 Argyle Street Free


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Vol 27, No 28
December 5, 2019

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