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Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

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6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
Location TBA
Come and join some senior members of the local LGBT scene for a meal, a chat and a laugh. Bring a friend or two. Community Dinners alternate each month between Halifax and Dartmouth.
Save the date - the third Tuesday of each month (except December).

Saturday, 25 May, 2019

6:00pm
Roller Derby Bout
Saturday, May 25 at the Mayflower Curling Club, 3000 Monaghan Dr, Halifax NS. The Anchor City Rollers are hosting their second roller derby bout of the season! Cheer on Halifax’s Dockyard Brawlers as they take on Pictou’s Kickin’ Vixens.
Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 online. Kids 12 and under get in free. This is a licensed event, featuring Good Robot brews.

Sunday, 26 May, 2019

NSRAP

3 to 4:30 p.m.
NSRAP AGM at Dalhousie Legal Aid
Please join us for our Annual General Meeting! We'll share what NSRAP has achieved over the last year and preview what's coming up for us! We'll present our Annual Report, amend bylaws, and elect new Directors to the Board for the next year.
If you have any questions about NSRAP or what serving on the Board entails, please get in touch with us (nsrap@nsrap.ca).
More details on Facebook.

Monday, 27 May, 2019

PrideWeek

6 to 7 p.m.
HalifaxPride Community Meeting at Halifax Central Library
HalifaxPride organizes these meetings to identify community support opportunities, gather feedback, and offer updates on our activities. Halifax Pride invites community input on a variety of subjects, but at this meeting we especially wish to discuss: volunteering, volunteer leadership, and festival planning updates.
ASL interpretation services may be arranged by emailing adam@halifaxpride.com a minimum of 72 hours prior to the event. If you require any additional accommodations please give notice by emailing info@halifaxpride.com.
More details available via Facebook.

Thursday, 30 May, 2019

Theatre

7 to 10:30 p.m.
The Color Purple - Fundraiser for TheKhyber
On May 30th, partial proceeds from tickets sold to the performance of The Color Purple by the 1588 Society will go to support our mission of turning the building known as “TheKhyber” into an interdisciplinary arts centre.
More details on the Khyber site. Tickets are $60 to $70, available online

Saturday, 1 June, 2019

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4:45pm
Skinny Dipping Pool Swim North End Halifax
All genders, orientations & body types welcome, no sex or sexual innuendo or flirting whatsoever permitted. To register and get the location you must join the Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/Halifax-Drama-Free-All-Welcome-Skinny-Dippers/

Sunday, 2 June, 2019

AIDSCoalition

TBD
Red Ribbon Rally in support of the AIDSCoalition
Taking place at the Halifax Common.
4 to 5 p.m.
OBEY XII: Gay Guerrilla - Julius Eastman at Halifax Central Library, Room 301
The late Julius Eastman was a queer, black composer based primarily in downtown NYC. Brilliant, inspired, provocative and enigmatic, Eastman passed away in 1990 after facing homelessness and battling drug addiction. In the years since his passing, his work has been preserved and performed by a number of high profile musicians, festivals and institutions, after having been considered largely lost to history. This program features Mary Jane Leach, composer, peer, friend and de facto Eastman scholar, exploring the legacy of this complicated artist.
Facilitation for the event will be provided by Nivie Singh on behalf of We Are Missing, a collaborative community project centering QTBIPOC programming and celebrating queer liberation in K'jipuktuk / Halifax. Information via the Facebook event.

Friday, 7 June, 2019

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5-7pm
Gay Men’s Happy Hour[s]
@ The Local, 2037 Göttingen Street, Halifax
Please, refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with such sensitivities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us.
9 p.m. to Midnight
Halifax Drag Kings 6th Anniversary Show at MenzAndMollyz
Come on out to Menz & Mollyz Bar on Friday June 7th to help the boys of The Halifax Drag Kings celebrate 6 years! There will be audience games, prizes, dancing, and more!
Doors 8:30 | Show 9:00
$10 at the door | 19+ with ID
More details and lineup at Facebook event.

Sunday, 9 June, 2019

ElderBerries

2:00 - 4:30pm
ElderBerries Second Sunday Salon
Elderberries is a social and activism group for LGBT folks over 50. All are welcome at all the events.
To be notified of events, get on our mailing list -- info here: ElderBerries or
join the MeetUp group!

Thursday, 13 June, 2019

AidsCoalition

6 p.m.
ACNS Annual General Meeting (Suite 200, 5516 Spring Garden Road)
The Annual General Meeting of the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday June 13, 2019 at their offices, located in Halifax - Suite 200, 5516 Spring Garden Road.
The meeting is called to review the Audited Financial Statements for 2018-2019, to appoint the Auditor for 2019-2020, and to elect a slate of members to the Board of Directors.
Registration begins at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be available.

Friday, 14 June, 2019

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7:30 p.m.
HalifaxGayMensChorus: Songs of Stage and Screen
Location: St. Andrew's United Church (6036 Coburg Road)
Tickets range in price from $15 to $50, available online.

YouthProject

8 to 11 p.m.
Queer Prom hosted by the YouthProject
Location: Mayflower Curling Club (3000 Monaghan Drive)
Queer Prom is for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and their allies, 19 and under. Entry is $5!
The theme for Queer Prom is 80's! Get ready to don your neon, big hair, leg warmers, patterns & colours! It's going to be a totally tubular night!

Saturday, 15 June, 2019

2:00pm - 7:00pm
3rd annual Amherst Pride Parade
Victoria Square, 98 East Victoria Street
The route will be The Big Block Walk: Leaving from Victoria Square, we will head up Church St, left onto Price Arthur St, left onto Havelock St, and filter into the parking lot on LaPlanche St, behind town hall. Then the festivities will continue in the square afterwards, with music, vendors, food, and more...stay tuned for more details! Info on becoming a vendor and/or parade participant are coming soon!
Facebook event here

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7:30 p.m.
HalifaxGayMensChorus: Songs of Stage and Screen
Location: St. Andrew's United Church (6036 Coburg Road)
Tickets range in price from $15 to $50, available online.

Sunday, 16 June, 2019

2pm - 4pm
JJLyon 80th Birthday Party!!
In recognition of his years of friendship to all and service to the community, the Penthouse Meeting Room at Northwood has been reserved for an "At Home" party two days before his actual birthday.
This will be a casual, tea, coffee, birthday cake and BEST WISHES ONLY drop in ; no singing, bridge, preaching or cross stitching, but hopefully lots of conversation and shared memories.
Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019

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6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
Location TBA
Come and join some senior members of the local LGBT scene for a meal, a chat and a laugh. Bring a friend or two. Community Dinners alternate each month between Halifax and Dartmouth.
Save the date - the third Tuesday of each month (except December).

Friday, 5 July, 2019

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5-7pm
Gay Men’s Happy Hour[s]
@ The Local, 2037 Göttingen Street, Halifax
Please, refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with such sensitivities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us.

Sunday, 14 July, 2019

ElderBerries

2:00 - 4:30pm
ElderBerries Second Sunday Salon
Elderberries is a social and activism group for LGBT folks over 50. All are welcome at all the events.
To be notified of events, get on our mailing list -- info here: ElderBerries or
join the MeetUp group!

Tuesday, 16 July, 2019

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6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
Location TBA
Come and join some senior members of the local LGBT scene for a meal, a chat and a laugh. Bring a friend or two. Community Dinners alternate each month between Halifax and Dartmouth.
Save the date - the third Tuesday of each month (except December).

Thursday, 18 July, 2019

MenzBar

9 p.m. to midnight
BIPOC Pride Show at MenzAndMollyz
This will be Menz Kick off to pride show . And we are starting off with a Bang. Come see some of Halifax's Best BIPOC Performers in Halifax. From drag to dancing to spoken word and slam poetry . Hosted by Your 2019 Pride Ambassador ElleNoir.
Cover: $10. RSVP on Facebook.

Friday, 19 July, 2019

PrideWeek

all day
Halifax Pride Festival

Saturday, 20 July, 2019

PrideWeek

Halifax Pride Parade Day


Sunday, 21 July, 2019

PrideWeek

All Day
HalifaxPride Festival
8 to 10 p.m.
Latrice Royale: Here's To Life! at Spatz Theatre (1855 Trollope St.)
Join Latrice Royale in her acclaimed one woman show as she takes us on a celebratory journey of song and story telling! Latrice shares tales of growing up gay in Compton, the events leading up to her ‘unfortunate incarceration’ and her infectious, ever-positive perspective that got her through it all. Get ready for an unforgettable and magical night with the fabulous Latrice Royale featuring her husband Christopher Hamblin on piano.
Tickets starting at $35 plus tax and fees. Meet & Greet and show $65 plus tax and fees. Tickets for sale online.
More details available via Facebook event.

Monday, 22 July, 2019

PrideWeek

all day
Halifax Pride Festival

ElderBerries

3pm - 7pm
ElderBerries Intergenerational Storytelling Salon
Drop in for storytelling about Halifax's rich queer history. Meet some warriors who worked hard to make Halifax a Pride-ful place, and Ask Us Anything about what it was like, what it felt like, how we lived and loved and worked to change the world.
We'll have a slideshow that our elders can talk about, and a Human Library where you can talk one-on-one with someone who had a hand in creating the community that you now enjoy. Or, you can just sit back at the big table and listen to the old-timers tell stories about the good and bad old days.
The (Queer) Salon, epitomized by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in 1920s Paris, provided a safe haven for queer people to meet and more, to hear stories, entertain each other, and indulge in queer culture in a day when such love dare not speak its name. This event is part historical recreation, harkening to the Paris of the 20s, so integral in shaping the queer culture we know today.
At: the UniversalistUnitarianChurch, 5500 Inglis St.
Admission: free

Tuesday, 23 July, 2019

PrideWeek

all day
Halifax Pride Festival

Wednesday, 24 July, 2019

PrideWeek

All Day
HalifaxPride Festival
7:30 p.m.
Thorgy and the Thorchestra: Back and better than ever! at Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
She’s baaaaack! After last summer’s groundbreaking “Thorgy and the Thorchestra” show – a sold-out smash hit that sparked a social media sensation – the fabulous Thorgy Thor returns to Symphony Nova Scotia! Fresh from encore performances with orchestras across North America, the reigning “Queen of Classical Music” wields her outrageous fashion sense, razor-sharp wit, and virtuoso classical chops to create a thrilling, theatrical, all-new show. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and your heart will throb as Thorgy slays with song, dance, and hilarious shenanigans in this can’t-miss symphonic spectacular!
Tickets; $30 to 60
More information and tickets available online.

Thursday, 25 July, 2019

PrideWeek

all day
Halifax Pride Festival

Friday, 26 July, 2019

PrideWeek

All day
HalifaxPride Festival
7:30 p.m.
Atlantic Drag Star at Spatz Theatre (1855 Trollope Street)
This July 26th at The Spatz Theatre in Halifax, and hosted by last year’s Atlantic Drag Star winner, Ms Kristi Davidson, Atlantic DRAG STAR is THE opportunity for local drag queens to show their skills on a large professional stage in front of a live audience.
This year’s contestants will be vying for a grand prize $1000.
Application deadline is May 12.
More information can be found on the Facebook event.

Saturday, 27 July, 2019

PrideWeek

all day
Halifax Pride Festival

Sunday, 28 July, 2019

PrideWeek

all day
Halifax Pride Festival

Friday, 2 August, 2019

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5-7pm
Gay Men’s Happy Hour[s]
@ The Local, 2037 Göttingen Street, Halifax
Please, refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with such sensitivities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us.

Friday, 9 August, 2019

All Day
4th annual East Coast Lesbian Campout at Scotia Pine Campground
This event is all about anyone who identifies as female and is interested in females to come out and enjoy a weekend of camping.
Weekend includes multiple games (ei: washer toss, flip cup, slip & flip, etc) and live entertainment nightly, including some of the East Coast most well-known Drag Queens. This space is about meeting new people, having fun, gathering around the fire, and relaxing. Campout is dedicated to providing a safe, open space free from harassment and discrimination. In this space everyone should be treated with respect and dignity regardless of age, sexual orientation, and levels of ability. No tolerance any inappropriate gestures, negativity, and/or bullying.
So come on out...of the closet and get your camp on!!
Reserve your space via Eventbrite

Saturday, 10 August, 2019

All Day
4th annual East Coast Lesbian Campout at Scotia Pine Campground
See 2019-08-09 for details.

Sunday, 11 August, 2019

All Day
4th annual East Coast Lesbian Campout at Scotia Pine Campground
See 2019-08-09 for details.

SandCastle

all day
Clam Harbour Sand Sculpture Competition

ElderBerries

2:00 - 4:30 pm
ElderBerries Second Sunday Salon
Elderberries is a social and activism group for LGBT folks over 50. All are welcome at all the events.
To be notified of events, get on our mailing list -- info here: ElderBerries
Or join the MeetUp group!

Tuesday, 20 August, 2019

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6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
Location TBA
Come and join some senior members of the local LGBT scene for a meal, a chat and a laugh. Bring a friend or two. Community Dinners alternate each month between Halifax and Dartmouth.
Save the date - the third Tuesday of each month (except December).

Friday, 6 September, 2019

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5-7pm
Gay Men’s Happy Hour[s]
@ The Local, 2037 Göttingen Street, Halifax
Please, refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with such sensitivities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us.

Sunday, 8 September, 2019

ElderBerries

2:00 - 4:30pm
ElderBerries Second Sunday Salon
Elderberries is a social and activism group for LGBT folks over 50. All are welcome at all the events.
To be notified of events, get on our mailing list -- info here: ElderBerries or
join the MeetUp group!

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

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6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
Location TBA
Come and join some senior members of the local LGBT scene for a meal, a chat and a laugh. Bring a friend or two. Community Dinners alternate each month between Halifax and Dartmouth.
Save the date - the third Tuesday of each month (except December).

Friday, 4 October, 2019

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5-7pm
Gay Men’s Happy Hour[s]
@ The Local, 2037 Göttingen Street, Halifax
Please, refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with such sensitivities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us.

Sunday, 13 October, 2019

ElderBerries

2:00 - 4:30pm
ElderBerries Second Sunday Salon
Elderberries is a social and activism group for LGBT folks over 50. All are welcome at all the events.
To be notified of events, get on our mailing list -- info here: ElderBerries or
join the MeetUp group!

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019

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6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
Location TBA
Come and join some senior members of the local LGBT scene for a meal, a chat and a laugh. Bring a friend or two. Community Dinners alternate each month between Halifax and Dartmouth.
Save the date - the third Tuesday of each month (except December).

Friday, 1 November, 2019

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5-7pm
Gay Men’s Happy Hour[s]
@ The Local, 2037 Göttingen Street, Halifax
Please, refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with such sensitivities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us.

Sunday, 10 November, 2019

ElderBerries

2:00 - 4:30pm
ElderBerries Second Sunday Salon
Elderberries is a social and activism group for LGBT folks over 50. All are welcome at all the events.
To be notified of events, get on our mailing list -- info here: ElderBerries or
join the MeetUp group!

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

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6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
Location TBA
Come and join some senior members of the local LGBT scene for a meal, a chat and a laugh. Bring a friend or two. Community Dinners alternate each month between Halifax and Dartmouth.
Save the date - the third Tuesday of each month (except December).

Friday, 6 December, 2019

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5-7pm
Gay Men’s Happy Hour[s]
@ The Local, 2037 Göttingen Street, Halifax
Please, refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with such sensitivities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us.

Sunday, 8 December, 2019

ElderBerries

2:00 - 4:30pm
ElderBerries Second Sunday Salon
Elderberries is a social and activism group for LGBT folks over 50. All are welcome at all the events.
To be notified of events, get on our mailing list -- info here: ElderBerries or
join the MeetUp group!

Friday, 3 January, 2020

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5 to 7 pm
Gay Men’s Happy Hour at The Local (2037 Göttingen Street, Halifax)
Please, refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with such sensitivities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us.

Friday, 7 February, 2020

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5 to 7 pm
Gay Men’s Happy Hour at The Local (2037 Göttingen Street, Halifax)
Please, refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with such sensitivities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us.

Regular Events

The Queer Week Starts On Friday

Fridays

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First Friday of the month
Gay Men’s Happy Hour[s]
From 5 to 7 p.m. @ The Local, 2037 Göttingen Street, Halifax
Please, refrain from wearing scented products in respect for those with such sensitivities.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email us.

Saturdays

Sundays

9 a.m.
BedfordUnitedChurch (1200 Bedford Highway) - We are an Affirming Congregation and welcome everyone. Services at 9 am (Casual & Contemporary) and 11 am (Quieter & Traditional). For more info, call 835-8497.
10.30 a.m.
UniversalistUnitarianChurch: Lay-led service. We are a Welcoming Congregation, aiming to help each person in their search for truth and meaning.
10.30 to 11.30 a.m.
Halifax Friends Meeting (Quakers) - Quakerism emphasizes that we all manifest the Divine. Services are held at Atlantic School of Theology Library (640 Franklyn Street). Please use the car port entrance.

ElderBerries

Second Sunday of the month
ElderBerries Second Sunday Salon Elderberries is a social and activism group for LGBT folks over 50. All are welcome at all the events. To be notified of events, get on our mailing list -- info here: ElderBerries or join the MeetUp group!

Mondays

8 p.m.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Halifax: LiveAndLetLive Alcoholics Anonymous Group for LGBT* community. Meetings are held at St Matthews Church (1479 Barrington St, Halifax). Use the stairs down to the *right* (south) of the church.

Tuesdays

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Third Tuesday of the month
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
Come and join some senior members of the local LGBT scene for a meal, a chat and a laugh. Bring a friend or two. Community Dinners alternate each month between Halifax and Dartmouth. No dinners in December.

Wednesdays

Thursdays