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2016-06-08

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8:00pm
WalterBorden's Tightrope Time
In the early 1980s Borden wrote and performed in Tightrope Time: Ain't Nuthin' More Than Some Itty Bitty Madness Between Twilight And Dawn. The piece is an autobiographical examination of the politics of being black, gay, rural-raised but city-sophisticated, a community activist, and a privacy-loving intellectual. It is seen as a collective history of the development of an African Nova Scotia in response to the slave trade, racism, class exploitation, impoverishment, illiteracy, and homophobia.
This is Bus Stop Theatre's 2016 re-mounting of the original piece, once again with Borden, directed by Juanita Peters.
June 8 - 11, 8:00pm, tickets $25, $20 students & seniors. Tickets available at The Bus Stop or http://tickethalifax.com/

2016-06-09

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8:00pm
WalterBorden's groundbreaking play Tightrope Time returns to Halifax. Details here.

2016-06-10

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8:00pm
WalterBorden's groundbreaking play Tightrope Time returns to Halifax. Details here.

2016-06-11

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8:00pm
WalterBorden's groundbreaking play Tightrope Time returns to Halifax. Details here.
8:00pm
OUTWining With Mado
Join us for a wild evening of pinot and pageantry. From Montreal’s famous Cabaret Mado, Mado Lamotte and her queens; Tracy Trash, Rita Baga, and Barbada, will make their Halifax debut, entertaining the audience with performances from Mado Folies. Join us for an evening of racy entertainment paired with wine from our sponsor E&J Gallo Winery.
Tickets are $50 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/outwining-with-mado-tickets-25796498020

2016-06-12

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2:00 - 4:30 pm
Presentation About The Rev. Brent Hawkes Charges
Rev. Brent Hawkes, the openly gay pastor who performed the first same-sex marriages in Canada, has been charged with sexually assaulting a male in Kentville 40-odd years ago.
Lawyers Doug Elliott and Bruce Walker will speak on how Canada's Criminal Code in the 1970s, and in the present, has influenced the way charges have been handled in cases like the upcoming Brent Hawkes case.
For more information on Rev. Brent Hawkes’ charges, see the recent Wayves article: http://www.wayves.ca/node/283
Where: Northwood Penthouse, 2615 Northwood Terrace. This event is hosted by the Elderberries, the LGBT Elders Social & Activism group. As usual, this will be followed by a pot luck social; bring something you like to make and eat. Admission is free.

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7:00pm
Concert By Two Spirit Man Jeremy Dutcher
Jeremy will be presenting an evening of music from his latest project 'Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa' (Maliseet Songs). Generously funded through the Canada Council for the Arts, this projects reinterprets field recordings of East Coast Indigenous music from the early 1900s through a contemporary and classical lens.
Dutcher is a graduate of the Dalhousie Music Program and is thrilled to come back and share his work with friends and family.
At the Dalhousie Arts Centre MacAloney? Room - 4th Floor. Pay What You Can

2016-06-13

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7:30pm
Open Stage Cabaret at the BusStopTheatre
The Bus Stop Theatre opens its doors to the much loved Open Stage Cabaret series – songs, stand-up, bands, you-name-it! Conceived by Laura Caswell and Linday Kyte, it is keeping the tradition alive with co-host host Bill Wood and co-producer Michael Lake. Proceeds from the evening will be going to support DaPoPo? Theatre's creation of KAMP, a full-length original book & score about of a group of homosexual men in a Nazi concentration camp, who come together to create a musical revue, co-written by Jamie Bradley and GarryWilliams. Bradley and Williams will be present. Suggested donation of $10.
E-mail openstagehalifax@gmail.com if you want to perform in an Open Stage event.

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8:00pm
Vigil For Orlando
Please join us for a Candlelight Vigil in response to the Orlando Shootings. This gathering will be an opportunity to send our prayers to the victims and their families, as well as to offer support and solidarity for those in our community who have been affected by this act of violence.
Location will be the North Commons, near Cornwallis & North Park.

2016-06-15

VenusEnvy

7:00pm
Remember Your Life: Writing Workshop For LGBT Folk
You know you're a great storyteller. But every time you sit down to write, it just doesn't come out like it did in your head. Writing crisp, fresh stories is hard. But you need to, because telling your story is political. As 2-Spirit, trans folks and queers, our stories are routinely erased from history. Luckily Elisha has spent years stealing great writing techniques from authors they love. Come and try them out, and you're guaranteed to leave this workshop with at least one taut, vivid tale from your childhood.
At VenusEnvy, 1588 Barrington St.

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5:30PM - 7:30PM
Outlasting the Tides: Who + What is Missing from the Queer Archive?
Open to artists, educators, cinephiles, students of queerness and anyone interested in Canada and Québec’s queer moving image history and contemporaneity.
At Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery (5865 Gorsebrook, Room 199, Halifax.) Facilitated by MediaQueer Coordinator Jordan Arseneault. FREE, all are welcome. Please RSVP to: mediaqueer@concordia.ca or call Jordan Arseneault at 514-848-2424 x5756 by June. 13 (registration not required. Snacks and refreshments will be served).
8:00pm
Two short films shown at the SMU Sobey Building, room 255, (located at 903 Robie Street, in Halifax)
Full Blast by Rodrigue Jean. Full Blast is a downbeat art film with a pop feel about five hinterland characters whose lives are going nowhere. Blast was shot in Bathurst NB’s beautiful setting on Chaleur Bay, where the pulp and paper mill is closed and everyone smokes way too much (tobacco and otherwise). Three down and out buddies, Piston, Charles and Steph reunite and dream of starting up their old band again. Piston’s ex Marie-Lou is a superb singer, the only thing the band has going for it but she’s resisting, because Piston makes life complicated. Jean’s superbly directed, contemplative and sexually transgressive film was embraced by audiences who know too well the feeling of being “off the beaten path.” The film revolves less around Charles the gay man returning to the setting from which he once escaped, than Steph, the beautiful bisexual who seems to have just a little more resilience and integrity than his pals and who seduces–and is seduced by–almost everyone else in the circle but can’t find what he’s looking for.
Welcome to Africville by Dana Inkster. A “docufiction” about the African-Canadian community in Halifax that was razed for “urban renewal” in the late sixties. Against a backdrop of black and white archival footage of this neighbourhood under demolition unfolds a slice-in-time narrative set on the eve of destruction. Highlighted are three generations of women in an Africville family, including a proud and lustful, thirty-something dyke, plus the friendly and queer local bartender (Alexander Chapman, known for his starring role in J. Greyson’s Lilies). Lushly photographed against brightly coloured settings, the film raises the question, not only of a lost community history, but also of sexual histories and identities only memory-making art can recover.

2016-06-16

OUTeastFilmFestival

OutEAST Film Festival

7:30
Opening Night Gala Screening: MAJOR! The film follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73-year-old transgender woman who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.
A TOAST TO OPENING NIGHT WITH ROSIE PORTER. Join us for our reception after the screening, and raise a glass to the festival films
Tickets $15. At Neptune Theatre. Click here for the full program guide and click here for tickets.

2016-06-17

OUTeastFilmFestival

1 pm
The Ass Class ... for more control, confidence and pleasure!
Anal sex workshop for ANY INTERESTED PERSON
This ground-breaking workshop from England, on how to have more pleasurable anal sex, was developed for gay, bi men – including gay/bi trans men. Providing instruction in some basic anatomy, the Ass Class aims to provide better understand about anal stimulation, pleasure and health.
There is no fee but advance registration is required.
For more info or to RSVP, contact Gay Men’s Health Coordinator at GMHC@acns.ns.ca, or phone 1-800-566-2437 ext. 222, or 902-425-4882 ext. 222 or visit the Facebook page

OutEAST Film Festival

7:00 pm
Kiki an American-Swedish coproduced documentary film, released in 2016. Directed by Sara Jordenö and considered an unofficial sequel to the influential 1990 film Paris Is Burning, the film profiles ...
9:00pm
Strike A Pose In 1990, seven young male dancers joined Madonna on her controversial "Blonde Ambition" tour. They soon discovered that they were role models in the gay community, though they didn't always feel like it.

Click here for the full program guide and click here for tickets.

2016-06-18

OUTeastFilmFestival

OutEAST Film Festival

12:30 pm
Documentary Shorts: Real Talk
BOOTWMN by Paige Gratland and Sam McWilliams?. Deana McGuffin? is a third generation New Mexico, bootmaker, hand-crafting wearable pieces of art. When she is approached to create a gay themed cowboy boot, a unique and rather unexpected story unfolds.
HANDSOME & MAJESTIC by Jeff Petry and Nathan Drillot. Milan Halikowski is a transgender teenager who has overcome hardships and discrimination to become a trans rights advocate and role model.
CECIL & CARL by Elvis Leon and Gaston Yvorra. Cecil and Carl have been partners for 43 years, 8 months, 1 week and 4 days. With Carl now living in a nursing home in an advanced state of dementia, Carl shares the heartbreaking and beautiful details of the life they share.
GAYSIANS by Vicky Du. Five queer and trans Asian-Americans from New York City explore their relationships with their family and culture in this illuminating patchwork documentary
11 LIFE LESSONS FROM AN AWESOME OLD DYKE by Allison Khoury. Dorothy, a tough-as-nails butch who kicked ass and took names, tells her story through the lens of 11 life lessons. In this trip through one queer woman’s history we learn the importance of feminine hygiene and other perspectives only possible with a PhD from the School of Life.
THESE C*CKSUCKING TEARS by Dan Taberski. In 1973, the son of a tenant dairy farmer released the first and only gay-themed country music album, Lavender Country. Forty years later, These C*cksucking Tears revisits the voice behind the album, Pat Haggerty, as he deals with the resurgence of a musical dream long since given up for dead.
2:30pm
Narrative Shorts: DRAMA!!!
PARTNERS by Joey Ally. When a slump in work/life partners Kate and Leigh’s sex life forces them to reconsider their relationship, they must confront how intertwined their lives have become.
CLOSING by Chase Casanova. While closing the bar, Riley gets an unexpected visit from his ex-girlfriend Drew. After drinking through the night, they are reminded how losing a friend can be the most devastating break-up of all.
1985 by Yen Tan. Preparing to move in with his estranged mother, a dying man makes an appointment with a beauty consultant to hide his symptoms
SAY U WILL by Chris Cruse. It’s way past midnight on New Year’s Eve and Marcus, who is broke and new in town, catches a break when Ray picks him up at an underground club. But when the cops bust the party, each is pushed to try something new.
THE ESCAPE HATCH by David Willing. When your best friend is busy swiping you left, it might take a superhero to make it right.
KILLER FRIENDS by Zach Noe Towers. Friends, check. Tent, check. Bug spray, check. Campfire, check. Plan to kill Scott, check.
4:30pm
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
Director Deborah S. Esquenazi’s joins the murder documentary fray with her riveting documentary recounting the real-life miscarriage of justice that saw four young Latina lesbians – Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera, Kristie Mayhugh and Anna Vasquez – from San Antonio, Texas, convicted in the gang rape of Elizabeth’s two young nieces in the mid-1990s. The women were accused of satanic ritual abuse despite questionable testimony from the nieces and faulty medical science. Yet, through it all, these courageous women fight to clear their names, and Esquenazi’s camera is there to capture their journey, including a remarkable turn of events that set the wheels of justice in motion.
7:00pm
First Girl I Loved
While taking photographs for her high school yearbook, Anne begins to develop feelings for star softball player, Sasha. Using the excuse of a yearbook interview, Anne reaches out to her and the two girls quickly form an intimate friendship. Although Anne seems ready to embrace her identity, Sasha is not,
9:00pm
Paris 05:59 Théo & Hugo
Already generating plenty of press coverage for its explicit 18-minute opening scene set in a Paris sex club, Paris 05:59: Theo & Hugo is much more than a voyeuristic turn-on. It is one of the sweetest, most honest portrayals of first love.
10:00pm - 2:00am
OutEAST's 5th Birthday Party
We’re celebrating five years of films and fabulousness with a beer-fueled birthday bash hosted by our friends at Good Robot Brewing Co. at their amazing North End bar and beer garden.
We’ll be transforming the Taproom into the birthday party-room of your childhood dreams – while the Good Robots serve up your favourite adult beverages. Eat, drink, dance, and party like it’s our birthday. We’ll provide the tunes and the treats. Your presence is the only present on our wish list this year.
At the Good Robot Tap Room. Tickets $10

Click here for the full program guide and click here for tickets.

2016-06-19

OUTeastFilmFestival

OutEAST Film Festival

11:00am
OUTEATS Brunch
Join us at The Company House for one of OUTeast’s most popular events, the filmmaker spotlight brunch. At this year’s OUTeats event we’re hosting a special conversation with local filmmaker Samson Learn, who leaves the next day on his journey across Canada creating the TransCanada? Documentary Project.
At the Company House. $10 or all-out pass
3:00 pm
Summertime (La belle saison)
There was little chance that either Carole, a Parisian teacher and feminist militant, or Delphine, the daughter of a rural farming family, would ever cross paths. But in one of life’s beautiful and unlikely occurrences, they not only met, but they also fell in love. Delphine, wanting to learn more about the world outside of the family farm, is swept up with Carole and her friends, who are fighting on the frontline of the feminist wave of 1970s Paris.
6:00pm
Other People
David, a struggling comedy writer fresh off a breakup with his boyfriend, moves from New York City to Sacramento to help his sick mother, played to heartbreaking perfection by Molly Shannon. Living with his conservative father and much-younger sisters for the first time in ten years, he feels like a stranger in his childhood home. As his mother’s health declines, David frantically tries to extract meaning from this horrible experience and convince everyone that he’s “doing okay

Click here for the full program guide and click here for tickets.

2016-06-22

PrideWeek

11:00am
Halifax Pride Media Launch at Pier 21 to officially announce this year's festival theme and full schedule of events. : Join us at 11 a.m. and be among the first to learn all the surprises and special guests to look forward to this summer. Or, follow along on our social media. #hfxpride16

2016-06-26

NSRAP

6pm-8pm
NSRAP Annual General Meeting
Join us to share a vegetarian meal, hear what our organization has accomplished this year, elect a new Board of Directors for , 2016 and then give them some direction for the upcoming year!
To vote in Board elections you must be an NSRAP member. Become a member here or sign up in person the night of the AGM.
Nominations are Open! Are you a passionate advocate for Queer and Trans rights in Nova Scotia? Do you have skills or experience working with Boards or collectives on LGBTQIA+ issues? Do you want to see NSRAP grow, change or be more active on specific issues facing our communities? Nominate yourself to join the Board of Directors for the , 2016 year.
The Company House, 2202 Gottingen St (all ages)