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Saturday, 16 November, 2019

HalifaxAllWelcomeSkinnyDippers

4:45pm
Skinny Dipping Pool Swim North End Halifax
All genders, orientations & body types welcome, no sex or sexual innuendo or flirting whatsoever permitted
For this event, there'll will be a meal together at the Steak & Stein afterwards.
To register and get the location you ''must'' join the Meetup group

MenzBar

9:30 p.m.
Black Queer Magic at MenzAndMollyz
Drag, poetry, music, magic and melanin.
Cover: $10. Find out more on Facebook.

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019

NetworQ

5 to 7:30 p.m.
NetworQ November Networking Social at the Carleton (1685 Argyle Street)
No agenda. Just an inclusive, casual, safe social gathering for all members of our LGBTQ2+ family. Making connections to fuel collaboration, careers, creativity and community.
Coffee & Tea Provided. Full Cash Bar. For more info, check out the Facebook event or email networqns@gmail.com.

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630PM
Monthly Community Dinner All welcome
Where: PANDA BUFFET 100 MAIN ST DARTMOUTH
Particulars: NO RSVP REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT! ITS A BUFFET! Thank you to the 17 folks who attended the October 15th Dinner at Swiss Chalet in Halifax. This month we are back to the Panda Buffet in Dartmouth! Reservation is booked under the name of "MeetUp? - Parker" We are in the Back Room. Come and join some members of the local LGBT scene for a meal, a chat and a laugh. Bring a friend or two! Community Dinners (usually) alternate each month between Halifax and Dartmouth. Save the date - the third Tuesday of each month!

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

9:30 to 10 a.m.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Halifax Flag Raising Ceremony
Join together at 9:30 a.m. on Wed, Nov. 20th 2019, as a community in solidarity for the raising of the transgender flag in honour of Transgender Day of Remembrance and a reading of a Mayoral proclamation.
Location: Grand Parade in front of City Hall, 1841 Argyle St.
More details on Facebook.

AgapeRainbowBibleStudyGroup

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Agape Rainbow Bible Study Group
It's free, casual. Studying about God's Love and help for our LGBT+ community. Healing from toxic religion. Building friendship, gaining freedom.
For more information click on AgapeRainbowBibleStudyGroup
At St David's Presbyterian Church, 1544 Grafton St, Halifax

Friday, 22 November, 2019

VenusEnvy

6 to 8 p.m.
Queerness, Faith, and Sexuality with francesca omolara ekwuyasi
This is a facilitated group discussion about queerness, faith, and sexuality with KREAM artist-in-residence francesca omolara ekwuyasi. This is a closed space for queer people and requires registration. Capacity is 20 people. Feel free to bring food to share potluck style, and light snacks will be provided.
Register online.
Location: Khyber Centre for the Arts, 1880 Hollis Street

Saturday, 23 November, 2019

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Queer Holiday Market
Showcasing local LGBTQ+ artists and vendors for the holiday season. Grab some gifts for friends/family while also supporting your queer community!
Bring in any amount of used gently used clothing and you can swap it or donate it! A great time to clean out the closet and pick up some cool new clothes. Femme, masc, and plus sized clothing welcome.
Organized by Coffin Skate Shop.
Location: 3008 Oxford St Suite 102.
Vendor application is online.

BeingTogether

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Being, Together: LGBTQ+ mid-life discussion group
A free volunteer-run discussion and peer support group for people between the ages of 25 and 55 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or any of the other identities within the larger queer community.
Share experiences, struggles, and victories at all stages of questioning, coming out, and being out, and lend a supportive ear to others as they share theirs.
Glitter Bean Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, in the small room upstairs

Monday, 25 November, 2019

AIDSCoalition

7 to 8:30 p.m.
U=U / Undetectable = Untransmittable
If you are HIV+, on medications and maintaining a low viral load (Undetectable) then it is impossible to pass HIV on to your sexual partners (Untransmittable). A decade of research has proven U=U, however the message to the general public is very new.
This presentation by AIDSCoalition will review the science and explore the health, social and legal implications of having an Undetectable HIV viral load. For more information contact GMHC@acns.ns.ca or 902-425-4882 ext 222. Presented by the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia in partnership with HealingOurNations, Legal Aid Nova Scotia, the ID Clinic, the Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS, and the Halifax Central Public Library. Supported by ViiV Healthcare.
Part of AIDS Awareness Week. Facebook event
Location: Halifax Central Library, Lindsay Children's Room | Floor 2

Tuesday, 26 November, 2019

Health

7 to 8:30 p.m.
A new approach to HIV prevention: PrEP
For AIDS Awareness Week, the Community-Based Research Centre, prideHealth, Healing Our Nations, the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia, and the PrEP Nova Scotia Action Committee present this panel discussion on an innovative approach to HIV prevention: PrEP.
This event is open to the public and free. Please register as space is limited.
Light refreshments available during presentation.
Accessibility notes: ASL interpretation will be provided; space is wheelchair accessible and there are single-stall gender neutral bathrooms available on each floor of the library.

Wednesday, 27 November, 2019

Health

1 to 5:30 p.m.
Service Providers Summit on QT BIPOC Health and Well-Being
This event is a partnership between the McGill? University School of Social Work, The Youth Project, and the Halifax Public Library.
We are inviting all QTBIPOC stakeholders, as well as health and social service providers in Nova Scotia to attend, with the goal of learning more about the realities lived by queer and trans communities of colour, how to provide culturally competent services. What's more, this summit aims to connect service providers with a network of other individuals who have a stake in QTBIPOC health and well-being.
Find out more on Facebook and register online.
Location: Halifax North Memorial Public Library

AgapeRainbowBibleStudyGroup

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Agape Rainbow Bible Study Group
It's free, casual. Studying about God's Love and help for our LGBT+ community. Healing from toxic religion. Building friendship, gaining freedom.
For more information click on AgapeRainbowBibleStudyGroup
At St David's Presbyterian Church, 1544 Grafton St, Halifax

Saturday, 30 November, 2019

HalifaxAllWelcomeSkinnyDippers

4:45pm
Skinny Dipping Pool Swim North End Halifax
All genders, orientations & body types welcome, no sex or sexual innuendo or flirting whatsoever permitted
For this event, there'll will be a meal together at the Steak & Stein afterwards.
To register and get the location you ''must'' join the Meetup group

Tuesday, 3 December, 2019

RainbowSeniorsArchive

4:00pm - 6:00pm
RainbowSeniorsArchive Monthly Meeting
this is an open meeting to discuss the project, accomplishments in the last month, issues / problems, volunteer needs, and the immediate plans. All are welcome.
Location: Dalhousie University, Killam Library, the Queer Faculty & Staff space, G40H

Thursday, 5 December, 2019

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6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Screening of "The Fruit Machine"
The Fruit Machine is a documentary featuring the survivors of Canada’s public service homosexual purge, who are now united and determined. They are torqued by decades of silence, years of being ignored. They demand justice, and they want to be heard. The screening of "The Fruit Machine" offers an opportunity to learn about the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ members in the Canadian military. Please let organizers know whether you require any accommodations or have any food restrictions.
Hosted by the Centre for Social Innovation and Community Engagement in Military Affairs (SICEMA), based at Mount Saint Vincent University and led by Dr. Maya Eichler.
More information available on Facebook.

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.

Saturday, 7 December, 2019

DarleneYoung

6:00pm
Rev. Darlene Young Community Dinner
This year will mark the 29th Anniversary of the Dinner and every year we come together at one table coming as we are.
At St Andrews Church on the corner of Coburg and Spring Garden Rd.
Free. There will be a freewill offering at the door and several draws and raffles.

Sunday, 8 December, 2019

YouthProject

Noon to 3 p.m.
YouthProject's Annual Brunch & Auction
Join YouthProject for their upcoming Annual Fundraising Brunch and Auction at the Atlantica Hotel. Now in its 14th year, the auction and brunch continues to be their biggest fundraising event raising the critical funds to fund beloved summer camps!
Cost: Tickets $48 each / $450 table of 10 / $1000 for a sponsored table. Tickets available online.

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, 12 December, 2019

HalifaxGayMensChorus

7:30pm
HalifaxGayMensChorus Christmas Concert: Don We Now Our Gay Apparel
Join us for a fabulous holiday show, we have a great mix of traditional and non-traditional music to share with you to celebrate this special time of year! Led by our Artistic Director Bryan Crocker and accompanist Cynthia Davies, we are excited to share our holiday cheer with all of you!
At St. Andrew's United
Tickets, both regular and Student/senior/under-waged, are available at Scotiabank 5656 Spring Garden Road OR 6005 Coburg Road

Saturday, 14 December, 2019

HalifaxAllWelcomeSkinnyDippers

4:45pm
Skinny Dipping Pool Swim North End Halifax
All genders, orientations & body types welcome, no sex or sexual innuendo or flirting whatsoever permitted
For this event, there'll will be a meal together at the Steak & Stein afterwards.
To register and get the location you ''must'' join the Meetup group

HalifaxGayMensChorus

7:30pm
HalifaxGayMensChorus Christmas Concert: Don We Now Our Gay Apparel
Join us for a fabulous holiday show, we have a great mix of traditional and non-traditional music to share with you to celebrate this special time of year! Led by our Artistic Director Bryan Crocker and accompanist Cynthia Davies, we are excited to share our holiday cheer with all of you!
At St. Andrew's United
Tickets, both regular and Student/senior/under-waged, are available at Scotiabank 5656 Spring Garden Road OR 6005 Coburg Road

Wednesday, 18 December, 2019

7 to 9:30 p.m.
A Christmas CAROL at the Museum of Natural History (1747 Summer St) :Celebrate the holiday season with A Christmas CAROL! This isn't the Dickensian Christmas classic; it's the most romantic Christmas movie ever made (according to lesbian Tumblr, at least) — Todd Haynes' CAROL!
7:00 - Doors open. Mingle in the foyer. 7:30 - Screening begins
Tickets are $8 + fees, available online.

Thursday, 19 December, 2019

7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Gay Ol' Christmas Comedy Show at The Seahorse (2037 Gottingen Street)
Come hear some jokes, surrounded by tacky Dollarama decorations, in the basement of a bar. We truly cannot think of anything cozier this time of year.
Hosted by Adam Myatt and Lindsay Dauphinee, the show features local faves Lisa Buchanan, Emma Mader, Megan McDowell, Jordan Roberts, Rachael Sheppard, and Emma Wilkie. Our newbies are Milo Misseri and Patience Grace, and the show is headlined by Hello City!
Tickets are $12. Doors open at 7:30, show at 8! More details at the Facebook event.

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.

Tuesday, 7 January, 2020

RainbowSeniorsArchive

4:00pm - 6:00pm
RainbowSeniorsArchive Monthly Meeting
this is an open meeting to discuss the project, accomplishments in the last month, issues / problems, volunteer needs, and the immediate plans. All are welcome.
Location: Dalhousie University, Killam Library, the Queer Faculty & Staff space, G40H

Friday, 17 January, 2020

Evening
QAtCanSTEM Colloquium at Dalhousie University
Queer Atlantic Canadian STEM Colloquium: This event is open to all, will run like any other STEM conference (Keynote speakers, oral presentations, a poster presentation and mixer), and will focus the voices of the LGBTQ+ community within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics within Atlantic Canada.
Abstract submission is due on Friday, November 1st, while registration will remain open until Monday, January 13th.
More information online.

Saturday, 18 January, 2020

All Day
QAtCanSTEM Colloquium at Dalhousie University
Queer Atlantic Canadian STEM Colloquium: This event is open to all, will run like any other STEM conference (Keynote speakers, oral presentations, a poster presentation and mixer), and will focus the voices of the LGBTQ+ community within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics within Atlantic Canada.
Abstract submission is due on Friday, November 1st, while registration will remain open until Monday, January 13th.
More information online.

Tuesday, 21 January, 2020

MonthlyCommunityDinner

6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
The third Tuesday of each month
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.
To be notified of the dinners and locations, Join the MeetUp Halifax 45+ LGBTQ Commingle group and look for the event, "LGBT Monthly Community Dinner"

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020

RainbowSeniorsArchive

4:00pm - 6:00pm
RainbowSeniorsArchive Monthly Meeting
this is an open meeting to discuss the project, accomplishments in the last month, issues / problems, volunteer needs, and the immediate plans. All are welcome.
Location: Dalhousie University, Killam Library, the Queer Faculty & Staff space, G40H

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.

Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

MonthlyCommunityDinner

6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
The third Tuesday of each month
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.
To be notified of the dinners and locations, Join the MeetUp Halifax 45+ LGBTQ Commingle group and look for the event, "LGBT Monthly Community Dinner"

Tuesday, 3 March, 2020

RainbowSeniorsArchive

4:00pm - 6:00pm
RainbowSeniorsArchive Monthly Meeting
this is an open meeting to discuss the project, accomplishments in the last month, issues / problems, volunteer needs, and the immediate plans. All are welcome.
Location: Dalhousie University, Killam Library, the Queer Faculty & Staff space, G40H

Tuesday, 17 March, 2020

MonthlyCommunityDinner

6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
The third Tuesday of each month
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.
To be notified of the dinners and locations, Join the MeetUp Halifax 45+ LGBTQ Commingle group and look for the event, "LGBT Monthly Community Dinner"

Tuesday, 7 April, 2020

RainbowSeniorsArchive

4:00pm - 6:00pm
RainbowSeniorsArchive Monthly Meeting
this is an open meeting to discuss the project, accomplishments in the last month, issues / problems, volunteer needs, and the immediate plans. All are welcome.
Location: Dalhousie University, Killam Library, the Queer Faculty & Staff space, G40H

Tuesday, 21 April, 2020

MonthlyCommunityDinner

6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
The third Tuesday of each month
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.
To be notified of the dinners and locations, Join the MeetUp Halifax 45+ LGBTQ Commingle group and look for the event, "LGBT Monthly Community Dinner"
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Sunday, 17 May, 2020

All Day
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
Find out more @ https://may17.org/

Friday, 7 August, 2020

All Day
5th Annual East Coast Lesbian Campout+
Location: Scotia Pine Campground, 1911 Nova Scotia Trunk 2, Brookfield, NS B0N 1C0
Come out and enjoy a weekend of camping, Fun and make amazing new friends. We offer multiple games (ei: washer toss, flip cup, Bingo and mingle etc) and live entertainment saturday night. We have some of the East Coast most well-known Drag Queens to perform. This space is about meeting new people, having fun, gathering around the fire, and relaxing. We are dedicated to providing a safe, open space free from harassment and discrimination. In this space we want everyone to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of age, sexual orientation, and levels of ability. We do not tolerate any inappropriate gestures, negativity, and/or bullying. So come on out...of the closet and get your camp on!!
Who is welcome? Lesbians, Non-binary, Trans, Bisexuals, Questioning females, Female Allies
Register online

Saturday, 8 August, 2020

All Day
5th Annual East Coast Lesbian Campout+
See 2020-08-07 for full details.

Sunday, 9 August, 2020

All Day
5th Annual East Coast Lesbian Campout+
See 2020-08-07 for full details.

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

MonthlyCommunityDinner

6:30pm
LGBT Monthly Community Dinner
The third Tuesday of each month
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.
To be notified of the dinners and locations, Join the MeetUp Halifax 45+ LGBTQ Commingle group and look for the event, "LGBT Monthly Community Dinner"
Location: changes each month

Wednesdays

Thursdays