Pack Province House in support of gender affirming care!
In Person & On Line
Gender Affirming Care NS and other advocates will be presenting to the Standing Committee on Health. We are calling on our supporters and community members to attend the in-person sitting to pack the balcony of Province House as we advocate for the expansion of gender affirming care, the reduction of barriers, and strengthening of education and training for healthcare providers on 2SLGBTQIA+ issues in Nova Scotia.
The session will also be streamed at https://bit.ly/NSLegislature
RSVP at https://bit.ly/GACNSRSVP
At: Province House: 1726 Hollis Street, Halifax.
6:30 p.m.
SqwishHalifax Basketball at Highland Park Basketball Court (Agricola at Duffus)
SqwishHalifax is a non-aggressive, non-judgmental, friendly, drop-in basketball evening for anyone looking to improve their high-fives and smiles, all while sqwishin’ some hoops.
Sqwish games are centred on fun rather than dominance and aggression, and where each player tries to support a game that is welcoming to queer, trans and non-binary people, people of colour, people with disabilities, women, and anyone who has not felt comfortable in sports environments before.
More information and registration on Facebook.
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Author Reading: Before the Parade - A History of Halifax's Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Communities, 1972-1984 at Halifax North Memorial Public Library (2285 Gottingen St)
Come hear the story of Halifax’s gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities in the 1970s and early 1980s, as told by local author and queer activist RebeccaRose.
Rose will read from her 2019 book Before the Parade: A History of Halifax’s Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities (1972-1984). Honour October 11 as National Coming Out Day by learning about local change-makers who advanced the cause of gay liberation in the critical years after the Stonewall Riots.
Registration required.
7 to 8 p.m.
Gender Reveal Party Halifax at Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library (7900 Trunk 7, Musquodoboit Harbour)
Artist and Innovator in Residence S. Bear Bergman is hosting Gender Reveal Party Halifax at Halifax Public Library branches across the area.
Gender Reveal Party is a performance that seeks to blur the boundaries between “us” and “them” around the topics of gender. We use the oldest method known to people—eating together in celebration. The Library party will feature local trans, genderqueer, nonbinary, agender, two-spirit, or otherwise gender non-compliant folks sharing gendered related revelations.
ASL Interpretation will be provided.
Registration required.