QueerAndRebelDays Queer and Rebel Days is taking place from July 1, 2011 to July 10, 2011 in Halifax. It is a grassroots, DIY, anti-corporate alternative to Pride that provides anti-oppressive and safe spaces to people of all ages, gender, and sexualities. It is a drug- and alcohol-free week of events that focuses on education, skill sharing, and community building.

Events include:

A note on accessibility

We strive to make Queer and Rebel Days as accessible as possible. We try, to the best of ability, to make sure that all of our spaces are physically accessible and also not exclusive to different members of our diverse community(ies). Bus tickets and child-care are available upon request.

However, we also understand that accessibility means not assuming that we know everyone's accessibility needs. If you would like to access these resources, please contact us within a timely manner, so that we can work with you to figure about how to best meet your needs. If there are barriers that keep you from attending our events, we encourage to engage in dialogue with you -- we genuinely strive to make Queer and Rebel Days as inclusive and accessible as possible.

Please also note that all of our events are open to everyone, even if you don't identify as a rebellious queer. The word "queer" creates some tension. For some people, words like "gay" or "bi" feel claustrophobic and "queer" presents a welcome relief, allowing for a broad range of possibilities. For others it's an unacceptable insult. This is definitely a conversation we hope to have -- not to convince people to change their labels, but help us all broaden our understanding. We hope that the word "queer" will not prevent anyone from participating... but if it does, we hope you will contact us to let us know your thoughts and suggestions.




1. July 15, 2009 notes by DanielMacKay, origin unknown