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                                                                                         his involvement with the LGBT            one who I could approach with         we’re blinded by homosexuality.”
                                                                                         community, including co-producing        my questions and my doubts, I            There’s no doubt that Michael
                                                                                         with PBS the moving documentary          turned to God; I’d developed a        has been through a profound
                                                                                         film, Jim in Bold, which dealt with       growing relationship with God,        personal and spiritual crisis. What
                                                                                         gay teen suicide. Of YGA he writes,      thanks to a debilitating bout with    strikes one as tragic is that this
                                                                                         “[We] launched YGA Magazine              intestinal cramps caused by the       talented, well educated and well
                                                                                         in 2004, to pretend to provide a         upset stomach-inducing behav-         connected young man felt he
                                                                                         ‘virtuous counterpart’ to                                                            knew no one he could ap-
                                                                                         the other newsstand media
                                                                                         aimed at gay youth. I say       Homosexuality                                        proach with his “questions
                                                                                                                                                                              and doubts.” There are many
                                                                                         ‘pretend’ because the truth
                                                                                         was, YGA was as damag-          came easy to me                                      deeply spritual, philosophi-
                                                                                                                                                                              cal and even Christian role

                                                                                                                          because I was
                                                                                         ing as anything else out                                                             models could have found
                                                                                         there, just not overtly por-                                                         within the Gay movement.
                                                                                         nographic, so it was more                                                            He might have begun by
    2005: Michael Glatze at the John F. Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics forum.
    “Come out,” Matthew Shepard’s mother told the young gays in the audience. “You
    have to be role models and show them that we’re everywhere. We should be all
                                                                                         ‘respected.’ It took me
                                                                                         almost 16 years to discover
                                                                                         that homosexuality itself is
                                                                                                                          already weak                                        reading Mark Thompson’s
                                                                                                                                                                              excellent trilogy, Gay Spirit,
                                                                                                                                                                              Gay Soul & Gay Body or he
    telling our stories.” From left to right: Cheryl A. Giles, Harvard Divinity School   not exactly ‘virtuous.’” Michael goes    iors I’d been engaged in. Soon,       might have delved into the novels
    professor, moderates a panel with Judy Shepard, Michael Glatze, Maya Keyes, and      much further, not just renouncing        I began to understand things I’d      and autobiographies of Christo-
    Chris Medeiros.                                                                      homosexuality for himself, but           never known could possibly be         pher Isherwood or the poetry of
                                                                                         condemning it as dangerous, even         real, such as the fact that I was     Walt Whitman. He might have


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        n July 3, Michael Glatze,             a right-wing American website, that        deadly, for others. “Homosexual-         leading a movement of sin and         taken a couple of hours to watch
        co-founder with Halifax               he had rejected homosexuality and          ity, delivered to young minds, is        corruption ... It became clear        one of the few good movies about
        native Benjie Nycum of                was henceforth pursuing life as a          by its very nature pornographic. It      to me, as I really thought about
YGA Magazine, and a recognized                straight Christian. “Homosexual-           destroys impressionable minds and        it – and really prayed about it                        Cont’d to Glatze, p. 7
leader in the gay youth move-                 ity came easy to me, because I was         confuses their developing sexuality;     – that homosexuality prevents us
ment, rocked the queer world by               already weak,” his article begins.         I did not realize this, however, until   from finding our true self within.
announcing on World Net Daily,                He briefly recounts the history of          I was 30 years old. ... Knowing no       We cannot see the truth when


                                                                                                                                  Rainbow Community New
Saint John’s Pride Parade Marshal                                                                                                 Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance

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                                                           cerning sexual orienta-       Bishop Faber McDonald on same-                     hen it comes to plan-       still affordable for as many people
                                                           tion, not only did she        sex marriage and related issues.                   ning a special event,       as possible.”
                                                           come to turn her own              Judith also played a key role in               you can never start             And because
                                                           attitude around, but          the birth of Saint John’s first Pride     too early. There are rooms to         this is Safe Har-
                                                           she also realized that        parade in 2003, as Wayne Harrison        book, chefs to hire, and music        bour putting on
                                                           other people needed to        explains, “Judith was the catalyst       to arrange. That’s what has been      the event, you can
                                                           travel the same path of       for many LGBT initiatives in Saint       keeping the folks at Safe Har-        feel good about
                                                           learning that she had.        John, including the organizing of        bour Metropolitan Community           more than just go-
                                                              Together with              our first Pride parade. Judith was the    Church busy this spring – putting     ing to a great party – you can take
                                                           Wayne Harrison, Ju-           one who was out (literally) in front     together a premium event for          pride in helping support others in
                                                           dith co-founded the           of the Saint John public making          the whole community to enjoy          the community. That’s because any
                                                           PFLAG Canada chap-            our community more accepting of          this coming New Year’s Eve.           profits from the ticket sales will
                                                           ter in Saint John in          LGBT people and issues. It was her          When asked why Safe Har-           go towards Manna for Health, the
by SarahRose Werner                           1996. Saint Johner Mack MacKenzie          idea which she brought to one of our     bour was putting together a din-      special needs referral food program


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       he Honourary Marshall                  commented, “I knew Judith before           PFLAG Canada Saint John meet-            ner and dance this year, church       for those living with HIV and other
       for Saint John’s 2007 Pride            [I knew] anyone else in the LGBT           ings. She clearly stated ‘I don’t care   board member Nicky Perkins            life threatening illnesses.
       parade will be Judith Mein-            community or PFLAG Canada,                 if it is just the three of us (Judith,   said, “We were looking around             So if you’re looking for Halifax’s
ert-Thomas. Judith has long been              Saint John Chapter. She was in the         Ross and me) marching down the           for a GLBTQ event at New              premium GLBTQ New Year’s
an outspoken combatant in the                 papers, the CBC, etc. and took a lot       street, but Saint John needs a Pride     Year’s that will be as elegant        Eve event, you’ll want to attend
fight for respect and equal rights             of heat when many of the rest of us        parade.’ Judith was the inspiration      and fun as anything the straight      the Rainbow Community New
for LGBTT2IQ folk in Saint John.              were hanging out in our respective         when many said it wouldn’t happen        crowd will enjoy, but we didn’t       Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance at
She got off to a somewhat rocky               closets.”                                  - her vision made it so.”                see it out there. So we decided       the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott.
start when her own son came out                  Judith not only took the heat,              As Honourary Marshall for 2007,      that Safe Harbour would spon-         If you didn’t get your tickets at
to her more than two decades ago,             she also gave it. A devout Catholic        Judith joins Kevin Bourassa and Joe      sor this event, and offer it to the   Pride, you can call (902) 453-9249
and freely admits that at first she            and lay associate of the Sisters of        Varnell (2003), Benjie Nycum and         whole community – a real New          and order them now. Because it’s
was “the mother from hell.” But as            Charity of the Immaculate Concep-          Michael Glatze (2004), Eldon Hay         Year’s Eve celebration with all       never too late to plan early for New
she learned more about issues con-            tion, she openly challenged former         (2005) and Wayne Harrison (2006).        the trimmings, and at $85 a ticket,   Year’s Eve!
                                                                                                                                                                                           Cont’d to NYE, p. 7



                                                                                         In This Issue
Features & News                                                                                                                   Columns
Blair LeBlanc 1 • Call To Action Against Poverty 15 • Growing Up Gay in PEI 9 • Halifax AIDS Walk 3 • Halifax Health              Chef’s Corner 10 • Classifieds 14 • Dawn’s Early Light 7 •
Care Survey 5 • Halifax New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance 1 • Halifax Toursim Website 2, 3 • ISCANS 5 • Glatze 1, 8,                  Events 12 - 14 • Groups And Services 11 • Kibitz & Bitch
14 • MAC Leather 3 • Moncton Pride 7 • Northern (NS) AIDS Connection 6 • PEI Pride 8 • Prime Timers Group 7 • Re-                 6 • The Nature Of Queer 8 • Transgender Diaries 4
view: Orlando 10 • Review: Transamerica 4 • Seadogs Renovation 5 • Robert Byers 2 • Saint John Impulse 2 • Saint
John Pride 1 • Senior Gays & Lesbians 5 • The Thirty-Something Man 15
2                      August 2007                                                             Wayves



Atlantic News
Impulsive                                                                                                                    City of Halifax
Move                                                                                                                         Invites Tourists
By D. S. Mack MacKenzie                 for those adven-                                                                     Destination Halifax is going “live”      goal is to
Impulse is the name of the new          turous dancers                                                                       in its campaign to welcome gay           help gay
gay bar that recently opened in         who feel the im-                                                                     travellers and put the Halifax Re-       consum-
Saint John, filling the void left by     pulse to dance                                                                       gional Municipality on the map as        ers to
the closing of Club Montréal. The       on the bar. DJ                                                                       a gay-friendly locale. After in-depth    discov-
owner is Eric Eliasen, a familiar       Cronk, DJ Gui-                                                                       strategic consultation with Com-         er the
name in the community and in the        do, and DJ Fred                                                                      munity Marketing Inc., a global          excep-
high rolling world of real-estate.      will be there to                                                                     leader in gay tourism marketing,         tional
He is a man who clearly has his         spin the discs.                                                                      and stand out representatives            travel
finger on the pulse of the nocturnal     They’ll provide                                                                      from the local gay community,            experi-
members of the gay community.           house music on                                                                       Destination Halifax has developed        ence this city has to
Impulse is located at 14-16 Char-       Saturday nights                                                                      a website specifically tailored with      offer. We consider Rainbow-
lotte Street, less than two blocks      and eighties and nineties music          tréal. Eliasen is working with              the interests of LGBT (lesbian,          halifax.com our official invitation
away from the former watering           through the week.                        former Spy Bar co-owner Michelle            gay, bi-sexual, and transgender)         to gay travellers everywhere.”
hole. Eliasen is known to many             Though the bar is only open           Petite for karaoke nights. He has           consumers in mind.                           Halifax received international
as a successful Royal Lepage real-      from Wednesday to Saturday               great admiration for those who                  Rainbowhalifax.com is the            recognition as a gay-friendly des-
estate broker with a warm smile         nights, it is available free of charge   came before him in the gay bar              next step in a larger initiative to      tination when Rosie O’Donnell’s
and convivial disposition. For the      to the LGBT community for                scene in Saint John. “I think the           connect LGBT meeting planners,           gay family cruise visited in 2005.
past five years, he worked for and       special events, said Eliasen. He is      world of Jim [Crooks] and Carl              tour operators, travel agents, and       The historic harbourfront city is an
managed Club Montréal.                  looking forward to working more          [Trickey] who ran Bogarts for               consumers with gay-welcoming             appealing locale with a vibrant gay
   Asked why he decided to front        closely with organisations such          years and provided a fun and safe           services and suppliers. The site will    community, multi-faceted culture,
the capital for the new bar, Eliasen    as Port City Rainbow Pride, the          haven for many who lived here or            provide a forum for businesses to        exquisite architectural and natural
responded, “There is a need for our     UNBSJ Q-Collective and the local         visited the city on weekends,” said         become more aware of the interests       beauty, and down-home hospital-
people to have a safe space to play,    chapters of PFLAG Canada to have         Eliasen. “I want to take it to the          of the gay traveller and to post their   ity in a safe environment.
dance and imbibe. Two months            fundraisers, dances, dinners and         next level and provide a welcoming          product/service for those who are            Destination Halifax is the dedi-
without a bar showed that people        other events. He said the young          spot that is at street level, in a lively   seeking it.                              cated tourism marketing organi-
missed it.” Word of mouth and           people of Saint John are feeling left    part of Saint John, and is open to all          Part of the initiative has in-       zation of the Halifax Regional
Facebook were the main ways Im-         out of events put on by the local        who want to drop in.” He chuckled           cluded meeting with local service        Municipality. Created in April
pulse was promoted, according to        pride committee known as Port            about the sign he is having made for        providers and product suppliers to       2002, Destination Halifax is an
Eliasen. Demand was high and he         City Rainbow Pride Inc. “Many of         the entrance to the new bar, which          educate them about best practices        exciting partnership of the Hotel
had to turn people away on open-        the events are catering to an older      reads, “The Management of this              and opportunities for outreach,          Association of Nova Scotia, Nova
ing night due to the overflowing         more established crowd or are not        bar is not responsible for anyone           such as becoming TAG-approved            Scotia Tourism, Culture & Herit-
crowd.                                  promoted in a timely manner. This        turning gay who passes through              properties. The official designation      age, the Halifax Regional Munici-
   Impulse is a fresher and more        is what I have been hearing for          these doors.”                               identifies these accommodations           pality, and the World Trade and
intimate bar. With just over 2000       years from my clientele,” said the          Hours of operation are: 9:00             as genuinely welcoming and non-          Convention Centre. Destination
square feet of music, lights and        vibrant fifty-something year old          pm to 1:00 am on Wednesdays and             discriminatory.                          Halifax promotes the Halifax Re-
entertainment, the bar holds 144        from his office on Paradise Row.          Thursdays, 9:00 pm to 2:00 am on                “We hope that this effort will       gional Municipality as a year-round
people. It has a small outdoor patio       The Impulse Dance Bar and             Fridays and 10:00 pm to 2:00 am             encourage more local businesses          destination of choice for business
for those wishing to have a beer        Lounge will be picking up and            on Saturdays. Impulse will be open          to better address the unique pref-       and leisure.
and some clean air, or a smoke,         building on the past efforts and         on Sundays only on long weekends            erences of this community,” says             For more information, vis-
and there is plenty of free parking.    successes of former bars like J.Js.,     and for special events.                     Pat Lyall, President and CEO of          it: www.rainbowhalifax.com or
In the bar, poles have been added       Bogarts, Spy Bar and Club Mon-                                                       Destination Halifax. “Our ultimate       www.destinationhalifax.com.




Blair LeBlanc                                                                    Robert Byers
 Friends and family are mourning                                                   On June 8, Robert Byers died. MacKay, the guiding force of the                     travelled,
 Blair’s sudden and unexpected                                                     People knew Robert in many dif- Halifax Gay History Project, when                  cruising
 passing on Sunday, 10 June at                                                     ferent ways. He was a photogra- our elders (in the tribal sense - the              areas, or-
 age 36.                                                                           pher, a founder of Safe Harbour wise ones, the experienced ones)                   ganizations
     Born in North Sydney, Blair                                                   Church, a volunteer patient at pass on, not only do we lose the                    - especially
 was an easygoing, clean-cut, and                                                  the Dalhousie Medical School, person but we also lose the connec-                  informal
 loving individual who was active                                                  a master hair stylist, an admirer tion to people and events that they              ones like
 in the community and a very                                                       and collector of images of the experienced firsthand.                               pot lucks or
 loyal friend. He was an English                                                   black male nude, a past president     To see Robert’s page go to                   house parties - past or present.
 major, and by his own admission,                                                  of GALA and a loving,                       http://gay.hfxns.org/                  Make it a project with friends; put
 could appreciate good drama. In        Beaman.                                    kind friend.                We Cannot RobertByers and say                          aside shyness and false modesty.
 2005, he wrote: “Life should be a          Donations in memory of Blair              As a tribute to Robert Direct the Wind, good-bye or perhaps,                    Think of it as queer Facebook.
                                        may be made to St. Joseph’s Par-           and as a means of record-
 constant upgrade, don’t try and
                                        ish. Messages to the family may            ing his involvement with
                                                                                                               But We Can hello to an important
                                                                                                                               member of the queer
                                                                                                                                                                         There was a time not so long
                                                                                                                                                                      ago when it was essential for us
 drag me to your level. I want
 enrichment in my life. I am open       be sent to: greensfuneralhm@ns.            the queer community of Adjust the Sail. community. And while                       to maintain a low profile, to be as
 and honest about everything.”          sympatico.ca .                             Halifax, I was asked to                     you’re there take time to              invisible, as quiet as possible - sur-
     Blair was known for his work           “I cannot begin to say how I           help gather reminiscences and visit other sections of the History                  vival tactics. It becomes doubly
 to try and dispel the stigma associ-   feel. He was a wonderful man,              information about Robert for Project. You can add comments                         important now to speak and write
 ated with HIV/AIDS. He never           though I never met him in person-          the Halifax Gay History Project and information directly to the                    and record, not only our present
 let his status get in the way of a     -he was known online as lambs-             (http://gay.hfxns.org). As the pages already existing or start a new               lives and accomplishments, but
 good argument!                         white, recently as ‘newlambs’ or           stories and memories of Robert one - like your own biography. It                   also to be a voice for those who
     Besides his parents, he is sur-    ‘Lambchops’--but I could feel the          began to arrive and were added to is remarkably easy, impossible to                did not or could not speak openly
 vived by his sister Marsha (Dar-       wonderful compassion he had for            his page on the History Project, mess up (all changes are verified                  for themselves.
 ryl) MacQuarrie, Port Hawkes-          life. I just cannot believe it--such       a vivid picture of the man be- before being saved), doesn’t have                      Bookmark http://gay.hfxns.
 bury; brother Paul, Red Deer           a great soul. I will miss you so,          gan to emerge, and I regretted to be correct or grammatical or                     org or send notes, photos, and
 Alta.; niece Cailin; nephew Col-       so much, Lambchops.” Michael,              not knowing Robert until after literary, and your input is truly im-               questions to daniel@bonmot.ca.
 ton, and long-time friend Darryl       “MIC_PEI” xoxoxxo                          he was gone. As I said to Dan portant. Friends, bars, places you
                                                                                                 Wayves                                                       August 2007                              3




                                                                                                                              MAC Leather 9:
Review:                                                                                                                       Pirates!
rainbowhalifax.com
By Curtis Cartmill
It is really exciting to see Halifax        line with some of my LGBT experi-        with friends after dinner, the cof-
put together a set of resources to          ences here in Halifax.                   fee shops are the place to go. In
help attract and bring together                The “Culinary” page mentions          my opinion, the LGBT-friendly
LGBT travellers. It shows our               some great restaurants and provides      coffee shops where one would most
city’s progression toward cultural          webpage links, and makes separate        likely run into friends include the
acceptance of our diversity. These          LGBT suggestions for dining, but         Starbucks and Second Cup coffee
webpages are a really good start            where are the links to the LGBT-         shops on Queen/Spring Garden,
to establishing the context which           recommended restaurants?                 the Wired Monk on Morris/Hollis,
attracts GLBT travellers.                      On the “Nightlife” page, I really     and the Paperchase on Blowers.
    I was really pleased to see the         wanted to make some additions to            And as some of my sporty and
level of detail included in the             the four LGBT bars: Menz, Mol-           cultured colleagues would com-
“Events” section-- even the Dead            lyz, Blue Moon and Reflections.           ment, there could be a few more
of Winter Music Festival made               There are other bars and pubs,           resources on the “Resources” page,
the content cut, and many of these          like Tribeca and The Bitter End          like Get Out Halifax, or gay.hfxns.
cultural events are well supported          (to name a few) which I believe          org, which are good ways the aver-
by members of the LGBT com-                 draw their fair share of the LGBT        age LGBT traveller can find out
munity.                                     crowd. In terms of “Nightlife,” the      about many things going on in our
    I also liked the “Activities” page,     bars draw late-night crowds, with        community.                               As you get ready for camp, make        Canada will take the stage. The
and printed it to show others who           the possible exception of Mollyz            All in all, while I hope my           sure to include some leather and       show will include entertainment,
complain that there is nothing to           Diner.                                   suggestions are taken, I am liter-       boot polish so you can take part in    prize draws and a victory party
do in this city!                               Frankly, the coffee shop scene        ally tickled pink that our local         MAC Leather IX in Petit-Rocher,        and BBQ! Venture on up to Camp
    On the flip side, as I went             in Halifax provides a refreshing         tourism group has recognized the         New Brunswick. For the first time       Ectus for the contest, the day, the
through I also found myself drawn           and welcome alternative to the           importance of LGBT travellers to         GNG Pride Weekend (August 31--         night, or better still, the weekend!
to make some serious suggestions            bars, and think it should be added       the economic sustainability of our       September 3) will include the Ms &     Check out www.gngnb.ca for more
for content changes on a few areas          to this Nightlife page. For the 9-5      region, and look forward to seeing       Mr Atlantic Canada Leather Com-        information. If you are interested
of the website, to bring it more in         crowd that likes to go hang out          what they have next in mind!             petition on Sunday, September 2,       in being a contestant or a sponsor,
                                                                                                                              at 6:00pm. With the spectacular        contact Paul at (506) 854-3081 or
                                                                                                                              Baie de Chaleur as a backdrop,         email chinman52@hotmail.com.
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Transgender Diaries XVI
by Denise Holliday                      erosexual male cross-dressers,        statement. It places your gender        sexual community, though often            or what ever
As with everything else in life         who have a formidable percentage      identity on the basis of surgery        it is more a lack of understand-          people? Many
people like to have titles and in       of their community who suffer         and financial options. These are         ing ourselves rather than hating          are actually a
the same vein of thought, many          greatly from transphobia. Many        luxuries that many transsexuals         someone else; and the transsexual         combination of
have little understanding of their      cross-dresser groups insist that      can not afford.                         adjusts his or her comfort zones          two or more,
statements. Others are confused be-     anyone found to be transsexual be        On a personal note, my mother        according to personal growth and          and some are
cause the meanings of words are so      asked to leave the group.                                                     understanding.                            religious while
often abused and even completely        Just like in gay commu-         We so soon forget                                 I find it very interesting that we
                                                                                                                      so soon forget the early immature
                                                                                                                                                                others have no set beliefs. But, like
                                                                                                                                                                it or not, we all belong to the hu-
                                        nities this often creates
reversed.
    Transphobia in its most basic       more levels of transpho-      the early immature                              struggles most of us went through,        man race/rainbow community.
                                                                                                                                                                    Labels, while sometimes needed
sense for our purposes is a fear/
hatred of people who identify or
                                        bia from people strug-
                                        gling for acceptance. As
                                                                   struggles most of us went                          and often we fail to have patience
                                                                                                                      with those who follow. I realized         for communication purposes,
appear to be transgendered/trans-       the gay community has
                                        striven at times to sepa-
                                                                     through, and often we                            the other day that it has probably
                                                                                                                      been over five years since I was on
                                                                                                                                                                often unfortunately accomplish
                                                                                                                                                                two things: 1. Separation leading
sexual and/or in transition. Because
most people include transgen-           rate itself from the trans-   fail to have patience                           a chat site for transsexuals. I no        to isolation and/or domination
                                                                                                                                                                by larger groups. 2. A recognized
                                                                                                                      longer need that support, and have
dered as part of the feared group,
sometimes an obvious but often
                                        gender community in the
                                        hope of receiving legal      with those who follow                            failed to realize that others still do.   way to make oneself feel superior
overlooked transphobic group is         protections, cross-dress-                                                     Some of the misinformed chatter I         to another human being. Macho
often missed.                           ers often separate themselves from    knew I was different when I was         receive from Google emphasized            gays often look down on effemi-
    People who are not acquainted       transsexuals. The intersexed are so   three. I am no more female in my        that to me over the last few months.      nate gays; and post-op TS often
with the rainbow community often        wide and varied that it is almost     gender identity today than I was at     Once I attended a dance where two         are derogatory to un-transitioned
include more than one group under       impossible to build a consensus       three years old. I simply have more     socially unrelated women turned           or pre-op TS people. The presence
one name assuming that they are         even within their own numbers;        awareness and understanding of my       up wearing the same dress. It was         of cross-dressers is often simply a
all the same. While it is true that     with some this is so, even to the     identity. With more awareness, I        assumed by many that they would           sufferance from all other parties.
a transsexual is usually considered     point of denying even belonging       have managed to make renovations        end up in a royal battle; but instead     Phobias, like the rainbow, come in
a transgendered person, it is not       to any rainbow group.                 to improve the accommodations.          they talked, and then moved their         all colours and go in all directions.
true that a transgendered person is        Even within the transsexual            As members of the so called         groups tables together and formed         Let us try and clean our house
always a transsexual. The largest       community there is a division         rainbow community we need to            one larger friendlier group—a les-        daily, in the same way we ask of
portion of the transgendered com-       based on surgery. Post-ops often      learn more tolerance and accept-        son we could all learn from.              the world.
munity is made up of cross-dressers     consider themselves the cream of      ance of ourselves before we de-             Not everyone in the rainbow            Denise Holliday is a freelance
who for the most part claim to be       the crop, and post-op MtoF often      mand it from others. Homophobia         community is simply gay. There             writer and public speaker with
80% heterosexual males, and also        use the term “complete women.”        is a beast that often raises its head   are lesbian, transsexual, transgen-        Maritime Transgendered Work-
not transsexuals.                       While I am post-op I find that term    even in the transgender/trans-          dered, intersexed, heterosexual            place Solutions Project.
    This is a group of largely het-     to be as offensive as a transphobic




Review
Transamerica Screenplay                 formance stilted to the point of      scenes they tack onto a DVD,” said      inside: Huffman’s performance was
Duncan Tucker                           absurdity. The only saving grace      a friend. There’s an informative        supposed to be stilted, or “brittle”
Review by Daniel MacKay                 was watching the beautiful Kevin      introduction to several dozen pages     as casting director Eve Battaglia
I really love reading scripts. From     Zegers playing a trashy “pansex-      of stills from the movie (sorry,        says. And, I learned that the
my collection of 1920s-edition          ual” teenager, and                                                            lowlife director who had crushed
clothbound back-pocket-size             the beautifully      Sydney: This is so bizarre. I                            this particular script by Duncan
Shakespeare, to the dogeared copy
of local gay black playwright and
                                        weathered Graham
                                        Greene as Calvin     can still see Stanley in you,                            Tucker onto the big flat silver
                                                                                                                      screen was - the playwright.
actor Walter Borden’s Twelve
Apostles I treasure them more than
                                        Manygoats, a char-
                                        acter annoyingly
                                                             but it’s like you put yourself                              And lastly, one of the real
                                                                                                                      gems is a “Trans glossary” with
seeing the play itself. To me, it’s a   similar to Bob The    through a strainer and got                              a couple dozen definitions, for
chance to see the malleable piece of    Mechanic from Pr-                                                             example, of gender dysphoria,
dramatic art before the director and    iscilla, Queen Of       rid of all the boy pulp.                              G.G., Genetically Gifted, and
actors crush it into their standard     The Desert.                                                                   tucking, concluding with
molds.                                     With the Transamerica script       no full frontal of Zegers during        “Normal: A concept largely
   The script for the 2006 movie,       we also get a big bonus: the “mak-    the swimming scene) we learn the        irrelevant to anyone’s life.”
Transamerica is no exception. I         ing of” book wraps around the         difficult, painful particulars of this      At under $20, this book is
didn’t really like the movie at all.    script like a starfish pulling open    production adventure. There was         a great value for any fan of
I found Felicity Huffman’s per-         a mussel. “It’s like the extraneous   a pearl of wisdom just for waiting      the movie — or of scripts.
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Senior Gays and Lesbians Marvel at
Phenomenal Gains
By Gerard Veldhoven                      success. Contemplating the years        my feelings in fear of extreme con-     ment set in almost immediately.
If one lives long enough, one is         that have passed, I can safely say,     sequences. I never heard of many        I began to think about how and
privileged to have been part of          my hunch that some day we could         gays and lesbians in the Halifax area   when I would be able to become
tremendous changes during the            have equal rights would only be a       where I lived for many years. Of        vocal as an activist.
past number of years in a world          dream.                                  course, I became acquainted with            Not until 1990 was I able
where we, as gays and lesbians,             During my teens, growing up          a few men, but never to be found        to conclude that I must begin
were treated in horrific manners          in Holland and then in Canada, I        out. My wife had a cousin who was       work on some of the issues. In
of all sorts. In retrospect, going       had no idea where this would lead.      gay, but deeply in the closet. She      the mid 90’s I started to write
back some forty years or more, I         This was the late 1940s and 1950s       was quite aware of him.                 and talk about how I could be
have witnessed huge challenges that      and no one spoke about this issue          Now we are in the 1970s, two         of assistance in bringing even a
were part of growing up as a gay         very often, as it seemed impossible     sons later and a seperation in 1974.    little improvement in the lives Elmer Lokkins, left, 84, and Gustavo Archilla, 88,
person. These changes seem very          to even hope that one day I would       Now I hear rumblings of gays and        of my gay brothers and sisters who hid their sexual orientation for 58 years, were
slow indeed for a young person.          be married to another man. The          lesbians becoming more vocal in         - not an easy task! Family life, wed in Canada.
As one reads and listens to the          only newsy item would be a sexual       this country; a very welcome oc-        (Norman’s two daughters lived
mountains of wrongs against us, we                                                                       currence for    with us until they married), and
must also realize it takes years to        1980: my former wife and sons                                 a 34 year old   running a business did not allow New Brunswick. That seems now
accomplish even a token change.
    As a young gay person grow-           moved to Yarmouth, in order to                                 gay person
                                                                                                         who is itch-
                                                                                                                         for much time. Eventually, I found resolved to a certain extent. I was
                                                                                                                         time and started to get in touch proud to have been part of the
ing up in the Netherlands, I never
contemplated the arduous work I
                                          keep me away from the boys. The                                ing to come
                                                                                                         out. Well,
                                                                                                                         with my local Member of Parlia- activism in that province in order
                                                                                                                         ment, provincial justice ministers to gain some equal marriage and
would be involved with in Canada         start of anger and disappointment                               this was        and other provincial politicians, adoption problems.
many years thence. It is not until                                                                       about to be-    as well as the archbishop. So,           Since I was born, in 1940, the
one is older and realizes the brutal         set in almost immediately.                                  come fact.      now I was involved and loving it. gains have indeed been phenome-
and discriminatory ways of gov-                                                                          I met my        Perhaps now I could contribute to nal. Younger members of our com-
ernment and other organizations,         assault case in the far corner of a     man, who also was divorced and          the betterment of members of our munity must realize equal rights
not to mention countless ordinary        newspaper. Even though Western          the father of two daughters. My         community.                           issues take time and hard work.
citizens, that one must be actively      Europe was more tolerant than           world was changing in a fairly fast         October 16, 2004, I married I urge everyone to get involved,
involved in fighting for equality.        North America, a young gay or           manner. Norman and I became the         Norman Carter after a 30-year as many attitudes still need to be
    Positive minds went to work          lesbian would not even consider         “talk of the town.” It was almost       relationship. It was a grand affair talked about. It is indeed extremely
across this country in order to          an open “lifestyle.”                    a rewarding experience, however         in a very public venue in front of satisfying to have been witness to
secure the rights and opportuni-            Then we flow into the 1960s.          new and unpredictable. We set up        television cameras and newspapers. so many accomplishments, such as
ties that lay at our feet, but not       Not that much of a change, really,      housekeeping in Amherst and ran         Finally it has all come together. recognized relationships, legal mar-
in our grasp. Patience is a virtue.      and I was to be married, which          our own business.                       I am now 66 years of age and I riage, pension benefits and protec-
However, patience also tends to          seemed the “normal” thing to do.           1980 and my former wife and          have witnessed so many positive tion enshrined in the laws of this
run very thin. I realize this fact, as   Knowing I was gay since my early        sons moved to Yarmouth, in order        changes. However, the past few land. I never could have envisioned
over the years many battles have         teens was not to be acknowledged.       to keep me away from the boys.          years have also been a downer for this in my teens!
been fought, but not without some        As well, I could not be vocal about     The start of anger and disappoint-      the gay and lesbian population in




More Atlantic News
ISCANS Awards In August
By HMISM Empress VII Of Hali-            ward to our Coronation festivities by visiting: http://gay.hfxns.org/
fax And All Of Nova Scotia Natas-        in early November, where we will HealthCareSurvey. We thank you
sha N!                                   have the opportunity to disburse for your time.
The summer months have allowed           the funds raised all year to our
for more opportunities than ever to      chosen charities.
get out in our and fundraise for our
four local charities, all of which are
based within the Halifax Regional
                                         Halifax Health
Municipality: Metro Turning              Care Survey
Point Shelter, AIDS Coalition Of         In an effort to assess and improve
Nova Scotia Emergency Fund,              the health care needs of the rain-
Manna For Health, and Byrony             bow community, the Capital
House For Battered Women And             Health and IWK Health Centre            SeaDogs Sauna
Children.                                GLBTI Initiative has developed                                                                                              Buy a house, get a
    Our Pride Week events included       a questionnaire, available online       Reno                                                                                fridge magnet (and
a Matinee Drag Show/BBQ at               until September 30, 2007. Our           In July, customers in Halifax’s
Blue Moon immediately following          plan is to use this information         Sea Dogs Sauna saw some major                                                       outstanding service).
the 4th Annual Dykes vs. Divas           to inform the new model of care         renovations at Atlantic Canada’s
Baseball Game; Monica Lewinsky           we’re working on. The results of        only bath. The updates included a
Dress Show 2: The Stain Returns;         this survey will make a difference      sling area, glory holes, many more                                                 Rosie Porter
and our twist on a Mock Jail,            for everyone in our community,          lockers, six more rooms, a dark                                                    Realtor
the Fashion Police. Buck A Suck          our success will mean better health     prison maze and darkroom, and a
(where we tour Halifax’s gay bars        care for us all. Our aim is to ensure   public jackoff bed. Sea Dogs is at
and sell suckers for charity) a char-    that every community is our com-        2199 Gottingen St, and their web                                                    cell 209-7073
ity car wash and several drag shows      munity. Please fill out the survey       page is seadogs.ca.
rounded out our July calendar.                                                                                                                                       www.rosiep.ca
    Please join us for one of our
premiere events of the year, the 7th
Annual Studio X. LeNoir Com-
munity Achievement Awards, to
be held in August at Blue Moon.
Please see our website at http://
www.imperialcourtns.com for
more information about our week-
ly fundraising events and this event
as well. On behalf of HMISM
Emperor VII Of Halifax And All
Of Nova Scotia Cousin Cletus and
myself, we would like to thank our
Court and Community for their
continued support as we look for-
6                         August 2007                                                        Wayves


                                                                                                                      Northern AIDS
                                                                                                                      Connection
    Hi Tom                                                                                                            The mission statement of NACS
    Whoever said a change is as good as a rest, was not                                                               is to promote the health and well
    talking about losing one’s job. Restful it ain’t! Yes,                                                            being of persons living with and
    Tomato, after 20 years with the same company,                                                                     those affected by HIV/AIDS
    my position is gone, pfft, done. New owners and                                                                   and to assist in reducing the
    reorganization... yadda yadda yadda, you get the                                                                  spread of HIV through educa-
    picture.                                                  Stephen Harper, reality television) that celebra-       tion, support and advocacy in
        When I left my office on the final day, I did           tions like this have the most significance. Easy         northern Nova Scotia (Col-
    what any sensible, recently unemployed person             to be upbeat when everything is going smoothly          chester, East Hants, Pictou and
    would do – I went shopping! Bought underwear              — but more important to act with optimism when          Cumberland Counties). NACS
    (I find the squeeze of snug new briefs gives me            things are not.                                         offers emotional support, in-
    confidence), a new ring (it was on sale and I’m like           Or maybe age is making me mawkishly senti-          formation, and referrals to            they alone cannot fight the battle;
    a crow when it comes to shiny objects. You should         mental since I had a similar feeling at Dr. Martini’s   other appropriate community re-        HIV/AIDS is truly a community
    see my reaction to a rodeo rider’s big gleaming belt      recently. He had invited me to go sailing but a         sources. It also provides education    concern.
    buckle!), hair gel (I discovered after the purchase       driving wind and torrents of rain early in the day      and prevention programs to the             The NACS encourages com-
    that it makes me smell like movie theatre popcorn         put the kybosh to that plan. Instead we sprawled        community through workshops,           munity organizations or agencies
    with extra butter – weird, eh?), gin of course and        on the deck eating veggies and chicken hot from         presentations, student placements      to form a team to raise funds by
    then came home and curled up with a favourite             the barbecue and imbibing an endless procession         and other related activities.          allowing each team to keep 50% of
    porn movie. My choice of film was not entirely             of cosmopolitans while observing the fog — both             Northern AIDS Connection           the funds they raise to go towards
    frivolous however as the story concerned a young          meteorological and mental — creep up on us. Ho-         Society is hosting three walks this    an HIV/AIDS related program of
    man applying for jobs. I will admit the interview         ratio was off tooting his horn for the red-haired       year in conjunction with Walk          their choice, such as internal capac-
    process seemed rather unusual and the young               girl on PEI but B. and Milosh were able to join us.     For Life, a campaign to raise funds    ity building.
    man’s curriculum vitae was one of the longest I’ve        They are back from Italy – still a bit wonky from       and awareness of HIV/AIDS on a             The AIDS walk is so important
    seen. Still, inspirational in its way.                    culture shock - and so we had a very pleasant time      national level. The walks are taking   because it brings awareness to the
        The weather hasn’t helped the mood much               reconnecting, with our feet stretched out, chatting     place in Truro and New Glasgow         community by bringing attention
    either. Cloudy followed by periods of rain seems          and laughing together.                                  on September 23 and Amherst on         to HIV/AIDS which may reduce
    to be the constant forecast although we got a bit             Great to have people you can be silly with,         September 22, 2007. There will         the spread of the disease. Every
    of a break for the Canada Day weekend. A huge             which is really the only thing I truly miss about my    be a BBQ and entertainment for         52 days a person in Canada dies
    garden party was planned – fireworks, live band,           former workplace – some of the people. However,         participants on the days of the        from AIDS. Even though there
    tons of food. I wore a special hat with two Ken           life is a journey, as they say, so maybe it was just    events. The NACS is a non-profit,       is no cure it is 100% preventable
    dolls holding Maple Leaf flags. Aside from the             time for me to take an off ramp. Some of the previ-     community-based AIDS organiza-         through knowledge, education
    nation’s birthday, it was also a celebration of the       ous roads have led to some interesting places. By       tion that receives no operational      and safer practices. We need your
    return of the Anthill’s son from Afghanistan. I           the way, did you notice the stamp on the envelope       funding, therefore relying entirely    help. Remember, if we join forces,
    noticed that she kept glancing at him all evening         of this letter? I’m not a philatelist (which sounds     on the support from volunteers and     we can put an end to AIDS before
    long as if to reassure herself that he was really here,   like something obscene that one does with the           sponsors to raise funds for HIV/       AIDS puts an end to us; because
    safe and sound. So many of us were relieved that          tongue) but I was happy to see that Canada Post         AIDS education and prevention.         HIV/AIDS truly does affect us
    day not to have to continue to scan news reports          has issued a new series of stamps call Canadian Re-     The AIDS Walk is the main fund-        all. If you would like to register
    for a name we hoped not to find. A relief not              cording Artists. Paul Anka (his appeal has always       raising event to provide the funds     a team, get pledge sheets, or want
    everyone in Canada was enjoying that day. He              eluded me), Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray (for          needed for NACS to continue the        more information, please contact
    looks wonderful - fit and healthy and yet ..., in          my lesbian pen pals) and most importantly for me,       work they do. NACS realizes that       Jackie Archibald at (902) 895-0931
    his eyes one sees a change. He knows something            Joni Mitchell, are all represented.                                                            or email nacsns@ns.aliantizinc.ca.
    about the world now that he didn’t know before                That reminds me, I haven’t listened to Joni’s
    and that most of us are lucky never to have to            Blue album for quite a while. Think I’ll go put it
    learn. I even forgave him for not finding me an            on, find a dry spot to sit in the yard, sip my icy
    Afghanistan Ken doll.                                     cold drink and sing along. “I am on a lonely road
                                                              and I am travelling….”                                                                             Join Us for Worship
        That evening as I was dancing with the host-                                                                                                                  11am every Sunday
    ess, both of us humming along with the band,                  Love ya!                                                                                        and 7pm the second Sunday
    stars blazing in the sky, noisy chatter of partiers                                                                                                                 of each month
    spilling down the steps and under the trees, I                                                                                                                            At
    felt suddenly content. It may just have been the                                                                                                                   2786 Agricola St.
    overload of carbs and alcohol in my system – the                                                                                                                      Suite 108
    lasagna alone would have been enough to induce                                                                                                                    Bloomfield Center
    bliss — but for a moment I felt like I was in exactly                                                                                                              Phone:453-9249
    the right place, with exactly the right people at                                                                                                            Email:safeharbour@eastlink.ca
    exactly the right time. Ever have that sensation?                                                                                                             www.safeharbourmcc.com
    No? Like I said, probably just the booze and food                                                                                                              ALL are WELCOME!
    but it seemed to me that it is precisely when things
    are not completely right in the world (earwigs,
                                                                                             Wayves                                                         August 2007                    7


Dawn’s Early Light
Dear Dawn, I’m 16, I live in a small     Dear C, You are neither ill nor a       even suicidal. The good news is         careful with the Internet. You may power to hurt you.
town and I think I am gay. My            sinner! You are a young, possibly       that there is support. The very faith   even have some support in your       Keep in contact and let us know
family and I are very close to God.      gay male living in an extremely         community that Michael sites as         community depending on where how you are doing.
I am so confused. I haven’t told         homophobic                                                   the reason for     you live. The best place to start    Signed, “D”
anyone how I feel, I can’t. I have       world. Michael      Michael Glatze is                        his “spontane-     is your closest PFLAG Chapter
no one to talk to. For a while, I’ve     Glatze is not a                                              ous-conver-        (www.pflag.org). They should be
been reading this magazine called        sinner, but it     not a sinner, but it                      sion” is the       able to let you know about local Come To The
Young Guy America and the man
who I think of as a mentor said I
                                         sounds like he
                                         has a mental       sounds like he has a                      same commu-
                                                                                                      nity where you
                                                                                                                         supports.
                                                                                                                             You need to take care of your- Light!
am “leading a movement of sin and
corruption.” I don’t know what to
                                         health issue.
                                         Internalized
                                                            mental health issue.                      will find us and
                                                                                                      we are openly
                                                                                                                         self, C. You need to find your al- Dawn wants to hear from you.
                                                                                                                         lies and learn more about yourself Let Dawn shed some light on
think or do.                             homophobia can cause us to get          welcomed and celebrated. You            without letting others’ interpreta- your personal problems. Contact
   Signed, “C”                           depressed, confused, sometimes          can also find support online but be      tions of their religion have the her at dawn@wayves.ca.


Moncton Pride                                                                    Prime Timers
Update
                                                                                 Prime Timers is a world-wide            supportive atmosphere to enjoy
                                                                                 organization for older gay or bi-       social, educational, and recreational
                                                                                 sexual men and younger men who          activities.
                                                                                 admire mature men. Two Halifax             “We belong to the Fort Lauder-
The River of Pride Committee             meetings are now held every             snowbirds joined the organization       dale Prime Timers and find it a
would like to congratulate our sis-      second Thursday at 8:00pm at            in Florida and now hope to form         great way to meet people who
ters and brothers in Charlottetown       Triangle. A special welcome to all      a chapter in Halifax.                   enjoy each other’s company,” says
and Halifax for great Prides and for     who want to lend a hand. We care           This is a non-profit social group.    one of the Halifax snowbirds. “My
their usual warm hospitality. We         looking for artists and entertainers    There is no governance by the           partner and I joined the bowling
hope to return the same when you         for our post-parade rally--check out    worldwide organization and there        league, participated in museum
join us in Moncton on September          our website for more info: www.         are no universal rules for member-      and park visits, potluck dinners,
15 for our Pride parade. We plan to      fiertemonctonpride.ca.                   ship. The organization’s purpose is     happy hour, beach trips and theatre
be in St. John on August 15.                                                     to provide mature gay and bisexual      nights. All in all, it has been a great
   After six very successful Colour      Cont’d from NYE, p. 1                   men and their admirers with op-         experience.”
Parties, we are gearing up for the          The dinner and dance will be         portunities to come together in a          A circular canvassing interest
“All Colour Finale” on August 4          held at the Halifax Marriott Har-                                               from gays in Halifax has been
at Triangles. As usual, a prize will     bourfront hotel, on December 31,                                                placed in Menz Bar, Safe Harbour
be awarded for the best outfit. Ad-       2007. A short reception at 7:30         Community Church is a Christian         and in other locations. If they can
vance tickets for our September 8        will be followed by a three-course      Church with a special welcoming         interest 10-15 people, the two or-
Pride Kickoff BBQ will go on sale        dinner, and then at 10:00 pm the        and affirming ministry for the          ganizers will proceed with regular
that evening.                            dancing will begin, with music          Rainbow Community. Worship              meetings.
   SOCO Fridays are still happen-        by Daisy M. “We’ll even have a          is every Sunday at 11am, suite 108         For more information, call
ing, culminating with the Party          midnight toast and party favours        in the Bloomfield Centre at 2786         902-425-8383, e-mail primetimer
Gras” on September 14. Enjoy             to ring in the New Year,” says          Agricola Street.                        shalifax@hotmail.com, or check
those special summer drinks and          Nicky, “and a late-night Tuscan             Email: safeharbour@eastlink.        out the website at http://www.
get your chance to walk away with        Antipasto feast to keep the party       ca Phone: 902-453-9249 Fax: 902-        primetimersworldwide.org.
the grand prize.                         going till 2am. We want it to be a      404-3776 Mailing Address: PO Box
   As we count down to Pride,            really fun time!”                       31108 Halifax NS B3K 5T9
                                            Safe Harbour Metropolitan

              Cont’d from Glatze, p. 1
Christ, The Gospel According To          unabashedly queer artist, Christ        addiction and working in Africa to      inevitable that this new road won’t
St. Matthew, by the great queer          was the great consoler of human-        fight HIV/AIDS.                          bring him any closer to peace
poet of the Italian Cinema, Pier         ity. One fails to see that aspect of       Michael’s conversion has left        or happiness. Wherever Michael
Paolo Pasolini. Michael was clearly      Christ in the Christinity Micheal       many queer youth feeling betrayed.      Glatze’s spiritual journey is lead-
very conflicted about how he was          Glatze has taken up. If Michael had     Yet if one reads his sad confession     ing him, he’s still a long way from
expressing his sexual identity, writ-    wanted to meet and talk over his        carefully, it’s clear that he has not   reaching his safe harbour.
ing about “lust” as if that particular   “question and doubts” with some-        yet come through this crisis. There        You can read Mike Glatze’s
deadly sin were somehow unique           one more contemporary, someone          is no joy in his testament, only        complete article, along with the
to the gay population. He might          very much like himself, he might        self-loathing and confusion. It is      beautiful and brilliant “Open Let-
have benefited from reading Oscar         have connected with Joshua Love,        heartbreaking to watch someone          ter to Michael” by Daniel DiRito,
Wilde’s De Profundis, the shatter-       a youth pastor in the Metropoli-        with so much to offer the world         on the YGA website, ygamag.
ing crie de couer he wrote from          tan Community Church, on his            take a path that seems to lead only     com/glatze.html.
prison. Wilde also reflected on his       recent visit to Halifax. Joshua         to bitterness and hate, and it seems
own sexual history, describing his       seems to have faced many of the
liaisons with London’s rent boys as      same conflicts as Michael. He was
“feasing with panthers.” He sought       heavily involved in drugs and sex
refuge from the daily trauma of his      with multiple partners, and went
prison life by reading the New Tes-      through a similar spiritual crisis
tament in its original Greek. His        toMichael’s. Joshua however was
writing about Christ is completely       able to find a relationship with
original, challenging and refresh-       Christianity that affirmed and ac-
ing. For Wilde, Christ was a poet        cepted his gay soul. He was able
who saw beyond worldy judge-             to use his crisis as a springboard to
ments of sin and virtue to the prity     helping others, and his ministry
of soul inherent in everyone. To         is directed towards helping gay
this brilliant, compassionate and        youth deal with the challenges of
8                          August 2007                                                           Wayves


First Atlantic Pride Kicks Off On PEI




PEI Pride 2007 Parade Marshall Cynthia Dunsford, MLA District 6, Stratford-Kinlock



Story & photos
by Gerrit Volkmann
The LGBTQ community of Prince                Pride Parade - now in its eightth       streets to watch the parade, which      And [the protesters] were express-     MP Shawn Murphy, who said that
Edward Island celebrated their an-           year - was celebrated in Charlot-       was as colourful and quaint as the      ing their opinions just like Gay       the pride parade speaks to the core
nual pride week this year from July          tetown. With more than twelve           island itself.                          Pride expresses theirs about rights    principle of every Canadian’s right
7-15. Great events were held dur-            organizations and dozens of in-             A few protesters holding up         and equality for all.”                 to feel pride in who they are.
ing the week such as a community             dividuals participating, it was the     signs against gay marriage could be        The parade ended at Confedera-         The PEI Pride Festival ended
church service, a pub crawl, the             largest Gay Pride Parade ever in        spotted as well. This year’s parade     tion Landing Park with a festival      with the “Carousel of Colours”
beloved Pride Variety Show and a             Charlottetown, said Robbie Keen,        marshall Cynthia Dunsford, MLA          under a perfectly blue sky. Speeches   Dance. Thanks to everyone who
Guys vs. Gals softball game.                 chair of PEI Pride. Hundreds of         for Stratford-Kinlock responded to      were given by representatives from     made this year’s PEI Pride Festival
   On Saturday July 14, the PEI              supportive spectators lined the         this by saying that “...everyone’s      all three levels of government,        possible. Happy Pride!
                                                                                     entitled to their own opinions.         including Mayor Clifford Lee and




                                                                                     The Nature of Queer IV -
                                                                                     Body Talk
                                                                                     by Gerrit Volkmann                      womb (see last Wayves issue).          evidence that gay men generally
                                                                                     Are you are a lesbian woman with           In general, men have lower          have larger penises than straight
                                                                                     masculinized hands and a bone           2D:4D ratios compared to women;        men. “Yeah, we rock!” I thought,
                                                                                     growth differing from heterosexual      the male index finger is thus usu-      but do we really? Published in 1999,
                                                                                     women? Or a gay man with either         ally smaller than the ring finger,      penis measurement data from more
                                                                                     hyper-male or female-like hands,        whereas for women, there is not        than 5000 men were analyzed,
                                                                                     who is also left-handed, has a          that much of a difference. Then it     obtained through 1938 to 1963 as
                                                                                     large penis, and a scalp hair-whorl     was discovered that lesbian women      part of the famous Kinsey studies.
                                                                                     that rotates counterclockwise? If       showed 2D:4D ratios that are lower     For all four penis measurements
                                                                                     your answer is yes, than you may        than those of straight women; since    (flaccid vs. erect penis, circumfer-
                                                                                     consider yourself as a homosexual       they resemble the ratios of men,       ence of flaccid vs. erect penis) gay
                                                                                     archetype, at least in the eyes of      lesbians are said to have masculi-     men reported greater numbers;
                                                                                     some scientists.                        nized hands.                           for example, the average gay erect
                                                                                        A large number of research              Gay men may have either fe-         penis is 6.46”, whereas for straight
                                                                                     studies has been conducted that         male-like or hyper-male hands, i.e.    men it is only 6.14”. Not that big
                                                                                     addresses the question of whether       the finger lengths of index and ring    of a deal, eh? And while reading the
                                                                                     sexual orientation can be linked        finger do not differ from each other    study, I was wondering whether
                                                                                     to certain features of the human        much, or the index finger is a lot      this really holds true or not, more
                                                                                     body. Some more convincing than         smaller than the ring finger.           so since these findings were never
                                                                                     others, some highly contradictory,         Lesbian women can further be        replicated. I could probably talk
                                                                                     and some just sheer weird.              viewed as masculinized with re-        to my many old slutty gay friends,
                                                                                        One of the more believable           gards to their skeleton. The bones     but I doubt that they did it with
                                                                                     studies focuses on the hands of         of lesbian women seem to grow in       enough straight guys to come to a
                                                                                     homosexuals. Specifically speak-         a fashion comparable to straight       true comparative conclusion.
                                                                                     ing, it is the ratio of the second to   men, giving rise to overall longer         Lastly, the rotation of the scalp
                                                                                     fourth finger digit lengths (2D:4D       bones of arms, legs and hands. The     hair-whorl of men may in some
                                                                                     ratio) that interests researchers.      converse was found for gay men,        instances be linked to their sexual
                                                                                     The 2D:4D ratio is thought to be        who showed feminized skeleton          orientation. Gay men showed
                                                                                     determined before birth by the          structures.                            more counterclockwise rotation,
                                                                                     levels of male hormones inside the         One study wants to bring across     compared to the scalps of straight
                                                                                                                                                                    men. This feature is believed to be
                                                                                                                                                                    genetically linked to handedness,
                                                                                                                                                                    i.e. more gays are left-handed than
                                                                                                                                                                    straight men.
                                                                                                                                                                        The significance of these studies
                                                                                                                                                                    (bearing in mind that most findings
                                                                                                                                                                    are still up in the air) is not to reveal
                                                                                                                                                                    any oddities of homosexual bodies
                                                                                                                                                                    but to search for further proof that
                                                                                                                                                                    sexual orientation is determined by
                                                                                                                                                                    our genome. But in light of recent
                                                                                                                                                                    ex-gay Michael Glatze, it is still a
                                                                                                                                                                    long way to go until people give up
                                                                                                                                                                    their beliefs that sexual orientation
                                                                                                                                                                    is a choice.
                                                                                               Wayves                                                       August 2007                              9


Making A Difference
David - Growing up gay in PEI
By Bill Kendrick, PFLAG                  or at least what I thought was a          the subject up, since most of my        they should be among the first          rather spontaneously. It was a
Growing up gay in Prince Edward          crush. It was a girl in my science        class were calling each other “gay”     to know. I was terrified when I          Saturday and I was sitting at the
Island can be a traumatic experi-        and mathematics class. Maybe I            as a joke. The teacher tried to argue   sat down by my mother back in           table eating breakfast with my sis-
ence. David (not his real name)          thought that it might have proved         that there was nothing wrong with       early April 2005. But when I said       ter and brother. She and I had this
found it so overwhelming he came         something but it never felt right.        being gay, but not one of my peers      those three words she said, “I never    thing where we would poke fun at
very close to taking his own life.       It felt like something was missing,       sided with him. I wanted to but I       thought of you either way. You’re       being gay. For the record, I don’t
    “I am frustrated. I cannot live      and eventually it wore off.               was afraid of what my peers would       my baby and I will love you no          take “gay jokes” personally and am
like this anymore.” That is what I           When I was 13, it finally dawned       do to me. The subject actually came     matter what.”                           rarely ever offended by them. After
was thinking the night of April 2,       on me that I was gay. I didn’t want       up several times and each time my           I was nearly in tears, but from     fooling around for a bit, I told her
2005 as I walked down the stairs to      to be gay; I wanted to be straight        peers sided against it, at least the    then on it became easier to tell peo-   that I am gay. She looked at me in
see my mother sitting in front of        and I kept thinking to myself there       vocal ones. This didn’t help my         ple about my sexuality and I didn’t     disbelief and turned to my mother
the TV watching as images of the         was no way that I could be gay, but       mind-set.                               lose any friends whatsoever. I never    and brother. They confirmed it to
Pope flickered on the screen.             my feelings towards other males               I had quite a few crushes on        received any negative reactions. It     her. She started to cry and hugged
    “Tonight is the night,” I thought    grew stronger. I was absolutely           boys in high school and with each       was such a relief to be able to say     me. “Oh my God, I have a gay
to myself. I had failed to tell my       horrified. I felt alone, and I felt that   increasing year the feelings grew       I was gay.                              brother,” she exclaimed.
mother innumerable times before I        I was evil since that is what most        stronger. At one point, I helped            Shortly after I came out to             My mother from then on really
sat down in the chair beside her.        people had told me at the                                                                   my mother, my brother         pressured me to come out to my
    “Mom, I have something to tell       time. I also thought that I     They eventually started calling                             found out by complete         father. “He needs to know,” she
you,” I squeaked. I was nothing but
a quivering mess. I was so scared
                                         instantly had AIDS and was
                                         full of other STDs. I wanted    me “fag” and other derogatory                               accident. It was on the
                                                                                                                                     National Day Against
                                                                                                                                                                   explained to me. Finally, it got to
                                                                                                                                                                   me and sometime in mid-July 2005
and yet I knew I had to tell her.
    She turned off the TV and
                                         to be what I perceived at
                                         the time to be normal. I did
                                                                         terms. Then I started to build                              Homophobia, May 17,
                                                                                                                                     2005. I decided to walk
                                                                                                                                                                   I decided to come out to my father.
                                                                                                                                                                   He was the last difficult person to
turned to me with a concerned            not want to have another          walls around myself, since I                              down to the rally be-         come out to. I don’t know why,
look on her face. “What is it?”          aspect to me that people                                                                    ing held in front of the      but most gays find it difficult to
    There was a long pause, as I tried   could make fun of; the fact      felt they were all against me.                             Confederation Center.         come out to their fathers, and I was
to regain my posture and tried to        that they called me gay in                                                                  On my way there a car         no exception. My mother neglected
form the words I wanted to say.          such negative terms did not help.         out a guy I had a crush on with         stopped beside me. It was my            to tell me one thing: a few of his
    “I am gay.”                          Eventually I built walls so high that     his college application. After I        brother and his girlfriend. He asked    co-workers are gay. When I was
    It’s funny. In the beginning         no one could get through to me and        finished with the application, he        me where I was going and I just said    standing at the edge of the bed and
you have no idea but the feeling is      I started to hate the world.              asked what he could do to help me       “I am going for a walk,” trying not     recited those infamous words he
always there. I always liked boys            My mother refers to the next          out. You cannot imagine the things      to say too much to him. He asked        simply replied, “So what, you’re
and was rather interested to see         couple of years as the “dark years.”      that went through my head, but he       me if I wanted to go with him to        still my son and whatever you do
what was in their pants. Of course       I went into a really deep depression.     was a nice guy and we did nothing       the rally, quickly explaining what      I am proud of you.”
I was aged 3-7 and didn’t know any       I barely smiled, cried or laughed. I      of the sort.                            I already knew. I played dumb               I am currently 21, and I have
better and was rather innocent. I        barely showed any emotion at all.            Once I got out of high school,       and said sure. Once there, people       been out of the closet for over a
enjoyed playing with Barbie dolls        My marks were dropping in school          graduating with honours, I went di-     who knew that I was gay were            year. I have never felt so happy
and absolutely loved to bake. My         and I lost most of the few friends        rectly to UPEI and started studying     coming up and saying hello. Half-       in my life. I am glad that I came
friend, who is also gay, used to         that I had. It felt as if the world was   there. In university, people were a     way through the ceremonies, my          out with such positive reactions,
play house all the time and we           against me at this point and I hated      lot more open and eventually I felt     brother and his girlfriend wanted       because I do know some people
both rather enjoyed it. Personally,      it. I considered killing myself quite     more and more accepted. People          to leave. That’s when I came out        are not as lucky as I am. You never
I didn’t like sports when I was          a few times during that couple of         were becoming nicer to me and I         to him. He left. Later that night, I    know how people will react, nor
growing up, with the exception of        years. I remember standing at a           became more open. It was near the       was working out in my basement          should you anticipate that they
swimming. Just because I was like        ledge wanting to jump or standing         end of my second year of university     when my brother came down. He           will take it well. My father at first
that doesn’t mean that a person          on a chair with a makeshift noose         when I decided to come out.             was in tears. He basically said to me   was a bit iffy on the subject and
who might have the same interests        around my neck trying to work                Since I loved my parents dearly      that he is happy that I finally came     when I joked about wearing pink,
I did is gay.                            up the nerve to step off. I wanted        and they were the only thing that       out, that he knew for quite awhile      he cringed. People do take time
    I always felt different from         to end it all. After all, wouldn’t        held me back from killing myself        and was worried about me.               to get used to the idea, especially
most of my peers and I was treated       the world be better off without           during the “dark years,” I decided          Next I came out to my sister
quite differently from my peers.         another “fag”?                                                                                                                             continued next page
I was bullied, called names and              I answered that question in
sometimes physically harmed,             grade 10 when I decided finally to
but the worst thing about it was I       accept my sexuality. Of course the
didn’t know why. They eventually         world wouldn’t be better but I did
started calling me “fag” and other       not dare come out of the closet.
derogatory terms. Then I started to      Everyone, it seemed, was telling me
build walls around myself, since I       that being gay is sick and wrong.
felt they were all against me.           I remember sitting in grade 11 law
    In grade 7 I had my first crush,      class and hearing the teacher bring




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Chef’s Corner                                                                     Young Summer Vegetable Hodge Podge
                                  Now that summer is truly here and a
                              bounty of new young veggies are at hand,            Ingredients
                              it’s time to make an old traditional Maritime             1 lb baby red potatoes (washed and quar-             zest of 1 lemon
                              favourite: summer vegetable hodge podge.               tered)                                                  1/4 cup chopped fresh dill and tarragon
                              It’s a perfect accompaniment to any grilled               1 lb baby carrots (washed and split)                 2 cups three cheese Alfredo or bechamel
                              fish, seafood, or even fall-off- the-bone BBQ              1/2 lb sugar snap peas (hulled)                   sauce ( store bought)
                              ribs. This recipe is a twist on the traditional           1/2 lb wax beans (hulled and cut into 1              Sea salt and fresh cracked pink pepper
                              and it is served at Chives every night during          inch pieces)                                         to taste
                              the summer season, along with the catch of                1/2 pint grape tomatoes (multi colored)
                              the day and buttermilk biscuits. The recipe
                              below, which uses a store bought sauce, is a        Method
                              simplified version of what we serve at Chives,          1. Par cook the potatoes, carrots and beans in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and set aside. 2.
                              but if you would like the original recipe, drop     In a large sauce pan over medium heat, add the sauce, zest, and all of the veggies (except the tomatoes).
                              me a line through our web site. Enjoy!!!            3. When the sauce starts to boil, lower the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 min. Remove
                                                                                  the cover, turn the heat up and bring to the boil. Allow the sauce to reduce enough to coat the veggies
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Review
Girls Who Are Boys Who Like...              “Orlando” is an anarchic take       though by the end, like all her
Review by Mary Kathryn Arnold           on gender, creativity and history. It   works, it was a burden to her. In
Virginia Woolf’s 1928 work “Or-         was written during one of Woolf’s       contrast to her usual project of
lando,” playful, riotous, subversive    happier periods in tribute to the       depicting women’s inner lives in
and fantastical, is one of the origi-   poet and novelist Vita Sackville-       a stream-of-consciousness style,
nal genre and gender-benders. A         West, with whom she had an af-          she wrote of wanting to create a
novel, a biography, a history, and      fair. The aristocratic ancestry of      “fantasy” full of “fun” with “Or-
with plenty of poetry to boot,          Sackville-West dated back to Wil-       lando.” Though Woolf herself felt
“Orlando” is one Woolf’s wittiest       liam the Conqueror and provided         that with “Orlando” she didn’t get
and funniest works.                     inspiration for Woolf’s depiction       down to her depths as she had in
    Spanning hundreds of years, the     of the noble (wo)man Orlando.           her other novels, she manages to be
novel tells the story of Orlando, a         For those with a passion for        both wholly original and complete-
young man who comes of age as a         literary history, “Orlando” can         ly within the Western tradition; for
courtier in the Elizabethan period,     be read as a roman a clef, with the     example, she rewrites two Italian
only to awake one morning in the        poet Orlando standing in for Vita       poets, Boiardo (15th century) and
17th century to find he’s become a       Sackville-West, and the Russian         Ariosto (16th century), both of
woman. She then joins a women’s         Princess Sasha for Vita’s lover, the    whom have inspired other Eng-          in one. While one drowns us, the      er easy, this confounding romp
group not unlike the Bluestockings      author Violet Trefusis. Interest-       lish writers such as Spenser (“The     other gnaws us. If we survive the     through history, sexuality, and
in the 18th century, and completes      ingly, Woolf’s acquaintance with        Faerie Queene”), and Shakespeare       teeth, we succumb to the waves.”      creativity is a joy for anyone inter-
her Methuselan journey in the 19th      Noel Coward also provided a             (“As You Like It”).                    For the more visually inclined,       ested in androgyny and the fluidity
century, which sees Orlando mar-        model for the campy, peacocky               In reference to the poetic power   Sally Potter made a lush, painterly   of gender or genre.
ried to a sexually ambiguous man,       Orlando.                                of Orlando, Woolf wrote one of my      movie of “Orlando” in 1992, star-
and giving birth in the novel/biog-         To me, “Orlando” is Woolf on        favourite quotations on poets and      ring the sexy Tilda Swinton.
raphy’s creative climax.                vacation. She began it as a joke,       poetry: “A poet is Atlantic and lion      Though Virginia Woolf is nev-




      continued from David, prev page

when they have spent years believ-      am still alive today.
ing something else’s, so prepare           I am glad for what I have been
yourself if it turns out badly. Make    through and I would not change
sure you have someone to fall back      any aspect of my past because it
on, whether it be friends or other      made me better in a lot of ways
family members. Never come out          and I wouldn’t be where I am
just to anger your parents because      today if it weren’t for what hap-
you’re mad at them for something.       pened to me.
One last piece of advice: don’t be         My words should be enough
scared. Everything always turns         to get the point across, not my
out for the best.                       name.
   I should note that I am not us-         Note: If you are struggling with
ing my real name for this article       issues related to gender identity and
because I’d rather not attract un-      sexual orientation or know some-
necessary attention to my family.       one in Prince Edward Island who
My sister is still fairly young and,    is you can call PFLAG Canada-
as accepting as she is, her friends     PEI at 902-367-9081 or visit www.
might not share her views and I’d       pflagcanada.ca. If your business
rather not be responsible for any       or organization is interested in a
loss to her flourishing social life.     presentation related to Creating
Athough I know my parents would         Safe Communities, contact Mary
want me to put my real name on          or Bill Kendrick at 902-887-3620.
this, I’d rather not cause them any     Creating Safe Communities is
grief either. Even adults can display   funded by the National Crime
childish behaviour at times. I love     Prevention Strategy. You can also
my family dearly and I’d rather not     contact Abegweit Rainbow Collec-
put them through even a fraction        tive or the GLBTQ Youth Project
of what I face. Because of them I       toll-free at 1-877-380-5776.
                    W AY V E S G R O U P S A N D S E R V I C E S
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Halifax Transguys: support group for transmen at any       sexual orientation and/or gender identity. 648-9700                                                                    pm; Week two: Tues. Drop-in - 6-8 pm; Wed. – Movie          ca web: cumberlandcounty.cfsh.info at 12 LaPlanche
point in transition, locally and in Atlantic Canada. at    email: wandr@nbnet.nb.ca, tiggerj@nbnet.nb.ca             Affirm United, Halifax Metro: GLBT & Friends support,
                                                                                                                     action and worshipping community within the United           Night 7-9 pm. Week three: Mon. Transgender Discus-          St., Amherst Monday - Thursday, 9 - 5 (by chance or
Please write for further information on our upcoming       web: www.pflag.ca/saintjohn.htm (1st Friday of each                                                                    sion group – 7-9 pm; Wed. Activity Night. Week four:        appt.) Confidential, hassle-free. Free condoms
meetings and social events.                                month September - June at 7pm. No meeting in July         Church. 902-461-4528 email: alstew@eastlink.ca at
                                                                                                                     Box 33067, Halifax, NS B3L 4T6                               Tues. Theme Drop-in – 6-9 pm; Wed. Movie Night              Sexual Health Centre Lunenburg County, Bridgewa-
Healing Our Nations, Dartmouth: Healing Our Nations        & August. ) at 116 Coburg Street in Saint John, New                                                                    – 7-9 pm. A youth food bank and STI testing on site.
                                                           Brunswick in the Community Health Centre next to          AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton, Sydney: Sup-                                                                              ter: Confidential information, support & services for
is an Aboriginal HIV/AIDS service organization that                                                                                                                               Please refer to website for times and details. ) at 2281    all ages & genders. Free condoms & info pamphlets.
serves the Atlantic region. (902) 492-4255 email:          St. Joseph’s Hospital.                                    port, advocacy, prevention/education for those               Brunswick Street.
                                                                                                                     infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Free condoms!.                                                                         527-2868 email: LunCo@NSSexualHealth.ca web:
director@accesswave.ca web: www.healingourna-              Port City Rainbow Pride, Saint John: Pride Celebra-                                                                    LGB Youth Support Group Lunenburg County,                   www.LunCo.cfsh.info (Open by chance or by appoint-
tions.ca (Healing Our Nations staff meet once on a         tions Committee. email: events@portcityrainbowprid        (902) 567-1766 email: joannerolls@accb.ns.ca
                                                                                                                     ;christineporter@accb.ns.ca web: www.accb.                   Bridgewater: fun social/support group for under 25          ment ) at 4 Hillcrest Street Unit 8, Bridgewater. (On
weekly basis. Training offered on request at no charge     e.com web: www.portcityrainbowpride.com                                                                                through the Sexual Health Ctr & LGBYouth Project.           the corner of Dufferin and Hillcrest Streets). Closed
for Aboriginal peoples and/or organizations.) at 15                                                                  ns.ca, meets 1st Tuesday (6:00pm Board Meetings
                                                           River Of Pride, Moncton: Organizes, promotes              - Anonymous HIV Testing Available - See website for          527-2868 email: LunCo@NSSexualHealth.ca                     during summers.
Alderney Dr., Suite 3, Dartmouth, NS. B2Y2N2               and produces Moncton’s Pride events!. email:                                                                           (Postponed until further notice: Volunteer facilitators
                                                                                                                     full calendar of events. ) at 150 Bentinck St, Sydney,                                                                   South Shore Pride Social Club, Bridgewater: for 19
Maritime Transgender Workplace Solutions Project,          monctonpride2007@gmail.com web: www.fier-                 N.S. B1P 6H1                                                 needed! (over age 25))                                      & older. 685-3297 email: info@southshorepride.ca
Upper Musquodoboit: Transgender Issues Work-               temonctonpride.ca, meets 1st Tuesday, and last                                                                         Manna For Health, Halifax: A special needs referral         web: www.southshorepride.ca (No meetings at this
shops and information resource. (902)568-2935              Tuesday (contact ilaisha@nbnet.nb.ca for further          AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia, Halifax: non-profit,
                                                                                                                     community-based AIDS organization, provincially              food bank for those living with life threatening illness.   time.) at We hold dances on the third Saturday of each
email: denisesined@ns.sympatico.ca web: www3.              meeting and event dates) at Triangles bar 234                                                                          429-7670                                                    month from 9:00PM to 1:00AM. No dance in July.
ns.sympatico.ca/winpapernews (No meetings, Work-           St.George St. Moncton NB                                  mandated. (902)429-7922 email: acns@acns.ns.ca
                                                                                                                     web: www.acns.ns.ca                                          Northern AIDS Connection Society, Truro: HIV                Door prizes and 50/50 draw and a major prize draw at
shops by arrangements, Information source when             Safe Spaces Fundy Region, Saint John: Committed                                                                                                                                    June dance. Cash Bar. Call or email for location.
requested. Newsletter Odds & Sods bi-weekly)                                                                         Alcoholics Anonymous, Halifax: Live & Let Live AA            prevention education initiative serving counties Col-
                                                           to ending discrimination around issues of sexual                                                                       chester, Pictou, Cumberland & East Hants. 895-0931          Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche: We are
Mr Atlantic Canada Leather Society, assorted cities:       orientation in youth. email: safespaces@gmail.com         Group for GLBT community- (902) 463-7895 email:
                                                                                                                     courage449@yahoo.com web: www.rationallunacy.                email: nacsns@hotmail.com web: nacsns.tripod.com            an affirming centre, welcoming all gay, lesbian,
Dedicated to developing gay leather communities in         web: www.safespacesfundy.com (See our webpage                                                                          (Our Board of Directors meet bi-monthly on the third        and transgendered people. 1.800.218.2220 email:
the Atlantic region. email: chinman52@hotmail.com          for schedule of meetings and socials etc @ www.           com/cout, meets every Monday (at 8pm) at St Mat-
                                                                                                                     thews Church, 1479 Barrington St, Halifax (Use side          Thursday of the month. Annual General Meeting held          tatacent@tatacentre.ca web: www.tatacentre.ca
Names Project (AIDS Memorial Quilt): panels                safespacesfundy.com)                                                                                                   regularly in June. See webpage for contact numbers
                                                                                                                     door near Maritime Centre at bottom of stairs)                                                                           Team Halifax, Halifax: All GLBT over 18, athletes
- helping create, and lending. 902-454-5158 email:         Safe Spaces Moncton, Moncton: Safe Spaces offers                                                                       in your area of northern Nova Scotia.) at 33 Pleasant       and performance artists, as well as anyone willing
larrybaxter@ns.sympatico.ca web: www.quilt.ca (Call        support & counselling to GLBTQ Youth between 14-          Anonymous HIV/AIDS Testing, Halifax: 455-9656                Street, Truro, N.S.                                         to help out. 422-9510 web: www.teamhalifax.com
if interested in volunteering or making a panel) at 3544   25. 869-6224 email: safespaces@nb.aibn.com web:           Bedford United Church, HRM/ Bedford: An Affirming            Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project, Halifax: foster-        (No fixed schedule at this time, look on website for
Acadia St. Halifax, NS B3K 3P2                             www.safespaces.ca                                         Congregation of the United Church of Canada - ALL            ing change through networking, education, outreach          further details.)
Project E: Presentation for youth, on gender expres-       Safe Spaces Moncton Region, Moncton: Support              welcome. 835-8497 email: bedfordunited@eastlink.             & community education. 902-444-7887 email:
                                                                                                                     ca web: www.bedfordunited.com, meets every                                                                               The Rainbow - Atlantic Awareness Society, (Cape Bre-
sion, myth busters, proper terminology and other           Groups for GLBTQ Youth (14-25 years old). 506-                                                                         nsrap@nsrap.ca web: www.nsrap.ca at TBA                     ton/Halifax/Annapolis Valley): email: tpineo@hotmail.
facts. web: www.freewebs.com/xprojecte/ at available       854-3049 email: info@safespaces.ca web: www.              Sunday (9 am service - Casual and contemporary
                                                                                                                     service. 11 am service - Quieter and more reverent           Outlaw, Halifax: Queer Law Students Association             com web: To be released
via web page                                               safespaces.ca                                                                                                          at Dalhousie Law School. (Meetings vary. Please
                                                                                                                     in tone.) at 1200 Bedford Hwy at Sullivan’s Hill, near                                                                   Tightrope, Halifax: leather & denim brotherhood.
Propitation: A fellowship of gay and lesbian An-           Saint John LGBTQ Lending Library, Saint John: over        Atlantic Gardens                                             email if interested.) at Dalhouisie Law School. 6061        See our monthly events listing at http://gay.hfxns.
glicans and their friends. 416-977-4359 email:             300 fiction and non-fiction titles. 634-8288 email:                                                                    University Avenue. Halifax, Nova Scotia.                    org/LocalEvents. 455-0623, ask for Don, meets
propitiation@hotmail.com (We meet in members               cqsunited@nb.aibn.com (open Monday through Fri-           BLT-Womyn of Halifax, Halifax: Bi Sexauls, Lesbian,
                                                                                                                     Transgender Womyn’s Discussion Group. Sue’s #                PFLAG Canada - Amherst/Sackville: Support and               3rd Saturday
homes on a Saturday or Sunday Evening once                 day, 9 AM to noon.) at the office of Centenary Queen                                                                   education for GLBTT2IQQ persons, friends & family.
every other month for Evening Prayer Discussion,           Square United Church at 215 Wentworth Street.             499-0335 email: sueandrews1964@hotmail.com                                                                               Truro Pride, Truro: A group supporting GLBT
                                                                                                                     web: ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/blt-womynofhali-              506-536-4245 email: jhammock@mta.ca, meets 2nd              individuals in the Colchester County. 902-895-
refreshments and fellowship.) at --contact for meet-       SIDA AIDS Moncton, Moncton: offers support                                                                             monday (Contact us for meeting details.) at Sackville:
ing location. We prefer our heritage, worship, and                                                                   fax/ (Every second Sunday evening 6pm - 7:30pm                                                                           0931 email: truropride@hotmail.com, meets every
                                                           to people living with HIV and their families and          ) at Dalhousie Women’s Centre 6286 South Street              165 Main Street. Amherst: 12 La Planche Street              Wednesday (6:30 p.m.) at Coffee and conversation
Spirituality of the Book of Common Prayer. We are          friends, education and awareness. 859-9616 email:
troubled by such right wing organizations as the                                                                     (Beside Dalplex Driveway) Hope to see you at the             PFLAG Canada - Halifax, Halifax: support and educa-         every Wednesday evening at the FairTrade Cafe on
                                                           sidaidsm@nbnet.nb.ca web: www.sida-aidsmoncton.           next meeting!                                                tion for parents, family and friends. (902) 443-3747        Prince Street, between Commercial and Dominion
prayer book society and Essentials.                        com at 165A Gordon St., Moncton, NB, E1C 1N1
                                                                                                                     Bluenose Bears, Halifax: Club for bears and                  email: ab274@chebucto.ns.ca (September-March:               Streets. The group is open to all and the cafe is a gay
Wayves Magazine: Atlantic Canada’s queer news and          Spectrum, Fredericton: social and support group for                                                                    2nd Sunday of the month, 2-4 PM April-June: 2nd             friendly environment. For information call the Northern
lifestyle magazine!. email: submissions@wayves.                                                                      those who like them. 463-4312 email:
                                                           students, staff and faculty at UNB and STU. email:        bluenosebears@accesswave.ca, meets 3rd Wednes-               Wednesday of the month, 7-9 PM) at individual               AIDS ConnectionSociety at 902-895-0931 or email
ca web: wayves.ca (Editorial meeting one Monday            spectrum@unb.ca web: www.unbf.ca/clubs/spec-                                                                           homes                                                       truropride@hotmail.com The Truro Pride also hosts
night a month; layout one Sunday a month; see the                                                                    day
                                                           trum, meets every Tuesday (7 pm) at SUB 203                                                                            PFLAG Canada - Middleton, Middle-                           dances and other activities, ask for details.
Calendar on our web page) at downtown Halifax                                                                        Cape Breton University Sexual Diversity Centre,
- email us for details                                     The UNBSJ Q-Collective, Saint John: A social and          Sydney: We provide a welcoming environment                   ton: Parents & friends. 902-825-0548 email:                 Universalist Unitarian Church, Halifax: an inclusive
                                                           support organisation for UNBSJ students, staff            for GLBTQ people and their Allies. 902-563-1481              middletonns@pflagcanada.ca web: www.pflag-                  liberal religious community 429-5500, meets every
    New Brunswick                                          and faculty. 506-648-5737 or 648-9227 email:
                                                           QCollect@UNBSJ.ca web: www.UNBSJ.ca (The
                                                                                                                     email: sdc@cbusu.com (M-F 9-4pm. Call or drop by
                                                                                                                     for event listings, Ally Training, and Anti-Heterosex-
                                                                                                                                                                                  canada.ca/middleton.html, meets last Friday (7-9pm)
                                                                                                                                                                                  at the Wilmot Community Centre civic address 13972
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday (10:30) at 5500 Inglis St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Valley Gay Men’s Coffee House, Kingston: socials
        (506)                                              UNBSJ Q-Collective is interested in hearing from
                                                           other university LGBTQ organisations and would
                                                                                                                     ism/Homophobia Workshops!) at the Students’ Union
                                                                                                                     Building, Cape Breton University.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Highway #1 wilmot. Wilmot is located just between
                                                                                                                                                                                  kingston and Middleton. The hall depending on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for gay men; gay & lesbian dances 19+. 902-765-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2821 email: menembracingmen@yahoo.ca web:
Affirming United Church - Centenary - Queen Square         like to possibly meet or collaborate.) at various loca-                                                                direction that your coming from. Left if your coming
United Church, Saint John: invites you to worship!.                                                                  Colchester Sexual Assault Centre, Truro: Provides                                                                        faceitwithpride.tripod.com (Coffee every Thursday
                                                           tions; event particulars will be emailed to anyone                                                                     from the East side and Right if your coming from the        7-9pm, Dances on the first Saturday of the month,
634-8288 email: cqsunited@nb.aibn.com web: www.            who registers with the UNBSJ Q-Collective and/or          support and information to anyone (GBLTQ included)           West direction.
cqsunited.ca, meets every Sunday (10:30am) at 215                                                                    affected by sexual assault and abuse. 902-897-                                                                           for the exception of in November. There is two
                                                           who gets the UNBSJ weekly “E News”. Past events                                                                        PFLAG Canada - Sydney, Sydney: PFLAG Sydney                 dances held in October, On the First Saturday and
Wentworth St, Saint John, NB                               include the annual Rainbow Peace March, guest             4366 email: trurosexualassault@hotmail.com (80
                                                                                                                     Glenwood Drive, Truro, N.S., B2N 1P3 Mon-Fri                 provides support & education on issues of sexual            the Last Saturday of that Month and NO Dance in
AIDS New Brunswick / SIDA Nouveau-Brunswick,               speakers, movie nights, participate in Maritime Pride                                                                  orientation & gender identity. Karen 564-8728 email:        November.) at email or call for locations or special
                                                           Parades, Supporters of PFLAG Canada’s “Communi-           9:30-4:30)
Fredericton: committed to facilitating community-                                                                                                                                 sydneyns@pflagcanada.ca, meets last Sunday (of              events or themes
based responses to the issues of HIV/AIDS. 459-7518        ties Encourage Campaign” and “Champions Against           Cumberland Pride Support Group, Amherst: For                 the month at 7:30pm. No meetings for July and
email: sidaids@nbnet.nb.ca web: www.aidsnb.com             Homophobia”.                                              gay,lesbian,bisexual,transgender and transsexual                                                                         Venus Envy Bursary Society: An annual award open
                                                                                                                                                                                  August.) at Family Place Resource Centre 106                to all women studying in NS. web: www.venusenvy.
(Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 12:30PM         UN sur DIX - l’Association des étudiant.e.s GLB de        individuals of cumberland county. 660-5004 email:            Townsend Street, Sydney NS
and 1:30PM to 4:30PM)                                                                                                gaylords_1975@hotmail, meets 3rd Thursday (7:30                                                                          ca/halifax
                                                           l’Université de Moncton, Moncton: Vise à éduquer, à                                                                    PFLAG Truro: 662.3774
                                                           sensibiliser et à offrir des ressources dans la langue    PM) at 7 kent drive, amherst, n.s. exit 3, victoria st.,                                                                 X-Pride, Antigonish: social & support group at X.
AIDS Saint John, Saint John: improve quality of life for                                                             3rd street on right.
those infected & affected by HIV, reduce the spread        française. email: unsurdix@umoncton.ca web:                                                                            Positive Connections: Teleconferenced sup-                  867- 5007 web: www.stfx.ca/people/xpride
through education 652-2437 email: aidssj@nb.aibn.          www.umoncton.ca/unsurdix/ (Visitez le site Web ou         DalOUT, Halifax: LGBTQ Society at Dalhousie. 494-            port groups for people living with AIDS. email:
com web: www.aidssaintjohn.com                             envoyez un courriel pour en apprendre davantage au
                                                           sujet du travail que nous accomplissons. )
                                                                                                                     2190 email: dalout@dal.ca web: societies.dsu.ca/             connections@acns.ns.ca, meets every Monday
                                                                                                                                                                                  (evening 7:00pm - 8:00pm) at by phone. No long
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Prince Edward
                                                                                                                     dalout, meets every Thursday (During the academic
East Coast Bears, Fredericton: adult men who are,
or like, masculine, hairy men. 506-455-2856 email:         UNB/STU Women’s Collective, Fredericton: Women            year we meet at about 7pm each Thursday night.)              distance charges. For more info call 425-4882 ext
                                                                                                                                                                                  228 or 1-800-566-2437 ext 228 or e-mail.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Island (902)
                                                           of all ages and orientations. , meets every Monday at     at Dalhousie University, check OUT our website or                                                                        Abegweit Rainbow Collective, Charlottetown: Serving
info@eastcoastbears.com web: www.eastcoastbears.                                                                     contact us for details
com (See webpage for schedule.)                            5pm at the University Women’s Centre at the SUB                                                                        Pride Cape Breton Society, Sydney: Dances and               GLBTTQ Islanders, their friends and families. 894-
                                                                                                                     Family Pride Camping Association (Rainbow Spirit),           Social Events. Monthly dances are Adults Only!              5776 email: info@arcpei.ca web: www.arcpei.ca,
Fredericton Lesbians and Gays, Fredericton: Oc-            Woodstock GLBT Youth Advocate and Family                                                                               Check website for other events. (902) 539-4627
                                                           OutReach, Woodstock: Books, movies, advice, di-           Halifax: FPCA plans events for GLBT families with                                                                        meets 2nd Tuesday (of each month) at ARC Offices
casional social events and Email listserv. email:                                                                    kids of all ages. From Camping weekends to bowling           web: www.pridecapebreton.com (Dances on the 2nd             at 144 Prince Street, 3rd floor
jamesw@stu.ca web: www.geocities.com/westhol-              rections, contacts, and support etc. for the family.                                                                   Saturday of every month. Check website for dance
                                                           328-4868 email: richardb@nbnet.nb.ca                      events. email: info@fpca.ca web: www.fpca.ca (Con-                                                                       AIDS PEI, Charlottetown: 566-2437 email:
lywood/3074                                                                                                          tact us if you are interested in helping out or would like   theme!) at Southend Community Centre. Maps are
                                                                                                                                                                                  at our website.                                             info@aidspei.com web: www.aidspei.com at 144
Gais.es Nor Gays Inc. (GNG), Petit-Rocher (Bathurst
area): A bilingual volunteer association serving             Newfoundland &                                          to be contacted when we have events.)
                                                                                                                     Frontrunners Halifax, Halifax: Running/walking club.         Pride Guide Publishing: publisher of community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prince Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gay PEI Mailing List, province-wide: Electronic mail-
gay men, lesbians and bisexuals of northern New
Brunswick. email: info@gngnb.ca web: www.gngnb.                Lab (709)                                             422-7579 email: Bruce.Greenfield@dal.ca web:
                                                                                                                     www.frontrunners.org/clubs/halifax/, meets every
                                                                                                                                                                                  focused maps, directories, event programs and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                  902-423-6999 email: prideguide@eastlink.ca                  ing list for all GLBT, questioning and friendly, focus
ca (Dances are held at GNG club every Saturday             AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador,                                                                                                                                         is on PEI. email: gay-pei-owner@yahoogroups.
                                                           St. John’s: HIV/AIDS education and support for            Saturday, and every Tuesday, and every Thursday              Pride of Pictou County, New Glasgow: All GBLT in            com web: groups.yahoo.com/group/gay-pei (It’s an
night. See www.gngnb.ca for a list of upcoming                                                                       (Sat: 9:30am, Tue: 6:00 pm, Thu: 6:00pm ) at Main
events.) at 702 rue Principale, Petit-Rocher NB.           male/female/transgendered, all ages, Newfoundland                                                                      Pictou County. 695-5222 web: www.PrideofPictou-             electronic list, there aren’t meetings. You can join and
                                                           and Labrador 579-8656 email: info@acnl.net web:           gates of the Halifax Public Gardens, corner of Spring        County.ca (see web page for meeting info)                   start posting at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gay-
Look for rainbow flag and/or door with pink triangle                                                                 Garden Road and South Park Street.
at rear of parking lot.                                    www.acnl.net                                                                                                           Quakers, Halifax: Quakerism emphasizes that we all          pei at any time. All first posts are moderated to stop
                                                                                                                     GAY, LESBIAN & BISEXUAL YOUTH GROUP AT                       manifest the Divine. 429-2904 web: halifax.quaker.ca,       spambots, otherwise, it’s an open list.)
Integrity, Fredericton: Supports and encourages            Conception Bay North AIDS Interest Group, Concep-
                                                           tion Bay: Conception Bay North AIDS Interest Group        Q.E.H.: Jeanie Buffet, Counsellor, at 421-6797               meets every Sunday at Library at Atlantic School of         GLBT Youth group, Charlottetown: Safe Space
Gays and Lesbians in their spiritual lives. web: www.
anglicanbeads.com/Integrity/ (Watch our website            is a volunteer organization,education and prevention      Get Out, Halifax!, Halifax: Recreation activities (team      Theology, Franklyn St. All very welcome.                    Drop-Ins. 367-3408 or toll free 1 877 380 5776
for details of 2007 planned events, (coming soon).         709-596-4433 email: cbn.aids.intgr@nf.sympatico.          activities, cycling, running, rowing - you name it) for      Queer Play, Halifax: A Queer performing arts group in       email: youth@arcpei.ca web: youth.arcpei.ca at 144
Membership in Integrity is not indicative of sexual        ca web: www.cbnaig.org (Taylor Bldg., Carbonear           metro & beyond!. web: www.getouthalifax.ca at Visit          Halifax NS. email: queerplay@gmail.com                      Prince St. We have a lending library, books, movies,
orientation.) at St John’s Anglican Church, 59 Broad       Road, P.O. Box 993, Harbour Grace, Newfoundland,          and get on the email list for more info.                                                                                 magazines and a place to hang out and chat. Special
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rainbow Playtime, Halifax: Food & social meetings           events planned throughout the year.
Road, Oromocto, New Brunswick.                             A0A 2M0)                                                  GLB CONSTITUENCY COMMITTEE (SUNS): 494-                      for same sex families with tots or couples considering
Moncton Line Dancing, Moncton: LINE DANCING                Gay Urban Youth Zone Project, St John’s: designed to      6654 at c/o the StudentsÕ Union of NS                        parenthood. 461-9414                                        Narcotics Anonymous, Charlottetown: a fellowship of
for all levels from beginner to advanced. No partner       increase HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and STI knowledge                                                                                                                                  recovering drug addicts who meet regularly to help
                                                                                                                     Group Harrison Society, Cape Breton: Dances, So-             Red Door, The, Kentville: Youth health adolescent           each other stay clean. 566-9733 or 1-800-205-8402
required. No dress code. , meets every Wednesday           and awareness 579-8656 (ext. 28) email: chris@acnl.       cials & Support Group for Cape Bretoners. (902)270-          center counselling, for up to age 30, all ages STD test-
(8:30pm sharp) at Triangles Bar, corner of St. George      net web: www.acnl.net at Tommy Sexton Centre 47                                                                                                                                    (Mondays & Fridays 8:00pm) at 178 Fitzroy St
                                                                                                                     6969 email: groupharrisonsociety@yahoo.ca web:               ing. 679-1411 (Monday through Friday, 1pm to 5pm,
and Archibald.                                             Janeway Place Pleasantville, across from the old          www.geocities.com/groupharrisonsociety, meets last           Wednesday open to 6:00) at 28 Webster Court
Moncton Transgender Support Group, Moncton:                Janeway Hospital AIDS Committee of Newfoundland           Saturday (of every month Admission $6.50 -$5.50
                                                           and Labrador                                                                                                           RESPECT, Truro: Students Making Healthy Deci-
Transgenders, their allies, families and friends.                                                                    for members- Best light and sound show around!               sions. 902-893-6300 email: respect@nsac.ca (P.O.                                           Cont’d next page
email: ellisk@nbnet.nb.ca (Meets Monthly, email for        LBGT-MUN Resource Centre, St John’s: LBGT-MUN             Restricted 19 yrs and over) at Steel Workers Hall,
12                                 August 2007                                                                           Wayves




Amherst                                                   Durdle 563-1443.
                                                                                              Events >>  Fredericton                                        inclined members of the Rainbow              com. Possible events that are being
Second Monday                                             Every 2nd Saturday                             Every Tuesday                                      Community! The group will gather on          planned for the winter semester include
PFLAG Amherst/Sackville - in Amherst                      Pride Cape Breton Society hosts                Spectrum, UNB and STU’s social and                 the last Friday of each month beginning      sexuality awareness week, movies nights,
one month, Sackville the next. 506-                       community dances at the Southend               support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual,          September 28, 2007 from 7:30 - 9:00          potlucks, guest speakers, and many more.
536-4245 email: jhammock@ mta. ca,                        Community Centre in Sydney; admission          transgendered, queer, questioning, etc.            pm in the church parlour (closest door       There are always spontanious meals and
Sackville: 165 Main Street. Amherst: 12                   just $5., and open to those 19 yrs. of age     students. As a group, our aim is to create         off Sullivan’s Hill). Bedford United is an    events that are always fun. This group is
La Planche Street.                                        and older.                                     a safe and supportive space for those              Affirming Congregation and located at          open to anyone who would like to join.
First and Third Wednesdays                                                                               who are questioning or discovering their           1200 Bedford Hwy in Bedford. Meetings        First and Third Tuesdays
Amherst and Area, Lesbian, Gay and                        Cape Breton Pride                              sexuality, as well as providing a social           will be of a casual, informal nature with    LGB Youth Project Social Drop-in
Bisexual Youth Group Meeting, 7-9pm.                                                                     outlet for members of the campus LGBTQ             the group determining the agenda that        Nights. This is an unstructured event.
                                                          Aug 11th
Anyone who is GLBT or questioning                                                                        community. While our membership is                 they’d like the meetings to follow. Please   It’s a chance to hang out with old friends,
                                                           with Midnight Bowling at Sydney’s
their sexuality in the Amherst, Oxford,                                                                  primarily composed of UNB and STU                  call the church at 835-8497, e-mail affir      make some new ones, and just talk about
                                                          Heather Lanes beginning at 9:30pm. This
Springhill, Pugwash and Parrsboro areas is                                                               students, everyone is welcome to attend            mingcongregation@bedfordunited.com           whatever, 6-9pm, 25 and under, 2281
                                                          event has proven to be a great way to bring
welcome, this is a safe space where anyone                                                               our meetings. 7 pm, Top floor of SUB                or visit http://bedfordunited.com/affirm.      Brunswick Street. Contact 429-5429,
                                                          both the gay and straight communities
can come and feel safe in talking about                                                                  203 (in the Sexuality Centre, across from          php for more information.                    youthproject@youthproject.ns.ca, www.
                                                          together for a fun-filled evening. In the
their sexuality and just being themselves                                                                the Ballroom) Everyone is welcome! For             Second Sunday of each month                  youthproject.ns.ca
                                                          past, this has also proven to be a great
without fear of ridicule or harassment.                                                                  more information please contact us at              Play Group for Queer Families! 3-5pm         Second and Fourth Tuesdays
                                                          fundraiser. Tickets are $10 each, and
lgbyp_amherst@ hotmail.com, all emails                                                                   spectrum@unb.ca                                    Board Room (Play Room) at Needham            LGB Youth Project 18 and under
                                                          tickets will be sold during the night for
confidential.                                                                                             Every Wednesday                                    Community Recreation Centre, 3372            Support meetings. This is a structured
                                                          a chance at the prize wheel. Free pizza is
Third Thursday of each month                                                                             UNB/STU Women’s Collective, at                     Devonshire St (north end Halifax,            environment, with facilitators present to
                                                          also on the menu!
Cumberland Pride Support Group:                                                                          the University Women’s Centre in the               near intersection of Duffus & Novalea,        keep discussions on track, while at the
                                                          Aug 12th
Social and support group for gay, lesbian,                                                               SUB, 5pm. Contact Lyndsey Gallant at               bus routes 7 & 9) Bring a snack for          same time helping to lead the discussion
                                                          Our annual Pride Parade takes place at
bisexual, transgender and transsexual                                                                    gvnkr@stu.ca or call 450-3870.                     your child(ren). We will be collecting       in the directions that the youth wish
                                                          1pm. The parade will travel through the
individuals in Amherst, Nova Scotia.                                                                     Third Sunday of each month                         money from each family to cover the          to go, as well as making sure the group
                                                          downtown area ending at Louisa Field in
Meets the third Thursday of each month.                                                                  GLB ANGLICANS AND FRIENDS                          cost of the room rental, likely $2-4 per     guidelines are enforced. The discussions
                                                          Sydney’s northend for our post-parade
Contact information: Gerard Veldhoven                                                                    Integrity is a non profit organization of           week. For info, call 422-8780 or email       focus on the youth present having a
                                                          party. A free bar-b-que and games for
at 902-660-5004 or E-mail: gaylords_                                                                     Gay and Lesbian Anglicans and Friends.             lynnmacdonald@hfx.eastlink.ca                say, rather than the facilitators lecturing
                                                          children will highlight the afternoon. Any
1975@hotmail.com                                                                                         Membership in Integrity is not indicative          First and Third Mondays                      about whatever topic is being discussed,
                                                          organizations wishing to take part in our
                                                                                                         of sexual orientation. Integrity Fredericton       Young people’s group, at Safe Harbour, at    6-8pm, 2281 Brunswick Street. Contact
                                                          parade, or set up a kiosk at Louisa Field
                                                                                                         was formed in October 2004 and supports            7 pm, Bloomfield Centre 2786 Agricola         429-5429, youthproject@youthproject.
Annapolis Valley                                          is asked to be in touch with us.
                                                                                                                                                            Street, Suite 108. The group watches an      ns.ca, www.youthproject.ns.ca
                                                          Aug 13                                         and encourages Gay Men and Lesbians in
Every Thursday                                                                                                                                              LGBT movie with some spiritual or other      First and Third Sundays
                                                          Monday night, August 13th will see Miss        their spiritual lives. A Eucharist followed
Valley Gay Men’s Coffee House Meets                                                                                                                          worthwhile value, eats some pizza and        B LT-W O M Y N O F H A L I F A X
                                                          Onya Inya back by popular demand as she        by a coffee hour discussion is held at 4:00
every Thursday evening from 7-9pm and                                                                                                                       discusses the movie. Everyone age 30 and     DISCUSSION GROUP! This is a Bi-
                                                          hosts this year’s instalment of Gay Bingo      PM on the third Sunday of each month
also on the first Saturday of every month                                                                                                                    under is welcome.                            sexual, Lesbian, Transgendered womyn’s
                                                          at the Southend Community Centre. For          at St. John’s, 58 Broad Road, Oromocto.
hosts a Gay/Lesbian dance for ages 19                                                                                                                       First and Third Tuesdays                     Only! ~Free Group, NO Dues, NO Fee’s~
                                                          a night of hilarity and great prizes, this     For more details check out website: www.
and up from 9pm-1am. If you need m ore                                                                                                                      Formerly known as the Queer/Straight         MEETINGS are every second SUNDAY.
                                                          event is not to be missed. Bingo cards         anglicanbeads.com/Integrity
information concerning themes or other                                                                                                                      Allance, Mount Pride in the GLBTQ            @6pm - 7:30pm(Please remember when
                                                          are just $1 each, and the games begin          Fourth Wednesday of each month
events that may take place call 902-765-                                                                                                                    group at Mount Saint Vincent University.     appling to this group, send full name
                                                          at 9pm.                                        PFLAG Fredericton meets at 7 PM
2821 or email menembracingmen@yahoo.                                                                                                                        We are an active and online group that       and a contact number or call sue at
                                                          Aug 14                                         at the Unitarian Fellowship, 874 York
ca                                                                                                                                                          meets bi-weekly on tuesdays at 12 noon in    499-0335, everthing is kept PRIVATE!)
                                                          On Tuesday, August 14th we host our            Street. Everyone welcome. Discussion,
Every Sunday                                                                                                                                                the diversity center in Roseria on campus,
                                                          Movie Night at the Southend Community          guest speakers, support and special
Valley Girls is a social group for lesbians                                                                                                                 and online at mountpride@yahoogroups.
                                                          Centre. Three movies will be offered           e v e n t s . Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n
in the Annapolis Valley. Coffee Group on
                                                          for screening beginning at 6:30pm.             email pflagfredericton@yahoo.ca.
Sundays. For more information e-mail the
                                                          Admission is free, and our first movie will     Confidentiality assured.
grou at Valley_Girls@yahoogroups.com.
                                                          be for all ages, with the final two for those
Bridgewater                                               19 years and older.                            Fredericton Bar &
Third Saturday of each month
                                                          Aug 15                                         Business Calendar
                                                          Annual MusicFest and Pub Night at the          BOOM! NIGHTCLUB
Wileville Dance. Smoke free. For                          Southend Community Centre. Come out            www.boomnightclub.ca, 463-
more details call 685-3297 or email                       and enjoy the sounds and talents of some       Boom! (2666)
info@southshorepride.ca or www.                           of Cape Breton Island’s most talented          474 Queen Street
southshorepride.ca                                        performers. Admission is by donation.          Thursdays - Retro night - 70s,
                                                          Aug 16                                         80s, 90s... All dance mixes from
Cape Breton                                               The Southend Community Centre will be          a different decade each week.
                                                                                                         Open 4-1.
August 26                                                 the center for an afternoon and evening
                                                                                                         Fridays and Saturdays - Happy
Meetings will be in the same place                        of Family Fun. There’ll be games, prizes,      hour 4-9, All-extended-mix
(Family Place Resource Centre), same                      refreshments and entertainment for the         mainstream club music 9-2.
day (Sundays) and same time (7:30                         whole family.                                  Sundays - New Brunswick’s one
- 9:30 pm). All are welcome. If you                       Aug 17                                         and only T-dance! All-anthem
know of anyone who would benefit from                      Annual Beach Party beginning at 2pm.           dance music, 4-7.
our meetings - they can contact us at                     This year’s gathering will take place at
sydneyns@pflagcanada.ca, sexual diveristy                  Morrison Beach near Framboise. Bring
centre 563-1481, Celeste 563-1389 or B.                   your beach chairs and your sun screen,         Halifax
                                                          and we’ll supply the marshmallows!             Every Sunday
                                                          Maybe we can even help apply that sun          Bedford United Church. 1200 Bedford
Groups &                                                  screen for you!                                Highway, Bedford. We are an Affirming
                                                          Aug 18
Services Cont’d                                           We wrap up the week’s events with our
                                                                                                         Congregation and welcome everyone.
                                                                                                         Services at 9 am (Casual & Contemporary)
PEI Pride, Charlottetown: Organizing The Island
Pride Festival July 7th -14th, 2007. (902) 388-0969       annual Pride Dance at the Horizon              and 11 am (Quieter & More Reverent in
email: pridepei@isn.net web: www.peipride.com             Achievement Centre in Sydney. Beginning        tone) Starting June 24-Sept. 9, one 10 am
(See webpage for meetings www.peipride.com)
at 286 Fitzroy Street, Charlottetown, PE or phone         at 9pm and running until 2pm, admission        service. For more info, call 835-8497.
(902) 388-0969                                            is just $6, and door prizes will be given      Every Sunday
PFLAG Canada - PEI, Island wide: Providing support,       out throughout the night.                      Safe Harbour Metropolitan Community
education and advocacy for GLBT persons, their
families and friends in PEI. 902-887-3620 email:          Please check out our website, www.             Church, Halifax: A Christian Church
pflagpei@eastlink.ca web: www.pflagcanada.ca,             pridecapebreton.com for more details of        with an affirming ministry to the GBLT
meets 3rd Tuesday at Ferry Road Centre, 24 Ferry          our events, including maps to the various
Road, Cornwall, PE                                                                                       community. Everyone is welcome!. 453-
PRIZMS, Charlottetown: PEI’s first all dance party!
                                                          venues. Be sure to check our site regularly    9249 email: safeharbour@eastlink.ca web:
Catering to the gay and lesbian community. email:         to see what we’re up to throughout the         safeharbourmcc.com, meets at 11 am at
PRIZMS@canada.com (please email for upcomming             year. While you’re there, check out our
events and location information) at PRIZMS expose                                                        2786 Agricola St. Bloomfield Centre,
yourself to the high energy- highly social atmosphere.    message board; your comments are always        Suite #108
“PRIZMS - Dance in the Light” Email for upcomming         welcomed!                                      Last Friday of each month
events dates and places
UPEI Rainbow Alliance, Charlottetown: Fellowship,                                                        Bedford United Church **New group for
information, social events, awareness-raising. All wel-   Charlottetown                                  members of the Rainbow Community**
come. email: rainbow@upei.ca web: upeira.ca/index.                                                       You are invited to try out a group for
php at see UPEI Women’s Centre for more info              …see Prince Edward Island
                                                                                                         fellowship and support of spiritually
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LOCATION: DALHOUSIE WOMEN’S                     whatever topic is being discussed. 6-8 pm,     CHECK OUT OUR NEW 2007             2199 Gottingen Street                        to have a monthly Leather Night so that
CENTRE 6286 South Street (Beside                2281 Brunswick St.                             MENU!                              Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-1am &                     any man or woman can wear their Leather
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THIS GROUP: Come to a discussion                18-25) A structured environment with                                                                                           doing so when they go to Triangles.
                                                                                               III                                In & Out Privileges with 12 or
night or send us your e-mail address or         facilitators present to keep discussion on     August LINE UP                     24 Hour Stays
                                                                                                                                                                               Sept 23
call a moderator (Sue @ 499-0335). If you       track, while at the same time helping to       Mondayz 5pm-9pm - BEER,            902-444-3647 - www.SeaDogs.ca                AIDS Walk for Life Moncton. Funds
have any questions. A discussion group          lead discussion in the direction that the      BURGERS Special...! Ask our        In the HEART of Halifax’s Gay                raised by individuals or teams will be
for Bi-sexual, Lesbian, Transgendered           youth wish to go. The discussions focus        Bartenders for details!            Village                                      used to provide HIV prevention programs
women, who will meet to have open               on what the youth present have to say,         Wednesdayz 9:30pm -1:30pm          Mondays - Student Night, FREE                and services is Southeast New Brunswick.
discussions, in a positive environment.         rather than the facilitators lecturing about   Karaoke with Bear777 - Sing        Lockers with Valid Student I.D.              For further information or to register,
To discuss topics concerning ourselves          whatever topic is being discussed. 7-9 pm,     the Mystery Song & Win up to       Tuesdays - TOONIE NIGHT -                    contact Judy at SIDA/AIDS Moncton at
                                                                                               $300!                              $2 Bucks OFF Lockers, Drink
and our community. This is a bi-weekly          2281 Brunswick St                                                                                                              (506) 859-9616 or e-mail sidaidsm@sida-
                                                                                               Fridayz 5pm-10pm TGIF              Specials till Close!
meeting on Sundays. http://ca.groups.           Week 2                                         (Thank God I’m Fabulous)           Wednesdays - HUMP NIGHT -
                                                                                                                                                                               aidsmoncton.com
yahoo.com/group/blt-womynofhalifax/             Tuesday - Social Drop-in Nights (ages 25       COCKTAIL Party - U Want It,        1/2 price pass for your next visit
or sueandrews1964@hotmail.com                   and under) This is a facilitated but less      We’ll Shake IT!                    Thursdays - It’s NAKED Night!                Moncton Bar &
First and Third Wednesdays                      structured event. It’s a chance to hang        Fridayz & Saturdayz DANCE          Towels Optional                              Business Calendar
LGB Youth Project Movie Night, 25               out with old friends, make some new            PARTIES with our House DJ’s        Fridays - Black Out in “The
                                                                                               from 10pm-2am                      HOLE”                                        TRIANGLES
and under, starting at 7pm. 2281                ones, and just talk about whatever. 6-8
                                                                                               Sundayz: BRUNCH 8am-3pm            SAT. & SUN. - Early Bird Special             234 St. George St, open Tues-
Brunswick Street. Contact 429-5429,             pm, 2281 Brunswick street                                                                                                      Sun 8pm-2am
                                                                                               & CAESAR TIME on the MOOSE         6am till Noon, Rooms $15 &
youthproject@youthproject.ns.ca, www.           Wednesday - LBG Youth Project Movie                                                                                            Tuesday & Wednesday:
                                                                                               DECK Noon Till Close!              Lockers $7.50 &
youthproject.ns.ca                              Night (ages 25 & under) come out               Saturday Aug. 4 - Leather Night    Drink Specials till 6PM!                     Free Pool, Beer / Bar Shots /
Second and Fourth Wednesdays                    for a movie & popcorn! 7 pm, 2281              with DJ Needles                    Sundayz - FREE 30 Minute                     Shooters $3 all night
LG B Yo u t h Pr o j e c t a g e s 1 8 - 2 5    Brunswick St                                   Friday Aug. 10 - Beach Party -     Cruiseline Pass from 6pm till                Wednesday: Learn to Line
Support meetings. This is a structured          Week 3                                         Dress for the Occaision!           Close                                        Dance – no charge!
environment, with facilitators present to       Tuesday - Guest Speaker & Discussion           Saturday Aug. 11 - NO SHIRTS                                                    Thursday: Karaoke Mystery
                                                                                               Party! - Don’t Dress for the                                                    Song - $25 added each week
keep discussions on track, while at the         night (ages 25 & under) A new speaker
                                                                                               Occaision!                                                                      until the correct song is picked!
same time helping to lead the discussion        every week to educate & spark discussion.
                                                                                               Saturday Aug. 18 - *Skivvies
                                                                                                                                  Moncton                                      Beer / Bar Shots $3 until
in the directions that the youth wish           This is a structured environment. 7-9pm,                                          Every Thursday                               midnight , Shooters $2.75 all
                                                                                               Party (Undies)
to go, as well as making sure the group         2281 Brunswick street                          Sunday Aug 19 - Annual Corn        LGBT AND FRIENDS VOLLEY                      night
guidelines are enforced. The discussions        Wednesday - Activity night (ages 25 &          Boil In Support of DalOUT! 4pm     BALL, resumes September 13th! École          Friday & Saturday: Dance
focus on the youth present having a             under) A chance to have fun and perhaps        -7pm                                                                            Music with DJ daBoss, Summer
                                                                                                                                  carrefour de l’acadie gym. No experience     Special Beer with Shooter $4
say, rather than the facilitators lecturing     learn something new. Activities will be on     Saturday Aug. 25 - Blue Collar     required. Info : Rodge 383-1410 or
about whatever topic is being discussed,        this night lasting two and a half months.      Night                                                                           11pm-midnight
                                                                                                                                  Oscar 855-1328. $5.00 / player includes      Sunday: Request all your
7-9pm, 2281 Brunswick Street. Contact           First activity class IMPROV classes. 6-                                           refreshments.                                favourite songs with DJ daBoss,
429-5429, youthproject@youthproject.            8pm, 2281 Brunswick St                         Mollyz DINER & Bar
                                                                                               Licensed Caterer                   Tous les jeudis                              Beer / Bar Shots / Shooters $3
ns.ca, www.youthproject.ns.ca                   Week 4                                                                            VOLLEY BALL POUR LGBT et                     all night
                                                                                               “Mollyz Hitz the Spot” HFX-The
Second Wednesday of each month                  Tuesday - Social Drop-in Themed Nights                                            AMI-E-S, recommence 13 septembre.            Check out our monthly events
                                                                                               Daily News
Spirituality for Lesbians, 7:30-9PM. We         (ages 25 and under) This is a facilitated      In the Heart of Halifax’s          École carrefour de l’acadie. Aucune          page at
seek to deepen our relationship with            but less structured event with a fun &                                                                                         www.trianglesbar.com, and
                                                                                               Gay Village                        experience requise. Infos : Rodge 383-
God, knowing that God loves us and              exciting theme. It’s a chance to hang out                                                                                      send comments
                                                                                               2104 Gottingen St,                 1410 ou Oscar 855-1328. $5.00 / joueur
calls us into life just as he has created us.   with old friends, make some new ones,                                                                                          & suggestions to thegirls@nb.
                                                                                               BOOK YOUR PRIVATE PARTY            (rafraîchissements inclus)                   sympatico.ca
Persons of every or no denomination are         and just talk about whatever. 6-8 pm,          NOW!
                                                                                                                                  Third Monday of each month                   Our colour parties are back
welcome. For info about the place of the        2281 Brunswick street                          902-405-3376
                                                                                               Check Out our New WEBSITE:         PFLAG Moncton has monthly support            – watch for the blue party,
next meeting call 459-2649 and leave            Wednesday - LBG Youth Project Movie                                               meeting from 7:30-9:30 in room 302           coming up June 2. Check our
                                                                                               www.MollyzDiner.ca
name and number. Personal mailbox:              Night (ages 25 & under) come out                                                  of the Adrien-J.-Cormier bldg at U de        website for upcoming Colour
                                                                                               FREE Internet / WiFi 7 DAYS A
confidentiality assured.                         for a movie & popcorn! 7 pm, 2281              WEEK                               M campus. Everyone is welcome at our         Party dates.
Aug 2, 16, 30, Sept 13, 27, Oct 11, 25          Brunswick St                                   Kitchen Hours                      meetings.
Anonymous HIV Testing, AIDS Coalition                                                          MON-WED 11am till 9pm              Second and Fourth Mondays
of Nova Scotia 1657 Barrington St,              Halifax Bar & Business                         THUR 11am till 10pm                SAFE SPACES MEETING, 7pm.                    Petit-Rocher
Suite 321, 5-8pm. 425-4882 for an               Calendar                                       FRI: 11am till 11pm *BAR till
                                                                                                                                  Support group for GLB youth, 14-25. For      Aug 31 – Sept 3
appointment.                                                                                   2am
                                                BLUE MOON BISTRO/BACK                          SAT BRUNCH MENU - 8am till         more info, 869-6224 or safespaces@nb.        Gais.es Nor Gays (GNG) Pride Weekend,
Aug 5, 19, Sept 2, 16, 30, Oct 14, 28                                                                                             aibn.com                                     including the Ms and Mr Atlantic Canada
                                                BAR                                            3pm - Diner till 11pm * BAR till
Koinonia Ecumenical Church – Meaning                                                                                              Last Saturday                                Leather at 6pm Sunday. For information
                                                2099B Gottingen St., Halifax,                  2am
‘community’. Services bi-weekly at              (902) 446-3644                                 SUN BRUNCH MENU - 8am              Moncton Leather Chapter Leather Nights       and applications forms contact wayne
12:30pm at Halifax Feast downtown.              5 pm-2 am, 7 days a week                       till 3pm - Diner till 10pm New     at Triangles! With the interest and number   richard, waydo7@hotmail.com, 506
Pastor Elaine, 876-8771 or koinonia@ns.         Sunday – August 5th 2007                       LUNCHEON Specials &                of people that have started wearing          388 1755 or your local watering hole.
sympatico.ca                                    Cousin Cletus strives to                       Daily Features                                                                  The show will also includes a bbq,
                                                                                                                                  Leather in Moncton, it only seems natural
                                                entertain the masses. All                      Mondayz - BURGERZ &
                                                proceeds will be raised from                   MOOSEHEAD Night
Halifax Youth Project                           the BBQ and silver collection                  Tuesdayz - MOLLYZ YOU PICK
Calendar                                        goes to local chosen charities.                - PASTA & WINE Comboz
Youth Project events operate in a 4-week        August 12th 2007 is the                        Wednesdayz - WINGS & MOOSE
schedule. To find out what week we’re            7th annual Studio X Le Noir                    Draught
operating in, please see our website or         Community Achievement                          Thursdayz - All U Can Eat
                                                Awards. Check bar for                          Mussel & MOOSE Night!
contact us! www.youthproject.ns.ca,
                                                further details on www.                        FISHY Fridayz - Mollyz BEER
youthproject@youthproject.ns.ca, 429-           imperialcourtns.com                            BATTERED Fish & Chips &
5429                                            Monday – August 13th 2007                      MOOSE Draught
Week 1                                          Ms. Vicki and friends “Walk for                Saturday & Sunday - BRUNCH
Monday - Transgender Discussion Group:          Life”. $3 cover and ISCANS                     Menu 8am till 3pm
A structured environment with facilitators      BBQ on the patio.
present to keep discussion on track, while      Tuesdays and Thursdays are                     REFLECTIONS
at the same time helping to lead discussion     Karaoke with DJ Special Tee.                   5184 Sackville Street
                                                Check out our specials.                        (902) 422-2957, toll free
in the direction that the youth wish to go.
                                                Wednesdays – Blue Moon                         (877)422-2957
The discussions focus on what trans youth       Swinging Dancers. Come learn                   Fax (902) 422-2970
have to say, rather than the facilitators       how to swing dance by cute                     mail@reflectionscabaret.com
lecturing about whatever topic is being         willing instructors. No cover.                 www.reflectionscabaret.com
discussed. A place to talk about trans          Fridays and Saturdays – The                    Open 7 days a week, Mon-Sat
issues and make new friends! 7-9 pm,            Blue Moon presents special                     1pm to 4am, Sun 4pm to 4am,
2281 Brunswick St.                              House DJ’s. Check bar for                      Manager: Stephen Filek
Tuesday - Discussion Group (ages 18 and         further details.
under) A structured environment with                                                           SEADOG’S SAUNA & SPA
                                                MENZ BAR                                       “The HOLE”, Now BIGGER AND
facilitators present to keep discussion on
                                                2104 Gottingen St,                             DEEPER!
track, while at the same time helping to        Halifax’s Gay Village                          VOTED 4th Top Cruising Spots
lead discussion in the direction that the       902-446-6969                                   in the WORLD by Squirt.com
youth wish to go. The discussions focus         www.MENZBAR.ca                                 BAR OPEN TILL 2AM!
on what the youth present have to say,          FREE INTERNET & WI-FI 7 DAYS                   COME for the MEN, Stay for the
rather than the facilitators lecturing about    A WEEK                                         BEER!
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                                                                                                                                                                                 Check out the front of the magazine for
                                                                                                                                                                                 Wayves deadlines and meeting dates -- all
               groups                       Scotia. Call George 902-757-1706. For          entertainment, prize draws and a victory General Meeting every second week. They      are welcome!
                                            Propitiation (traditionalist Anglicans) call   party. Venture on up for the event, the take place at UC-6022 at 11:00am.
                                            Peter 416-487-7406 (evenings).                 day, the night or better still the weekend                                            Wileville
MARITIME GAY WOMEN starting                 LESBIANS, GAY MEN, BISEXUALS                   , check out www.gngnb.ca for more St. John’s Bar &
group in Moncton to make friends. Hope                                                                                                                                           ...see Bridgewater
                                            will find themselves welcome by Quakers,        information.                               Business Calendar
to meet people who ski, play cards, like    who recognize that there is “that of God
nature, Maritime travel, golf, whatever                                                                                                Zone 216                                  Wolfville
                                            in every person.” Call (902) 429-2904 for      Sackville                                   216 Water St, 754-2492
you’re interested in. If you’re alone, or   more info.                                                                                 http://www.hello.to/zone216               Every Second Tuesday
would like to meet new people, email                                                    Second Monday
                                                                                                                                       Winter Hours                              Kings County Prostate Cancer Support
makefriends@ mail.com
                                                            suppor t                    PFLAG Sackville / Amherst - in Sackville
                                                                                                                                       Open Fri&Sat Nights 10pm-                 Group, 7-9 pm in the East Kings Memorial
Men’s Reading Group meets regularly in                                                  one month, Amherst the next. 506-
                                                                                                                                       late                                      Public Health Centre on Earnscliffe Ave
Halifax. Come meet interesting people                                                   536-4245 email: jhammock@ mta. ca,             No cover before 12 Friday
                                            HALIFAX RAINBOW SPEAKERS: Sackville: 165 Main Street. Amherst: 12                                                                    in Wolfville. You can ask questions you
and discuss gay literature. Check our                                                                                                  No Cover before 11 Saturday               forgot to ask the doctor or nurse and you
                                            Project Proud Lesbian, bisexual, gay, La Planche Street.
webpage at www.menread. 50megs.com.         transgendered, two-spirited and queer                                                                                                can think aloud to help you make your
Email menread@gay.com or contact 454-       volunteers wanted to participate in public                                                                                           decisions. There is growing evidence that
9111 for more information.                  education workshops. No special knowledge Saint John                                       Sydney                                    your participation in a group of people
                family                      or experience necessary–training, practice Third Saturday                                  ...see Cape Breton                        who have gone through the processes
                                            and support provided. Let your rainbow Gay Men’s Supper Club, 220 Germain St.                                                        you are now facing is mentally beneficial
                                            shine! Ramona 902-494-6662, nspirg@is2. http://www.portcityrainbowpride.com/               Truro                                     and may well contribute to your recovery
South Shore lesbian couple looking for      dal.ca                                      for more information.                                                                    from prostate cancer interventions. We
                                                                                                                                       Every Wednesday
male couple or single gay male to assist    HALIFAX TRANSGUYS is a support                                                                                                       are an easy-going informal group of 12
                                                                                                                                       Truro Pride: GLBT support group in
with pregnancy. Open to co-parenting.       group for transmen at any point in Saint John Bar &                                                                                  men, some of whom bring their spouses/
                                                                                                                                       Colchester County, Nova Scotia. (Coffee
Must be willing to relocate or travel.      transition, locally and in Atlantic Canada. Business Calendar                                                                        partners to our monthly meetings.
                                                                                                                                       hour at the Fair Trade Café on 535
Serious inquiries only please. Respond      Please write: halifaxtransguys @yahoo. CLUB MONTREAL                                                                                 Know that you are truly welcome to join
                                                                                                                                       Prince Street in Truro, every Wednesday
in confidence to: greenfarm41@yahoo.         groups.ca for further info on our upcoming Wednesdays: No cover, free                                                                us and if you need more information
                                                                                                                                       evening at 6:00pm. For information call
caOct07
                                            meetings and social events.                 pool                                                                                     please get in touch with me by e mail
                                                                                                                                       Northern AIDS Connection Society at
            fur nishings                                                                   Thursdays: No cover, karaoke                                                          dickgroot2003@yahoo.ca or by phone
                                                 H O W TO P L A C E A D S                                                              902-895-0931 or email truropride@hotmail.
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Opinion
Glatze: Midlife Crisis?
Dear Wayves:                                The panel discussion at the JFK     America, the documentary “Jim in        all, he had to swing it around 180       to make hay out of his “redemp-
While I was checking on a few           Jr. Forum took place on September       Bold,” awards, media attention and      degrees? And did he feel that only       tion.” They will continue to argue
facts for the article celebrating the   27, 2005. Now here’s Glatze as          eventually, that supposedly fateful     the Christian right understood the       that children should be given in-
naming of Judith Meinert-Thomas         quoted in a Time magazine article       appearance at the JFK Jr. Forum.        extent to which he “just wants to be     adequate education on matters of
as Honourary Marshal for Saint          published five days later: “Today           Myself, I was 31 when I quit         normal”? I’m struck by how much          sex and gender, that the problem
John’s 2007 Pride parade, I tripped     so many kids who are gay, they          the job I’d been working at for         of his July 3 statement has to do        of homophobic and transphobic
over an interesting bit of news.        don’t like Cher. They aren’t part       five years because I was bored and       with lust. Obviously, trying to live     bullying in schools can be solved
Michael Glatze, one of the two          of the whole subculture...                                                              a life centred around lust is    by telling the victims not to “act
co-marshals for our 2004 parade,        They feel like they belong     … nothing is changed by                                  like trying to live on a diet    gay,” that individuals and fami-
had come out as “ex-gay.”
    My first thought was, “Oh, no,
                                        in their faith, in their
                                        families... I don’t think   Glatze’s July 3 statement. Our                              centred around chocolate
                                                                                                                                bars - fun for the short term,
                                                                                                                                                                 lies should be denied equal rights
                                                                                                                                                                 under the law and that “freedom
I hope that Saint John didn’t do
that to him!”
                                        the gay movement under-
                                        stands the extent to which
                                                                    community still faces the same                              disastrous for the long term.
                                                                                                                                It doesn’t take an intelligent
                                                                                                                                                                 of expression” means the freedom
                                                                                                                                                                 to disseminate hate propaganda. If
    Further investigation reassured     the next generation just      challenges it did on July 2.                              person eight years to figure      Glatze had not presented himself
me on this point. Glatze did not        wants to be normal kids.                                                                that out. Did Glatze believe     as a tool, the Christian right would
reveal his re-orientation until July    The people who are getting that are     wanted time to figure out where I        for eight years that there’s nothing     have found others. Glatze is just
3, 2007, in a statement published by    the Christian right.”                   was going. I bummed around Eu-          to “gay culture” beyond Cher and         one more screwdriver in their set.
WorldNetDaily. In this statement,           Glatze’s words in Time sound        rope with a backpack for a year. It’s   lust? Or does he now believe that            In the end, nothing is changed
Glatze writes, “I was asked to speak    almost prophetic of the changes in      also at about this time that I began    in order to gain anything new,           by Glatze’s July 3 statement. Our
on the prestigious JFK Jr. Forum        his own life. At the time, he was       to come out to myself as a lesbian.     anything more in his life, he has to     community still faces the same
at Harvard’s Kennedy School of          30. At 22, he had become an editor      However, change was easier for me       throw away everything he’d been          challenges it did on July 2. The
Government in 2005. It was, after       of what he describes as “the first       than for Glatze because no one was      working for and claim it was all         only difference is that we will
viewing my words on a videotape         magazine aimed at a young, gay          really paying attention to what I       worth nothing?                           now meet these challenges without
of that ‘performance,’ that I began     male audience.” This started him        was doing. I had no spotlight.              Only Michael Glatze knows            Glatze.
to seriously doubt what I was doing     on a path he followed for the next         Did Glatze feel that in order        the answers. In the meantime, the            SarahRose Werner,
with my life and influence.”             eight years, leading to Young Gay       to make any changes in his life at      Christian right will surely attempt          Saint John, New Brunswick



                                                                                                                        The Thirty-
Call to Action                                                                                                          Something Man
In May 2006, human rights de-           17th of October bring about? What       outcome of this Seminar and to       By Jack Halifax                        when he realizes that a discreet bi-
fenders from four continents, and       creative energy was stirred? What       encourage the wide adoption of       The thirty-something single gay guy isn’t going to hit the spot, he
from diverse social backgrounds,        can be seen in terms of progress        the measures discussed. By bring-    man is an elusive creature. He’s too feels like he’s been sent to bed with
met in Montreal to explore ways         that allows us to think that we         ing about new commitments, this      old to run with the twenty-some- no supper. There are always the
of strengthening the movement to        have contributed to the decline of      will intensify the fight against     things in the bars on a regular basis. long hours at work and the extra
eradicate extreme poverty. They         poverty? Has this day allowed a         poverty.                             He’s too young                         holiday shifts, picked up for the
reviewed the results of a wide          change of outlook and an increas-           By being involved with this      and too proud to         when he turned thirty-one girls that
consultation with NGOs, trade           ing participation of people living      movement I have gained a lot of      prowl the parks                                                  want to
unions, United Nations Member           in extreme poverty? Are there any       respect from my peers, the persons   with the pension- he started to become insecure w a t c h
States and specialized agencies,        changes to make?                        I work with who also know I am       ers claiming to be                                               their kids
which had been mandated by a UN            An International Pilot Commit-       gay and accept me for who I am,      47. His only habi-
                                                                                                                                              about whether or not he is open their
General Assembly Resolution1. At        tee, co-chaired by the International    and also I have gained the respect   tat left is the stuffy     in a game of old maid                 gifts or
                                                                                                                                                                                      hunt col-
the end of the meeting, they
launched an appeal to all        there are ways other                           of the community for champion-
                                                                                ing a cause that is close to their
                                                                                                                     dinner parties with
                                                                                                                     all eyes and pity pointed at him.      oured eggs on the lawn, to help him
those striving for peace and
justice to support efforts to
                                 than shouting “I’m                             hearts, the poor and homeless in
                                                                                our community. Standing up for
                                                                                                                     There’s always the straight girl fill the empty side of his queen size
                                                                                                                     friend’s hook up, with the only bed. When his boss finally makes
widen the impact of October     Queer and I’m Proud”                            homosexuality is great and it is     other gay man she knows, to look him take a vacation, the best thing
17, International Day for the                                                   needed very much — we have to        forward to. When he finds himself he can think of to do is a week at
Eradication of Poverty.                 Movement ATD Fourth World               be heard as a community — but        checking out gay cruise brochures, his sister’s seaside cottage making
   My name is James LeBlanc. I live     and the United Nations Depart-          there are ways other than shouting   he wonders whether these ships are love to the tall pile of books stacked
in Moncton, and I was one of nine       ment of Economic and Social             “I’m queer and I’m proud” perhaps    really filled with all these gorgeous on the dining room table that he’s
from Canada to go to the Interna-       Affairs, oversaw the process. Com-      it should be said, “I’m queer, I’m   single gay men or is he a more been meaning to read.
tional Seminar on the Impact of the     petent scientific advisors assisted us   involved in my community and         vulnerable advertising target to a         He turned thirty and became
World Day to Overcome Extreme           in relying on objective data, thus      I’m proud.”                          telemarketer than a senior.            more secure with himself and his
Poverty. It was an honour to be         ensuring a stringent process.               To take part in the Call to Ac-      When the loneliness sets in, he sexuality, but when he turned
chosen as the only member from              Eight countries (including          tion visit www.oct17.org.            hits the Internet hunting sites, and thirty-one he started to become
Atlantic Canada to sit on this          Canada throughout its provinces                                                                                     insecure about whether or not he
seminar. I have been volunteering       and particularly Quebec), from                                                                                      is in a game of old maid. He starts
with the Southeast Chapter of The       five continents, made for a more                                                                                     to wonder: if he finds a partner will
Common Front for Social Justice         comprehensive study by the vari-                                                                                    they fit into his life? The answer is
since 2005, and I attended a seminar    ous partners taking part in the                                                                                     easy and obvious: a cat or a dog. It
in January of 2006 in Montreal to       process.                                                                                                            means unconditional love and an
do the evaluation on October 17             The conclusions of the studies                                                                                  easy adjustment period. It also gives
and to set up for the summit that       conducted by those involved in                                                                                      him a reason not to stay too late at
would take place in May 2006. The       this process were presented during       Last Month’s question:                                                     work, and his Saturday morning
obvious reason for doing this is be-    an International Seminar that took       To last month’s question, which was roughly “What GLBT thing are routine of vacuuming the couch.
cause I have a front row seat; being    place in Montreal, May 22 to 26,         you going to be involved with next year?” we got eight responses. This does make him easier to spot,
in the social system myself I know      2006 at Villa St. Martin.                Seven of them were positive, naming things as general as the Gay/Bi- he’s either got a poodle size pup in
how it feels to be impoverished.            This seminar was organised by        male Community and Cape Breton, to as specific as PFLAG, CUPE’s tow or is covered in cat hair.
But a secondary reason is to prove      ATD Fourth World Movement                Pink Triangle Committee, History, Pride, and most gratifying to                These elusive men are also con-
to the world that Homosexuals can       Canada and its partners, bringing        us, Wayves. The reasons given were sparse: one person said that it tinuously migrating from down-
champion causes other than being        together approximately sixty nine        was time, most of the others were going to continue what they were town to the suburbs and eventually
accepted for who we are. I think        participants for five days, involving     already doing. The one No answer was: “Aaah, guilty as charged. We to rural areas, where they become
that if we can get hold of a cause      the strong participation of people       all sit around and complain about the lack of community in Atlantic a local curiosity. The neighbor
and work hard at improving the          living in extreme poverty.               Canada, but actually get involved?? Probably not.” Guilty, but obvi- waves when he’s in his garden
lives of other people, we in turn           The outcome inspired the Gen-        ously not guilty enough--here at Wayves we obviously need to work and thinks what a shame he’s not
can earn the respect of our peers       eral Assembly of the United Na-          on our Jewish-mother skills.                                               married with children, because he
and the general public making our       tions to follow up the Decade for                                                                                   seems so nice. It is there that the
voices heard in many ways. While        the Eradication of Poverty in De-        This Month’s question:                                                     elusive thirty-something single
at the summit we looked at the          cember 2006 with such actions as a       This month, gentle reader, we ask you: Is there a need for a LGBT gay man puts in his time until he
following:                              public event which was organised         Community Centre in your area? How would you make use of such becomes either pensionable or
   What kinds of changes, mobili-       in the United Nations building in        a thing, or what would you like to see it doing? You tell Us! at www. partnered.
sations, and shifts in mentality did    New York to communicate the              wayves.ca.
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