Mike Glatze: Dazed And Confused
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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 email@example.com.
contestants from all across Atlantic
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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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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://
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
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 email@example.com.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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
You need to take care of your- Light!
am “leading a movement of sin and
corruption.” I don’t know what to
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 email@example.com.
Moncton Pride Prime Timers
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.
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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 -
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
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
10 August 2007 Wayves
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it’s time to make an old traditional Maritime 1 lb baby red potatoes (washed and quar- zest of 1 lemon
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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).
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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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time and place.) is an information/resource, service, and peer support Sydney Box 550, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro,
Atlantic Canada PFLAG Canada - Fredericton, Fredericton: all wel- centre staffed by trained volunteers!. 737-7619 email: HalGal Mailing List, Halifax: events and information N.S. B2N 5E3)
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offer a meeting space for women, support counsel-
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Gender Expressions Atlantic: Support for transgen- 9:30pm No meeting in July and August.) at Meeting acadiau.ca/~apride/, meets every Monday (7:30pm Second Story Women’s Centre is located at 22 King
dered individuals ranging from Crossdressers to location alternates monthly between Sackville: United support, education and social activities for youth
(during academic year)) at Beverage Forum (old 25 and under from across Nova Scotia. 429-5429 Street, Post Office Centre, Lunenburg.
Transexuals. email: gender_expressions@hotmail. Church Parlours, 112 Main Street, and Amherst: SUB)
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(No scheduled meeting. Occasional social events, Acadia Women’s Centre, Wolfville: 585-2140 email: youthproject.ns.ca (support and connection across, berland County: We provide sexuality information and
PFLAG Canada - Saint John NB, Saint John: firstname.lastname@example.org web: axe.acadiau.ca/women- Week one: Monday – Transgender Discussion group education in an environment that respects and sup-
by invitation only.) Provides support to anyone dealing with issues of centre (Acadia SUB Second Level Balcony ) 7-9 pm; Tuesday – 18 & under Discussion group 6-8 ports choice. 667-7500 email: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 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
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Box 33067, Halifax, NS B3L 4T6 Tues. Theme Drop-in – 6-9 pm; Wed. Movie Night Sexual Health Centre Lunenburg County, Bridgewa-
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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:
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tions.ca (Healing Our Nations staff meet once on a tions Committee. email: events@portcityrainbowprid (902) 567-1766 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
;email@example.com 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
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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
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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
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ns.sympatico.ca/winpapernews (No meetings, Work- St.George St. Moncton NB mandated. (902)429-7922 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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to ending discrimination around issues of sexual chester, Pictou, Cumberland & East Hants. 895-0931 Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche: We are
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thews Church, 1479 Barrington St, Halifax (Use side Thursday of the month. Annual General Meeting held email@example.com 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
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ca web: www.bedfordunited.com, meets every The Rainbow - Atlantic Awareness Society, (Cape Bre-
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facts. web: www.freewebs.com/xprojecte/ at available 854-3049 email: email@example.com web: www. Sunday (9 am service - Casual and contemporary
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Truro Pride, Truro: A group supporting GLBT
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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: email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.unbf.ca/clubs/spec- homes email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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- email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com web: Positive Connections: Teleconferenced sup- 867- 5007 web: www.stfx.ca/people/xpride
through education 652-2437 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com web: societies.dsu.ca/ firstname.lastname@example.org, meets every Monday
(evening 7:00pm - 8:00pm) at by phone. No long
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.
of all ages and orientations. , meets every Monday at at Dalhousie University, check OUT our website or Abegweit Rainbow Collective, Charlottetown: Serving
email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.com web: www.geocities.com/westhol- rections, contacts, and support etc. for the family. Saturday of every month. Check website for dance
328-4868 email: firstname.lastname@example.org events. email: email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Gay PEI Mailing List, province-wide: Electronic mail-
gay men, lesbians and bisexuals of northern New
Brunswick. email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. activities, cycling, running, rowing - you name it) for Queer Play, Halifax: A Queer performing arts group in email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (P.O. Cont’d next page
email: email@example.com (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org say, rather than the facilitators lecturing
children will highlight the afternoon. Any
email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
email@example.com 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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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
Wayves August 2007 13
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
Dalplex Driveway) HOW TO JOIN Wednesday - Discussion Group (ages The PARTZ Dept with Pool 24 Hour Week Ends We accept and know that they will not be alone in
Table & MOOSE DECK on Level VISA, M/C & Debit
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
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 -
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 &
email@example.com, 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
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
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
name and number. Personal mailbox: Night (ages 25 & under) come out of the Adrien-J.-Cormier bldg at U de website for upcoming Colour
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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
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
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2099B Gottingen St., Halifax, 2am
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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
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
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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