Projects, Related Links & Resources
This page is dedicated to: past and present projects; internal and external related links; and helpful resources that are either affiliated with the QFSC or are part of the principles outlined in our Terms of Reference.
Ongoing Projects, Links and Resources
Nova Scotia LGBT Archives Project
The purpose of this collaborative community project is to develop a digitized and publicly accessible archive of the LGBT Community in Nova Scotia.
The 2-year initial project will build capacity in the entire community to develop an archive of the LGBT communities across Nova Scotia which will both increase social interaction and community involvement among older populations and will also create a living legacy through the collaborative development of an open, accessible, province-wide digital archive for use by community members, seniors, older and younger generations of LGBT populations, researchers and students, the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors, among others.
Visit the Nova Scotia LGBT Archives Project
The Elderberries is the social and activism group for LGBT Elders in Atlantic Canada. We have four main activities:
SocialWe usually meet once a month, all year 'round usually in Halifax, in the Northwood Penthouse Party Suite usually on the afteroon of the second Sunday of the month, for fellowship including a pot luck meal.
But there are lots of exceptions. Get on our mailing list (below) for the particulars.
All events are potlucks, so get out your recipes!EducationOur social events often include an educational topic relating to some element of LGBT elder life.Public SpeakersWe have a Speaker's Bureau which can provide informed and witty speakers who have been out and proud for decades, for media and other engagements. We appear at high school Gay Straight Alliance meetings around the province each year as a liaison between elders and high school studentsActivismWe lobby various levels of government on a variety of LGBT & elders issues
Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP)
The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) seeks equity, justice, and human rights for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Nova Scotia. NSRAP seeks to create change in our communities and our society at large so that all 2SLGBTQIA+ people are included, valued, and celebrated. We will achieve this through building community and developing strong networks outside of the community in addition to public outreach, education, and political action.
Since 1995, NSRAP has strived to provide a coherent voice for gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirited, transsexual, transgender, and queer people – a group we refer to as the ‘Rainbow Community’ – throughout Nova Scotia.
In 2010, NSRAP celebrated 15 years of service to Nova Scotia’s Two-Spirited, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual & Aromantic, Intersex, and beyond (2SLGBTQIA+) Community. NSRAP has been working across Nova Scotia as a voice for our right to legal and social equity. For nearly 20 years NSRAP has been a strong advocate for the rights of our community. NSRAP played a key role in the Halifax Rainbow Health Project and continues to work on transgender health issues, including provincial funding of gender confirming surgeries, and the rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ elders in long term care. NSRAP has participated in numerous human rights cases involving same-sex rights, and was instrumental in bringing marriage equality to Nova Scotians.
For more information go to visit NSRAP
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