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Mercedes Allen

The difficulties in remembering Rosa

| December 16, 2013

Global Gay Kiss-in to protest Russia's anti-gay laws

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

The Honourary Consulate of the Russian Federation in Vancouver
212- 475 Howe St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada

"I know you're angry! I'm angry!" ~ Harvey Milk

If you're interested in creating a Facebook event page for your city, contact me.

WHAT:
What if we, ALL of us in the world, gather around in front of your local Russian Embassy on October 11 (National Coming Out Day) at Noon - 1pm (your local time) and stage a Global Gay Kiss-In Protest? What would happen?

HOW CAN YOU HELP:
Show up at the Kiss-In Protest. Create an event page for your city and invite your friends. Spread the words. Continue the discussion about the topic.

WHY:

Kamloops Trans/Genderqueer Social Support Group

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location

Kamloops Women's Resource Group Society
374 - 4th Ave.
Kamloops, BC
Canada

This is a support group for those who have the experience or identify as Trans-Sexual, Transgender, Two-spirited, Intersexed, Gender Queer, or anyone who does not fit on the gender binary.

Participants will: Meet like minded folk, receive Resources, Strategies to manage Transphobic society, and Transition Support.

Topics may include: Communication, Creating clear boundaries, Advocating for self, Managing difficult relationships, Managing Emotions

Ages: 18yrs and up

Location: Kamloops Women's Resourse Group Society
375 - 4th ave, Kamloops, BC

Queers Get Wet

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Location

Esquimalt Rec Centre
527 Fraser St.
Esquimalt/Victoria, BC
Canada

queer-oh contingency heading to esq rec center (527 Fraser Street, Coast Salish Territories) Tuesday Sept 24th for toonie swim n possible post-swim poutine party (yup, it's veggie gravy)

swim gear can = shorts & t-shirt/tank, no cut-offs

swim time 9-10:30
poutine at la belle patate (1/2 block away) 10:30-11:00
(small poutine is $5.40 - almost $6 with taxes ... how can we make this more accessible? very limited menu at this hour)

so grab your fave homos and genderbenders and join us

bring a quarter for the locker - signs posted about thefts

need to borrow a toonie to get in? msg Bobby-Joe Zeiberg they've been working lotsa shifts and can support on this one

Okanagan Pride Festival Transgender Day Reception

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Clarance House Bed & Breakfast
839 Clarance Ave.
Kelowna, BC
Canada
49° 47' 56.7456" N, 119° 28' 45.0336" W

You are invited to join the Trans* community in the Okanagan for some Pride festivities! This event is informal and Clarance House is a safe environment to be yourself. Food and beverages will be served. Come and relax indoors or outdoors by the pool (pool towels provided). For those of you who don't have a ride please post a request and perhaps some of you can carpool. If you need directions go to http://clarance-house.com/home/map-and-directions/.

CWHWC Meet and Greet

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location

Grandview Park
1657 Charles St.
Vancouver, Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories, BC
Canada
49° 16' 23.0952" N, 123° 4' 13.0404" W

Come to the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre Meet & Greet, meet some people you'd see around the clinic, eat some snacks, play some games, give us some input, and much more.

In Grandview Park on Commercial Drive. Look for our signs! We'll probably be closer to Cotton Drive than to Commercial Drive.

As part of Genderfest.

Genderfest Conference

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location

Britannia Community Services Centre
1661 Napier St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 16' 30.1224" N, 123° 4' 13.1196" W

The Genderfest Conference
9am-5pm
Open to people of all ages!
www.genderfest.ca

This summer class is in session, so come learn a few things, get exposed to new ideas, and open your mind at the very first Genderfest Conference!

With workshops and presentations by:
barbara findlay Q.C. (http://www.barbarafindlay.com/about-me.html)

Trans and Genderqueer Liberation and Celebration march!

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 5:30pm

Location

Clark Park Vancouver, Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories, BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W

DON’T HIDE YOUR PRIDE! UNCAGE YOUR RAGE!

Since 2010, trans and genderqueer people in Vancouver have been marching before the Pride weekend. This march is a political protest and a celebration of gender diversity!

ASSEMBLE at 5:30pm at Clark Park, E 14th and Commercial Dr. for sign making! (supplies provided)

MARCH at 6pm!

We will march south on Commercial Drive, turn east on Grant St, and end at Victoria Park with speeches by community members.

Wear what you want, and feel free to be FABULOUS. Costumes encouraged!

Allies are enthusiastically invited and welcome!

Two-Spirit, Trans* & Genderqueer Solidarity March

Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location

Fernwood Community Centre
1240 Gladstone Ave.
Victoria, BC
Canada
48° 25' 50.5848" N, 123° 20' 52.7424" W

Sign-Making will start at the Fernwood Community Centre (FCC) at 11:00am. Materials will be provided, but feel free to make your sign earlier.

March Starting Point and Start Time: across the street from the Fernwood Community Centre at 12:30pm. March will depart at ~1:00pm and head towards Central Park (2275 Quadra Ave.) to enjoy the Alt Pride Community Festival from 1:30pm - 5:00pm.

March route (~9.5 blocks, ~25 minutes at a slow pace):
Gladstone Ave. to Chambers St. to North Park St. to Cook St. to Pandora Ave. to Quadra St. and Central Park.

If you are travelling from the FCC and want a route with minimal walking or travelling, there are two bus options:

Mercedes Allen

Nova Scotia extends health care coverage for gender reassignment surgery

| June 12, 2013
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