Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities and supporters celebrated National Coming Out Day (NCOD) on Oct. 11.
The day is designed to initiate open discussion regarding LGBTQ people in the community. NCOD is celebrated on an international level encouraging those who identify as queer to be open and confident with their sexuality.
Celebrated on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, NCOD started in 1988 by Robert Eichberg and gay politician Jean O’Leary.
Aids Coalition of NS using RENT production to fundraise
DGM Music Inc. opened their production of famed Broadway musical Rent on Oct. 13. The production will be running until Oct. 15 in the Spatz Theatre at Citadel High.
The Aids Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS) is playing a major role in fundraising at the event, as well as organizing the awareness of HIV/AIDS at the production. ACNS will also provide opportunities for Haligonians to get involved in the community.
*Rent* is a rock opera following the lives of young artists living in New York City, with a theme of AIDS. For more information, check out our Arts section.
Takin’ It to the Streets at NSRAP’s Annual Fundraising Gala
Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) is hosting their Annual Fundraising Gala called Takin’ It to the Streets on Oct. 22.
NSRAP will honour a member of Nova Scotia’s LGBTQ community with the Darlene Young Community Hero Award. Following the cocktails, silent auction and three course meals, gay American singer-songwriter Matt Alber will be featured as the night’s keynote speaker. A former member of the Grammy award winning classical men’s ensemble “Chanticleer,” Alber advocates for organizations that support LGBTQ homeless youth.
The gala starts at 6 p.m. and is being held at the Halifax Marriot Harbourfront. Tickets are being sold for $125.
It’s official! Reflections is moving
Pending liquor board approval, Reflections Cabaret will be moving from its current location on Sackville Street to the building that housed the old Marquee Club and the Paragon Theatre on Gottingen Street. They hope to relocate before Christmas.
This move is subject to the possibility of the current building eventually closing down or being renovated.