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First in Their Fields, These Trans People Made History

These transgender Canadians have broken down barriers and made history by becoming the first in their fields.

Canada is no stranger to the efforts and fights trans individuals have endured. Moreover, the True North has no shortage of incredible figures who have broken down barriers and put themselves on the map.

Best of all, they are the first to do it.

Osobe WaberiNarcity

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2SLGBTQ+ Art Installation by Queer Artist Margot Durling Revealed

Halifax, N.S. – Halifax Common reveals new 2SLGBTQ+ art installation titled “Chosen Family”.

Titled “Chosen Family,” the art piece was created by non-binary, transgender and queer artist Margot Durling. It stands at the edge of the Halifax Common at the North Park Street and Cogswell Road intersection.

“Seeing yourself reflected in the built environment is a very powerful form of validation and belonging,” Durling, who’s also a designer and musician, said at the unveiling. “Especially when you’ve lived most of your life not seeing yourself reflected in the world. There is a significant difference between ‘all are welcome’ and ‘this space was created with you in mind.’”

Chris StoodleyHalifax Today

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QUSIC – Damase Elis

Damase Elis is playing at Friends of Dorothy Lounge tonight, Wednesday, October 28, from 7 pm – 9 pm.

Damase Elis (she/her) is a Calgary born singer-songwriter with roots in Batoche, Saskatchewan; roots that make her proudly Métis. Damase formerly performed under the alias ‘Riel’ but has since returned to performing by her given name. Her music is a culmination of both ancestral and contemporary sounds, inspired by literature, folk tunes, and a unique lineage. Damase most recently performed in the Central Okanagan during the Kelowna Pride Festival on September 26, 2020.

This show can be watched live or by live stream. To reserve a table, please visit the Facebook Event Page and click the link that says ‘Find Tickets’.

Or watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE. –

QUSIC is a new LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series, produced by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc., in which all presenting artists must identify under the LGBT2Q+ spectrum. This innovative series celebrates the LGBTQ2+ community, which includes individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit as well as a range of other gender and sexual identities. QUSIC will feature solo performers, duos or group acts, provided that the headlining artist identifies as LGBT2Q+.

QUSIC supports the growth and development of the Canadian music industry, highlighting artists who identify as LGBT2Q+. The music series invests in Canadian talent and will help to grow awareness of LGBT2Q+ musical artists, and helping to put money in their pockets so that they may continue to create this essential art form.

‘She Kills Monsters’ Opens October 25th

It’s sweet, funny and poignant and has some serious LGTBQ+ moments that could provoke some real conversation.

OKM Theatre Proudly Presents: ‘She Kills Monsters’

Do you remember the 90’s? This quirky award winning play is set in the world of small town USA and the world of Dungeons and Dragons!  Funny, both heartwarming and heartbreaking, this sister story delves into 90’s geek culture and LGBTQ conversations that need to be continued.

Mature content. 13+

October 25, 26, 27 – Tickets available from cast or at the door. Social distancing/Family Bubbles and masks required – 50 seats pershow

OKM Theatre – 4544 Gordon Drive

National Monument Looking for LGBT2Q+ Submissions

LGBT2Q+ national monument remembering the historic discrimination against LGBTQ2+ people in Canada is looking for LGBTQ2+ submissions.

Teams of professional artists, landscape architects, architects and other urban design professionals are invited to submit their credentials and examples of work for consideration as part of the Request for Qualifications for the LGBTQ2+ National Monument. The deadline is January 5, 2021. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, and the LGBT Purge Fund—the project proponent—issued the request in cooperation with the National Capital Commission.

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