In April of 1977 about a dozen men were thrown out of the Jury Room bar, on the corner of Argyle & Prince streets, for being gay. They fought back, and Rebecca Rose tells the story.
Today’s LGBTQ2S+ landmark is Forrest House, a.k.a. a Woman’s Place. Many lesbians and bisexual women were involved, though they didn’t always feel welcome, Rebecca Rose writes.
Rebecca Rose continues her virtual tour of historic LGBTQ2S+ Halifax with a look at Citadel Hill and other popular cruising spots in the sixties and seventies. “If the action fails, there’s always the view.”
Today historic LGBTQ2S+ history guide Rebecca Rose takes us to the beverage room in the Dresden Arms Hotel. People from the hotel used to come down to watch the lesbians.
Rebecca Rose continues her virtual tour of LGBTQ2S+ history with a visit of the Green Lantern Building on Barrington Street.
Rebecca Rose takes us on a virtual tour of some significant spots in Halifax LGBTQ2S+ history. First stop, the Turret!
Rebecca Rose takes a look at a new Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) policy that means that Transgender women can now be sent to women’s prisons while Transgender men will serve their time in a men’s prison, if that is their preference. Under the old policy inmates were sent to the federal institution that “matched” their genitals, not their gender identity. Rene Callahan-St John, a member of the Prisoners Correspondence Project views the change as a victory, but says much more remains to be done.
A problematic story in the Chronicle Herald about a staffer’s transphobic comments causes reporter Rebecca Rose to take an in depth look at the harm they cause and and how to counteract them. She also looks at the significant policy changes that triggered the comments, and how these changes came about. But no matter how good the policy changes and staff training, decarceration and community inclusion remain the best solution, advocates say.