“It is now that we must do the critical work to validate those who have come before us, to make sure that trans people in this province are no longer hidden from history.”
St. John’s Pride Week festival and parade have grown “exponentially” in recent years and remain important not only as celebrations, but also as platforms for progress on gender equality, say organizers.
As unprecedented numbers marched in St. John’s annual Pride parade Sunday, participants past and present reflect on LGBTQ struggles, achievements and the road ahead. (With files from Hans Rollmann.)
Province’s first-ever collectively organized Trans March takes over streets of downtown St. John’s a day ahead of the city’s annual Pride Parade.
Before the celebration, came the struggle. And despite the progress that’s been made, the struggle continues today.
Legislative changes are coming that will allow some people in the province to correct erroneously certified gender markers on their birth certificates and other government-issued identification.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s new recruitment ad backfires in all the worst ways, and undermines a lot of really good work they’ve done recently
The LGB and Trans rights movements have evolved both together and separately. Pride Week is an opportunity to celebrate and discuss the similarities and differences shared by members of each
People turned out in record numbers to march in Sunday’s Pride Parade in St. John’s and celebrate the end of Pride Week 2013.
On Tuesday St. John’s became the first Canadian city to raise the Trans Pride flag as part of its Pride Week celebrations, but the question remains: Are there enough colours in the spectrum to represent all the ways people identify in terms of sexual and gender orientation?