Making the Annapolis Valley a better place for LGBTQ youth and our allies

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Welcome!  Below you’ll find news and events about the Valley Youth Project, an organization dedicated to connecting LGBTQ youth and our allies across the Annapolis Valley.  If you’re new, you might want to read more about who we are and why we’re here.

The Canadian Safe School Network is hosting a discussion about overcoming stigma, mental health, support and what it means to be LGBTQ in high school  Events occur across Canada, and Acadia University is hosting an event for students in the Annapolis Valley.  You must register to attend. The details are at this website  http://canadiansafeschools.com/thinktank/

May 20 Drop In: Q&A

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At our next Drop In, May 20, we’ll be answering your questions. You can bring along some of your own, or perhaps some that people have asked you but you’re not sure how to respond. We’ll discuss the questions amongst the participants present and come up with some answers, that we’ll then share on our Blog and Tumbler posts.

If you can’t make it to Drop In and want to see answers to your questions, you can post them in the comment section below, or through the “Contact Us” button above. You’ll also be able to submit anonymous questions if you’re at Drop In.

Perhaps you’re wondering what certain words mean,  or are curious about how people with a similar gender identity, or sexuality, experience their life, or whatever you’re thinking.  If we can’t come up with a good response to your question, we’ll try to direct you to someone who can.

Join us at the usual time, 6:30 to 8:30, Wednesday May 20, in Room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St. New Minas. If you’re taking Kings Transit, get off at the Flower Cart/Evangeline Middle School, or at the KenWo Golf Course. The LMCC is in-between those two stops.  We have extra bus tickets, if you need one to get home.

transWe’ll have a guest facilitator at our next Drop In on May 6.  Kentville lawyer Marc Charrier, will talk about the laws that can help protect us from discrimination.  Marc has been active in the Queer community wherever he has studied and worked, and has recently returned to live in Nova Scotia.

This will be our usual  informal discussion, so if you have any questions to ask, bring them along. Drop In is at the usual time and place, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30, in Room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St., New Minas.

If you’re taking Kings Transit, get off at the Flower Cart/Evangeline Middle School, or the Ken-Wo Golf Course. The Louis Millet Community Complex is between these two stops, and is a short walk from either of them.  We have bus tickets you can use, that you can pick up at Drop In.  Here is the bus route, and the bus schedule.  And we have snacks too.

crayons4 At our next Drop In on April 15, we’re dumping the drawing and colouring pencils onto the ping pong table and playing with them at will. Join us in making some random queer art. We’ll have the pin-button maker too. There’ll be no need to colour inside the lines. Maybe you have some of your own works in progress you can bring along to share with us.

We’re at the usual time and place, Wednesday at 6:30-8:30 in Room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, at 9489 Commercial Street in New Minas. If you’ve not been before, once inside the building, just follow the signs for the Valley Youth Project to the room with the rainbow flag on it’s door.  We’ll have snacks to help keep your creative juices flowing.

 

 

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We’re carrying on with our plans from our last Drop In that was cancelled, so at our next Drop In,  on April 1, we’re inviting you to share a clip  of your favourite TV show, movie, anime or any media piece (it doesn’t have to be electronic)  you think we might enjoy.  No worries if you don’t have a clip to show, you can just tell us about it.

Drop In is at the usual time and place: 6:30-8:30, in room 128 of the Louis Millet Community Complex, 9489 Commercial St., New Minas.  It’s okay to arrive later than 6:30, or leave before 8:30. We welcome queer youth and friends, 25 years and under.  There is no “membership” you need to join, just show up. We have snacks and drinks.

Eating disorder workshopWe would like to let you know of a  free workshop for people wishing to help support those with an eating disorder,  that is being offered March 20, at 9:30-3:00, in the Chipman Building Auditorium, Kentville.

This is available to people 18 years and older.  To register contact 902-679-2870.

This is not a Valley Youth Project event, we just wish to share the information with you.

We’re cancelling Drop In for Wednesday March 18.  We are giving in to the snow storm.    The next Drop In will be April 1 – no fooling.

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