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Category: Pride and Friends

Click on image to view video At the November 2021 meeting of Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council, Charles Dougherty and Rita Beauséjour shared a presentation with a proposal: “That the Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council undertakes the formal process required by Affirm United in order to become an Affirming Regional Council.”For more information, contact David-Roger Gagnon.

Fierté et Ami.e.s – Pride & Friends made a successful presentation at the November meeting for the Regional Council to begin the formal Affirm United process to become an affirming regional Council. A video of the bilingual presentation will be made available shortly. The importance of creating safe space for all points of view in upcoming conversations will be an important consideration as the work begins in earnest. Anyone who would like to be part of that conversation should contact...

The West Island LGBTQ2+ Centre stands with the Trans, Intersex, and Two-Spirit communities in denouncing and condemning Bill #2 (projet de loi no. 2), proposed by Minister Simon Jolin-Barette. This Bill includes many dangerous and damaging articles that will directly and adversely impact the lives of Trans, Non-Binary, and Intersex people across Quebec. Learn more: http://www.lgbtq2centre.com/news.html Download bilingual press release: Press Release - Opposition to Bill 2 Press Release -...

The West Island LGBTQ2+ Centre marked the 10th anniversary of its opening with an outdoor reception on September 26, 2021, including a tour of the Centre, a BBQ, rainbow cupcakes, and speeches by Director David Hawkins, Rev. Shaun Fryday, community leaders, community partners and elected officials. The Centre started as an outreach ministry of Beaconsfield United Church, and continues to be one of the very few services to the LGBTQ2+ community in the West Island.Learn more:...

Le Devoir, a Quebec news agency, recently created a video (in French) highlighting one of Conseil régional Nakonha:ka Regional Council's candidates for ministry, Raphaël Pérusse, also known as Sophia III.In this video, Raphaël shares a story of faith, authenticity and inclusivity in the context of the affirming values of the United Church of Canada. Leading worship in drag at Beaconsfield United Church during Pride Month is just one of many possible ways of healing historic and...