Join us for June’s Talk It Out which will feature a workshop and discussion facilitated by some awesome folks from Venus Envy. June 5th @ 6PM
Venus Envy is an education-oriented sex shop and bookstore located on Barrington Street in Halifax. They have a large book selection that features feminist, queer, and generally left leaning books in many genres including literature, health and well-being, cook books, philosophy, cultural studies, development studies, abortion, violence and recovery, sexuality and gender issues, erotica, and many more. You will also find magazines and zines on such topics as trans and queer issues, bisexuality, body image, queer culture, feminist pop culture, sex, fetish, and more topics that are always changing and expanding.
Venus Envy also sells art, massage oils and creams, menstrual products (including the Diva Cup), herbal teas, lube and condoms, and much more. They bring in products made by local craftspeople whenever possible, and display work by local artists on a rotating monthly basis. Venus Envy also offers workshops on sex and relationships where people can ask questions and share their experiences in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Some topics that will be covered are safe sex tips and sexual health information, consent and how to say no, and where to get resources for LGBTQ and non-binary folks! This is a safe space to ask questions (there will be an anonymous question jar!) and talk openly about sexual health. Please come with respect and an open mind!
This event, like all YP events, is drug and alcohol free and open to youth 25 and under.
The Youth Project gives major thanks to the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP), everyone present at the IDAHAT rally, our youth speaker Jessica for her amazing speech and sharing her story, and members of Nova Scotia Gay/Straight Alliances for an energetic human chain (and Lady Gaga sing-along). We’re proud to be in a community full of love and support for LGBTQ youth. <3
The Halifax Public Libraries consist of 14 branches in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Inquiries, Borrowing/Renewals: 490-5753
Want to get a library card but are unsure if you can have your preferred name on the card?! No need to worry because the libraries in the HRM area are taking great strides into being inclusive!
“We’ll call you by the name you want – Maybe your legal name is too stuffy or maybe your familiar name has become an integral part of your identity. Regardless, if you tell us your chosen name, we will greet you with it.”
The votes are in!
We will once again be teaming up with Empire Theaters for pride this year and we have finally narrowed down are movie choices. Drum roll please….
Mean Girls was a no brainer and for something a little more serious, the french film Tomboy.
I know what you are all thinking, that it is…
I know right?
So stay tuned for more awesome updates as to what more awesome things are to come during pride!
Our small but mighty collection of LGBTQ books that have local content. These all take place in Nova Scotia!
Today, the Youth Project joins our community in marking the loss of local activist Raymond Taavel. We know that a year later, some are feeling the loss as keenly as if it happened yesterday. It has given The Youth Project much to think about as advocates for LGBTQ youth - in the wake of this tragedy we’ve had many conversations about what it means to be out, to be visible, and what we need to feel safe.
We are humbled by the support shown to us as an organization, and that people have felt us worthy of being recognized in his memory. We thank his family and friends for including The Youth Project in their process of remembering him.
We would like to remind youth that we have support services available for anyone who wants to reach out and talk. The YP is coming into its 20th year in Nova Scotia, and while things steadily improve, the loss of Raymond reminds us homophobia is something we all must keep fighting. It also reminds us that despite our differences, the community can pull together when we need each other most. We are sad, yet in seeing all of the rainbows in our neighbourhood we are hopeful, and we remember that our allies are here.
The YP is usually covered in rainbows but today we put up even more of them, with a renewed commitment to keep talking to each other, to lookout for each other, and keep fighting for change.
With much respect,
The Youth Project
We are once again hosting two amazing camps this summer so save the dates! There will be more info provided soon on how to register!! :)
This incident is a solid reminder of why we do what we do - and why policies to include transgender students are so important.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
Happy holidays from the Youth Project! To celebrate, the YP is going to host a special Easter extravaganza: complete with a YP-wide Easter egg hunt and (because we obviously can’t celebrate without glitter) a glitter egg fight in the backyard afterwards! If you like hanging out with people, having tons of fun, and eating copious amounts of chocolate, this is for you.
This special drop-in will be on Tuesday, April 9, from 5-8pm. As always, it’s totally free and open to everybody 25 and under, and as always, The Youth Project’s strict no drugs/alcohol policy will be enforced.
This event is BYOB (bring your own baskets).
Hope to see you there!