Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Next few weeks: Tri Cities Gen Out

Sept 29: We're on, please join us from 6-8pm

Oct 6th: Sorry guys, Gen-Out will canceled for this week!

Oct 13th: Sorry guys, Gen-Out will canceled for this week due to Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!!

Oct 20th: We're back on! Please join us from 6-8pm

Oct 27th: Come out to our Halloween party (we're not meeting in our normal location). Please call to find out more....604-417-3626 or email genouttc@plea.bc.ca

Friday, September 19, 2014

GenOut TriCities

 See you all on Monday!

Gen Out Meeting time: Monday 6PM-8PM Please feel free to call me (604-708-2632) to leave a Voice-mail and I would be more than happy to contact you and give you more information (details and location)!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

It's been known by different names over the years—Bi Visibility Day, Bisexual Pride Day, CBD—but Celebrate Bisexuality Day remains dedicated to bringing respect, visibility, awareness, and education around all people who identify as having fluid identities. Since folks often face exclusion from gay, lesbian, and non-LGBT circles, Celebrate Bisexuality Day provides an international space for members of fluid communities to be seen, heard, and celebrated.

This year, marking the 15th annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day, GLAAD is taking its involvement in the day (September 23) to new heights.

The day was established by three advocates in 1999, and has since grown to get the attention of the White House, where officials met with 30 advocates on CBD 2013 to discuss bi equality, and has even been praised by a member of the UK government.

Earlier this year, GLAAD brought attention to the Bisexual Resource Center's Bisexual Health Awareness Month and GLAAD continues to regularly cover stories regarding the bi community.
Stay tuned for updates on the cool ways GLAAD will celebrate bisexuality, and, in the meantime, keep up with bi-related news at glaad.org/issues/bisexuality.

More information at the link below:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sexual Orientation and Human Rights in Canada

Canada Heritage Web Site:

Sexual Orientation and Human Rights
Throughout the world, sexual relationships between persons of the same gender have often been the cause for discrimination by state law and society.
In Canada, before 1969, same-sex practices between consenting adults were considered crimes punishable by imprisonment. That year, the Canadian government passed an omnibus bill decriminalizing private sexual acts between two people over the age of 21 – a breakthrough in treating gay men, lesbians and bisexuals equally under the law.
Almost ten years later, in 1977, Qu├ębec became the first jurisdiction in Canada to amend the province's Charter of Human Rights to include sexual orientation as a prohibited ground for discrimination.
Legal Protection
The Canadian Human Rights Act bans (or proscribes) discrimination, including the unequal treatment of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. In 1996, it was amended to explicitly include sexual orientation as one of the prohibited grounds of discrimination. This inclusion of sexual orientation in the Act was an express declaration by Parliament that gay and lesbian Canadians are entitled to "an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives they are able and wish to have..." (Section 2). The Canadian Human Rights Commission , which is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Act, provides further information about human rights and sexual orientation. Complaints, progress and other activities are all included in the commission's annual reports .
Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that every individual is to be considered equal regardless of religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, sex, age or physical or mental disability. In Egan v. Canada, [1995] 2 S.C.R. 513 , the Supreme Court of Canada held that although "sexual orientation" is not listed as a ground for discrimination in section 15(1), it constitutes an analogous ground on which claims of discrimination may be based. In Vriend v. Alberta, [1998] 1 S.C.R. 493 , the Court held that provincial human rights legislation that omitted the ground of sexual orientation violated section 15(1).

Gen Out Tri-Cities

See you all on Monday!

Gen Out Meeting time: Monday 6PM-8PM Please feel free to call me (604-708-2632) to leave a Voice-mail and I would be more than happy to contact you and give you more information (details and location)!