Tuesday, March 22, 2016

GENOUT - Tri-Cities - Upcoming Meeting Information

Hello Everyone,

Monday March 28th 2016 - Meeting Cancelled! Happy Easter!
Monday April 4th 2016 - Meeting Cancelled - Sorry Everyone
Monday April 11th 2016 - Meeting Cancelled - Sorry Everyone
Monday April 18th 2016 - Meeting Back on! See you there!

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)!

The laramie Project: Renegade Studios and Douglas College


There are two opportunities to see The Laramie Project. One in Vancouver through Renegade Studios and the second at full cost through Douglas College in New Westminster.

The Laramie Project (2000) is a play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project (specifically, Leigh Fondakowski, Stephen Belber, Greg Pierotti, Barbara Pitts, Stephen Wangh, Amanda Gronich, Sara Lambert, John McAdams, Maude Mitchell, Andy Paris, and Kelli Simpkins) about the reaction to the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.[1] The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.[2] The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members' own journal entries, and published news reports. It is divided into three acts, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.[3]

First opportunity: Renegade Studios in Vancouver:
The Laramie Project in Vancouver, from March 30th to April 3rd - Are seeking youth who are involved in Anti-bullying, Human Rights, LGBTQ campaigns to open up the opportunity for youth to see the story of the murder of Matthew Shepard and to add to their understanding of how far we've come as a society and how far we still have to go. They have  60 tickets left, and we are hoping for them to be utilized March 30 or 31.
Here is a link to a recent news article about our production. 
Info on our show can be found on our web site. Here

Second opportunity: Douglas College in New Westminster.


 

Monday, March 14, 2016

GENOUT- Tri Cities

Meeting is on for today - See everyone tonight!  Don't forget about the time change!

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, March 8, 2016

"NYC bathrooms are now safer places for transgender people."




On Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order mandating that transgender people be allowed to use whichever bathroom they would prefer to use in all city-owned buildings.

The new policy also includes locker rooms, and will be enforced in public hospitals and public housing buildings, which have agreed to participate even though they are not technically owned by the city, according to the Observer.

On Facebook, the mayor announced, "NYC bathrooms are now safer places for transgender people." He wrote, "In New York City ... we do not tolerate discrimination."

"I think New York City has an obligation to lead. I think we have an obligation show that everyone should be embraced and everyone should be accepted," de Blasio said at a press conference on Monday, the Observer reported. "Change comes from the grassroots. Change comes from the ground, and if people who believe in human rights don't stand up for them, it lets those negative voices dominate."

According to CBS New York, the order does not affect NYC public schools, which already require students be allowed to use the bathroom matching their gender identity. The network also reported that a bill, which would require private businesses to label all single-occupancy bathrooms available for use by the general public as gender neutral, is waiting for review by the City Council.

Discrimination against transgender people has long been under fire across the city's five boroughs.
In December, the New York City Commission on Human Rights cited a 2002 law in its provision that employers must refer to transgender people by their pronouns of choice  The commission also advised that transgender people must "be permitted to use single-sex facilities, such as bathrooms or locker rooms, and participate in single-sex programs, consistent with their gender, regardless of their sex assigned at birth, anatomy, medical history, appearance, or the sex indicated on their identification."

Monday, March 7, 2016

GENOUT Tri-Cites

Meeting is on for today - See everyone tonight! 

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, March 1, 2016

CAMPOUT


Welcome to CampOUT! An amazing summer camping experience for BC’s queer, trans and allied youth aged 14-21. An opportunity to become leaders for social change and make friends, access resources, engage in imaginative, critical, and innovative workshops as well as traditional camp activities like canoeing, campfires, and arts and crafts.


CampOUT dates this year will be  JULY 7-10, 2016!!!! and CampOUT Leadership Training camp will be the May Long Weekend ( May 20-23, 2016)! Online application forms will be available February. We are SO excited about our SEVENTH year of CampOUT! We are receiving lots of support from UBC and the wider Vancouver community to create this opportunity for youth from all parts of B.C. and the Yukon to come together and CampOUT! All youth between ages 14-21  are welcome to apply.

http://campout.ubc.ca/