Post Tagged with: "LGBTQ"

LGBTQ+ wellness study sheds light on some of the issues affecting marginalized communities

LGBTQ+ wellness study sheds light on some of the issues affecting marginalized communities

Though being part of the LGBTQ+ community in the Waterloo region might look like it is all rainbows and sparkles, things are a lot darker than they seem, as concluded and reiterated by The Outlook Study. The Outlook Study, led by Robb Travers, associate professor of Health Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, is one of the most comprehensive, in-depth studies […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Photo by Sadman Sakib Rahman

A look at The Rainbow Centre’s 5th annual Trans Allyship Workshop

On Thursday, Oct. 25, the WLU Rainbow Centre hosted part one their annual Trans Allyship workshop series, taking place at the Paul Martin Centre.  The workshop was facilitated by trans community organizers to give participants the skills and knowledge necessary to be able to practice allyship with trans students within our community. “Trans Allyship is a workshop that was created […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · News ·
Rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Uptown, vandalized three days later

Rainbow crosswalk unveiled in Uptown, vandalized three days later

This past Wednesday May 30, Waterloo’s first rainbow crosswalk was officially unveiled in the heart of uptown  located on Willis Way near the Waterloo Town Square. Dave Jaworsky, mayor of Waterloo, Melissa Durrell, uptown councillor, Tracy Van Kalsbeek, UpTown Waterloo BIA executive director, individuals from OK2BME and a crowd of over almost 30 were there to commemorate the unveiling. The […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Equal Voices works to empower women in politics

March 25, 2018 marked the founding meeting of Equal Voice for the Waterloo Region. Equal Voice is a national multi-partisan organization with the mandate to elect more women to all levels of the political office. The offices of Catherine Fife, member of provincial parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo and Katherine Bergman, president and vice-chancellor of St. Jerome’s University, organized the event to […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
Graphic by Alan Li

Outlook Study reveals prevalent challenges within LGBTQ+ community

The Outlook Study, which was recently conducted by researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University, along with different community partners, looked at the various issues that members of the LGBTQ+ community face in Waterloo Region.  The team undertook a large scale survey on individuals who identified as LGBTQ+ and were at least 16 years of age, living in the Waterloo region.  A […]

by Pranav Desai· · News ·
Reflecting on the meaning of Pride

Reflecting on the meaning of Pride

For many of us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Warm weather, the sun, at least some free time and the rainbow flag is flying overhead. June is Pride Month and festivals are picking up to celebrate LGBTQ+ folks in our communities. Queer history is being explored and showcased in many ways for those who are eager to […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Arts and Life, Events, Life ·
Photo by Madeline McInnis

Why “partners” isn’t always the word to use

There’s no doubt that our words have impact. From our earliest days in elementary school, we’re told to watch our words. Even when your words may seem well-intentioned, the people on the receiving end may not agree. Especially when you’re talking about a person’s personal life, you don’t get to decide that their word choice is wrong. The biggest example […]

by Madeline McInnis· · Opinion ·