Dal Gender and Women's Studies Collective

Via CBC

Early Tuesday morning a local Halifax transsexual performer by the name of Elle Noir was shot in her Fairview apartment. The bullet hit her right arm and she is in the hospital being treated. She says that the men who shot her were yelling hateful slurs such as “Faggot tranny.” This crime obviously arose from pure hatred. Read the full CBC article here.
This is Canada in 2011! It is shameful that such bigotry still exists. Canadians like to sit around and say “Oh look at the US they have all the hate crimes and bigotry. Somebody should really do something.” Obviously we need to step up the LGBT activist efforts right here at home. We are sending all of our positive thoughts to Elle Noir and wish her a quick recovery.
Want to get involved in Halifax? Here is a short list of LGBT safe and friendly organizations:
Visit GayHalifax for more information about the Rainbow community of Halifax
Dal Women’s Centre
DalOUT
B.L.T. Womyn of Halifax
The Youth Project

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