Mission & Values
The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) seeks equality for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. NSRAP seeks to foster change in our communities and our society at large so that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and included. We will achieve this through community development, networking, outreach, education, and political action.
NSRAP believes in working collaboratively throughout our communities and with government, businesses, institutions, and individuals to foster change. As our community advances from legal equality to true social equality, we rely on interested volunteers and active members who identify and bring relevant issues to the Board for action.
Since 1995, NSRAP has strived to provide a coherent voice for gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirited, transsexual, transgender, and queer people – a group we refer to as the ‘Rainbow Community’ – throughout Nova Scotia.
In 2010, NSRAP celebrated 15 years of service to Nova Scotia’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) or Rainbow Community. NSRAP has been working across Nova Scotia as a voice for our right to legal and social equality. For nearly 20 years NSRAP has been a strong advocate for the rights of our communities. NSRAP played a key role in the Halifax Rainbow Health Project and continues to work on transgender health issues, including provincial funding of gender confirming surgeries, and the rights of LGBTQ elders in long term care. NSRAP has participated in numerous human rights cases involving same-sex rights, and was instrumental in bringing marriage equality to Nova Scotians.