May 17: International Day of Homophobia & Transphobia
In 2010, the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) celebrated 15 years of service to Nova Scotia’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) or Rainbow Community. NSRAP has been working since 1995 across Nova Scotia as a voice for our right to legal and social equality. Over the last 15 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 Sex Reassignment Surgeries, and the rights of LGBT 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.
NSRAP believes in working collaboratively throughout our ommunities 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.