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HALIFAX: First gay-friendly mosque ready to open its doors

Halifax’s first gay-friendly mosque opening this summer

Halifax Unity Mosque sharing space with Universal Unitarian Church

CBC News Posted: Jul 25, 2014 3:51 PM AT Last Updated: Jul 25, 2014 3:58 PM AT

Nova Scotia’s first gay-friendly mosque is set to open in the next few weeks.

The Halifax Unity Mosque is an expansion of the Toronto Unity Mosque, also called el-Tawhid Juma Circle.

The mosque is a “gender-equal, LGBTI/queer-affirming” place for Muslims to worship, according to its Facebook page.

‘Queer Muslims are having to reclaim space that they may have had in the past.’- Syed Adnan Hussein

Syed Adnan Hussein has been building support for the Halifax Unity Mosque for a while. He found a space this week and hopes to start worship by next month.   Continue reading

Documentary on queer refugees fleeing to Canada screening for free on NFB website

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Award-winning doc on queer refugees fleeing to Canada screening for free on NFB website

December 7, 2012. 9:48 am • Section: Pop Tart

Award-winning doc on queer refugees fleeing to Canada screening for free on NFB website
Trudi, a lesbian from Jamaica who was “correctively” raped at gunpoint., is one of five refugees chronicled in Montreal filmmaker Paul Émile d’Entremont’s award-winning NFB documentary Last Chance. (All photos courtesy National Film Board of Canada) Continue reading

Metro Vancouver: Marie Lapuz, formerly known as John Carlo Embo Lapuz, stabbed to death; Asian male suspect at large

 

This picture comes from January Marie Lapuz’s Facebook page. Lapuz was identified as the victim in a weekend stabbing that was New Westminster’s first homicide of 2012.
Photograph by: Facebook photo , THE RECORD

Victim in New Westminster homicide identified: “She was a bright light and shining star”
By Alfie Lau, The Record October 4, 2012 4:19 PM

This picture comes from January Marie Lapuz’s Facebook page. Lapuz was identified as the victim in a weekend stabbing that was New Westminster’s first homicide of 2012.
Photograph by: Facebook photo , THE RECORD

METRO VANCOUVER — The victim of a fatal stabbing last weekend in New Westminster was an active volunteer who is described as a “bright light and shining star.”

January Marie Lapuz volunteered as a social coordinator, fundraiser and performer with Sher Vancouver, a social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender South Asians. Continue reading