Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project

The Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) seeks equity, justice, and human rights for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Nova Scotia. NSRAP seeks to create change in our communities and our society at large so that all 2SLGBTQIA+ people are included, valued, and celebrated. We will achieve this through building community and developing strong networks outside of the community in addition to public outreach, education, and political action.

Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia

The Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia (RRANS) is a grassroots, registered non-profit society, established in 2011, to advocate, support, and privately sponsor LGBTQI refugees seeking to resettle in Nova Scotia.

The Youth Project 

The Youth Project is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing support and services to youth, 25 and under, around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. We have a provincial mandate so although we are located in HRM, we travel around the province to meet with youth in other communities. We provide a variety of programs and services including support groups, referrals, supportive counselling, a resource library, educational workshops, social activities, and a food bank.

Gay Halifax

This collaborative wiki site is a queer encyclopedia for Halifax. Among other things, the site lists local events, groups, and services, and has an extensive section on Halifax’s queer history.


COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in their communities.

NSCAD Queer Collective

"We are a student-run collective that focuses on topics and initiatives that are relevant to the queer community. As a collective we believe it is vital to build, nurture, and sustain a strong queer presence within NSCAD, and strengthen the queer community in Halifax. We strive to raise queer awareness, break down gender binary systems, and eliminate all forms of gender and sexuality oppression by maintaining an active presence within our school. Regardless of who you are or where you come from NSCAD is a place where you can be assured that you have allies."