Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project

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Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project

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Dates of existence

1995 -


Founded in 1995, the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP) is a non-profit advocacy organization that strives to provide a coherent voice for gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirit, trans and queer people throughout Nova Scotia. NSRAP has met every three months since January 1996 and was officially incorporated in February 2000. It played a key role in the Halifax Rainbow Health Project and continues to work on trans health issues, advocating for provincial funding of gender confirming surgeries and the rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ 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 Scotia.


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Hattie, Brenda

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ca. 2001-2005

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Hattie was director of NSRAP for several years in the early 2000s.

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Fougere, Bob

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Fougere was a member of NSRAP, beginning his time as Coordinator in 1996 and leaving his role on the Board of Directors in 2007.

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The Chicago Manual of Style. 17th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.



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Record revised March 3, 2022 by Rachel Moore


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Dan MacKay. "Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project". Halifax Rainbow Encyclopedia. Accessed on March 3, 2022.;oldid=NsRap;id=NSRAP

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