Hello Voices of Get REAL! I figured for my first post it seemed fitting to welcome two humans I admire so much, Bobby Mac and To The Max D! Both are joining the full time squad, and I am so proud to be working with these two dynamic, talented, and kind individuals. Shout out to the awesome Jeanette Stock for all her help getting the crew set up with Pressly!
Audace 2017 / OUTShine 2017
Hey folks, it's time to start getting excited about OUTShine 2017! April 28 - 30, 2017 is going to be a jam-packed and exciting weekend for LGBTQI2S high school students and educators! Save the date and start planning your group's trip today! You can RSVP at http://Outshine.Egale.ca to receive more info.
Why 'they' matters: Opinion
"They" matters, Get REAL!
28-year-old with terminal cancer plans performance art living funeral
A 28-year-old Manitoba man with terminal cancer is planning a performance art show that will also function as his living funeral — all in an effort to confront the way we think and talk about death.
Marching to Make Trent Safe
A Make Trent Safe march was held Wednesday afternoon from the Bata Library podium at Trent University by a group that held a rally to show support for their cause of eliminating discrimination.
Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDOR - November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can participate.
'Other' gender option offered for 1st time on federal travel document
A travel document required by visitors to Canada starting Thursday will offer applicants the option "other" under gender. The change is among the first measures promised by the Trudeau government toward "gender inclusiveness" on official documents.
We Are Non-Binary Trans People And Yes, We Exist
Trans people are diverse, but we are not all the same. Non-binary trans people have been largely excluded from the discussion about trans people, and this erasure delegitimizes our identity. What troubles me is that some people are acting out dangerous forms of transphobia to erase non-binary trans people.
Chris Studer – WE Profile
Meet the former bully who’s done a complete 180 in the name of equality. It takes some major guts to admit when you’re wrong. Chris Studer who’s now one of the founders of Get REAL, a non-profit that’s all about eliminating LGBTQ discrimination in schools, isn’t shy about his past. “I was definitely part of […]
First US Presentation in Boston!
On May 17, Get REAL presented to its first ever US school! Chris and Marley had an incredibly time presenting to this group. Lots of amazing feedback from the presentation, as well as some great Q& A at the end. Some of our personal favourites were: “This was a good presentation and I think it would be highly beneficial to do this periodically at MVRHS, if it’s possible (and have it to be mandatory, that would be ideal). Sincerely, a queer trans senior (the only trans senior, actually), who already knew a lot of what you were talking about and appreciated it being brought to the school” “Thank you for giving the world more knowledge than ignorance on a topic so vital and worthy of talking about. Give my love to the 6.” “To Max - same name! :) I’m also trans. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.” “Thank you for giving the world more knowledge than ignorance on a topic so vital & worthy of talking about.” On to the next one, as Jay-Z says..