Legal transition: a visual how-to guide to changing your legal name or sex designation in New Brunswick

So, you’ve made the decision to change your legal documents to reflect your chosen name and gender identity. Congrats for taking this step! Now, there’s a legal process you will need to follow in order to make this real. Service New Brunswick (SNB) offers all the information and forms required, but some of us likeContinue reading “Legal transition: a visual how-to guide to changing your legal name or sex designation in New Brunswick”

Going ALL OUT At PIEcon 2022

Every year at the end of October, students from Gender and Sexuality Alliances at anglophone high schools all over New Brunswick come together to celebrate PIEcon – an annual conference organized by Pride in Education. Students have a chance to get together with like-minded individuals in a safe space, attend panels and workshops, learn newContinue reading “Going ALL OUT At PIEcon 2022”

Bringing the House Down with Pearle Harbour at Imperial Theatre

This past weekend, Chroma NB had the opportunity to visit the Imperial Theatre, where “wartime wonder” Pearle Harbour took the stage to perform some classic pop songs and entertaining stories with her show “Agit-Pop!”. The drag tragicomedienne sang us some of her favourites with musical accompaniment by Steven Conway, including the classic “Somewhere Over theContinue reading “Bringing the House Down with Pearle Harbour at Imperial Theatre”

Teaming Up To Provide Access to Safe Binders

UPDATE (Oct 28, 2022): We are now full of orders! We’ll be doing this again in about 5 weeks time Are you interested in binding your chest, but aren’t quite sure how to get a binder? Well, you’re in luck! We have binders, and we want to help you out!  Chest binding is the actContinue reading “Teaming Up To Provide Access to Safe Binders”

Thirty Rainbow Folks from Saint John and Sussex Hiking at Sussex Bluffs Trail

Last Saturday, 30 members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies from Saint John and Sussex came together to hike the Sussex Bluffs Trail with Chroma. As usual, this new adventure was also an opportunity for attendees to meet new friends and strengthen ties in the community in a safe and judgment-free space. The walk hadContinue reading “Thirty Rainbow Folks from Saint John and Sussex Hiking at Sussex Bluffs Trail”

Rainbow community folks of all ages showed off their creativity in a clay sculpture workshop

Last Tuesday, people and family members of all ages from elementary school aged children to more seasoned folks learned to create clay sculptures at Chroma’s Rainbow Connections group, this week led by facilitator Kenny Donahue, a sculpting clay enthusiast.  With around 25 people in the room, Kenny taught attendees how to create small shapes withContinue reading “Rainbow community folks of all ages showed off their creativity in a clay sculpture workshop”

Plants, Mushrooms and Birds in a Fun 2SLGBTQIA+ Hike with Kirsten Johnsen

Last Saturday, eight members and allies of the Chroma’s 2SLBTQIA+ community explored Boars Head Nature Preserve, one of the last natural areas with water access in the Millidgeville area of Saint John. Kirsten Johnsen, biologist and conservationist, led the group through the preserve’s trail, teaching them to identify trees, plants, mushrooms and birds. The walkersContinue reading “Plants, Mushrooms and Birds in a Fun 2SLGBTQIA+ Hike with Kirsten Johnsen”

Preventing Monkeypox (mpox)* and fighting stigma

Since early May, more than 60,000 cases of mpox have been reported worldwide. This is the largest ever outbreak of the disease. In Canada, 1,379 cases have been confirmed.  Most recent global research concludes that 98% of positive cases have been in gay or bisexual men, and transmission has primarily been suspected to occur duringContinue reading “Preventing Monkeypox (mpox)* and fighting stigma”

Representing the Rainbow at the YMCA Community Connections Fair

On Wednesday, September 14th, Chroma’s Mariah Darling and Kailer Boyne participated in the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Community Connections Fair, held at Market Square in uptown Saint John. The Fair brought many different groups from Saint John together to let newcomers know what resources and events are available to them. Chroma participated in theContinue reading “Representing the Rainbow at the YMCA Community Connections Fair”

Kayaking and Indigenous stories during a gorgeous sunset

During a perfect and colorful sunset this past Saturday, 2SLGBTQIA+ folks went kayaking then shared stories around a bonfire at Dominion Park Beach, Saint John. Go Fundy Events provided everyone with all the equipment and knowledge necessary for the journey. Go Fundy guides took the group on an almost two hour route on the WolastoqContinue reading “Kayaking and Indigenous stories during a gorgeous sunset”