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”

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”

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”

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”

Sand sculptures and fun at Bayshore beach

Chroma is making the most of the summer 2022! Last Sunday, Bayshore beach on the West Side of Saint John witnessed an exciting sand castle competition! Groups of families and friends, both 2SLGBTQIA+ folks and allies, showed off their talent in sand sculpting. The day was organized by Sculpture Saint John during their 10th andContinue reading “Sand sculptures and fun at Bayshore beach”

Chroma and L’Arche celebrated disability and 2SLGBTQIA+ pride holding a beach games day

Last Saturday with temperatures in the high 20s, the beach was the perfect spot to be. Just as celebrating rainbow pride all year long is important, so is celebrating disability pride, and making space for those who share both identities. Chroma teamed up with L’Arche Saint John to hold a beach games day. Some folksContinue reading “Chroma and L’Arche celebrated disability and 2SLGBTQIA+ pride holding a beach games day”

2SLGBTQIA+ hiking crew enjoyed ocean vistas at the Irving Nature Park

On a sunny and fresh afternoon, hikers from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies enjoyed landscapes and nature at Irving Nature Park, on Sunday, August 21st.  Twelve participants, guided by Chroma volunteer, Dan Simard, walked the Heron Trail for an hour, ending at the seal observation deck. Although the trail had some challenging points, adults andContinue reading “2SLGBTQIA+ hiking crew enjoyed ocean vistas at the Irving Nature Park”