Archive for October, 2010

Call for submissions for “BETTER: queer writers speak on their survival”


Here’s a call-out for submissions of short written works that might be of interest to some of you. Even if you’re still in high school, people should hear your voice!


All GLBTIQ-identified poets are invited to submit up to 5 poems or short autobiographical stories to a new anthology, BETTER: queer writers speak on their survival.

Submission deadline: December 1, 2010 (early submissions encouraged)

Submit work to:

The recent “It Gets Better” campaign responding to the epidemic of bullying and the recent spate of suicides by gay youth begs, to us, the larger question of what it means and what is required of us for things to “get better.”

We’re looking for poems and autobiographical stories about what it was like growing up, and what it is like now that we’re older. What kept us going then, and what drives us now. We’re not necessarily looking for happy endings, but an honest statement about who we are as people, and how we got here, whether that experience is filled with rage, joy, confusion, or anything in between. (more…)

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Wanna talk about SEX?


If you like talking about sex or if you have any thoughts or questions about it, come to Head & Hand’s new monthly drop-in sessions!  These are informal hang-outs for youth 12-18 to come to Head & Hands and meet other youth who want to talk about sex and sexuality, or who want to become peer sex educators in their own schools and communities. There will be workshops, discussions, activities and games, possibly movies, always free food and not mention condoms and lube!!!  This is also a great way to get involved in the Sense Project or take action in your school or community! 

The first drop-in is on Wednesday, October 27th from 4-6pm at Head & Hands (5833 Sherbrooke West). If you want to come or want more info, visit

Two new job postings at Head & Hands!


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Head & Hands, a community youth organization, is hiring an Evening Office & Website Coordinator (permanent position $15.32/hr + benefits).  Ideal candidate can start asap, eligible for Emploi Quebec subvention salariale.  Must be available Mon, Wed, and Thurs 4:45-9:30, Tues 12:45-9:30, some later shifts Tues/Thurs, and Fri from 9-5. Committed to empowerment, harm reduction approach. Skills: bilingual, previous work with youth, strong communication skills, website management & social networking websites. Assets: ability to translate from Eng to Frn, experience working with diverse communities.  Only candidates selected will be contacted.  People from traditionally disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply. CVs and cover letter to or (514) 481-2336 by Oct. 8th 9am (Attn: EOWC hiring)


Head & Hands is looking for a Fundraising and Development Coordinator. The ideal candidate will possess: Excellent in-person and written communication skills; bilingualism, financial and budget management skills, and be a highly motivated, innovative and dynamic leader with a strong commitment to youth empowerment and social justice. Event planning, media, marketing and grant-writing experience are assets. Must be able to lead team of staff and volunteers and work autonomously. Ideal candidate is eligible for subvention salariale from Emploi Quebec. CVs and cover letter to by Oct. 25th 9am (Attn: FRDC hiring). Only candidates selected will be contacted.  Members of traditionally disadvantaged communities are encouraged to apply.

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