Families are the focus at this the 12th annual International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Breakfast.
Held annually to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the QMUNITY sponsored breakfast has previously tackled issues of homophobia and transphobia in sports, LGBTQ refugees, queer relationships, and aging.
This year QMUNITY, British Columbia’s queer resource centre, places the focus on family as Emmy and Gemini Award-winning news anchor Kevin Newman and his son, Alex, share their story of struggle, connection, and forgiveness after Alex came out as gay.
The Newman’s are co-authors of the 2015 book “All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men”. The book is more than a simple story of father’s struggle in accepting his gay son though, as the two men explore a deeper familial bond that many modern families are struggling with.
The 2016 International Day Against Homophobia Breakfast takes place Friday, May 13 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia St) from 7am-9:30am. Tickets are available online.