It’s been almost 19 years since the last time I was out in Halifax while dressed. My wife and I stayed at the Prince George Hotel. I got to walk with here through Scotia Square, around a few blocks and eat supper at the Keg Steakhouse. The next day while she was busy with a business conference, I headed over the the Halifax Shopping Centre and the Sears Outlet store across the way. Mostly just walking around but I did try on some clothes at Sears and all the time never once was I conscious of anybody staring at me. That was 19 years ago…I have no idea where I got the nerve to do it. And I haven’t been out since until recently.
Now that was many years ago. I was younger and more foolish maybe, but now with a family, I wouldn’t have a clue where to start if I wanted to hit Halifax for some evening entertainment and remain within a safe and accepting environment. But then again, maybe I can still get away with passing in the main stream?
Anyway, I have heard of a few places mentioned where some of our local Halifax ladies have been able to enjoy themselves. These establishments either cater mostly to the LGB (and T) communities: Menx and Mollyz, The Company House and Reflections Cabaret.
Another option for where to eat is to check out what yelp has to say a bout Gay Restaurants in Halifax. I’m just guessing at resent but believe they would also be accepting of crossdressers.
As far as shopping goes, Sobeys, Superstore, Shoppers and the Bay as well at the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth have been reported as decent places to go. That’s not saying nobody is going to notice you, so it will depend on your comfort level.
All the major hotel chains seem to be recognized as gay friendly, so again, being professional companies and wanting your money, one would not expect to encounter any problems there.
One major step forward in allowing us to express our feminine selves is Bill 140 which “amends the Human Rights Act to explicitly include gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds of discrimination and harassment.” Thanks Bill!
So, now its up to you. Add your experience and recommendations and I’ll add mine when I get the chance to hit the city.
Hope to hear from you gals soon.