Sunshine House, Inc. began its life in 1983 as the Kali-Shiva Society. Kali was a group of volunteers who organized to care for Brian Taylor, the thirteenth person to be diagnosed with AIDS in Manitoba. Kali was later renamed in honour of Dione Sunshine — two days before she died of AIDS at the St. Boniface Hospital in January, 2000. On World AIDS Day we remember those we have lost. We honour those who worked to care for HIV/AIDS patients when governments and communities abandoned them. We grieve for the generation of 2SLGBTQ people whose absence is today keenly felt. We resolve to do better for those currently living with the virus.
Have you done the Sex Now Survey yet? The 2019 online survey is now live! Often referred to as "the gay census," the survey aims to understand better the issues affecting our communities across Canada. Questions cover a range of issues facing gay, bisexual, queer, and other men who have sex with men (cis and trans), and Two-Spirit people (GBT2Q) in Canada and include everything from sexual practices and health, to opinions on public policies. Conducted by the Community Based Research Centre, the Sex Now survey has been running for over 15 years. Do yours today!