Also Available: Lower Mainland LGBT2SQ+ In Post-Secondary | Archival Materials
From their website: "QMUNITY responds to BC’s queer communities’ needs and helps them thrive. Our building ensures a place for LGBTQ community members to fully self-express without fear or feeling unwelcome and it serves as a catalyzer for community initiatives and collective strength. It’s not only a physical space but also a space created by the coming together of LGBTQ individuals searching for community."
Supporting the LGBT2SQ+ community of Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and the surrounding communities, the society focuses on community building, advocacy, and educational outreach.
"Trans Alliance Society (TAS) is a registered non-profit with the British Columbia government and is governed by the society act and its constitution. The aims, goals and mission statements associated with Trans Alliance Society (TAS) are enshrined in our Constitution and our website. We broadly summarize these as transgender support, education, outreach and advocacy. In each of these areas, TAS can provide the resources and information needed by trans-persons in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia, going out and speaking at schools and the workplace, enlisting the support and participation of allied individuals and groups, and pushing for reforms, wherever needed."
"The VCH Transgender Health Information Program is a BC-wide information hub providing access to information about gender affirming care and supports. Our support services include those for people who identify as trans*, their families, friends, loved ones and service providers."
"The DSU Pride Centre is a Positive Space for LGBT2Q+ Douglas College students, as well as the spectrum of people who don't fit into that acronym. The Douglas Students' Union Pride Centre is a Positive Space available to not only Douglas College students, but to the wider community as well. We are located on the middle floor of the DSU in Room 206."
"Out on Campus is students, staff, faculty, allies, and alumni working together to reduce discrimination and increase awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on campus and in society. We are committed to resisting all forms of discrimination and oppression, and recognize that LGBTQ+ people represent a wide diversity of communities."
"Pride UBC Collective is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty. Pride UBC provides support and information to those who self identify gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, those who do not identify and allies; assists people who are coming out; supplies a forum for dialogue about sexuality and gender identity; holds social events, and educates the wider UBC community about the variation in human sexuality and gender identity. Members of the group come from diverse backgrounds and everyone is welcome regardless of sexuality or gender. Come find us in the SUB, room 245C in the Resource Groups Area."
"UNYA is a registered not-for-profit society with the Province of BC and a federally registered charitable organization. UNYA was formed in 1988 to address Native youth issues when growing numbers of young people began leaving reserves for the city. Many continue to arrive in Vancouver with few job skills, minimal training or education, and little or no knowledge of where to go for help. Today, approximately 60% of the Native population lives in urban settings, and 60% of the overall Native population is under the age of 25. As of 2013, we have over twenty programs, over one 165 volunteers, almost 100 full and part-time staff, and 265 community partners. Our annual operating budget is approximately $4.3 million."
UNYA is a well known supporter of the LGBT2SQ+ community, and was host for the 2008 National Aboriginal LGBTQT Summit. They actively assist 2spirit and queer aboriginal youth.
"Gay Warriors is a Two Spirit/Gay Men Talking Circle. The Healing Circle is based on aboriginal practices and ceremonies. We have group discussions on various topics including healthy relationships, sexuality, grief and spiritual practices."
"The purpose of the society is to advance Native American healing and spiritual principles for aboriginal and non-aboriginal people who self identify as two spirit persons. To educate the public on the Sweat lodge ceremony and other Native American spiritual practices."
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