The annual International Day Against Homophobia (IDAH) breakfast brings up to 500 passionate citizens together for a morning of engaging speakers and powerful community conversations.
Our theme this year is homophobia and transphobia in sport - be sure to check out our AMAZING speaker line-up including Ben Rutledge, gold medal winning member of the Men's 8+ Rowing team in Beijing!
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A free, fun and inclusive space for folk who identify outside the gender binary to connect and socialise! Starting April 15th, please join us in room 1 at QMUNITY, 1170 Bute St, 6pm-7:30pm on the first and third Monday of each month (Please note, this location is unfortunately not currently wheelchair accessible). For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 684 5307 x 112
QMUNITY Gab Youth has started a new drop in: East Side Gab, at Britannia Community Centre!
QMUNITY Gab Youth’s East Side Drop-In is a safe place for female-identified and trans*-identified ages 14 to 25 years. Gab provides information, support, and referrals to queer youth. It is a place where youth can kick back and talk with friends, meet people who have similar questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, and take part in fun and intentional activities and workshops. You can find out about our drop-in events at www.qmunity.ca/youth or on Facebook at “QMUNITY Gab Youth”.
When: Thursdays, 4pm-6pm
Where: Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier St. in the Family Activity Centre (across from the lirbary).
Who: Female identified and trans*-identified youth ages 14-25.
QMUNITY would like to recognize Karen McCormick for her friendliness, commitment, and compassion as a Resource Reception volunteer.
Karen first joined QMUNITY in March of 2012 because she was considering a career change from her profession as a chef in a popular restaurant to working in the non-profit sector. Over the last year she has made a profound impact on QMUNITY and on the greater queer community by acting as a skilled front-line worker, responding to phone calls, emails, and in-person inquiries from those in need of help. On the Resource Reception team, Karen is well known for her outgoing personality, her infectious laugh, and for her willingness to always go the extra mile to help everyone she meets.
In addition to volunteering at Resource Reception, Karen is the founder and organiser of her own meet-up group called Out in White Rock which began in June of 2012. Since starting Out in White Rock the group has grown to have an average of 10-15 people at eat meet-up and over 150 likes on Facebook – all of which is a testament to Karen’s hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm. One day, Karen hopes to be able to operate a satellite QMUNITY office outside of Vancouver to provide resources for surrounding communities.
Thank you, Karen! Your positive attitude and willingness to always go above and beyond is a constant reminder that one individual can make a difference for many. We look forward to working with you for many years to come!
$504.72 That is how much it costs to operate QMUNITY for one day, to pay staff, to keep the lights and heat on and to keep the doors open so that we can provide vital service to our community. When you Give a Damn and Give a Day YOU are responsible for making QMUNITY happen on that day. PLEASE go to our donation page now and Give a Damn by donating $504.72 (either a one time payment or break it up into monthly installments). You can select a date on the calendar that is important to you (your birthday, your anniversary, your partner's birthday, your coming out day, etc.) and on that date QMUNITY will be brought to you by YOU!
Out on the Shelves Library has just gotten some new books! They are currently on display in the library and include new fiction (some great Lambda Award winners!) and non-fiction! Come check them out in person or go to our blog to learn more! And remember, you can always search the library's holdings at home on our online catalogue! Come see what we have to offer you!
QMUNITY is hosting an incredible night of diverse local talent ranging from sassy comedy to incredible live music to powerful spoken word, and more, all on the theme of Queer Firsts, and MC’d by Queer FM’s Barb Snelgrove and Jared K!
The Queer Firsts Cabaret will be at Rhizome Café (317 East Broadway, Vancouver- all genders washroom available) on Friday May 31st, with the show starting at 7:30, and doors opening at 7 to give you plenty of time to access Rhizome’s delicious menu before the performances. Entry is by donation- $5 suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, click here
Please join Rainbow Refugee Society for its 2nd Annual Sponsorship Fundraiser for LGBTQ refugees on May 17th, International Day Against Homophobia. The event features LGTBQ refugees and claimants from across the globe sharing their moving stories. Come out to support the cultural richness of the our communities and learn more about how you can help support a refugee claimant through our Circles of Hope. Click here for more details!