Dear John, I Love Jane

Are you a queer or questioning self-identified woman interested in exploring queer women’s identities, relationships and communities? Join us twice a month at Dear John, I Love Jane, for a free evening of discussion on topics that resonate with queer women, especially those who are exploring these issues after, or while contemplating, leaving heterosexual relationships or identities.

Come and join the discussion! We welcome all LGBT and questioning women. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm at QMUNITY Generations, #610, 1033 Davie St, Vancouver (Wheelchair accessible, buzz 610 for entry). To RSVP or for more information contact dearjohnilovejane@qmunity.ca or 604 684 5307.

July 8th – Healthy Communication and Problem Solving 

A free workshop for Queer Women - Provided by Safe Choices 

Facilitated by Val Wilkins and Norine Braun

This workshop is for women who want to learn better communication skills in their relationships with partners, lovers, dates, friends and/or family.  Being in a romantic relationship is not required to benefit from this workshop!  Good communication skills are always helpful in all situations!  Want to learn more in a safe and supportive setting?   In this workshop you will learn about:

  • Core differences that come up in most relationships & begin to identify how to negotiate them.
  • The differences between healthy anger, and conflict and abuse, as well as communication tips and tools that can help in times of conflict.

Please RSVP to attend this workshop.

July 22nd – Queer Language  

We all know that language evolves and changes over time, and that far beyond the matter of political correctness, there is a recognition that the way in which we speak of  certain groups of people can reveal a sometimes unconscious disrespect for them.

Sometimes certain words are ‘taken back’,  and a clear example of this is the word queer, once a denigrating term, and now widely used as an umbrella  term that includes and embraces all manner of gender and sexual orientations.

Let’s talk about some of these terms and expressions, with a goal of becoming more sensitive to our own potential biases,  and to how we ourselves like to be addressed or described.  We’ll explore a range of terminology that is appropriate to the time in which we live, borrowing  from Qmunity resources.

This group has a Facebook Page, where social events are posted.

This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.
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