LGBTQ+ LINKS & RESOURCES

You will find many Vancouver LGBTQ+ Lesbian Gay Trans Bi and Queer community links on this page. Last updated August 15, 2018.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Qmunity – BC’s Queer Resource Centre

www.qmunity.ca
Tel: 604-684-5307
email: reception@qmunity.ca

QMUNITY improves queer and trans lives through services, connection and leadership. We offer: information and referrals; diversity training and consulting services; all ages events and drop-in programming; counselling and social support groups; volunteer and practicum opportunities;  community meeting space.

Also home to the Bute Street Clinic (run by BCCDC), which offers free and anonymous STI/HIV testing for the LGBTQQS community; Staffed opening hours 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday, after hours bookings upon request.

QueerUndefined.com is a crowd-sourced LGBTQ+ dictionary. It has personal and nuanced definitions of queer terminology. Anyone can submit a definition to share their view, so a variety of perspectives are represented. So far it has over 500 definitions and it's gotten over 4,500 visitors! http://QueerUndefined.com

Rainbow Refugee Vancouver
Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee Committee (RRC) is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Rainbow Refugee Committee engages in outreach and public education on QLGBT/HIV+ refugee issues. RRC is member driven and all volunteer.  http://www.rainbowrefugee.ca/

Davie Village Post Community Page
The Davie Village Post Community listings page is your way tofind important and fun information. Webpage here

LGBTQ+ BUSINESSES & NETWORKING

Here is a growing databank of queer businesses in the Lower Mainland.

LOUD Business Network for the LGBTQ Community

Vancouver Prime Timers - A group for mature gay and bi men, and younger friends, who meet regularly in the Vancouver area to enjoy social, educational and recreational activities.  http://primetimerscontact.wix.com/vancouverprimetimers

THE SHOPS

Womyn's Ware Commercial Street, Vancouver. Toys and Accessories. Website: https://womynsware.com/

Little Sisters Book Store on Davie Street, downtown Vancouver. Our Books, Our Bodies, Our lives - information, supplies, books, newsmagaziens, and more. Website: https://little-sisters-book-art-emporium.myshopify.com/

Queer Culture online shop, based in Surrey BC. Website: https://www.queerculture.ca/

Coquitlam Queens has launched a new online store just in time for pride! Website: http://www.storenvy.com/stores/1112538-coquitlam-queens

Pork Pie Brand. T-shirts by Luc Latulippe, a storyboard artist and illustrator living in Vancouver. Website: https://porkpiebrand.com/

Your Open Closet - Commercial Street, Vancouver. Body positive undergarments cultivating body acceptance for trans people. Website: https://www.youropencloset.com/

Over the Rainbow Enterprises - Sterling Silver Jewelry  http://overtherainbowenterprises.ca

WOMEN

The Lesbian Quarterly - Welcome to the new blog-style site of Lesbian Quarterly, the BC magazine that’s unfashionably lesbian focussed. LQ is a magazine about lesbians — our achievements, our knowledge, our events and interests. 100% Lesbian.  http://lesbianquarterly.com/

Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony  alotarchives.org - The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony was founded in 2010. We digitize and make available online oral histories and testimony of same-sex and same-gender attracted women, inclusive of Two Spirit, queer, bisexual, and lesbian women, transmen, and others. The archives and the web site is supported by and operates out of Simon Fraser University Library's Special Collections and Rare Books. More background information about the founding and development of the project is available in our Resources.

Lesbian Meetup Groups
http://lesbian.meetup.com/cities/ca/bc/vancouver/

Vancouver Outdoor Club for Women (VOCW)
http://groupspaces.com/outdoorwomen/

The VOCW now have a facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vanocw/

Flygirl Productions - Flygirl produces award-winning, premier events for lesbians to connect, find new friends, and party including Wild Fruit and Hershe Bar.  www.flygirlproductions.com

Lipstick Jungle (4Play) - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lipstick-Jungle-Events/150610751671809

Man-up Events (Cobalt) - https://www.facebook.com/manupvancouver

Duelling DJ's Dances for Women - http://dueling-djs.com/index.html

BOLDFest - Annual Lesbian & Dyke Conference - three day festival of events, workshops, and more for women over 50. http://www.boldfest.com/

Metro Vancouver Facebook Groups for women

Lesbians of BC

Lower Mainland Lesbian Connection

Butch-Femme Lesbian Connection
Lower Mainland Women's Outdoor Group

Speed Dating for Women
Lez Hookup Events - a comfortable, fun way to meet other women in the community.   http://www.lezhookup.com/

TRANS & GENDER DIVERSE

Saige Community Kitchen - A trans and gender diverse safe space for all. Saige Community Food Bank & friends present this tasty event for socializing, cooking, and eating together!

Your Open Closet - Ann Boone and Lesley McHale cultivate body acceptance for trans people with their product line. Website: https://www.youropencloset.com/

PRIDE LINKS

Surrey Pride - http://www.gaysurrey.com/

Whistler Pride - http://gaywhistler.com/

New West Pride - http://newwestpride.ca/

Vancouver Pride - http://vancouverpride.ca/

Vancouver Dyke March - http://www.vancouverdykemarch.com

Salt Spring Island - http://www.glossi.org/

Nanaimo Pride - nanaimopride.ca

Sunshine Coast Pride - http://prideguide.ca

YOUTH AND FAMILIES

PFLAG -  provide support for all family members and friends. We work to create an environment of understanding so our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children can live with dignity and respect. pflagvancouver.com/

PFLAG's Family Resources for youth and parents - pflagvancouver.com/resources.html

Trans Youth & Parents Program   PLEA Community Services, MCFD, TransFamily Services & Purpose Society   Website: http://www.burnabyyouthhub.org/other-programs-services/

Mpowerment - a trans-inclusive and gender-affirming program by and for young men and gender diverse folks who are gay, bi, Two-Spirit, or queer. www.youthco.org/mpowerment

Youth for A Change - Join our weekly meetings of fun, planning, organising etc for all our LGBTQ2SIA+ activities. We do workshops, art shows, presentations, perform theatre and spoken word and lots, lots more. Group is open to 13 years and up. Newton Youth Resource Centre at 114-13479 76 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W 2W3, Canada. Mondays. 6:00 - 8:30 pm.

Generation Out - The ‘Generation Out’ drop-in group is for youth who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited or questioning. genout.blogspot.ca/

Telling it Bent - http://thefranktheatre.com/category/workshops/telling-it-bent-workshops/
The Telling It Bent Forum is for youth who are involved in the frank’s Telling It Bent Program. It offers them the opportunity to upload their writing for critique from their peers.

Surrey - ÊTRE : Young LGBTQ+ & Allies Drop-In
The Youth Space of South Surrey/White Rock @ 1845 at 154 Street, Surrey, BC. Last Thursday of the month 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Free. Ages 13-24. Allies Welcome.

Ridge Meadows and TriCities - Generation Out (Gen Out) http://genout.blogspot.ca/

Qmunity Youth Serviceshttp://qmunity.ca/get-support/youth/

Surrey Youth Alliance - http://syabc.ca/

Fraser Valley Youth -Weekly Drop-ins for LGBTQ2S+ and Allied Youth in the Fraser Valley. http://fraseryouth.com/

Out in Schools - http://www.outinschools.com/

Safe and Sound Squamish - http://www.safensoundsquamish.com/

Queer Active - for youth 16-25 interested in queer sports leagues around the lower mainland. http://www.queeractive.com/

SPORTS & REC

Dancing

Squares Across the Border Dance Club - Vancouver's Dance Club for LGBTQ and friends   squaresacrosstheborder.org

Timberline LGBTQ Line Dancing : http://www.timberlinedance.org/home.html

Not so Strictly Ballroom Dancing - where same sex dancing is not so queer :  http://www.notsostrictlyballroom.ca/

Gaming - http://www.vancouvergaymers.ca/

Dragon Boating - Sisters In Sync http://www.sistersinsync.ca/

Out For Kicks - Vancouver's LGBTQ+ Friendly Soccer League http://www.outforkicks.ca/leagues/3196

Queer Van Soccer - Queer Van Soccer is open to all queer, trans, and non-binary people and allies. The goal of the league is to support the queer and trans community to play the game of soccer in a positive, welcoming atmosphere. www.facebook.com/vansoccer/

Front Runners - Vancouver LGBTQ+ Friendly Running Group https://vanfrontrunners.wordpress.com/

Blue Heron Lawn Bowling League - https://www.facebook.com/blueheronlawnbowling/?ref=all_category_pyml_rhc

Canadian Aviation Pride - Canada's LGBTQ Aviation organization  http://www.aviationpride.ca/

Rain City Ultimate Club - A community organization dedicated to promoting ultimate to LGBT2Q+ individuals and allies by providing a supportive and fun atmosphere in which to develop as athletes and individuals. https://www.raincityultimateclub.ca/

Page of sports group links on My Davie Village - http://www.mydavievillage.com/LeisureGroups.html

Page of sports groups on the Queer Active website - http://www.queeractive.com/team-vancouver/queer-sporting-groups/

THE ARTS

At the Gallery

SUM GALLERY
Karin Lee: QueerSUM 心

May 12 – August 18. Curated by Paul Wong and SD Holman. Presentation Partner: On Main Gallery

Queer-sum a “Chinglish” translation and play on the words Queer Love, alludes to queer attraction that people experience, even though they believe themselves to be straight identified – or queer-sum (sum=heart=love). QueerSUM心 presents three of Karin Lee’s media works: a 2-channel remix of her classic 16mm film My Sweet Peony Remix, a fantastical drama shot in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens; Portrait of a Girl, a documentary shot in Beijing; and Small Pleasures, a period drama set in Barkerville BC.

More about the show: http://queerartsfestival.com/queersum-show-karin-lee/

SUM gallery produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking multidisciplinary work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue.  http://queerartsfestival.com/about-sum-gallery/

Queer Arts Festival
queerartsfestival.com

Vancouver Mens Chorus
www.vancouvermenschorus.ca/

Vancouver Queer Film Festival
www.queerfilmfestival.ca

Sounds & Furies is a small yet diversified business producing concerts, workshops, retreats and special events throughout the year, mostly in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
www.soundsandfuries.com

Zee Zee Theatre the company has established itself as having unique and provocative conversations with diverse audiences, offering recognizable situations with poignancy and building a connection with our surrounding community in order to inspire unity in shared human experience.
zeezeetheatre.ca/

the frank theatre company envisions a world where sexual and gender diversity is accepted and embraced everywhere and by everyone.
thefranktheatre.com/

The Leaping Thespians - Leaping Thespians is an award winning woman's theatre group bringing stories of lesbians' lives to anyone who will watch. www.leapingthespians.ca

Little Basket Theatre - The company’s mandate is to provide theatre that is rich with stories focusing on women. Through comedy, drama, one-act and full-length productions,  www.littlebaskettheatre.com/

Naked Goddess Productions - The company's aim is to produce visionary and entertaining theatre. nakedgoddessproductions.com

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard - Newly established Society is a Vancouver-based organization dedicated to exploring significant social circumstances and issues affecting the British Columbia community through theatre and film. https://www.motherhcproductions.com

The Geekenders -   geekenders.ca

The Bobbers - Queer Comedy Improv - Facebook Page

Out in Harmony - http://outinharmony.org/

Femme City Choir - http://femmecitychoir.com/

Eastside Choir - We are an enthusiastic group of Vancouver singers who perform primarily popular music at fundraisers and numerous queer events. Facebook Page.

Radio - Fruit Salad! is a weekly Vancouver based radio variety show for the TransLezBiGay, Two Spirited, Queer and Questioning Community that airs Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. on 100.5 FM.  Streamed live at coopradio.org/content/fruit-salad   |  fruitsaladgang@gmail.com is where people can write to us

Cor Flammae - Queer. Serious. Singers. http://corflammae.com/

RELATED ARTICLE: Will you let your creative self out of the closet?

DRAG

Sanctuary Performing Arts: A Sunday night drag show hosted by Alma Bitches in the heart of Vancouver's Gay village. - https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarydrag/

Tuck Entertainment Inc. - a one-stop shop, providing quality Drag Artists for events as well as inviting Drag Artist to join the team. http://www.tuckentertainment.com/

MAGAZINES, CALENDARS & NEWS

Davie Village Post. Magazine style news site -  davievillagepost.ca

On My Planet - Queer stories from a queer positive perspective. Vancouver and Victoria. http://onmyplanet.ca

PINQ - a daily dose of fabulous. Vancouver's gay guide to fashion, food, music, travel and events. pinq.ca/

Daily Xtra - a lgbtq+ online magazine featuring stories from cities across Canada including Vancouver. dailyxtra.com

My Davie Village - Good collection of weekly gay bar events and other big lgbtq+ happenings
www.mydavievillage.com

GayVan Travel - a collection of weekly events and a few special events under their 'What's On" section : http://www.gayvan.com

QueerFM - QueerFM is the longest running LGBT radio show in British Columbia www.citr.ca/radio/queer-fm/

them. - launched October 2017. A new online magazine that chronicles and celebrates the stories, people and voices that are emerging and inspiring all of us, ranging in topics from pop culture and style to politics and news, all through the lens of today’s LGBTQ community.  www.them.us

Sex Positive Magazine - Vancouver Events  spmagazine.ca/events

Autostraddle - News, Entertainment, Opinion, Community and Girl-on-Girl Culture
www.autostraddle.com

After Ellen - http://www.afterellen.com/

CLUBS & GAY BARS

Gay Friendly Vancouver In Town Guide - click on cover for PDF with all the information you need to enjoy your visit to Vancouver.

Page of Pub info on GayVan Travel here : http://www.gayvan.com/whats-on2/gay-bars-a-clubs-1

Page of Gay Bars and Links on My Davie Village here: http://www.mydavievillage.com/Bars.html

XY YVR
1216 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Z8
Web: https://xyyvr.com/

The Odyssey Bar & Nightclub
686 Hastings St., Vancouver
Web: http://theodyssey.ca/

Celebrities Night Club
1022 Davie Street, Vancouer BC
Web: http://celebritiesnightclub.com/

1181 Lounge
1181 Davie Street, Vancouver
Web: https://1181.ca/

Pumpjack Pub
1167 Davie Street, Vancouver
Web: http://www.pumpjackpub.com/

The Fountainhead Pub
Corner of Davie and Burrard, Vancouver BC
Web: http://www.thefountainheadpub.com/

Numbers Cabaret Nightclub
1042 Davie Street, Vancouver BC
Web: http://www.numbers.ca/

The Junction
1138 Davie Street 604.669.2013 
Web: http://www.junctionpub.com/

The Stage at the Bellevue Hotel
A funky and historic events and entertainment venue in the heart of Downtown Mission, BC.
Web: http://www.thestageinmission.ca/

Not listed? Submit your club information to jude@whatsonqueerbc.com

DANCE, CRUISE & ATTEND

CruiseyT - Vancouver's Original Pride Cruises www.cruiseyt.com

Big Rogers Events - providing Vancouver’s Gay Community and their friends with FUN, SAFE, WORLD CLASS DANCE EVENTS by bringing in top notch global talent throughout the year, introducing Vancouver to many new DJ’s.

Spectrum Events - created by a group that is made up of like minded individuals working towards the common goal of creating a space where inclusivity and diversity are embraced and supported. Events that will be remembered for being a party where no one was judged and all who entered the door were treated as equals. LGBTQ+ as well as straight.....doesn't matter who you love, all that matters is that you love.

FETISH, KINK & PLAY PARTIES

Vancouver Fetish Weekend
http://www.vancouverfetishweekend.com/

Rascals Club
http://www.rascals-club.com/

Metro Vancouver Kink
http://metrovancouverkink.com/

Babe Bang
https://www.facebook.com/babebangme

Noir Fetish Ball
http://www.noirvancouver.com/

 


ON THE CALENDAR
For the record

National Honour Our LGBT Elders Day May 16, 2018

International Day Agains Homophobia and Transphobia May 17 2018

National LGBT Center Awareness Day Sept 16
LGBT History Month October