Old Friends, New Pronouns

People with non-binary or fluid gender identities often prefer they/them to avoid a lengthy explanation of their gender expression or daily updates on the binary pronouns they currently prefer. Here are some helpful tips and advice from WOQ blogger Yvonne Hanson.

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Yvonne Hanson
Places to Volunteer in Vancouver and BC - A Quick LGBTQ+ Guide

Volunteers can do anything from taking tickets and stamping hands, to moving objects, to sitting on committees to help with planning. Small things. Big things. Every little bit helps and while you're contributing to your community, guess what? You'll be meeting new and interesting people. Summer is Pride season and there are hundreds of positions waiting for volunteers.

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Sophia Kelly
Why do we lesbians love our potlucks so much?

Women and food, inexpensive and community focussed, the lesbian potluck has been a staple of lesbian culture for many years. It's been the subject of jokes by lesbian comedians and the topic of at least one film webseries.  Why do we lesbians love our potlucks so much?

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Sophia Kelly
Start with walking

If you look up ‘walking daily’ on Google, you’ll find all sorts of reasons why a daily walk is good for you. You’ll read that it prevents dementia, helps you lose weight, strengthens your heart, lowers the risk of disease, and more. But part of me, the part that used to train 6 days a week, laughed at the idea that a 30 minute walk could have any significant impact on someone’s health.

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Jude Goodwin
How to Get Same-sex Married in BC

Any couple in BC needs to do three things to get married – get a license, hire an officiant and have a ceremony witnessed two others and the marriage commissioner, and get that marriage registered. Sophia walks us through the steps.

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Sophia Kelly