Qmunity – BC’s Queer Resource Centre
Tel: 604-684-5307

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.


QMUNITY’S free counselling program is offered by Masters level counselling placement students. Counselling clients are eligible to receive up to 10 weekly sessions. Counselling is focused on health, wellness, community building, reducing isolation, and minimizing the impact of problematic thoughts.

QMUNITY’s new low-cost counselling program is offered by professional counsellors who have completed their counselling placements at QMUNITY and are now registered professionals. Counselling clients self-select to pay at rates of: $60 Accessible - $70 Standard - $80 Generous

For more information 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!

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.

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


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.

Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony - 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

Vancouver Outdoor Club for Women (VOCW)

The VOCW now have a facebook page:

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

Lipstick Jungle (4Play) -

Man-up Events (Cobalt) -

Duelling DJ's Dances for Women -

BOLDFest - Annual Lesbian & Dyke Conference - three day festival of events, workshops, and more for women over 50.

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

Speed Vancouver Dating has some events for women as well as men

Lez Hookup Events - a comfortable, fun way to meet other women in the community. 


Queer Books for Teens - a comprehensive list of all LGBTQIAP+ YA titles published between 2000 and 2017.

Safe ‘n Sound Squamish - To celebrate and honour lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer + citizens, their families and allies, through awareness, education, visibility and resources.

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.

PFLAG's Family Resources for youth and parents -

Trans Youth & Parents Program   PLEA Community Services, MCFD, TransFamily Services & Purpose Society   Website:

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.

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.

Telling it Bent -
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)

Qmunity Youth Services

Qmunity GAB Youth events - Facebook:

Surrey Youth Alliance -

Fraser Valley Youth -Weekly Drop-ins for LGBTQ2S+ and Allied Youth in the Fraser Valley.

Out in Schools -

Safe and Sound Squamish -

Queer Active - for youth 16-25 interested in queer sports leagues around the lower mainland. 


Davie Village Post. Magazine style news site -

Q Hall of Fame - recognizes LGBTQ+ pioneers in Canada for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of human rights and equality.

On My Planet - Queer stories from a queer positive perspective. Vancouver and Victoria.

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

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

GayVan Travel - a collection of weekly events and a few special events under their 'What's On" section :

QueerFM - QueerFM is the longest running LGBT radio show in British Columbia

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.

Sex Positive Magazine - Vancouver Events

Autostraddle - News, Entertainment, Opinion, Community and Girl-on-Girl Culture

After Ellen - 


Trans Care BC - coordination of trans health services and supports across the province, bringing gender-affirming care closer to home

Mosaic BC - Trans Newcomers Resource Hub

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:

Big Bro’s Barbershop - Serving its community as one of the few physical spaces dedicated to enhancing the lives of Vancouver’s trans community beyond the context of medical transition


What’s On Queer BC’s Rainbow Store. Support your favourite calendar site by shopping at our online store for all things rainbow ( gateway).

Womyn's Ware Commercial Street, Vancouver. Toys and Accessories. Website:

Little Sisters Book Store on Davie Street, downtown Vancouver. Our Books, Our Bodies, Our lives - information, supplies, books, newsmagaziens, and more. Website:

Queer Culture online shop, based in Surrey BC. Website:

Coquitlam Queens has launched a new online store just in time for pride! Website:

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

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

Over the Rainbow Enterprises - Sterling Silver Jewelry


Here is a 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.

Lezervations - lesbian long-table dinners ideal for networking.


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   | is where people can write to us

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


SUM gallery produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking multidisciplinary work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue.


Queer Prov a queer (lgbtq+) improv comedy show featuring some of Vancouver's silliest, most diverse talents. With performers from the improv, standup, theatre, and drag communities, we bring the funny, seamlessly integrating queer characters and stories. Also workshops and drop-ins led by our talented, friendly players.

The Bobbers - Queer Comedy Improv - Facebook Page


Queer Arts Festival

Vancouver Queer Film Festival


Vancouver Mens Chorus

Cor Flammae - Queer. Serious. Singers.

Out in Harmony -

Femme City Choir -

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


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


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.

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

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

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,

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

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.

The Geekenders -


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

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



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

Timberline LGBTQ Line Dancing :

Not so Strictly Ballroom Dancing - where same sex dancing is not so queer :

Gaming -

Dragon Boating - Sisters In Sync

Out For Kicks - Vancouver's LGBTQ+ Friendly Soccer League

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.

Front Runners - Vancouver LGBTQ+ Friendly Running Group

Blue Heron Lawn Bowling League -

Canadian Aviation Pride - Canada's LGBTQ Aviation organization

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.

Double Rainbow Dodgeball -

Page of sports group links on My Davie Village -

Page of sports groups on the Queer Active website -


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 :

Page of Gay Bars and Links on My Davie Village here:

The Odyssey Bar & Nightclub
686 Hastings St., Vancouver

Celebrities Night Club
1022 Davie Street, Vancouer BC

Pumpjack Pub
1167 Davie Street, Vancouver

The Fountainhead Pub
Corner of Davie and Burrard, Vancouver BC

Numbers Cabaret Nightclub
1042 Davie Street, Vancouver BC

The Junction
1138 Davie Street 604.669.2013 

The Stage at the Bellevue Hotel
A funky and historic events and entertainment venue in the heart of Downtown Mission, BC.

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Vancouver Fetish Weekend

Rascals Club

Metro Vancouver Kink

Babe Bang

Noir Fetish Ball