BC COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Qmunity – BC’s Queer Resource Centre
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
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Coming Out - Sex & U
Once you have accepted your own sexual orientation and gender identity, you may want to share this news with others in your life. https://www.sexandu.ca/lgbttq/coming-out/
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 Committee (RRC)
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/
McLaren Housing Society of BC
Founded in 1987. McLaren Housing was the first HIV/AIDS housing provider in Canada. The organization began as a private residence offering accommodation to 5 people and has expanded to provide innovative housing options and support services to over 280 people in 260 homes in British Columbia. We work with low-income individuals and families who are living with HIV/AIDS and are homeless or inadequately housed. http://mclarenhousing.com/
Vancouver Canada Polyamory
Welcome to Vanpoly, a resource for the polyamorous community in Vancouver, BC, Canada and the surrounding area. Polyamory – or poly for short – involves openness to multiple loving relationships, with honesty, openness, and consent among all partners. It's not better or easier than maintaining entirely monogamous relationships, but can be the "right" way for some people. http://www.vanpoly.ca/
Davie Village Post Community Page
The Davie Village Post Community listings page is your way tofind important and fun information. Webpage here
My Davie Village Medical Services Page
My Davie Village has some great resources listed.
LGBT End-of-Life Conversations website
Providing LGBT persons and their service providers with tools that will empower them to take positive action in regards to end-of-life planning. http://www.sfu.ca/lgbteol.html