Community and Events

Share information about local and online events, celebrations, support groups, and community resources for transgender adults seeking connection, support, and camaraderie.

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Bringing Our Communities Together for East Side Pride 2023

Celebrating East Side Pride at Grandview Park Welcome to the 2023 Vancouver Pride Season kickoff with East Side Pride! A vibrant celebration of diversity and unity, East Side Pride is more than just a parade and festival – it’s an affirmation of our shared commitment to fostering an inclusive society...
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June 12 Commemoration: Honouring Pulse’s Legacy and the Rekindling Our Fight for Justice and Peace

A Time to Remember: Pulse Night and the Continued Fight for Change On a summer night in 2016, an unspeakable tragedy struck the city of Orlando, Florida. Pulse nightclub, a vibrant hub for the LGBTQ+ community, was the scene of a horrifying act of violence that forever marked it in...
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The Underrepresented Side of Pride: Standing with Trans* and Nonbinary Individuals Amidst Increased Scrutiny

Understanding Pride Month: Celebration, Inclusion, and Challenge Pride Month, celebrated annually in June, is pivotal for the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a time when the whole world sees, hears, and acknowledges the rich diversity within this community, a time when love is celebrated in all its myriad forms. However, amidst the...
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The Dangers of Rainbow-Washing: Confronting Superficial LGBTQ+ Allyship from Capitalism to Slacktivism

Rainbow Deception: Unraveling Corporate and Public Rainbow-Washing Amidst Pride Month Celebrations As June announces its arrival, the corporate landscape undergoes a striking transformation. Marketing strategies are suddenly flush with vibrant optimism, design departments are resuscitated with electrifying colour palettes, and finance specialists vigorously project potential profits from this technicolour season....
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Celebrating Indigenous History and Learning from the Past: National Indigenous History Month

June is a significant month in Canada. National Indigenous History Month is a period set aside for recognition, celebration, and education. This time is dedicated to honouring the cultures, histories, and enduring contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples. We also commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June...
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The Journey of Pride: A Celebration of Queer Joy and Resilience

June is upon us, and it ushers in a vibrant month-long celebration that dances across the spectrum of human experience—Pride Month. This special time of the year invites us to reflect, learn, share, and, most importantly, celebrate the rich history, the poignant struggles, the notable victories, and the undeniable vitality...
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Navigating the Unseen Crisis: An Urgent Plea for Transgender Allyship

As a compassionate member of our shared society, I must bring an unsettling reality to your attention. A reality that many in our society have overlooked is the escalating discrimination and aggression toward the transgender community. Transgender individuals are some of our society’s most resilient people, persevering amidst a tumultuous...
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Celebrating Pansexuality and Panromantic Awareness Day: A Guide for Allies

Setting the Stage: A Prelude to Understanding Pansexuality and Panromanticism Definition of Pansexuality and Panromanticism Pansexuality and panromanticism are two related but distinct concepts within the diverse spectrum of sexual and romantic orientations. To be pansexual is to have a sexual attraction not limited by gender or gender identity. This...
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Building a Decolonized Mental Health System: A Reminder from Victoria Day’s Colonial Legacy

As I pen this blog post, I acknowledge that I do so as a white settler on stolen Indigenous land. Nevertheless, I am keenly aware of Indigenous people’s historical and ongoing injustices, and I understand the importance of using my position to advocate for change, particularly in mental health. The...
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Bridging Cultures, Healing Minds: A Psychotherapist’s Perspective on World Day for Cultural Diversity

Recognizing Diversity: Commemorating World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development A Day of Global Importance Today, we stand at a critical juncture in our global calendar. We unite to celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, a day that honours the vast spectrum of cultures...
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