LGBTQ Resources, Victoria BC

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LBGTQ Resources – Victoria, BC

University of Victoria Pride Collective The Pride Collective is a constituency group of the University of Victoria Students’ Society mandated to represent, advocate for, and provide services for queer students on Campus. The Anti-Violence Project "is committed to addressing and ending gender-based violence on campus(UVic) and beyond. We strive to provide anti-oppressive and sex-positive services, advocacy and action on-campus and off to people of all genders, in partnership and collaboration, in order to address and resist gender-based and all forms of violence." Positive Space Network The Positive Space Network is a visible network of students, faculty, staff and alumni who are working to make the University of Victoria a safer and more inclusive space for people of all genders and sexualities. Breaking Binary is a program dedicated to providing our listeners with various transgender interpretations on sex, gender, sexuality and compounding identities locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. For live UVic Radio: Click Here Camosun Pride Collective The Pride Centre is dedicated to providing and creating a safe and supportive environment for members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Two-Spirited and Queer (GLBT2Q) community and their Allies on campus.
CRUSH Collective (Not exclusively LGBTQ) Paparazzi (Not exclusively LGBTQ)
Rainbow RV North American Gay and Lesbian RV Club.
South Island Pride Community Centre: ..."a community resource providing support, health and social services, and public education for the well being of people of all genders, gender identities, and sexualities in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia." Won't Get Weird: This website, along with the nurses and sex educators on the Options for Sexual Health 1-800-SEX-SENSE phone line, will assist you to determine which BC providers can supply the products, information or services related to sexual health you need, wherever you are in BC. Youthspace (In Victoria, friendly but not specifically Queer/Trans) A safe space to reach out to when you're going through a rough time. Need someone to talk to...? We're 'hear' to help! We can help you explore options, ideas and other resources, but we won't tell you what to do (who are we to give you advice?). Advocates for Youth (USA) (Not in Victoria but good resource) Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.
Aids Vancouver Island AIDS Vancouver Island serves the needs of people infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis C. We take evidence-based action to prevent infection, provide support, and reduce stigma.
Island sexual health Offers pro-choice and comprehensive sexual health clinics and education programs for all genders, orientations, identities, abilities, and ages in Greater Victoria, BC. All services are private, non-judgmental and supportive; for everyone, all of the time.
Men's Wellness Program The Men's Wellness Program promotes men's wellness with the primary focus to reduce HIV and STIs on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands amongst men who get it on with men.
SPARC - Sex Positive Art and Resource Centre A Sex Positive Space in Victoria for art, culture, play, personal development and revolution
Vancouver Island PWA Society Offering information and compassionate peer support to all persons with HIV/AIDS through personal growth, achievement, education and cooperation.
Men’s Trauma Centre – The Men’s Trauma Centre exists to provide treatment and support services to adult and late adolescent males who are survivors of physical, emotional or sexual trauma as well as support for our clients’ significant others. Located at #102 – 1022 Pandora Ave. Note this centre is open to everyone and is not specifically directed to the gay/bi men's community.
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre has highly qualified trauma specialists who provide services to individuals impacted by sexual assault and abuse. Serves the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. All-gender crisis line: 250-383-3232
1-888-494-3888 – The Vancouver Island Crisis Line offers 24-hour crisis line service to Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet, as defined by Vancouver Island Health Authority. It operates 365 days a year.”
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) – “The Vancouver Island Crisis Society and five other members of the Crisis Line Association of BC answer a 24/7/365 provincial crisis line to support callers experiencing suicidal thoughts. Workers provide skilled suicide assessment, de-escalation, intervention, referrals, and short-term support.”
310-6789 – "The Crisis Society also answers the provincial 310 Mental Health Support line 24/7/365 to provide empowering emotional support, information on appropriate referral options and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns.”
Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society To support lesbian health and social needs as we age by providing safe, accessible, welcoming spaces to build community through public education and social action. The society is open to lesbians of all ages.
Options for Sexual Health (Clinics in BC but not in Victoria - good website) Provider of sexual health services through clinics, advocacy, education programs, and the 1-800 SEX SENSE information and referral line.
Sagacity Victoria A GLBTQ-friendly pansexual BDSM society - many events are 19+
Poly 101– hosts a monthly discussion group in Victoria about polyamory. Facebook or contact at victoriapoly101@gmail.com.
PEERS provides support, resources, and programs specifically for past and current sex workers—any gender—as well as help with housing, training and volunteering opportunities, advocacy and public education around sexual exploitation and the issues of adult sex work
Homospun Collective Homospun Collective Events is a volunteer-run group that regularly puts on inclusive events in Victoria, BC, Coast Salish Territory for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, two-spirited, genderqueer, and questioning communities, as well as our friends, allies, and anyone interested in creating alternative spaces to meet, create, dance, relax, and make friends. PFLAG Canada – Greater Victoria Chapter – victoriabc@pflagcanada.ca. Meets 3rd Sunday of every month except July and August, at 2 PM at The Lounge at St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street. Prime Timers An organization that exists to meet the social, educational and recreational needs of mature gay and bi-sexual men. Queer Parents group Facebook group Victoria Pride Society Victoria's annual Pride Parade and Festival in July. Queerposium A series of inclusive events for LGBTTIQQ2SAP folk and the people who love us. Events are put on 2-3 times annually. Queerposium also has a facebook group:
Dr. Liam Snowdon: www.captainsnowdon.ca Trans Care BC (BC wide) Trans Care BC is a BC-wide information service and resource hub. They work to make sure people have the information they need to access gender affirming health care and supports. SRS Surgeon: (Vancouver) Cameron Bowman MD, FRCSC
The Unity Church of Victoria
First Unitarian Church of Victoria
St. Aidan's United Church
2 Spectrum Fellowship meets most months for social events, at or near Central Saanich United Church. tel: 250-544-8312
Trans Alliance Society (Vancouver) Transgender support, education, outreach and advocacy. In each of these areas, TAS can provide the resources and information needed by trans-persons in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia, going out and speaking at schools and the workplace, enlisting the support and participation of allied individuals and groups, and pushing for reforms, wherever needed. Transgender Archives 'The University of Victoria has committed itself to the preservation of the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of transgender people.' TransVictoria TG Support Group: All-inclusive, nonjudgmental closed peer support group for transfolk, genderqueers, or questioning. All ages & genders welcome. The group exists for support & safety to encourage dialogue & community Contact: mwaldman@uvic.ca or amerilia@gmail.com GenderTalk Online Archived Talk Radio show
The Garden of Eden : Victoria's one stop adult sex shop since 1973, featuring all your favorite adult products. The Romance Shop Susan James Store: Susan James Store is a high-end boutique catering to women and couples who are looking for innovative and exciting products to enhance their personal pleasure. Condoms Canada: Everything you ever wanted to know about condoms and online ordering. (Located in Victoria) Some Good Sex Toy Sites That aren't in Victoria: libida.com: online sex toy store with all kinds of good sex info Aslan Leather: Really well made gear, stuff for "custom dudes", and all kinds of kink surprises, It's in Toronto so it doesn't have to cross the border when shipped!! Good For Her: Sex Toy Store in Toronto, creator of the Feminist Porn Awards.

LGBTQ Resources Vancouver

QMUNITY is BC’s leading queer resource centre. Located on Bute Street in Vancouver’s West End we are a hub for the lesbian, gay, trans, bi and queer community.
Gab Youth (for queer, questioning and ally youth 13 to 25 years of age),
Older Adult Services(for the aging and elder members of our community), Education/Outreach, Volunteer Services, Prideline Information and Referral line, Anti-Violence resources, Coming Out and Social Support Groups, Free Counselling, Meeting Spaces and our ‘Out on the Shelves’ Library.
PFLAG Vancouver (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) "We provide support for all family members and friends. We work to create an environment of understanding so our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered children can live with dignity and respect."
Trans Alliance Society (Vancouver) Transgender support, education, outreach and advocacy. In each of these areas, TAS can provide the resources and information needed by trans-persons in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia, going out and speaking at schools and the workplace, enlisting the support and participation of allied individuals and groups, and pushing for reforms, wherever needed.
Vancouver Pride Society The Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) brings together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited and Queer community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration! We represent the unique culture and spirit of our community by producing quality, inclusive events such as the Pride Parade and Festival.
The Pride Education Network The Pride Education Network of teachers, administrators, support staff, youth and parents strives to make the B.C. school system more welcoming and equitable for LGBTQ students and staff, and queer families. We imagine schools as places where differences are not simply tolerated, but celebrated.
Sher Vancouver Sher Vancouver is a social, cultural and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered South Asians and their friends, families and allies.
Rainbow Refugee Committee (RRC) Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee Committee (RRC) is a Vancouver based community group that supports and advocates with people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Rainbow Refugee Committee engages in outreach, advocacy and public education on QLGBT/HIV+ refugee issues. RRC is member driven and all volunteer.
Pinoy Pride Pinoy Pride Vancouver is the first Filipino-Canadian LGBTQ group in British Columbia. (facebook page)
Rainbow Families Vancouver For all the Parents of our LGBTQ Rainbow Families - and those who want to be!
Truth Wins Out Truth Wins Out is a non-profit organization that fights anti-gay religious extremism. TWO monitors anti-LGBT organizations, documents their lies and exposes their leaders as charlatans. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality. TWO’s goal is to create a world where LGBT individuals can live openly, honestly and true to themselves.
Vancouver chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence We exist as an order of 21st century queer nuns who welcome a broad spectrum of genders, sexual orientations and religious/spiritual traditions. Through humour, irreverent wit and glamorous manifestation, we seek to transform social structures that continue to oppress the vulnerable in our society. Through introspection and community service, we support the spiritual and personal development of our members and those we serve.
Transend - Transgender Support & Education Society Now closed but this page has links to other resources.
Fly Girl Productions "Since we put on our first event in 2001, Flygirl has become one of the leading lesbian event organizers in North America. Along the way we’ve earned an international reputation for exceptional events that spark phenomenally good times." Lesbian Events in Vancouver
Queer Bash Archived (no longer active) Queer Bash is a queer focused dance party with a emphasis on fun, art and community.
Meet Ups "18 meetup groups matched the term "lesbian" near burnaby, bc" Do your own search ; )
Pacific Canadian Association of Nudists P-CAN is a club for adult gay and bisexual men who enjoy nudity in a social setting. This website provides information about our club and the nudist events and fundraising activities we sponsor.
Primetimers Vancouver "We are a very active social and recreation group for gay and bi men, 35 and up, who meet regularly in the Vancouver, British Columbia"
Radical Faeries Vancouver The intention of this group is to keep all Vancouver area Radical Faeries informed of local and remote Faerie happenings.
GayVancouver.net Gay information website; everything gay in Vancouver from nightlife to community listings to personal ads.
Queer Film Festival For 11 days each August, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival brings the very best in queer independent cinema from around the world to Vancouver. As the city's second largest film festival, we privilege creative innovation and audience experience.
Out in Schools Homophobia and bullying are serious issues facing today's youth, particularly queer youth. By bringing queer films to local high schools to facilitate discussion with youth on bullying, homophobia and stereotypes, we give youth a safe space to explore these issues. We aim to increase understanding through education to combat the issues threatening the safety of our classrooms for all students.
Queer Arts Festival The Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver is an annual showcase of queer arts, culture and history.
The Frank Theatre Western Canada's queer theatre company
Sounds and Furies Sounds & Furies is a small yet diversified business producing concerts, workshops, retreats and special events throughout the year, mostly in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Producer of The BOLD festival.
BOLD Fest Bold Old(er) Lesbians and Dykes annual festival produced by Sounds and Furies.
Burstin' with Broadway Burstin’ with Broadway was born, a non-auditioned community choir dedicated to singing Musical Theatre repertoire on the North Shore.
Not So Strictly Ballroom Offering Vancouver's only same-sex ballroom classes and dances since 1995, Not So Strictly Ballroom aims to create a community of social dancers in the gay and lesbian community.
Vancouver Men’s Chorus The Vancouver Men’s Chorus is one of Canada’s premier singing ensembles and Canada’s first gay chorus. For more than 25 years, we’ve delighted audiences locally and abroad.
The Rainbow Band We are a group dedicated to providing an outlet for Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered and Bisexual people who are looking for a safe and supportive environment to practice and perform music.
Out In Harmony Founded in 1990, Out in Harmony (formerly the Vancouver Lesbian and Gay Choir) is a performing group. We are an inclusive, non-auditioned choir and welcome members of all genders, orientations and levels of ability. We are a registered non-profit organization.
Squares Across The Border Gay and lesbian Square dancing club: Squares Across The Border is a proud member of the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs.
Leaping Thespians Leaping Thespians is a woman's theatre company bringing stories of lesbians' lives to Vancouver audiences. The company debuted in Nelson in the 1990's and has performed in Nelson, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Prince George.
Timberline Dance Vancouver's LGBT Country-Western Dance Connection
QueerFM or QueerFM facebook QueerFM Vancouver Now in its 20th year, QueerFM Vancouver broadcasts two full hours of content for the LGBTQ community each week on CiTR 101.9 FM. QueerFM - Tuesdays 8am - 10am
Gender Queeries is a radio show focused on gender issues - Thursday 8pm - 9pm on Co-op Radio 100.5 FM
GenderTalk Online Archived Talk Radio show
The B .C. Gay and Lesbian Archives was founded in 1976 with the task of collecting, preserving and making accessible research materials about the lives of British Columbia gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender and intersexual persons. Since it began, the collection has grown to over three-quarters of a million items. contact: Ron Dutton: rondutton at shaw.ca or 604-669-5978
Little Sister's Since 1983 Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium has been serving the adult, (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) communities of Canada. With over 1000 book titles in stock, Little Sister’s has a great selection of current adult and GLBT related literature, with many hard to find titles on our shelves. Our long legal struggle against censorship and our commitment to serve the GLBT community has helped make Little Sister’s a recognizable name around the world.
Spartacus Books Non-profit educational society and bookstore. Queer studies, LGBT literature, politics, cultural theory, magazines and more. Volunteers welcome.
Trans Care BC "Trans Care BC is a BC-wide information service and resource hub. We work to make sure people have the information they need to access gender affirming health care and supports. "
Women's Health Collective "Provides women-centred health information to support women with their search for appropriate, quality health care. We also raise awareness and inspire action for the feminist advancement of women's health. Free nurse practitioner, free drop-in yoga, and pharmacy on site."
Positive Living BC Positive Living Society of British Columbia is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action.
Health Initiative for Men Health Initiative for Men is a community-based organization dedicated to strengthening the health and well-being of gay men.  Our approach includes physical, sexual, social and mental health.
Vancouver Friends For Life Society Vancouver Friends For Life Society is a non-profit organization which enhances the wellness of individuals living with very serious illnesses, by providing complementary and alternative health and support services.
Dr. Peter Centre Providing comfort care for people with HIV/AIDS. The Dr. Peter Centre, with a Day Health Program and a 24-hour Assisted-Living Residence, is the first HIV/AIDS health care centre of its kind in Canada.
Aids Vancouver The first AIDS service organization in Canada and in response to the growing need for community health organizations to support individuals vulnerable to the epidemic.
A Loving Spoonful A Loving Spoonful is a volunteer-driven, non-partisan Society that provides free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Vancouver.
Community Based Research Centre Community Based Research Centre: (CBRC) is a non-profit charitable society using participatory research as a strategy for developing knowledge and building healthy communities. Projects include: SexNowSurvey.com, the InvestiGAYtors for gay youth, BC Gay Men’s Health Summit and Totally Outright
B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS The B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS provides education to health care providers, conducts natural history and observational studies, develops innovative laboratory tests, and carries out clinical trials. Its drug program is at the core of the Centre's activities.
Positively Positive Inspirational Speaker and educator Bradford McIntyre has been living positively since 1985.
The Compassion Club Their mission is to provide high quality medicinal cannabis and other natural health care services, promoting a holistic approach to healing and living.
Options for Sexual Health Provider of sexual health services through clinics, advocacy, education programs, and the 1-800 SEX SENSE information and referral line.
Cameron Bowman MD, FRCSC SRS Surgeon
Gay and Lesbian Business Association (GLBA) "We are an association of professional and ethical businesses that support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered community with products and services"
Gay and Lesbian Buisness Directory Gay and Lesbian Business Directory for Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa through Pink Triangle Press
Gay Vancouver Our Gay Vancouver and Gay Canada online guides offer information on events, hotels and gay-friendly businesses in the Vancouver region, across Canada and beyond.
Out On Campus Out on Campus is Simon Fraser University's safe space for queer students/faculty/staff and their allies.
Pride UBC Pride UBC is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty. Pride UBC provides support and information to those who self identify gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, those who do not identify and allies; assists people who are coming out; supplies a forum for dialogue about sexuality and gender identity; holds social events, and educates the wider UBC community about the variation in human sexuality and gender identity.
Capilano Queer Collective The Queer Collective is comprised of Capilano University students who are queer, trans or allied with queer and trans causes and goals. The collective meets regularly to provide support, discuss relevant issues and organize events both on and off campus.
Pride Kwantlen Pride Kwantlen is a page for gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirit, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, transgender people and their friends and allies It's a place to get to know each other and keep in touch. We will provide any information that could interest Kwantlen's queer and trans community.
BCIT Pride Connecting our community at BCIT. Supporting sexual and gender diversity. Follow on instagram @bcit.pride
UFV Pride Collective UFV Pride Collective will strive to be the foremost group for those at UFV who identify as LGBTQIA+, Queer, or MOGAI, as well as any UV student, faculty, staff, or alumni who experiences homoantagonism, heterosexism, allosexism, transantagonism and/or cissexism. This includes intersex people, people who are questioning, and/or people who are committed to working in solidarity against these and all forms of systematic oppression.
The English Bay Swim Club The English Bay Swim Club is Vancouver's gay & lesbian Masters swim team. We are all-inclusive, welcoming gay and gay-friendly swimmers into the pool since 1982. English Bay also has a triathalon club and a water polo club.
The Vancouver Tennis Association The Vancouver Tennis Association (VTA) is a non-profit tennis organization which fosters and promotes goodwill, fellowship, and healthy competition among tennis players in the gay and lesbian community.
Out for Kicks Out for Kicks (OFK) is a Vancouver-based soccer club with more than 175 members. Their mandate is to facilitate a safe, fun and recreational environment for GLBT players and their gay-friendly team mates to enjoy the game of soccer.
The West-End Slo-Pitch Association The West-End Slo-Pitch Association was started in 1978 when gay and lesbian sports minded, fun-loving people gathered on Sunday afternoons at Lord Roberts School playground. WESA organizes not only softball games but many social events for the membership and gay community.
Vancouver Gay Volley Ball Association Providing educational instruction and volleyball play in a comfortable and fun gay positive environment to any person regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.
The Mildred League Volleyball Women's volleyball league running from beginning of October to end of January. Games are played on Wednesday nights (7-10PM) in Burnaby. Register prior to August 31. contact: mildredleague at gmail.com
Pacific Rim Curling League The Pacific Rim Curling League is an all-inclusive league open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gender and GLBT-friendly straight, curlers of all skill levels. The 2008-2009 season was the 25th year that the League has operated.
Outdoor Women "We are a primarily lesbian organization based in Vancouver, BC but we welcome all women, 19 and older. We value diversity and we encourage interested women of all races, colours, physical abilities and economic means to join. Our members are involved in many activities including hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, cycling and skiing. We also have social nights approximately once a month at a local pub or restaurant."
Out and about Vancouver We are a group of about 150 gay men in the Greater Vancouver area who enjoy the great outdoors. Our outdoor activities include hiking, walking, cycling, kayaking, camping and more—whatever is of interest to our members. Most of our events are local, but sometimes we travel around a bit. We get together for social gatherings throughout the year—anything from a barbecue to a night at the opera. All of our events are organized by club members.
Ski Out or Ski Out facebook The greater Vancouver GLBT skiing and snowboarding club.
Team Vancouver Team Vancouver promotes LGBT sports and culture in Vancouver and on the world stage.
The Cutting Edges Hockey Club Vancouver's Gay Hockey Club (Men's) The Cutting Edges hockey club welcomes all members who share our spirit in playing fun, clean hockey with positive energy!
Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force Lesbian and Gay Immigration Task Force (LEGIT) We hope this site will provide helpful information on immigrating to Canada for same-sex couples.
Trinity United Church "Our life together as an affirming congregation is fully inclusive of the GLBT community, those of all ages and differing abilities, ethnic backgrounds and socio-economic status. We celebrate the beautiful variety of God's creation expressed in humanity. Come join us whether you're new or old to church, doubting or believing - there is room and welcome for all."
Vancouver Unitarians "We are a community of diverse beliefs and shared values. In fellowship with one another, we seek spiritual growth, social justice, and environmental sustainability through worship, ethical action, education and artistic expression. We welcome all who would join this compassionate and visionary community."
Lighthouse of Hope A Christian, evangelical, non-denominational, community-based church seeking to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ; which are simple, loving, and inclusive.
North Shore Women Providing info, support and referral by phone and in-person. Resource centre, workshops, programs,drop-in and coming out groups for lesbians and bi-women.
The Heart of Richmond AIDS Society Founded in 1997 as a weekly support group for group of Richmond residents infected or affected by HIV, The Heart of Richmond AIDS Society has grown to provide a multitude of support services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Richmond area
The Surrey Pride Society The Surrey Pride Society provides Socials, Youth Scholarships and Pride events to accommodate a growing community, while still supporting the Imperial Court of Surrey (E.P.A.M.A.) and the Surrey Youth Alliance (S.Y.A.). in 2011 they introduced a monthly social event called CHiLL.
South Fraser Women's Services Since 1978, South Fraser Women's Services, a registered charity, has provided free resources, support and counselling for women. For many women and their families our drop - in centre is the initial contact for women coping with violence and/or poverty issues. Surrey, BC
New West Pride Organizers of New West Pride in New Westminster.