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QMUNITY offers a variety of services for the advocacy and support of LGBTQ2+ folks. Offering links to counselling, social events, and even workplace competency training.
"Trans Care BC aims to enhance the coordination of trans health services and supports across the province, bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible." -from the Trans Care BC website
It Gets Better
"The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them." -from the It Gets Better Website
"Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is responsible for the provincial coordination of transgender health services in BC. The Transgender Health Information Program (THiP), a BC-wide information hub providing information about gender affirming care and supports, has integrated with the Trans Care BC program at PHSA." -from the THiP website
"We 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. We are proud of Vancouver's chapter, and its tradition of helping parents, friends, and families understand their gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer loved ones. If you are interested in volunteering or helping us in any way, please send an email to ." -from the PFLAG Vancouver Chapter website
Two Spirit Journal is a multi-media new site with a Resource Guide, an Event Calendar, Editorials, Current Event Coverage, Community Dialogue and more!
"We’re dedicated to strengthening the health and well-being of gay men. We involve and engage gay men to improve foundations of their physical, sexual, social and mental health through research-based, community-minded, volunteer-driven activities. Our materials and programs are for adults and deal with gay sexuality positively and explicitly." - from the HiM website
Big Bro's offers sliding scale barber and beauty services prioritizing queer and trans individuals. As well as featuring transition mentoring/resources, they offer gender affirmation products, used clothing and binders, and a safe space for LGBTQ2+ community members. Big Bros also offers safe sex, safer drug/hormone injection, and harm reduction supplies.
"Prism is Vancouver Coastal Health’s education, information and referral service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two-Spirit and queer + (LGBT2Q+) communities." -from Prism website
Options for Sexual Health
Options for Sexual Health offers a range of information and resources across British Columbia, including a clinic finder, events, and the 1-800-SEX-SENSE hotline.
"Atira Women's Resource Society is a not-for-profit organization committed to the work of ending violence against women through providing direct service, as well as working to increase awareness of and education around the scope and impact on our communities of men's violence against women and children. Atira is accessible to anyone who identifies and lives full time as a woman and who experiences gendered violence and misogyny, including trans, two spirit and intersex women and or those who identify with a femme of centre non-binary gender. Atira recognizes the barriers and stigmatization faced by women who do not fit into society’s gender-binary system and the violence, poverty and discrimination they encounter as a result."
Trans Lifeline offers a hotline to support transgender people, run by transgender volunteers.
Black Lives Matter
"The Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter is a cause that supports the organizing work of black folks and allies in undoing systemic racialized violence. Black Lives Matter is a cause cognizant of the ongoing struggles of all marginalized folks and we strive to honour that in the work we do. We centre the voices of Black folks as well as other folks of colour and hope to lift up those who are queer, women, trans, differently abled, poor or otherwise marginalized." -from the BLM Vancouver Website
Dan Savage's advice column and podcast offers a plethora of colorful, often humourous and always sex-positive resources and ideas relating to sexuality, gender, relationships and more!
Friendly, sex-positive adult store with helpful and informed staff and a wide selection of items.
"The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) is the only nation-wide political pro-choice group devoted to ensuring abortion rights and access for women. We formed in October 2005 to carry out political and educational work to support reproductive rights and health." -from the ARCC website