Events include Two Spirit Tea, English Conversation Club, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, QueeReads, Inner Light Yoga Nidra, Hip Hop for Him, Wellbeing Wednesday, Beyond the Binary, Death Doula Workshop, The Book of My Shames, HIM Yoga, and the meeting of LGBTQ+ Youth Peer - Vernon and the Okanagan Gender Identity group.
Tuesday, July 20 - LGBTQ+ Youth Peer Group - Vernon, 4 pm, presented by Vernon Family Resource Centre ~ Online
Contact email@example.com to register
Tuesday, July 20 - Okanagan Gender Identity Group, 6pm, presented by the Okanagan Gender Identity Group ~ Online
This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation thereof under the rainbow spectrum) people living in or near Kelowna or the Okanagan are to discuss matters and various topics while providing and obtaining peer support.
We meet every Tuesday from 6-8 via Discord.
For more information on this group meeting, please join the Okanagan Gender Identity Group on Facebook.
Diets, body image, and their relationships with food from an Indigenous perspective.
Tuesday, July 20 - Summer Social - English Conversation Club, 7 pm, presented by Men's Health Initiative ~ Online
Join this Conversation night for GBT2Q Guys whose first language is not English, to practice speaking English in a safe, non-judgemental and fun virtual space. The program is fully inclusive for all Queer Guys regardless of refugee status, living here on a visa, or a Canadian citizen. Come talk it out with us!
Tuesday, July 20 - 2 Spirits of BC Talking Circle, 8 pm - 9:30 pm, presented by Four Feathers Society ~ Online
Ongoing Group, Tuesdays at 8 pm
Click the link below to join the Talking Circle
Wednesday, July 21 - Inner Light Yoga Nidra, 5:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online
“Inner Light Yoga Nidra” is a workshop that helps GBTQ2S+ men create and embrace self-affirmations that they want to live by, honour, and become with the aim of promoting mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Yoga nidra can be a powerful tool to help seal in self-affirmations into our unconsciousness to create new thought and behavioural patterns that supports our vision of how we want to see ourselves.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to HIM or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you at the workshop.
To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/
Wednesday, July 21 - Hip Hop for Him, 7 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online
Hip-Hop for HIM is a beginner dance class where you will learn new grooves and choreography from all types of dance sub-genres that fits to (or close to) the umbrella of Hip-Hop, such as; B-Boying, Dancehall, Voguing, Waacking, Popping & Locking, Commercial, Jazz-Funk and more. Dance is not only a great physical, creative and emotional outlet, it is also a large part of LGBTQIA culture and history. During Hip-Hop for HIM, you are encouraged to dance the way you feel – you can never be “too fem” or “too masc” or “too” anything, just live your best life, and cheer on everyone around you to do the same. This is a space that celebrates you, your differences and champions living (and dancing) for yourself. Get ready to slay the house down!
This group is open to self-identified men (trans, cis, and other men), two-spirit and non-binary folks who also identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as guys who are into/or have sex with guys (for any reason – including for work).
Wellbeing Wednesday will be discussing Living Alcohol Free, de-stigmatizing the desire to quit drinking, the concept of sober curiosity, and ways to reduce your use. This episode is not just for individuals with challenges in regards to alcohol, but is an educational experience for all.
Watch the live stream on Unicorns.LIVE
Thursday, July 22 - Beyond the Binary, 6:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online
Beyond the Binary is a night of storytelling and an exploration of intimacy, gender, and kink in a panel discussion by-and-for trans, gender diverse, and Two-Spirit communities. Topics include gender affirmation and euphoria in kink, T4T relationships, responses to cisnormativity, and more! Let your freak flag fly this Pride and join local kinksters to celebrate the diversity of sexual expression and intimacy.
For more information: https://checkhimout.ca/pride2021/beyond-the-binary/
Thursday, July 22 - Death Doula Workshop, 6:30 pm, presented by Death Doula Network of BC ~ Online
The Death Doula Network of BC is aiming to host an online educational workshop about the unique barriers the LGBTQ2+ community faces in the health care system.
If you are interested in participating, please contact one of the following people directly:
Jo-Anne Haun – email@example.com
Karen Hendrickson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Elaine Tess – email@example.com
The original solo show The Book of My Shames is thoughtful, raw and honest, with achingly funny turns. It is powered by the glowing vocals of Canadian opera star Isaiah Bell, following him through the challenges of growing up in a restrictive fundamentalist commune, making bad choices in men, and pursuing a life on the stage. Combining rapid-fire monologues and personal stories with an unorthodox array of music old and new, this “comic, wrenching, and personal tour-de-force” reminds us that desire, rejection, and acceptance are themes common to us all… Isaiah just does it with a bit of glitz, some operatic pathos, and a campy wink.
Watch the live stream on Unicorns.LIVE
Friday, July 23 - HIM Yoga, 7:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online
To attend the online session via Zoom:
Please register and attend at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpduiopjIvG9aIshWI9Elri4mmz_wZXQt4
This event is open to all GBT2Q men living across BC.