What's Happening this week in Victoria! May 10 - 16, 2021

Written on 05/09/2021
Victoria.LGBT


Events include Queerabilities, More Keys with Matty P, The Q+ Crew,  Umbrella Rainbow Group, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Inner Light Yoga Nidra, Queer Stitch-Craft, Life Drawing for Men, HIM Yoga, and the meeting of Pflag Victoria.

Monday, May 10 - Queerabilities - Remote Meeting - Community Care, 3 pm, presented by Queerabilities Victoria ~ Online

We are so excited to be offering the Queerabilities group, as a collaboration between the Victoria Disability Resource Center (Rowan) and AVI Health and Community Services (Marshall).
Until we are able to meet again in person, our weekly topic will be Community Care (a space of support, so socialize, share resources, and discuss our challenges and successes in navigating these difficult times).

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page


Monday, May 10 - More Keys with Matty P, featuring Neal Ryan, 8:00 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Online

We need more keys - More Keys with Matty P! This week, Matty welcomes a special guest, Neal Ryan, a singer/songwriter originally from Ireland. On this episode we are getting interactive with the live piano bar segment, along with playing some Matty P originals and works by Neal Ryan. Oh yes, and the gab fest...it’s all happening!

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, May 11 - The Q+ Crew, 6 pm - 7:30 pm, presented by The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria 

Mental health, culture, sexuality, and gender in a new country can feel like a lot to handle. At the Q+ Crew, we are stronger together.

Join our support group to meet new people and get the support you need with LGBTQ2S volunteers and immigrant, refuge and BIPOC youth (18-30 years old).

Registration is required. Email: rmcgeough@icavictoria.org


Tuesday, May 11 - Umbrella Rainbow Group, 7 pm, presented by Umbrella Rainbow Group

Umbrella is pleased to offer a new recovery support group for individuals that are part of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

We know that addiction affects people who identify as LGBTQ2S+ at a higher rate, and Umbrella understands the importance of a safe space to offer support and connection. Starting December 8, our facilitators Braelynne and Theo bring their knowledge, passion and lived experience to this weekly group.

* Due to COVID, we have a limit of 6 participants in person.
To secure a spot, you MUST register the day of the group, before 1pm and agree to Umbrella COVID protocols. All others will be invited to join the group by ZOOM, details below.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95583510976?pwd=RUdKbWZwRkdLV1laY00xT0NhT3J4Zz09


Tuesday, May 11 - 2 Spirits of BC Talking Circle, 8 pm - 9:30 pm, presented by Four Feathers SocietyOnline

Ongoing Group, Tuesdays at 8 pm

Click the link below to join the Talking Circle 

https://zoom.us/j/98419104951?pwd=YTVRa0xDQkRuTE5aeURwOUw4ekdBUT09


Wednesday, May 12 - 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.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88262720483

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).


Wednesday, May 12 - Queer Stitch-Craft Weekly ZOOM Hangout/Drop-in, 7 pm, presented by Queer Stitch-Craft: Victoria BC ~ Online

To find out more, join the Queer Stitch-Craft Victoria Facebook Group


Thursday, May 13 - Life Drawing for Men, 7 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Do you like drawing and sketching? Do you appreciate the male form? Life Drawing with HIM offers a great opportunity to practice your artistic skills with a live male model. It is an informal drop-in session and social art group for men.

All skill levels welcome. This event is facilitated, but no formal instruction is offered. Bring your sketchbook and favourite drawing materials (no ink or paint please). Sessions start promptly, so please arrive on time.

This is an online event via Zoom App. To register, please follow the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdumhqj8vHdF06qTaTQlcUBRRWK6lb03q

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).


Friday, May 14 - HIM Yoga, 7:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpduiopjIvG9aIshWI9Elri4mmz_wZXQt4

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).


Sunday, May 16 - Pflag Victoria - Virtual May Meeting, 2 pm, presented by Pflag Victoria ~ Online

As always, our welcome goes out to anyone wanting information about the LGBTQ2+ community or to connect with others about support around LGBTQ2+ issues! Pflag Canada is proud to be Canada’s only national organization that offers peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
 
If you would like to join our virtual meeting, please send an email to victoriabc@pflagcanada.ca *BY NOON* on Saturday, May 15th.