What's Happening this week in Victoria! July 26 - August 1, 2021

Written on 07/25/2021
Victoria.LGBT


Events include Queerabilities, QueerDog Comedy, Snowflakes & Rainbows, Two Spirit Tea, Best in Show Drag, English Conversation Club, Umbrella Rainbow Group, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Queer Stitch-Craft, Hip Hop for Him, Drag Bingo, SIGVSG - Games Night, Spill the Tea, Queer Yoga, and HIM Yoga.

Monday, July 26 - 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, July 26 - Queer Dog Comedy Night, 8 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live

Hosted by Zane Oak


Tuesday, July 27 - Snowflakes & Rainbows, 6 pm, presented by Foundry and Urban Native Youth Association Online

Virtual drop-in for indigenous young people anywhere in BC who identify as two-spirit or LGBTQIA+

This is a drop-in group, meaning you can attend just the sessions you're interested in, but you need to register to access the Zoom link.

Visit for more information: https://foundrybc.ca/virtual/youth-groups/


Tuesday, July 27 - Two Spirit Tea - Social Media, 6:30 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Online

Diets, body image, and their relationships with food from an Indigenous perspective.

What are the pros and cons of social media? How does it impact our daily lives? Can it be used productively to support Indigenous movements?
 
Watch the live stream on Unicorns.LIVE
 

Tuesday, July 27 - Best in Show - Drag Show, 7 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live


Tuesday, July 27 - Summer Social - English Conversation Club, 7 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ 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!

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfumgrD8pHdxUni9HfNUjUZAA0084gYej


Tuesday, July 27 - Umbrella Rainbow Group, 7 pm, presented by Umbrella Rainbow Group ~ Online and Live

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, July 27 - 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 

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


Wednesday, July 28 - 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


Wednesday, July 28 - 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!

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqdemqrT0oGN3AoshBn2QZH83U-gEht-Uz

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, July 28 - Drag Bingo, 8 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live


Thursday, July 29 - SIGVSG - Games Night, 6 pm, presented by the South Island Gender Variant Support Group Online

Its been awhile since we've had some light-hearted social interaction, so we figured its time for a games night! We have a few games in mind that we can play virtually, but if you know of any others let us know. This will be a chill evening of socializing, while playing fun games together.

Zoom Link


Thursday, July 29 - Spill the Tea, 6:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

A fun and engaging opportunity to learn more about safer substance use and harm reduction methods with fabulous community-focused Queens talking about the options provided by HIM and in the community! Stigma creates barriers to health and wellness, so let’s break them down and learn how to minimize harm and protect ourselves and our communities.

For more information, follow the link: https://checkhimout.ca/pride2021/spill-the-tea/


Friday, July 30 - Queer Yoga, 10 am - 11:15 am ~ Live

The Queer Yoga program is for folks interested in queering yoga. It is trauma-informed and prioritizes accessibility for marginalized folks. Registration is required at dcc@coolaid.org


 

Friday, July 30 - 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.