What's Happening this week in Victoria! August 2 - 8, 2021

Written on 08/01/2021
Victoria.LGBT


Events include Queerabilities, QueerDog Comedy, Men 55+ Online, Meditation and Existence, Best in Show Drag, English Conversation Club, Umbrella Rainbow Group, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Queer Stitch-Craft, Hip Hop for Him, Wellbeing Wednesday, Drag Bingo, What Colour is Queer, VRW Mini-Golf, Queer Yoga, HIM Yoga, and VRW Coffee Group.

Monday, August 2 - 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, August 2 - Queer Dog Comedy Night, 8 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live

Hosted by Zane Oak


Tuesday, August 3 - Men 55+ Online, 6 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

A facilitated safe space to talk, listen, and share your experiences of conscious ageing with other gay men. Topics include growing older, understanding issues of isolation, motivation, financial issues, physical health, sex, and more.

To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrdOGgrDkpG9Fq1cvTOzX6FfDhOuMqU2Uq


Tuesday, August 3 - Meditation and Existence, 6:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

This workshop helps members find self-acceptance and self-improvement but helping the members become aware of their possibilities and acknowledge that they are responsible for events they formally thought were happening to them. This workshop will provide psychological strength to the group not to fall into depression or anxiety. The technique used in this work will be a blend of Vipassana meditation and Existentialism ideas.

To register, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsd-qgpzwuEtbcmpqVuMBNEHl_raF7dUJw


Tuesday, August 3 - Best in Show - Drag Show, 7 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live


Tuesday, August 3 - 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, August 3 - 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, August 3 - 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, August 4 - 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, August 4 - 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, August 4 - Wellbeing Wednesday - Love Languages, 8 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt ~ Online

Episode 6 of Wellbeing Wednesday will be talking about something that is intrinsically important to all of us… Love Languages. How can you show love to the people you care about the most and why is it important? 

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Wednesday, August 4 - Drag Bingo, 8 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live


Thursday, August 5 - What Colour is Queer, 6:30 pm, presented by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

In the past year, through a variety of social justice movements, we have witnessed the power of connection and collective resiliency. In queer communities, our similarities rather than our differences, have always been one of our biggest sources of strength.

Our Queer Asian community leaders have been advocating for and against the array of anti-Asian hate seen in our communities this past year. Through dynamic conversation consisting of personal stories and connections from local community leaders, we ask you to join us for this discussion on advocacy, intersectionality, and what it means to be queer and Asian in 2021!

To register, go to: https://checkhimout.ca/pride2021/what-colour-is-queer/


Friday, August 6 - Victoria Rainbow Women - Mini Golf, 6:15 pm, presented by Victoria Rainbow Women ~ Live

 To find out more, join the Victoria Rainbow Women Facebook Group


Friday, August 6 - 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, August 6 - 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. 


Sunday, August 8 - Victoria Rainbow Women Coffee Group, 3:30 pm, presented by Victoria Rainbow Women ~ Live

 To find out more, join the Victoria Rainbow Women Facebook Group