What's Happening this week in Victoria! September 13 - 19, 2021

Written on 09/12/2021

Events include Queerabilities, Proud2Vote 2021, QueerDog Comedy, Two Spirit Tea, Umbrella Rainbow Group, Best in Show Drag,  2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Support Queer and Trans Birthing Families, QT2IPOC Dinner, Queer Stitch-Craft, Drag Bingo, Frantic Friday, Queer Yoga, HIM Yoga, and Victoria Rainbow Women Coffee Group.

Monday, September 13 - 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, September 13 - Proud2Vote 2021, 7 pm, in partnership with Rainbow Refugee, LOUD Business Association, Pride at Work Canada, and Community Based Research Centre

BC focused federal election townhall, candidates from the four major parties invited:
Confirmed attending:
NDP - Breen Ouellette - Vancouver Centre
Liberals - Dr. Hedy Fry - Vancouver Centre
Conservatives - Hannah Hodson - Victoria
Greens - Dr. Devyani Singh - Vancouver Quadra

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Monday, September 13 - Queer Dog Comedy Night, 8 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live

Hosted by Zane Oak

Tuesday, September 14 - Two Spirit Tea - Indigenous Art, 6:30 pm, presented by Rebellious UnicornsUnicorns.LIVE, and thehub.lgbt

Ella and Simma discuss their own artistic outlets and traditional Indigenous Art as well as how art is a modem of healing and connection.

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE

Tuesday, September 14 - 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

Tuesday, September 14 - Best in Show - Drag Show, 7 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live

Tuesday, September 14 - 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, September 15 - Support Queer and Trans Birthing Families, 10:30 am, presented by Birthing Families Foundation

How can we better support Queer and Trans families throughout their perinatal journeys?
Queer and Trans families exist in our communities and deserve affirming perinatal care. Let's gather and learn together as care providers, doulas and perinatal support folks and learn what we can do to better hold these families during pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Wednesday, September 15 - QT2IPOC Dinner, 6 pm - 9 pm

Monthly QT2IPOC Dinners :) For self-identified queer, trans, and/or 2-spirit Indigenous people and/or people of colour of all ages.

They will take place the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00-9:00pm in the Family Room of Quadra Village Community Centre (901 Kings Rd) on stolen Lekwungen Homelands.
Each month a different facilitator leads the food making, and other attendees help with cooking, set up, cleaning, and take down. It is a truly collaborative process. The dinners are at no cost to the participants, and the lead facilitator receives an honourarium for their labour. We also have bus tickets available.
Email: qt2ipoc.foodsharing@gmail.com
IG: @qt2ipoc.foodsharing

Wednesday, September 15 - 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, September 15 - Drag Bingo, 8 pm, presented by The Vicious Poodle ~ Live

Thursday, September 16 - Frantic Friday 4 - Frantic Fursday

19+ | ID Required | Doors: 7PM | Show: 8PM
Purchase tickets at: https://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca

Victoria's best drag, burlesque and stand-up comedy performers all come together for one frantic and fantastic show!
HOSTED BY Henrietta Dubet

With Support From:
Zane Oak
Scarlett Hummingbird
Julya Vandersloot
Isla Van Damme
Immacolata Vintage
Lucia Ribiero
Bromley B
Cinnamon Kicks


Friday, September 17 - 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, September 17 - 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, September 19 - 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