Discussion Night; Queer History


Pride season is coming, which means many of us may be going out to party and celebrate how far we’ve come in our own journeys. Our community has also come a long way since the western gay rights movement. From remembering a time when homosexuality was illegal to honoring the folks who spoke up and fought for LGBTQ rights, this discussion night aims to help us feel more connected to our history.

Come join us in a discussion on this very important topic, and talk and learn more about our colourful history. 

*ASL interpretation can be made available on request. If you would like ASL interpretation, please contact us through a message, email us at darrenh@youthco.org, or comment on the event wall by June 13th*

Mpowerment Headquarters is held at YouthCO, which is currently wheelchair accessible. The washroom at YouthCO is single stall and gender-neutral, and unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. (We are currently working on a solution to this and will update this event page accordingly.)
For further accessibility information on YouthCO's space, please message us, or check: http://tinyurl.com/nklow49
(The linked document has not been updated since our wheelchair accessible washroom has been out-of-order).

Mpowerment events are planned by and for young self-identified men who are gay, bi, or queer. We invite all guys who like guys and their friends to attend!

This event is located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh.

June 28, 2016 at 6:30pm - 9pm
Jeremy Murphy Chris Ball Kit Harris Trevor Loke Matthew Wizinsky William Ole Gerard Flett Kieren Nelson Aidan Welsford Ruben G Narciso Tucci Soy Hijikata Derrick Chang Travis Salway Hottes Steven Heiltsuk Joshua Edward Fayyaz Karmali Spencer Cat Rob Thehomo Knudsen Ladan Sahraei Colt Burrows Jessica Leung Joshua Mark Ostrander Jocelyn Cofer Simone Landa Allan O'Shea Nadine Martine Catherine Mateo Ivan Leonce Feral Rizvi Navi Dasanjh Fahmy Baharuddin Lee Myhre Miles Yeung Kolton Procter Carven Li & John Mark Li

Will you come?

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!