Discussion Night: Role Models


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

Tom Daley, Davey Wavey, Harvey Milk, and your older gay brother or uncle—what do all these people have in common? They may all have been considered to be gay role models by someone. The theme for this Mpowerment discussion night is: Role Models. There’s no denying that gay, bi, trans, two-spirit and queer men have, and continue to, draw guidance and inspiration from folks who have similar lived experiences. Join us for a night of discussion as we explore the responsibilities and importance of having (and being) positive gay/bi/trans/two-spirit or queer role models. Who do you look up to? Who looks up to you? Let’s discuss!

Snacks will be provided, just bring yourself and a friend :)

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!

November 17, 2015 at 6:30pm - 9pm
Mpowerment Headquarters
568 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B3J5
Google map and directions
Manveer Singh Sihota Jorge Alvarez Cory Yeung Matt Labbs Stanley Ru Navi Dasanjh Fahmy Baharuddin Matzhue Zjokk Charlie Tran Sarah Chown William Ole Gerard Flett Darren Ho Lee Myhre

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!