Labels and the Community

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

Gay, Straight, Bi, Queer? Twink, Bear, Gymbunny, Otter? Some people dislike the concept of labels, while others embrace it as a marker of identity. When do these terms divide us, and when do they build community? Join us at Mpowerment for a casual and friendly discussion over snacks.


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*ASL interpretation can be made available between 6:30 and 9pm, on request. If you would like ASL interpretation, please contact us through a message, email us at sarahc@youthco.org, or comment on the event wall by Monday, January 19*

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).

 

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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!

WHEN
February 02, 2016 at 6:30pm - 9pm
WHERE
Mpowerment Headquarters
5 RSVPS
William Ole Gerard Flett Holden Samuel Lee Myhre Fahmy Baharuddin Logan Lorenz

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!