Love Positive Youth

Women living with HIV have been celebrating Love Positive Women with Valentines Day as a backdrop since 2013. This celebration has been organized across the globe, and YouthCO has participated over the past few years. Love Positive Women is a "platform for individuals and communities to engage in public and private acts of love and caring for women living with HIV. Going beyond romantic love to deep community love and social justice, LPW is call to action."

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This year, YouthCO is using this global event to invite youth living with HIV of all genders to celebrate ourselves and each other during a season of love and romance, and to claim our space among those celebrating Valentines Day, all the while creating our own narratives of love and romance. Inspired by the LPW movement, Love Positive Youth focuses on relationships of all kinds that those of us living with HIV hold dear.  

YouthCO is inviting youth across British Columbia from 14 to 29 years old to join us on February 22 in celebration of love, life and romance for those of us living with HIV. Join us for a delicious dinner at a local cafe in the Metro Vancouver area. We'll take care of food, transportation, and childcare needs so youth living with HIV can fully celebrate this fabulous evening. Location and time will be shared upon RSVP to help maintain confidentiality for participants.

Our dress code for the evening is fabulous. 

RSVP by Friday Feb 15th (to guarantee a ride/travel assistance to and from the event, as well as a seat at the dinner - if you can only RSVP after that, we will try our best to include you.)

WHEN
February 22, 2019 at 12pm - 10pm
WHERE
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh Territories
Vancouver, BC -
Canada
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CONTACT
William Flett · · 778 709 6030

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!