Mpowerment YVR Discussion: Coming Out

Join us for our monthly discussion night, where we welcome folx to exchange thoughts, experiences, and feelings around coming out to/inviting in others about our queer identities!
 
This month we will be talking about experiences around coming out to our communities, and what those experiences have been for each of us. What are the barriers we’ve faced to coming out? How have our communities responded to our identities? What are the stories we can share about other moments of vulnerability? Does everyone identify with the experience of “coming out”?
 
Come share with us, over some sushi and snacks!! : )
 
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This event will be taking place on the ancestral, unceded, and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
 
Mpowerment is a queer-centered, trans-inclusive, and gender affirming space for young adults (19 - 29 years old) to meet, make friends, and talk about the highs and lows of sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring us pleasure. We work to create safer spaces for all young people including those of us living with HIV.
 
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ACCESSIBILITY
 
Our space is located on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. We have two, all gender washrooms, one of which is a large accessible washroom.
Vegetarian and meat options will be provided, along with tea, juice, soda and water.
We ask that you join us in making this event as scent-reduced as possible. This means maybe using fragrance-free products in lieu of any scented-products you may usually use.
 
This will be a nut-free and peanut-free event. Please refrain from bringing any food items containing nuts or peanuts into the space to ensure participants are not exposed to harmful allergens.
 
This event is FREE and open to youth ages 19-29 years old.
 
If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Ivan @ ivanl@youthco.org for more information.
WHEN
September 12, 2018 at 6:30pm - 9pm
WHERE
Mpowerment Headquarters
568 Seymour St
205
Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5
Canada
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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!