Our Queerstories

Honouring 50 years since Stonewall, Our Queerstories is an opportunity to gather and explore what it means to have inherited both the strength and struggle of our movement.

Together we will learn about our histories and how it continues to impact our everyday lives.

How far have we come and where are we going? Come and meet other Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit folks living in the region and let's together learn how our Queer & Trans ancestors have gotten us this far! 

We can provide bus tickets or transport pick ups if you contact us! If you have any questions leading up to the event, please email Emily @ emilyb@youthco.org. 
To get in touch with me on the day of the event, please call or text 604-838-2556!


Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans young people ages 19 to 29 years old to meet, have fun and support each other in making informed decisions about our sexual health!

We are committed to reducing stigma related to HIV and to building communities where we feel safe talking about the highs and lows of sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring us pleasure.

This event will be taking place on the unceded and occupied territories of the Chawathil First Nation, Nlaka'pamux First Nations, and Yale Nation.




We would like to encourage folks to participate in creating a scent-reduced space. This venue is not wheelchair accessible presently.

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 Emily @ emilyb@youthco.org for more information.

October 03, 2019 at 6pm - 9pm
HATS Youth Centre
400 Park St
Hope, BC V0X 1L0
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Emily · · 604-838-2556

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!