Positive Romance

This February, YouthCO invites public and private acts of love and caring for youth living with HIV. Inspired by the global Love Positive Women: Romance Starts at Home movement, we are going beyond romantic love to deep community love and social justice for youth living with HIV, especially young women, trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit youth!

If you are a woman, trans, non-binary, or Two-Spirit person living with HIV, and would like a valentine, send your mailing address and name to us by email at info@youthco.org or via our Facebook page, YouthCO.
 
If you are a young person living with HIV, or love a young person living with HIV, join us for brunch on February 8, 2020 at YouthCO! This family-friendly, all-ages events, includes a catered brunch, great music, and activities to support self and community care! We will take care of all the food, transportation, and childcare needs so youth living with HIV can fully celebrate during this time, along with any guests you choose to bring! Please let us know of any dietary needs, transportation needs, or childcare requests along with your RSVP!

YouthCO is able to support youth from across BC to attend this event:

  • We are able to offer bus tickets, gas money, and/or rideshares for youth in the Lower Mainland!
  • We are able to cover the cost of ferries, planes and/or gas money for youth living outside the Vancouver area! 
  • We can offer childcare as part of our event and/or provide funding to cover childcare costs required to attend.

If you would like to attend and live outside the Lower Mainland, let us know as soon as possible and we can work with you to make travel arrangements at no cost to you. 

  • We are able to book flights up to and including January 13. Let us know before then if you would like to join us and need a flight in order to do that!  
  • For rideshares in the Lower Mainland, get in touch with us by January 31.
  • We will have bus tickets available at YouthCO during the event. If you need a bus ticket in advance, get in touch and we can make sure that happens. 

RSVP by Friday January 31st, 2020 (to ensure a ride/travel assistance to and from the event, as well as a seat at brunch, and to let us know of any other access needs!)

 

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."

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, Positive Romance focuses on relationships of all kinds that those of us living with HIV/Hep C hold dear.  

WHEN
February 08, 2020 at 11am - 2pm
CONTACT
Jessica Vielle · · 6046881441
6 RSVPS
jummy flomo Rosa Lopez smith

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!