Queers, Questing, & Testing - January


Our evening of board games, video games & free HIV/STI testing is back! 

In between rounds of Smash Bros or Mario Kart, take some time to get tested, and then go play some more!
Testing at Mpowerment is free and confidential, and will be happening between 6:30PM - 9:00PM. It is also a opportunity to speak with the nurse and learn more about our sexual health. Testing is one of many ways we can take care of ourselves and our partners!
Sign-up for testing will be done in-person on a first-come-first-served basis. We will have two nurses joining us this evening and will aim to test as many folks as we can.
Feel free to bring your own board games & handhelds!
Mpowerment is a trans-inclusive and gender-affirming program by and for young men and gender diverse folks who are gay, bi, Two-Spirit, or queer. To us, this includes masc of centre folks and guys who are trans, intersex, Two-Spirit, non-binary, and cis, and gender diverse people. As an organization that strives to be anti-oppressive and inclusive, we work towards creating safer spaces for all young people in our communities, including those of us who are living with HIV and/or Hep C!
This event will be taking place on the unceded and occupied territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
Our space is located on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. Our washroom is for all genders, but unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible.
Two ASL-English interpreters have been tentatively booked (pending confirmed need) for this event. If you are attending and need interpretation, please email Ivan at ivanl@youthco.org by 9:00AM on January 10th and we will secure the booking.
If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Ivan at ivanl@youthco.org for more information.
January 24, 2018 at 6:30pm - 9pm
Mpowerment Headquarters
568 Seymour St
Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5
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Ivan · · 604 688 1441
Shawn William Morris Tomac Jason Lee Robbie Earthwatcher Mohamadreza Jafarof Eamonn Law Fahmy Baharuddin Ivan Leonce

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!