This blog post is written in two parts, with each part included in this post, and available as a stand alone piece at the links below. In the first part, a trans youth participant describes their experience of cissexism at YouthCO, the emotional and professional labour they have done to get us to this point, and what their hopes are moving forward. In the second part, YouthCO's Executive Director writes about the conversations we've been having, and learning to see cissexism in our work.
Mpowerment is expanding! We're excited to announce that Mpowerment will be coming soon to the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas, within the Fraser Health Authority region! This means more opportunities for young gay, bisexual, and queer guys in the lower mainland to connect through Mpowerment, and educate peers about HIV and sexual health. We're excited to connect with folks in the Fraser Health Authority region already doing the much needed work of combating HIV-stigma, and creating safer spaces for queer youth!
Stay tuned for more details!
Interested in volunteering for Mpowerment to create social and educational events for young gay, bi and queer guys?
Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans youth (15-29 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.
We host new social events year round in 3 locations across British Columbia.
Mpowerment YVR is based out of Downtown Vancouver and hosts new events in the city every week. We host social events three times a month including movie nights, hikes, performance nights, karaoke and art workshops! Once a month we also host discussions that you definitely don't want to miss. These discussions are great opportunities to meet other people in the community and talk about issues relevant to our lives. Check us out on Facebook to stay up to date on all the events we have planned!
Mpowerment Fraser host weekly events across Fraser Region. You can find us in Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey and Abbotsford. Our social events include a art nights, movie nights, festival visits and board games! Check us out on Facebook to stay up to date on what we're doing and when we'll be in a city near you!
Mpowerment PG is our Mpowerment program in the north by the north! We host social events twice a month in Downtown Prince George including everything from make-you-own-ice-cream-night to board games, picnics, trivia and more! Once a year we host a weekend retreat for our community to come together, share food, stories and learn more about how to take care of ourselves and each other. Be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up to date with our upcoming events.
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