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Campus Pride groups
The Pride Centre is dedicated to providing and creating a safe and supportive environment for members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirited and Queer (GLBT2Q) community and their Allies on campus. In addition to providing a supportive space for dealing with GLBT2Q issues, the Pride Centre acts as a resource library for materials on queer issues, a liaison between students and other queer organizations in the community, and a great hangout for all students with queer-positive attitudes. It is a place for making connections, community, and change. Check out our Facebook group!
- Camosun Pride
- Camosun College Pride
The Pride Collective is mandated to represent, advocate for, and provide services for queer and trans students on Campus. For those interested in getting involved with UVic Pride please come to the Pride Centre in SUB B010 and say hi, attend collective meetings, coffee houses, movie nights, or any other events that Pride puts on. All of those are open to new members of Pride, and everyone is welcome. A calendar of events is available on our website.
- UVic Pride
Groups and resources in the community
IslandZ Queers is an LGBTQ organization that runs lots of different group. Groups seem to run monthly and include but aren't limited to: Rainbows in Recovery AA, Creating Connections, Gender Variant Drop-in and Transfem Sisterly Support. More information about events can be found on their meet-up page.
PFLAG Canada is Canada's only national organization that supports all Canadians in relation to sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. The local chapter meets once a month (everyone is welcome) and you can sign up for their email list to find out about LGBTQ events in the area.
- Sharon: 250-385-9462
- 3rd Sunday of every month (except July and August), at 2pm
- The Lounge at St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1611 Quadra Street
A writing group for queer/trans & allies youth aged 14-25 that meet once a week, Thursdays 5 pm-7 pm, at Solstice Cafe. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, right after group, the cafe holds 'Tongues of Fire', a spoken word night that youth are allowed to participate in or sit back and enjoy! Participants work on critical writing skills, creative writing and peer to peer editing. Ages: 14-25.
This program is for all skill levels. The group is facilitated by queer, skilled writers from the community.
- Kelzey Shoup: 250-514-7233
Trans Vancouver Island
A resource and information site for transgender people and their allies on Vancouver Island: lots of links to support groups, trans-friendly counsellors and care providers, and names of individuals offering peer support and mentoring to trans individuals.
- Trans Vancouver Island
Diversity art installation at Lansdowne campus.