It’s not just you. People are complicated … to find!

We all seem to be in the same boat regarding the difficulties in meeting other like-minded folks. If only we were also in the same room! But our social groups are a good place to start—check out how we can help you meet, share your experiences, or just have fun with others below.

And if you are feeling shy, you can always email us at reception@qmunity.ca and we’ll hook you up!

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CounterAct

CounterACT is a community-theatre-based counselling group in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth ages 14-25 will explore the complexities of gender and sexual identity through a creative, artistic and theatrical process.

In this group, participants will have the opportunity to write and perform a theatre piece based on issues, questions, themes, and stories regarding their experiences of being LGBTQ/2S youth.

Date: Drop-in on Thursdays

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Location:  QMUNITY’s accessible office (1033 Davie St.)


 Email counterACT[at]qmunity.ca for more information

Transgender ID Change Clinic

QMUNITY's Transgender ID Change Clinic provides basic notarial services for low-income transgender individuals who are applying for a legal name change and/or to change gender markers on their identification.

Do you need a statutory declaration witnessed for your Application for Change of Name or Application for Change of Gender Designation? Do you need certified copies of your Certificate of Change of Name or other documents in support of your transition?

QMUNITY’s Transgender ID Change Clinic provides basic notarial services for low-income transgender individuals who are applying for a legal name change and/or to change gender markers on their identification. The Clinic does not provide legal advice, but is also open to other low-income members of the LGBTQ community who are undergoing a legal name change.

Dates: 

Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Time & Location: 3:00 – 5:00 PM at QMUNITY’s accessible office.


To make an appointment in between drop-in clinics, or if you have any questions about the Clinic, please email transID[at]qmunity.ca for more information

Rainbow Families

A group for Metro Vancouver LGBTQ parents and kids, meeting the first Saturday of every month.

A group of LGBTQ parents with children wanting to meet more families like theirs. Activities are held around the Greater Vancouver area and include events, camping, and picnics. Come together to support each other, learn more about parenting, early childhood development, and more!

Date: First Saturday of the month

Time & Location: Varies, contact facilitators for more information, or visit their group.


Email rainbowfamilies[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307

Chronically Queer

A support groups for LGBTQ folks living with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities.

CQ provides a safe, supportive environment where LGTBQ-identified people can come together and share what’s going on in their lives, whether it relates directly or indirectly to their chronic health issues or disabilities. Participants talk, listen, support each other, laugh and cry together. They can be themselves fully and openly without fear of judgments. Meetings also include self-care activities and social events.

Discussion topics have included coming out as someone with a disability, grief and loss, spirituality, dating, and sexuality. Self-care has included workshops on art expression, journal writing, reflexology, and shiatsu. Social events include arts and crafts, Pride barbecues, and holiday dinners.

Date: 3rd Friday of each month

Time: 2-3:30 pm

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Location

Address: #610 – 1033 Davie Street

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.


Email chronically.queer[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Gay/Bisexual Men's Bereavement Support Group

A support group for queer-identified men who are grieving the loss of a same-gender partner or significant other to share support in a safe, facilitated space.

Date: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Location

Address: #103 – 1033 Davie Street

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.


Email mensbereavement[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Dear John, I Love Jane

A peer-lead support group for questioning women interested in exploring queer women’s identities, relationships and communities.

There is so much healing in telling our stories in a safe, supportive environment. If you’re grappling with issues of sexual orientation, especially if you’re now – or have been in the past – in a relationship with a man, this group is for you.

Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month

Time: 7:15 – 9 pm

Location: QMUNITY Main Location

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Accessibility:This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you require arrangements to attend this group.


Email dearjohnilovejane[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Rainbow Refugee Committee

Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee Committee (RRC) is a member-driven, all-volunteers community group that supports and advocates with people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.

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Date and Time:

1st Tuesday of the month — 1:30 to 3:30 pm

2nd Thursday of the month — 7:30 to 10 pm

3rd Thursday of the month — 7:30 to 9:30 pm

4th Thursday of the month (when it’s not the last) — 5 to 7 pm

Last Thursday of the month (when applicable) — 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Location: QMUNITY

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.


Email info@rainbowrefugee.ca or visit

www.rainbowrefugee.ca for more information.


This is a third-party group.

Seniors Sessions

Our Senior Sessions offer a place for older adults searching for community to come together and meet, guide, or support each other.

Senior Sessions offer all kinds of opportunities—from intergenerational panels, to financial and estate planning workshops, to philosophical discussions to informal gatherings. We strive to offer programming that’s relevant for and led by older LGBTQ folks.

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Date: Third Monday of the month*

*Please note that seniors sessions will not be running in July & August

Time: 3:30 – 5 pm

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Office

Address: #610 – 1033 Davie Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.


Email seniors[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is run by QMUNITY staff.

Youth Drop-in

Our youth drop-in is a cool, safe place where youth can kick back and talk with friends. It’s also a great place to meet people that have similar questions about sexual orientation or gender identity.

During drop-in times, there are always cool volunteers and other youth who would love to hear about your life.

Wednesdays: 4-6 pm Fridays: 6-9 pm

Location: QMUNITY Main Location

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility:This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you require accessibility arrangements to attend this group.


To stay updated with what’s happening on a weekly basis at our Youth drop-in:

Join our Youth Facebook Group

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This group is run by QMUNITY staff.

Twisted Cooks

A community kitchen in which older queers plan, purchase, cook, eat, and clean up a wonderful meal in a life-affirming and fun evening. Come prepare, cook, eat, clean up and laugh!

Date: 4th Tuesday of the month

Time: 4 pm

Cost: Sliding scale

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Email twistedcooks@qmunity.ca for more information.


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Trans Gathering

A drop-in for all variations of trans-identified and gender-variant folks with the opportunity to connect, share, discuss, and learn in a safe and supportive environment.

*Please note that the group is currently on hiatus.

Date: Every Saturday *Currently on hiatus

Time: 1 – 3 pm

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Office

Address: #610 – 1033 Davie Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible


Email transgathering@qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Queer Women's Book Club

A free, fun book club for self-identified gay, bisexual and queer women.

Date: 3rd Friday of each month*

Time: 7 – 8:30 pm

Location: QMUNITY Main Location

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.


Email qwmbc@qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


Schedule and Book Selection for 2016-2017

16-Sep-16 The Princeling of Nanjing: The Triad Years Ian Hamilton
21-Oct-16 The Sealed Letter Emma Donoghue (CDN)
18-Nov-16 Kindred Octavia E. Butler
16-Dec-16 Seriously… I’m Kidding Ellen DeGeneres
20-Jan-17 Blue Is the Warmest Color Julie Maroh
17-Feb-17 Queer Pulp Susan Stryker
17-Mar-17 Stranger on Lesbos Valerie Taylor
21-Apr-17 Reckless – My Life as A Pretender Chrissie Hynde
19-May-17 The Razor’s Edge W. Somerset Maugham

This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

* The Queer Women’s Monthly Book Club meetings are held every third Friday of the month, with the exception of Fridays which are at the start of a long weekend. When this occurs, the meeting is moved to the proceeding Friday.

Over the Rainbow

Euchre, cribbage, fun, laughs, and refreshments with other older queers!

Date: 2nd Friday and 4th Monday of the month

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Location: Barclay Manor

Address: 1447 Barclay Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.


Email overtherainbow@qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Generations Yoga

Yoga for all people! Classes are free, accessible, and drop-in style. Bring a mat, blanket and/or cushion, if you have them. All levels welcome!

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 5 – 6:30 pm

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Location

Address: #103 – 1033 Davie Street

Details: Just to the left of the elevator on the ground floor lobby.

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accesible.


Email genyoga[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

BiFocus

A peer-lead social and support group helping bisexual and pansexual individuals with the challenges of bi-phobia and heterosexism.

 

Date: 2nd Wednesday and 4th Monday of the month (except on public holidays)

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Location

Address: #610 – 1033 Davie Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair and scooter accessible.


Email bifocus@qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.