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

We all seem to be on 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 [email protected] and we’ll hook you up!

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Chronically LGBT

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

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.

Email the facilitator

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

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.

Email the facilitator

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.

Our first meeting is on Tuesday Sept 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, and after that, on the second Tuesday of each month.

Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month

Time: 7 – 9 pm

Location: QMUNITY Main Location

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility:This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible*.

RSVP

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

* Please contact us if you require arrangements to attend this group.

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 the organizers

This is a third-party group. For more information, visit www.rainbowrefugee.ca

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.

Date: Third Monday of the month

Time: 3:30 – 5 pm

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Office

Address: #610 – 1033 Davie Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible

Email the facilitator

This group is run by QMUNITY staff.

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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

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.

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

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 the facilitator for location

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.

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 1 – 3 pm

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Office

Address: #610 – 1033 Davie Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible

Email the facilitator

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* (on hiatus during summer)

Time: 7 – 8:30 pm

Location: QMUNITY Main Location

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

Email the facilitator

Schedule and Book Selection for 2015-2016

18-Sep-15 Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides
16-Oct-15 Frog Music Emma Donoghue (CDN)
20-Nov-15 Mrs Dalloway Virginia Wolfe
18-Dec-15 The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
15-Jan-16 Red Pole of Macau Ian Hamilton
19-Feb-16 Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh
18-Mar-16 We Are Water Wally Lamb
15-Apr-16 The Price of Salt Patricia Highsmith
13-May-16** Spelling Mississippi Marnie Woodrow (CDN)

** 13-May-2016: This meeting is on the 2nd Friday of the month

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 the facilitator

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 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 the facilitator

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 the facilitator

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