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 [email protected] and we’ll hook you up!

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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 the group organizer to make alternate arrangements.

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

Please contact DearJohnIloveJane[@]qmunity.ca for more information.

Rainbow Light Meditation

This one-hour meditation workshop aims to improve and enhance the mental / emotional / spiritual wel being of LGBTQ immigrants and newcomers. Other LGBTQ/2S folks are welcome to join us to attain a more peaceful and mindful state of being through meditation.

Please join by RSVP only.

Contact [email protected]

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

Location: QMUNITY Main office – Meeting Room

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Accessibility:  This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. There are 23 steps to get into the building.

Trans Medical Support Group

Trans Medical Support Group (TMSG) is a safe meeting place for all trans and gender diverse people who have undergone, or who are interested in accessing, gender-affirming medical care (or alternatives). Whether you are nervous about an upcoming surgery or hormones, want to share your wisdom, or just want to connect with other trans people moving through the medical system -- all are welcome. Come meet other folks to chat, share resources and tips, and learn from each other. Note: TMSG is not facilitated by doctors or medical professionals and cannot provide medical advice.

 

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month *There will not be a December meeting

Time: 6:30-7:30 PM

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Office

Address: #610 – 1033 Davie St

Accessibility:This location is wheelchair accessible & scent reduced


Email transmedical.group[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307

Non-Monogamy Group

This group is currently on hiatus. Please connect with us in the new year!

The aim of this group is to provide a space for support and community building for folks who are LGBTQ/2S, and are practicing or who are interested in ethical non-monogamy or polyamory.

The focus will be on discussion of issues facing this section of the community, and on building skills in open communication, jealousy management, and accepting radical love (of yourself and all your beautiful, special friends).

This group will endeavor to center the voices of QTIPOC members of the community.

*This group is on hiatus*

 

 


For more information contact [email protected]
or call 604-684-5307.


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

Vancouvenites - Asexual/Aromantic Social & Support Group

This social and support group welcomes those who are (or think they might be) on the asexual or aromantic spectrum.

 

This is a community space to discuss ace and aro identities and issues.

Location: QMUNITY’s Accessible Office – 610 – 1033 Davie St.

Dates and times: The second Friday or Saturday of the month (alternating)

November: Saturday the 10th, 2-5PM

December: Friday the 7th, 6-9PM

January: Saturday the 12th, 2-5PM

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair/scooter accessible.


Email [email protected] for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This is a peer-facilitated group run by dedicated community volunteers, with support from QMUNITY, the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, and Asexual Outreach

 

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: 

 

October 21, 2018
January 20, 2019
April 27, 2019

Time & Location: 2:00 – 4:00 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 for Metro Vancouver LGBTQ parents and kids, and those wanting to create their own Rainbow Families.

RF is a group of LGBTQ parents with children wanting to meet more families like theirs. Rainbow Families also hosts a regular group called “Growing Our Families” primarily for those trying to conceive a pregnancy, but surrogacy and adoption are also explored when topical. 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!

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


Chronically Queer

CQ provides a safe, supportive environment where LGBTQIA2S+ identified people living with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities can come together and share what is happening in their lives.

CQ is a peer-facilitated support group where participants can be themselves fully and openly without fear of judgment. We provide participants an opportunity to engage in a encouraging and caring environment, share personal stories/feelings, listen as others share their experiences, and learn coping strategies.

Discussion topics include self-care, coming out as someone with a disability, grief and loss, coping with challenges, spirituality, isolation, dating, sexuality, navigating the medical system, and how to effectively advocate for yourself and/or others.

Chronically Queer
Contact: [email protected] or Heather at 604.437.7331

Meeting Dates & Times:

 

2nd Wednesday of the Month, 6-8 PM

Location: Qmunity’s Accessible Office, 610-1033 Davie St

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: #610 – 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.

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 [email protected] or visit

www.rainbowrefugee.ca for more information.


This is a third-party group.

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: 6-8 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 [email protected] for more information.


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

Transgathering

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.

 

Transgathering is back!

Date/times of regular meetings: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 9 pm. Bonus Board Games Night on the 5th Tuesday (when there is one)!

Location: QMUNITY’s Accessible Office, #610-1033 Davie St.

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.


Email [email protected] for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307

 

Over the Rainbow

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

Special thanks to the West End Seniors' Network (WESN), our community partner.

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

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Location: West End Seniors Network Accessible Location, Barclay Manor

Address: 1447 Barclay Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.


Email [email protected] 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!

GenYoga provides hatha yoga practice for older LGBTQ2S adults.   Led by a trained practitioner,  it is gentle, fully inclusive and geared to beginners as well as longterm practitioners with some attention to mindfulness and breath. Yoga is an eclectic practice that requires no previous experience or specific fitness level.  If you can get to Barclay Manor, you can practice yoga with us.

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

Special thanks to the West End Seniors' Network (WESN), our community partner.

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Location: West End Seniors Network Accessible Location, Barclay Manor

Address: 1447 Barclay Street

Detail: Check with the reception on the first floor.

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-led social and support group for bisexual, bi-questioning, and pansexual individuals and allies looking to explore and share their lived experiences.

 

BiFocus will not be meeting in December. Please join us in the new year!

Bifocus offers a community where bisexual and non-monosexual folks of all genders can exchange diverse perspectives on bi/pan/questioning issues and experiences. Share feelings, fears, knowledge, and questions in a non-judgmental space, striving to empower folks of all backgrounds. Delve into topics of relationships, oppression (biphobia, bisexual invisibility, monosexism), health and mental health, coming out stories and more!

Everyone is welcome!

Regular meeting times: The second Monday of each month, 7:30-9pm.

Bifocus meets in QMUNITY’s Accessible Office, located at 610-1033 Davie St.

 


Email [email protected] for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


QMUNITY’s Peer-Facilitated Groups are run by dedicated community members.