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Aaron Webster Community Forums - first forum Nov 17th [16 Nov 2008|11:32pm]

rainbodrk

please circulate to your networks....
 
 
  Aaron Webster Community Forums - Stop the Violence! 
 
 
The Centre in partnership with the Vancouver Police Department
invites you to a series of forums on violence against & within LGBT communities
 
Learn about police responses to hate crimes & relationship violence
 
Tell us about what is going on & what we can do together
to stop the violence & increse safety
 
 
Public Forums - all welcome
 
West End Public Forum: Monday, November 17, 7-9:30pm
Gordon Neighbourhood House, 1019 broughton Street
 
East Van Public Forum: Tuesday, December 2, 7-9:30pm
North Community Health Centre, 200 - 1651 Commercial Dr
 
 
Community Forums
 
Youth Community Forum: Friday, November 21, 7:30 - 10:00
Coal Harbour Community Centre, 480 Broughton St
 
TwoSpirit/Queers of Colour Community Forum: Monday, November 24, 7-9:30pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
 
Trans Community Forum, Tuesday November 25, 7-9:30pm
North Community Health Centre, 200 - 1651 Commercial Dr
 
Information: call The Centre 604 684-5307
 
 
Supporters: Little Sisters Bookstore, Safe Choices, West Enders Against Violence
We gratefully acknowledge funding from Safe Streets & Safe Schools,
Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General
 
 
media sponsor: 

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Volunteers Needed: Study on Homophobia and Transphobia in High School [29 Jan 2008|01:48pm]

rainbodrk
 Hello,

My name is Rebecca Haskell. I am a graduate student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. I am conducting a study about homophobic and transphobic bullying in high schools. The study has gone on longer than expected due to some health issues, but I'm back in action and looking to set up a group discussion for the end of February. The research, involving group discussions with former high school students, is designed to inform practice, policy, and research and promote a safer learning environment for high school students in Canada.

 

Interested in being involved? Join a short (1-1.5 hour) one-time discussion group.

 

Do you meet the following criteria?

 

1)      Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited or queer (GLBTTQ) individual who feels that you were bullied in high school because of your sexual orientation or gender identity;

 

2)      19 years of age or older;

 

3)      graduated from or left a Canadian high school in the year 2002 or later.

NOTE: You did NOT have to be 'out' in high school to participate.

 

If you fit these criteria and are interested in discussing your experiences (both positive and negative) with other GLBTTQ people who have also experienced bullying you’re invited to participate! Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Rebecca at bullystudy@hotmail.com or see www.myspace.com/htpbullystudy

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EXPANDED! Volunteers needed: Study on Homophobia and Transphobia in High School (Vancouver) [15 Jun 2007|04:53pm]

rainbodrk

***This study has been expanded so that people who attended any high school in Canada can participate***

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: STUDY ON HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA IN HIGH SCHOOL

My name is Rebecca, I'm a graduate student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. I am conducting a study about homophobic and transphobic bullying in high schools. The research, involving group discussions with former high school students, is designed to inform practice, policy, and research and promote a safer learning environment for high school students in Canada.

 

Interested in being involved? Join a short (1-1.5 hour) one-time discussion group.

 

Do you meet the following criteria?

 

1)      Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited or queer (GLBTTQ) individual who feels that you were bullied in high school because of your sexual orientation or gender identity;

 

2)      19 years of age or older;

 

3)      graduated from or left a Canadian high school in the year 2002 or later.

 

If you fit these criteria and are interested in discussing your experiences (both positive and negative) with other GLBTTQ people who have also experienced bullying you’re invited to participate! Refreshments will be provided.

 

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Rebecca at bullystudy@hotmail.com.

 

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Books on queer theory for sale [06 Jun 2007|02:11pm]

loolica
hey there,
i'm a long ago student at SFU and way way back member of out on campus (pre-out on campus even!) and i'm selling some books OOC members might be interested in.

i have a craigslist ad here: http://vancouver.craigslist.org/bks/346293417.html
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Call for participants: Research on homophobia and transphobia in high school. [19 Mar 2007|10:13pm]

rainbodrk
Hi all, I'm a graduate student in the School of Criminology at S.F.U. and am looking for people who want to take part in an upcoming study. Here are the details, feel free to pass the info on to anyone you think would be interested!


Are you….
· a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited or queer (GLBTTQ) individual who feels that you were bullied in high school because of your sexual orientation or gender identity?

· 19 years of age or older?

· someone who graduated from or left a high school in the Lower Mainland in the year 2002 or later?

· interested in discussing your experiences (both positive and negative) with other GLBTTQ people who have also experienced bullying?


If you answered yes to all of these questions, you’re invited to participate in a group discussion exploring experiences with homophobic or transphobic bullying in high school. The purpose of this confidential research is to gain a deeper understanding about these forms of harassment to promote a safe learning environment for high school students in B.C.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Rebecca at bullystudy@hotmail.com. 

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[27 Feb 2007|06:16pm]

neomeruru
Hey! You! You live in the Vancouver area! Listen up! What are you doing from March 12 - 16?

Out on Campus is hosting QUEER AWARENESS WEEK '07. That's a whole week of programming to inform you, delight you, and make you think about the world we live in every day. That's a whole week for you to get all up in our grill and ask us those pressing questions, like why that guy in your Criminology lecture wears makeup or why your boyfriend secretly thinks you'd be hot with a strap-on.

Here's what we have for you, piping fresh and hot from the closet:







Monday, March 12

Out on Campus goes Out on Campus, 10am - 4pm, Convo Mall
Join us in Convocation Mall for a look at what goes on behind the big blue doors of Out on Campus -- that is, a bunch of fun people hanging around on super comfy couches, eating free food and generally having dorktastic conversations. Come flip through some of our library books, sign up for our newsletter, or get any information about our programming.

Tuesday, March 13

Trans/gender Workshop and Facilitated Discussion, 1 - 3pm, Out on Campus Lounge
This workshop on transgender politics, community, and people is facilitated by Lukas Walther of the Transgender Health Program. Bring your questions, but leave your biases at the door and be prepared for an enlightening afternoon.

Guess the Straight Person, 6pm, Shell House Basement (Residence)
How good is your gaydar? Can you really tell if someone is gay or straight? Ask your 'telling questions' to our panel and see if you're as good as you think you are.

Wednesday, March 14
After Hours Cafe, 6 - 9pm, Out on Campus Lounge
Break out your sister's prom dress and your best clip-on tie, After Hours is going formal for Queer Awareness Week. This cafe happens weekly every Wednesday, so come enjoy our relaxed vibe -- just what the doctor ordered for your busy midterm season.

Thursday, March 15
Risky Business Trivia: The Sexiest Game on Campus, 1:30, Convo Mall
How much do you know about sexual health? What do you do if your roomate comes out to you? This interactive board game is presented by the YouthCo AIDS Society.

Friday, March 16
Closing Night, Amateur Drag Contest, 7pm, Highland Pub
BYOG: Bring Your Own Gender! We're wrapping up our week with a good old fashioned pub night, coupled with amateur drag performances. If you're over 19, come celebrate another successful Queer Awareness Week with your friends at Out on Campus.




X-posted to sfu, outoncampus, and personal journal. Feel free to copy and distribute.
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[18 Dec 2006|02:05pm]
ooc_info
It's Christmas Break with Out on Campus! Here's a little update for those of you playing along at home.

Pictures from the Transgender Day of Remembrance have been posted here. Thanks again to the wonderful volunteers who put up such a wonderful display. Response was overwhelmingly positive!

If you have any library books, from us, please return them! We're trying to update the library's documentation and make it easier to check out and return books, so if you've got books out you should stop by Out on Campus early next semester to bring them back.

Out on Campus will be closed the week after Christmas along with the rest of the University. If you have any concerns or questions, please email them to ooc_info @ sfu.ca. I check the inbox for pressing peer support inquiries when I can.

Have a safe and happy break!

Lindsay Dignall
Email and Web Assistant
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GLASS Youth Choir [30 Nov 2006|10:29am]

degayification
So... come to our Xmas concert and watch us sing pretty songs :D


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[08 Nov 2006|02:46pm]
ooc_info
Hey all! This is Lindsay, the Out on Campus Email and Web Assistant. You may remember me from such films as... well, okay, no films particularly. But I make a mean julienne fries! I also manage the email lists for Out on Campus and write the weekly newsletter you'd be recieving if you signed up for one of our mailing lists.

This journal here I'm using to post to this community is going to be the "official" Livejournal account for Out on Campus. Right now it's just a repository of minutes, but I'll be using it to keep this community updated as to our events and such. But of course, please continue to post your queer-related events and messages to this community!

Have a great day, folks!

- Lindsay Dignall
Email and Web Assistant
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[09 Oct 2006|01:02pm]

iholdwater

THE HISTORY OF CONSENSUAL SADOMASOCHISM
FROM ANCIENT ROME TO THE PRESENT DAY


PRESENTED BY PRIDE UBC IN ASSOCIATION WITH BIO EVENT PRODUCTIONS

Kink Vancouver: The Next Generation hosts presenter Peter Tupper on
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2006
7:00-9:00 PM
UBC STUDENT UNION BUILDING, ROOM 213
6138 STUDENT UNION BLVD., VANCOUVER, BC
FREE
Kink Vancouver: TNG is a social, lecture, and workshop group for BDSM-, fetish-, and leather-enthused adults ages 18-35.
For more information, visit http://www.vancouvertng.org.
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General Meeting!! [20 Sep 2006|04:03pm]

iholdwater
School's back in, which also means its time for the Kink Vancouver TNG workshops to begin again!

To start out the year, we will be having a very casual general meeting next week. This will be a chance to discuss what level of involvement you'd like to have in Kink Vancouver TNG this year, ranging from simply attending (which I love, by the way)  to hosting a workshop, and everything in between. Also, I want to hear what you want to get out of Kink Vancouver TNG in its second year, so massive brainstorming and input welcome!

Kink Vancouver TNG is an educational and social group for kinksters ages 18-30. We can be found on the web at www.vancouvertng.org.

The Details


Where: UBC's Student Union Building, Room 215 (upstairs)
When: Wednesday, September 27th, 7 pm.

Positions (open to suggestion of course)

Poster Designers
Postering Organizers
Website/ Email/ Tech Representative
Workshop Booker
Executive Co-Chair
Public Relations
PRIDE Representative
Residences Representative
SFU/Douglas/Kwantlin/BCIT etc. Representative(s)
Munch Organizer(s) (currently occupied by the wonderful Keith, and will stay that way if all approve)

Representatives from the community are invited and encouraged to attend. This includes you Rope N' Grope! Please feel free to contact Liz with any questions or concerns at liz@vancouvertng.org.

Presented by Pride UBC in Association with Bio Event Productions.
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OOC Collective, July 25 [26 Jul 2006|12:07pm]

neomeruru
Minutes from the OOC Collective, Tuesday, July 25Collapse )
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New Community [20 Jul 2006|01:03am]

sfubc
I hope people will consider joining this community. It's an open art project, much like "Post Secret" or "Learning To Love you More." It encourages Creativity over Negativity, and serves as an outlet to demonstrate your talents.

If this post is not welcome, please feel free to delete.






ltlymonlj... Submit Your Projects and View the Work of Others!!!
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Collective Minutes, May 23 [25 May 2006|03:15pm]

neomeruru
Here are the minutes from the first Collective Meeting of the Summer Semester. Collective is on Tuesdays, from 11:00 to 12:30, and snacks are provided. All users of Out on Campus are invited to attend, regardless of past experience or current volunteer status.

Collective Minutes, May 23, 2006Collapse )
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*HARPER CONFIRMS RE-OPENING VOTE IS COMING* [19 Apr 2006|12:12am]

perseos
*Two-thirds of Canadians against re-opening equal marriage debate: poll*

While the Throne Speech didn't mention a vote on re-opening equal marriage, both Prime Minister Harper and Justice Minister Toews have now confirmed that a vote is coming.

This confirms what was said in the Conservative election platform that a Conservative government will:

"hold a truly free vote on the definition of marriage in the next session of Parliament. If the resolution is passed, the government will introduce legislation to restore the traditional definition of marriage while respecting existing same-sex marriages."

As per the platform, the vote will be on a government motion asking MPs whether they want the government to introduce legislation that would take away equal marriage.

If that vote passes, legislation will subsequently be introduced legislation to take away our right to marry. If the motion is defeated, Mr.
Harper said during the election that he would consider the issue settled.

The government's announcement that the vote is coming happened after Canadians for Equal Marriage held a post Throne Speech press conference. CEM called on the Prime Minister to renounce his planned vote to re-open equal marriage or, at a minimum, to tell Canadians what he intends to do and when he intends to do it.

We also noted that recent Environics polls from November 29, 2005 and from January 24, 2006 showed that two-thirds of Canadians are against re-opening the equal marriage debate. As well, a recent survey of Canada's top executives revealed a strong consensus against re-opening the issue.

Speaking at the press conference were Emily Turk and Cynthia Misener, who are planning their wedding for this June. They spoke about what it's like to have this threat hanging over their heads and did a great job putting a human face on the issue. Also speaking were Kaj Hasselriis, CEM's new Communications Coordinator and National Spokesperson and Laurie Arron, CEM's new National Coordinator.

*Canadians for Equal Marriage Needs Your Help!*

Canada is at an historic moment. Will we maintain our human rights leadership or will we see a major reversal? Please help us to prevent Parliament from rolling back the clock on equality.

Four steps to prevent an equal marriage rollback:
1. MP ACTION
2. SIGN THE PETITION
3. DONATE TO CAMPAIGN
4. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS

Corrie Sakaluk
Vice-President Finance
York Federation of Students
Local 68 Canadian Federation of Students 416-736-2100 ext.77675

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
www.yfs.ca www.cfs-fcee.ca

"A university is a school whose doors are open to all the youth of the nation...the doors must be equally open to all because it is cruel and absurd to condemn the dispossessed to ignorance." - Diderot

"Ignorant people are blind instruments of their own destruction. Only through education can we free ourselves from poverty, slavery, and illness."
-Simon Bolivar
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Kink Vancouver: TNG workshop - Alternative Sex Safety with Street Nurse Paul [04 Apr 2006|04:58pm]

iholdwater

Alternative Sex Safety with Street Nurse Paul

Wednesday, April 5th, 7-9pm
U.B.C. Student Union Building
Room 215

body condom

If you keep masturbating, will you go blind, or will you get hairy palms? If you don't use it, will you lose it? Does sowing your knees together really help? If you keep sticking it everywhere, will it fall off? How can you increase your bust if you must? If you shake it three times, are you playing with yourself? If you do that, will your tongue turn brown? Does sleeping on your front make your breasts smaller? What should you do if you need to have sex with three women, but only have two condoms? Can you (legitimately) wear white to your wedding? How should you clean "the bunny," and how should you store "the liberator." Will they get along? How large of a condom does a banana really need? Is "all-purpose lubricant" really all-purpose? Are you still a virgin if you’re one to those "catholic girls"? Are boxers better than briefs?

Let Street Nurse Paul's soft, sexy voice inform you. Learn all about Sexually Transmitted Infections, how you get them, and how you can avoid them. Understand the risk factors and how to minimize them. Break the secret Hepatitis code. Learn what kind of lubes are best for what, and how to keep your equipment clean. See what can happen to you if you don't.

If you can make it through Paul's presentation, and still think that you want to have sex sometime, ask him any safety related question that you can imagine. This isn’t sex ed by your school nurse. Street Nurse Paul will be there to specifically answer questions about alternative sexuality and kink – he will go far beyond "insert tab A into slot B" and you will learn something. Let him astound you.

We provide a non-judgmental, inclusive environment open to any curious or experienced straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered young people aged 18-30.

Presented by Kink Vancouver: "The Next Generation" kinkubc
kink@vancouvertng.org
In association with Pride UBC and BIO Event Productions.

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[08 Feb 2006|08:00am]

supermaniacsoul
As part of the Rightfully PROUD legal series,
The Centre presents

Income Tax Seminar
for Same-Sex Couples

with Janice Miller, CGA

Same-sex couples who have been living together for more than one year are required to file tax returns indicating their relationship status – covers both common-law & married couples. Find out what this means for you!

Monday, February 20
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
1720 Grant St. (off Commercial Dr.)
Mosaic Meeting Room (wheelchair accessible venue)

Info: Please call The Centre at (604) 684-5307 to confirm dates (may change)
Free, drop-in (registration not required)
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Kink Vancouver: TNG event - Bond With Friends [27 Jan 2006|09:00pm]

iholdwater

Bond With Friends:
you've got the hands, we've got the rope!

hands tied

Wednesday, February 1st, 7-9pm
U.B.C. Student Union Building
Room 215

Idle hands are the devil's playground. Find out how rope bondage can keep your hands busy (or otherwise tied-up) and out of mischief. Learn basic safety, how to choose and cut your rope, how to tie basic knots, and what to tie with them. Discover the basic techniques that can be extended to do most of the rope work that you've admired in your favourite "independent" films.

Tying ropes in boy scouts was fun, but it's even more fun when tying grownups! Let our expert scout master show you the way!

We provide a non-judgmental, inclusive environment open to any curious or experienced straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered young people aged 18-30.

Presented by Kink Vancouver: "The Next Generation"
kink@vancouvertng.org
In association with Pride UBC and BIO Event Productions.
kinkubc

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Kink on a Budget [07 Jan 2006|05:36pm]

iholdwater

Kink on a Budget

Wednesday, January 11th, 7-9pm
UBC Student Union Building
Room 215

Do you want to play with kinky toys, but need your spare pennies to buy your macaroni and cheese? Do you wish that you could learn to turn your craftiness towards your kinky inclinations? Do you want to be crafty? Come out and learn how to make or acquire devious devices of pleasure (or pain) from mundane and vanilla sources. You will never see the hardware store or pet store the same way again.

A non-judgmental, inclusive environment, open to any curious or experienced straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered young people aged 18-30.

Presented by Kink Vancouver: "The Next Generation"
In association with Pride UBC and BIO Event Productions.
http://www.livejournal.com/community/kinkubc/
kinkubc@gmail.com
kinkubc

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