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2023 Important LGBTQ2 Dates
2023 Important Dates
February 19th – 25th
|Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week
|Bisexual Health Awareness Month
|Zero Discrimination Day
|International Transgender Day of Visibility
|International Asexuality Day
|April 26th – May 2nd
|International Lesbian Visibility Week
|International Day Against Homophobia, Biophobia and Transphobia (IDOHBT)
|Agender Pride Day
|Harvey Milk Day
|Pansexual & Panromantic Awareness & Visibility Day
HIV Longtime Survivor’s Awareness Day
|Stonewall Riots Anniversary
|Omnisexual Visibility Day
|July 11th – 17th
|Non Binary Awareness Week
|International Non-Binary Day
|International Drag Day
|Gay Uncle Day
|September 18th – 22nd
|Bisexual Awareness Week
|Bisexual Visibility Day
|2SLGBTQ+ History Month
|National Coming Out Day
|International Pronoun Day
|October 16rd – 21st
|Asexual Awareness Week
|Intersex Awareness Day
|Trans Awareness Month
|Trans Parent Day
|Intersex Day of Solidarity
|November 6th – 11th
|Trans Awareness Week
|Transgender Day of Remembrance
|World Aids Day
|Pansexual Pride Day
|Human Rights Day
Upcoming Pride Events
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BC Govt. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)
Feb. 2024 . Vancouver Coastal Health 2slgbtq+
Jan. 2024, BC Government -Gender equity & 2SLGBTQIA+ resources
Nov 2023 , Canada issues 2SLGBTQ+ travel advisory for the United States
Happy Pride from Surrey Libraries! Celebrate with these 2SLGBTQIA+ titles for the whole family!
August 2023, Ottawa warns LGBTQ travellers they could be hit by U.S. state laws
Summer 2023 common myths about the LGBTQ2 community — and why they’re false
Summer 2023 ,9 exciting Pride festivals to check out around Metro Vancouver this summer
2023 Federal 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan… Building our future, with pride
June 2023 Celebrating Pride and 2SLGBTQ+ immigrants in Canada
June 2023 Sportsnet Celebrates Pride
November 2022, LGBTQ advocacy group hopes monthly meetups will expand safe, inclusive spaces in Surrey, B.C.
August 2022, Canada (Govt) invests $100M in ‘historic’ action plan for 2SLGBTQ communities.
June 2022, Sports Net Celebrates Pride Month
Ongoing They and Us. Podcast (CBC) 6 episodes
(1) Pronouns in a Pandemic. (2) What kind of man do you want to be? (3) Riot For Your Rights. (4) Raven Transforms.
(5) Transitioning isn’t fun. (6) Family Ties. July,2020,
LGBTQ&A Jeffrey Masters / The Advocate/ Podcasts
Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Ongoing.
University of Victoria (B.C)., Transgender Archives, Ongoing
We believe that the history of pioneering trans, nonbinary, Two-spirit, and other gender-diverse activists and the work they have done on behalf of their communities must be preserved. The Transgender Archives is actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations that have worked for the betterment of trans, nonbinary, Two-spirit, and other gender-diverse people. The Largest Collection of Transgender Archives in the World.
Jan. 2022 B.C. says gender on ID cards can now be changed without Doctors confirmation.
Dec. 2021 LGBTQ Advocates Hail Canada’s Ban of Conversion Therapy
Dec. 2021 Legislation to ban conversion practices tabled in B.C. Legislature
Oct. 2021 Joint Letter of Agreement with the World and United States Professional Associations of Transgender Health-Must Read
Sept. 2021 Can a trans man find happiness in Labrador? I’m about to find out Social Sharing
Oct. 2021 LGBTQ Secretariat Information and resources related to the Government of Canada’s work to improve equality for LGBTQ2 communities through the promotion of human rights and the development of inclusive federal policies, programs and laws.
Oct. 2021 Travel and sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sexual characteristics. Foreign laws and customs related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) can be very different from those in Canada. As a result, you could face certain barriers and risks when you travel outside Canada. Research and prepare for your trip in advance to help your travels go smoothly.
Sept. 2021 B.C.’s Transgender Community speaking out after ‘deadnames’ appear on Vaccination cards.
June 2021 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)
Check out How our B.C. MPs voted, 27 Yeas, 12 Nays, Ask your MP why they voted No. and Remember at the next election.
April 2021 Cloverdale-Langley City MP draws criticism over conversion therapy debate comments
March 2021 Vatican says no to Same Sex Marriages
Jan. 2021 Mission High School LGBTQ Bullying Incident
Oct. 2020 Bill to ban LGBTQ2 conversion therapy re-opens Conservative Party split
July 2020 Sher founder says more needs to be done
Dec. 2019 A tale of two Mounties: Surrey RCMP officer writes about LGBT purge
June 2019 To mark the 50th anniversary of Bill C-150—which amended Canada’s Criminal Code and represented a significant step forward for gay rights—Maclean’s looks back on five historic images from the past five decades, each of which highlights a key moment for the LGBQ community. (You may note a ‘T’ is missing from that familiar acronym. While the 1969 relaxing of prohibitions included expressions of sexuality, it didn’t extend to gender identity, and did little to improve issues faced by trans people.
June 2019 Aldergrove House, Pride Flag Controversy
June 2019 B.C. Church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days
June 2019 Surrey to get its own chapter of group created for friends, family of LGBTQ people
June 2019 Pride society files human rights complaint after Catholic parish refuses to rent venue https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/pride-society-discrimination-1.5161427
June 2017 Being LGBTQ is a choice, say parents who packed Langley school board meeting.
Sept. 2016 How Vancouver is leading the way for trans youth
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