The Positive Living Positive Homes research team is pleased to announce the launch of our new study website, www.plphstudy.ca.
The website will inform community members about PLPH's progress and findings. Highlights include a page on on using visual methods, which allows visitors to engage with our "mapping home" activity, and a resources page, which has educational materials on HIV, infographics, and links to many other CBR studies happening in BC and nation-wide.
The site will be updated as we continue to analyze our data, so please check back regularly to see what we've been up to!
Since 2005, May 17th has been dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, marking the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
Join QMUNITY and Vancity to hear stories from the community and enjoy a great breakfast! Show your support Be supported ... See MoreSee Less
Idahot Breakfast 2017
May 19, 2017, 6:45am - May 19, 2017, 11:00am
Stories are important for queer, trans, and Two-Spirit individuals and communities. Stories provide opportunities to escape, find new meaning, find connection, and see ourselves living, struggling, surviving, and thriving.
Join QMUNITY as we share stories of us at the 13th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia breakfast, presented by Vancity and a benefit for QMUNITY.
Date: May 19, 2017
Doors open: 6:45 am
Program: 7:15 am to 9:00 am
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Since 2012, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia breakfast attracts an enthusiastic crowd of community, business, and political leaders. IDAHOT continues to grow year after year and holds a place of prominence on Vancouver’s community calendar. With an official proclamation from the City of Vancouver, movers and shakers from many different organizations, corporations, and sectors celebrate and commit to the life-changing work QMUNITY undertakes.
Keynote Speaker: Hiromi Goto
Hiromi Goto is the author of many books for youth and adults. Her adult novel, Chorus of Mushrooms was the recipient of the regional Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Award for best first book as well as co-winner of the Japan-Canada Book Award. Her second adult novel, The Kappa Child, was awarded the James Tiptree Jr. Award. Hopeful Monsters was her first collection of short stories and in 2009 co-wrote, with David Bateman, her first book of poetry, Wait Until Late Afternoon. Her YA novel, Half World, was winner of the 2010 Sunburst Award and the Carl Brandon Parallax Award. Her latest YA publication was Darkest Light. Her first graphic novel with artist Celine Loup will be published in 2018. Shadow Life, is the story of Kumiko, a bisexual 76 year-old woman on the lam. Hiromi is also a mentor at Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, an editor, and mother of two grown children. She is at work on a collection of short stories. She gratefully lives on unceded traditional Coast Salish lands.
Artistic Performances by: Molly Billows and Aaron Chan
Molly Billows is swift waters, secrets, and salal berries. Northern Coast Salish from the Homalco Nation, they were adopted-out and grew up in and around Victoria. They have been living as a visitor in Vancouver, on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations since 2011. They are a queer, mixed, urban, Indigenous feminist, a spoken word poet, and a youth worker. They hope to weave together stories in ways that lift up their communities, and contribute to collective healing, rage, resurgence and love.
Aaron Chan was born in Vancouver, Canada, and is a musician, filmmaker, and writer. He is a graduate of the one-year Screenwriting Program at Vancouver Film School as well as the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. His writing has been published in two anthologies and several literary magazines including Wilde, Ricepaper, Existere, Plenitude, and filling Station. His memoir piece, “A Case of Jeff”, won subTerrain‘s Lush Triumphant Literary Award in 2013. Most importantly, Aaron likes cats and cheesecake.
Janice Ungaro and Cory Ashworth, co-hosts of Janice & Cory on Roundhouse Radio 98.3, will host the event.
Cory Ashworth spent his formative twenties in Beijing, where he launched China's first national radio rock show and became the first foreign VJ on MTV China. Previously an announcer on The PEAK, Cory is co-host of Rain City Chronicles, co-creator of A Good Book Drive for children in Vancouver and founder of AYAM Civic Society, which produced The March Sweater Project in support of Vancouver's aging LGBTQ2+ population.
Janice Ungaro has spent the past 14 years working in Los Angeles writing and producing the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, The Phil Hendrie Show, and The Bill Handel Show. She continues to tour with and produce the Jillian Michaels Show.
Location and Event Accessibility Details
We are pleased to let you know that ASL interpreters can be made available upon request. If you or one of your guests requires ASL interpretation please let us know and we will ensure you are seated at a table with a clear view of the ASL interpreters.
The Hotel Vancouver is accessible by elevator as well as by a flight of stairs.
We make an effort to have scent reduced spaces and would ask all attendees to refrain from using perfume or cologne the day of the event. Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any concerns or needs which we can address.
We would like to acknowledge that this event is taking place on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded homelands of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. It is important to recognize this for many reasons; in particular, we would like to remember and work against the impacts of historical and ongoing colonial oppressions experienced by Indigenous/Two-Spirit peoples.
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Thursday throwback to McLaren's first housing project, McLaren House, at 1069 Douglas Crescent. A five-bedroom, communal living project, McLaren House offered shelter and support during the early days of the AIDS crisis. #TBT ... See MoreSee Less
Lonely no more- a place to gather gives HIV-positive residents a social boost
The Saturday afternoon gatherings of “Gay and Grey” finds a group of men meeting in the basement lounge of Helmcken House to discuss issues about being gay and aging. They talk about serious stuff, but mostly they’re there to get in some much-needed social time.
The renovated lounge has reinvigorated Helmcken House's social scene.
“One thing that is big with any place is a community social space, especially when you’re dealing with health issues and forms of isolation,” said member Fraser Doke. To be able to interact with one another improves your health and improves the quality of life you have and this space very much does that.”
They meet in the lounge, which looks like a sleek gastown apartment with exposed brick, modern couches and a long wooden dinner table fit for a feast. First Nations art adorns the walls and the kitchen is outfitted with new appliances and white cabinetry
McLaren Housing Society
200-649 Helmcken Street Vancouver V6B 5R1
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