LGBTQ2+

man with mask, promotion for GBTQ2+ men COVID-19 survey

UVic professor leading COVID-19 Survey to analyze pandemic’s impact on GBQT2+ men across Canada

vey will ask questions about GBQT2+ (Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans, 2-Spirit) men’s physical, mental, social, and sexual health. In particular, it will

Celebrating Pride while staying inside

For Victoria’s LGBTQ2+ Community, Pride comes with a sense of loss for in-person gatherings and hope for online connection this year June is Pride Month, and marks the beginning of…

The language of identity: Pronouns, politics, and best practices

To paraphrase Jonathan Van Ness, non-binary star of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” any opportunities we have to break down stereotypes of the binary, we are down for it, we’re here for…

Liberals plan to ban conversion therapy nationwide after months of provincial confusion

Canada’s new Liberal government has promised to fight conversion therapy on the Federal level, after refusing to do so in the face of a nation-wide petition in March. No provincial…

Bi-erasure in 2019 is dangerous, so let’s talk about it

Despite being the ‘B' in LGBTQIA+, society — and even our brothers and sisters in queer — don't always believe we belong. Bisexuals are under a microscope, yet somehow people…

Victoria’s Big Gay Dog Walk 2019 showcases dogs strutting in style

On July 5, the Victoria Pride Society hosted its annual Big Gay Dog Walk at the off-leash dog park on Dallas Road in Victoria. Hundreds of people gathered with their…

Pride 2019: celebration or protest?

The social justice work done over the last 50 years has carried the LGBTQIA2S community to its highest point of acceptance in colonial history. With all of these legal improvements,…

Wilde About Sappho reading celebrates 50 years of same-sex relationship legalization in Canada

Held in the middle of Pride Week, literary event “Wilde About Sappho” took to Victoria City Hall to honour—via a powerful collection of queer literature—that 50 years ago, Canada decriminalized…

Anti-SOGI 123 talk cut short by protesters

The atmosphere in Oak Bay took an unexpected shift on the evening of Thursday, May 2 as a public talk against SOGI 123 drew heavy criticism, hundreds of protesters, violence,…