LGBTQ+ LINKS & RESOURCES
You will find many Vancouver LGBTQ+ Lesbian Gay Trans Bi and Queer community links on this page. Last updated April 03, 2017.
Qmunity – BC’s Queer Resource Centre
QMUNITY improves queer and trans lives through services, connection and leadership. The QMUNITY building provides a safe space for LGBTQQ2S(lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning and two-spirit) people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. It serves as a catalyzer for community initiatives and collective strength. It’s not only a physical space but also a space created by the coming together of LGBTQ individuals searching for community.
We offer: information and referrals; diversity training and consulting services; all ages events and drop-in programming; counselling and social support groups; volunteer and practicum opportunities; community meeting space.
Also home to the Bute Street Clinic (run by BCCDC), which offers free and anonymous STI/HIV testing for the LGBTQQS community; Staffed opening hours 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday, after hours bookings upon request.
Rainbow Refugee Vancouver
Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee Committee (RRC) is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Rainbow Refugee Committee engages in outreach and public education on QLGBT/HIV+ refugee issues. RRC is member driven and all volunteer. http://www.rainbowrefugee.ca/
Little Sisters Book Store
Our Books, Our Bodies, Our lives - find information, supplies, books, newsmagaziens, and more.
1238 Davie St. Vancouver, BC 604.669.1753Website
LGBTQ+ BUSINESSES & NETWORKING
Here is a growing databank of queer businesses in the Lower Mainland.
Friends & Company Community Enhancement Society. We are Vancouver’s leading network for GLBT-friendly business people, professionals, students, and allies.
LOUD Business Network for the LGBTQ Community
Vancouver Prime Timers - A group for mature gay and bi men, and younger friends, who meet regularly in the Vancouver area to enjoy social, educational and recreational activities. http://primetimerscontact.wix.com/vancouverprimetimers
The Lesbian Connection - the longest serving group of its type in the Lower Mainland. We provide a facilitated social discussion group (not a dating group!) focused on hot topics, social interaction and plenty of good laughs. The facilitated group provides: a safe and private space whether you are out/in or somewhere in the middle; open to adults over 19; quarterly social events; and your input on weekly topics.
When: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 7-9 pm, located in Surrey.
Contact TLC@sourcesbc.ca for further information and details
Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony alotarchives.org - The Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony was founded in 2010. We digitize and make available online oral histories and testimony of same-sex and same-gender attracted women, inclusive of Two Spirit, queer, bisexual, and lesbian women, transmen, and others. The archives and the web site is supported by and operates out of Simon Fraser University Library's Special Collections and Rare Books. More background information about the founding and development of the project is available in our Resources.
Lesbian Meetup Groups
Vancouver Outdoor Club for Women (VOCW)
Flygirl Productions - Flygirl produces award-winning, premier events for lesbians to connect, find new friends, and party including Wild Fruit and Hershe Bar. www.flygirlproductions.com
Crema Productions - We produce parties that focus on Queer women and their allies in Vancouver.
Lipstick Jungle (4Play) - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lipstick-Jungle-Events/150610751671809
Man-up Events (Cobalt) - https://www.facebook.com/manupvancouver
Duelling DJ's Dances for Women - http://dueling-djs.com/index.html
Metro Vancouver Facebook Groups for women
Sanctuary Performing Arts: A Sunday night drag show hosted by Alma Bitches in the heart of Vancouver's Gay village. - https://www.facebook.com/sanctuarydrag/
Tuck Entertainment Inc. - a one-stop shop, providing quality Drag Artists for events as well as inviting Drag Artist to join the team. http://www.tuckentertainment.com/
The Drag Calendar - http://www.tuckentertainment.com/dragcalendar
Gay Surrey - http://www.gaysurrey.com/
GayWhistler.com - http://gaywhistler.com/
Royal City Pride - http://newwestpride.ca/
Vancouver Pride - http://vancouverpride.ca/
Vancouver Dyke March - http://www.vancouverdykemarch.com
Gay and Lesbians of Salt Spring Island - http://www.glossi.org/
Sunshine Coast Pride - http://prideguide.ca
YOUTH AND FAMILIES
Telling it Bent - http://thefranktheatre.com/category/workshops/telling-it-bent-workshops/
The Telling It Bent Forum is for youth who are involved in the frank’s Telling It Bent Program. It offers them the opportunity to upload their writing for critique from their peers.
Qmunity Youth Services - http://qmunity.ca/get-support/youth/
Surrey Youth Alliance - http://syabc.ca/
Fraser Valley Youth -Weekly Drop-ins for LGBTQ2S+ and Allied Youth in the Fraser Valley. http://fraseryouth.com/
Out in Schools - http://www.outinschools.com/
Safe and Sound Squamish - http://www.safensoundsquamish.com/
Queer Active - for youth 16-25 interested in queer sports leagues around the lower mainland. http://www.queeractive.com/
SPORTS & REC
Timberline LGBTQ Line Dancing : http://www.timberlinedance.org/home.html
Not so Strictly Ballroom Dancing - where same sex dancing is not so queer : http://www.notsostrictlyballroom.ca/
Gaming - http://www.vancouvergaymers.ca/
Dragon Boating - Sisters In Sync http://www.sistersinsync.ca/
Out For Kicks - Vancouver's LGBTQ+ Friendly Soccer League http://www.outforkicks.ca/leagues/3196
Front Runners - Vancouver LGBTQ+ Friendly Running Group https://vanfrontrunners.wordpress.com/
Blue Heron Lawn Bowling League - https://www.facebook.com/blueheronlawnbowling/?ref=all_category_pyml_rhc
Page of sports group links on My Davie Village - http://www.mydavievillage.com/LeisureGroups.html
Page of sports groups on the Queer Active website - http://www.queeractive.com/team-vancouver/queer-sporting-groups/
Queer Arts Festival
Vancouver Mens Chorus
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Sounds & Furies is a small yet diversified business producing concerts, workshops, retreats and special events throughout the year, mostly in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
the frank theatre company envisions a world where sexual and gender diversity is accepted and embraced everywhere and by everyone.
The Leaping Thesbians - Leaping Thespians is an award winning woman's theatre group bringing stories of lesbians' lives to anyone who will watch. www.leapingthespians.ca
Little Basket Theatre - The company’s mandate is to provide theatre that is rich with stories focusing on women. Through comedy, drama, one-act and full-length productions, www.littlebaskettheatre.com/
The Geekenders - geekenders.ca
The Bobbers - Queer Comedy Improv - Facebook Page
Out in Harmony - http://outinharmony.org/
Femme City Choir - http://femmecitychoir.com/
Radio - Fruit Salad! is a weekly Vancouver based radio variety show for the TransLezBiGay, Two Spirited, Queer and Questioning Community that airs Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. on 100.5 FM. Streamed live at coopradio.org/content/fruit-salad | email@example.com is where people can write to us
Cot Flammae - Queer. Serious. Singers. http://corflammae.com/
MAGAZINES, CALENDARS & NEWS
Davie Village Post. Magazine style news site - davievillagepost.ca
Daily Xtra - a lgbtq+ online magazine featuring stories from cities across Canada including Vancouver. dailyxtra.com
My Davie Village - Good collection of weekly gay bar events and other big lgbtq+ happenings
Sex Positive Magazine - Vancouver Events spmagazine.ca/events
PINQ.ca - A daily fix of fabulous - the Vancouver Edition pinq.ca
Autostraddle - News, Entertainment, Opinion, Community and Girl-on-Girl Culture
After Ellen - http://www.afterellen.com/
DANCE, CRUISE & ATTEND
CruiseyT - Vancouver's Original Pride Cruises www.cruiseyt.com
Not So Strictly Ballroom - where same-sex dancing is not so queer.
Big Rogers Events - providing Vancouver’s Gay Community and their friends with FUN, SAFE, WORLD CLASS DANCE EVENTS by bringing in top notch global talent throughout the year, introducing Vancouver to many new DJ’s.
Spectrum Events - created by a group that is made up of like minded individuals working towards the common goal of creating a space where inclusivity and diversity are embraced and supported. Events that will be remembered for being a party where no one was judged and all who entered the door were treated as equals. LGBTQ+ as well as straight.....doesn't matter who you love, all that matters is that you love.
CLUBS & GAY BARS
Page of Pub info on GayVan Travel here : http://www.gayvan.com/whats-on2/gay-bars-a-clubs-1
Page of Gay Bars and Links on My Davie Village here: http://www.mydavievillage.com/Bars.html
The Odyssey Bar & Nightclub
686 Hastings St., Vancouver
Celebrities Night Club
1022 Davie Street, Vancouer BC
1181 Davie Street, Vancouver
1167 Davie Street, Vancouver
The Fountainhead Pub
Corner of Davie and Burrard, Vancouver BC
Numbers Cabaret Nightclub
1042 Davie Street, Vancouver BC
The Stage at the Bellevue Hotel
A funky and historic events and entertainment venue in the heart of Downtown Mission, BC.
Not listed? Submit your club information to firstname.lastname@example.org
FETISH, KINK & PLAY PARTIES
Vancouver Fetish Weekend
Metro Vancouver Kink
Noir Fetish Ball