Summer Snack 2014 Volunteer for Pride UBC!
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Queer This Week: Sept 26

Week at a Glance

Tea & Gaymes Night

Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Facebook Event:

Join us for a night of tea, snacks, video games, and board games! Everyone is welcome to attend and drop by at any time! Come dressed to the nines for some fancy tea or down to sweats and t-shirt ready to rumble!

Originally scheduled for Friday, Sept 27th, this event is happening Friday, October 3rd. We will be playing games such as Apples to Apples, Mario Party, Just Dance, Taboo, and many more! You are welcome to bring your own games as well!

Accessibility information will be updated on the facebook event as soon as a room is booked. A scent policy is in place so please do not wear perfumes, colognes, or other products with heavy scents.

This event is happening on the unceded land of the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam) people, which UBC is located on. Learn more about this and its implications on the work we are doing, here: (

discussion groups

Discussion Groups will be starting this week!

PLoW | WEDNESDAY | 11PM - 12PM| SUB 224
People Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ People or Not Lovin’ People, Lovin’ multiple at once or across genders! What’s loving or not loving look like outside of the scripts?



Guy Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ Men in a queer context ![all genders welcome]


Female Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ Women in a queer context! [all genders welcome]

Trans & Gender Identities

talkin’ about figuring out gender identity, gender expression, sharing skills and experiences, and supporting one another in this genderful world!


Label Free Fridays

Eschews, challenges and examines labels, queerness, experiences and ourselves in various configurations; looks at issues between, outside and in sexual and gender binaries.

Times for On the QT will be announced as soon as possible.


general meeting

> Next General Meeting: Wednesday, October 1st 5PM - 7PM
> All General Meetings will be in the Resource Group Centre (Student Union Building Room 245) until further notice.

Next General Meeting Agenda:

Check in (explain gender pronouns, accessibility needs)

Review Agenda
Explain Consensus
Consensus Matters:
- Invitation to be on the SAAM advisory Committee
- Two-spirit 
- Sex workshop
- Hillel House Lunch tabling
- Thrive Partner
Queer U
Ivan's Proposal
- Got Consent Week Tabling
Committee Updates (meeting times & places)
Discussion Groups
Tea & Gaymes Night
Space Staffing & Peer Support Schedule
Respecting the Space
Open Space
Check Out

committee meetings
All committees meet every week except for Facilitation Committee which meets every other week.








lab time

FRIDAY | 3PM - 5PM | SUB 213

Pride Lab Time is a coworking space for our organizers and coordinators to come together to collaboratively and/or independently work on all of our tasks!
Anyone is welcome to join us though in a low key work environment.

upcoming event: Halloween Surprise!
Halloween is just around the corner! Pride is brewing something wicked so keep your eyes peeled... literally! Pride's Halloween dance will be happening this year on November 1st!

community events & notices

The Bike Kitchen Women & Queer Night
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Bike Kitchen SUB Basement (Entrance outside)
Facebook Event:
Description: This monthly workshop is a positive space provided for anyone who’s female and/or LGBTQ-identified. It’s also free of charge and registration is not needed (that means just bring your bike and drop in)! Snacks and refreshments will be provided, care of the AMS Bike Co-op, and there will be Bike Kitchen mechanics and Bike Co-op volunteers on hand to walk you through giving your bike some TLC.

Call Out! Youth Advisory Committee Applications

Date: Due on Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Description: Opportunity for youth to contribute to the C.A.L.L. Out! Project 

Social Justice Centre; Activist Mixer
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre
Facebook Event:
Description: The Social Justice Centre is holding an activist mixer on October 3rd and we are stocked! We are inviting a number of UBC clubs, groups and organizations  that might share various interests and passions for activism. There will be a bunch of delicious free food and awesome people. The goal of the activity is for activists at UBC to get to know each other and for various activist groups on campus to build connections.

Got Consent? Week
Date: Monday, October 6, 2014 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Location: SUB
Description: Tabling at SUB South Side Lounge every day from 11am - 3pm. Register to participate in our Got Consent? workshop on Wednesday, October 8 from 11am - 1:30pm. Email to register. Mike Domitrz will also be presenting his engaging talk titled "Can I Kiss You?" on October 7, 2014, focussing on discovering realistic tools and skills for making better decisions on consent, intervening to help friends, and supporting survivors.

Better Than Sex: Workshop for Gay and Bisexual Men

Date: Friday, October 10 - Sunday, October 12, 2014


Description: A workshop for gay and bisexual men to explore conscious sexuality and the erotic-spiritual connection.

Not So Strictly Ballroom: Dance Party

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 8:45pm

Location: Let's Dance Studio; 927 Granville St. 2nd Floor


Description: Sliding scale $12-15; Other dance classes are also offered throughout the fall season

Out in Schools Lottery
Final ticket buying date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Ticket draw date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Website & Buy Tickets online:
Description: 1 ticket for $20, 3 tickets for $50; Money is being raised for the Out in Schools program which delivers presentations to high school students throughout British Columbia about bullying, homophobia, and transphobia.

For a more complete listing of community events, check out LOve event's facebook page:




There's No Place Like Queer: Pride UBC's Annual Welcome Back Retreat

Event date: 
September 7, 2014 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

This event can also be found on facebook here.

In the Wizard Of Oz, Dorothy and her little dog Toto get whisked away from their black-and-white cabin, where they were in the middle of nowhere and isolated. Upon opening the door to a new world, they were greeted by a technicolour explosion of fairies, dancers, and tons of free candy. This event is basically that scene, except there will probably be some witches too.

Start your year off right by coming down to our all-inclusive retreat. You’ll meet the local queers, get acquainted with the different resources on campus, and probably make a few friends in the process. We’ve got a free pancake breakfast in the morning at the Resource Group Centre (SUB 245), and it only gets better from there. In-between all of the games and tours we have planned at IKB 185, you’ll be getting free lunch and dinner as well. What! We know, right? 

At the end of the day, if what you’ve seen of the collective has you wanting more, then stick around for a runthrough of the collective. You’ll be able to find out more about the dozens of ways you can get involved, even if you have a busy schedule!

While we can’t promise ruby-red slippers, the start of a new year is always an adventure, and we’re here to help give you the confidence and friends you’ll need to make the most of it. Everyone’s yellow-brick road is a different, winding path, but you’d be surprised how often they intersect if you look.

Below you'll find a schedule for the day. The event is all day long, but anyone and everyone is free to pop in and out at their own comfort.

If you're mostly wanting to find out more about us and how you can get involved in the events, art, and politics we do throughout the year, then your best bet would be to stop by around 6, where we'll be talking about just that!

@ Resource Group Centre, or Student Union Building Room 245
10-11: Pancake Breakfast

@ Irving K Barber Center Room 185
11-12: Intro to Pride and introducing each other
12-1: Team Building, Cheer-making, and Flag Face-Off
1-2: Lunch
2-3: Totally Queer Game-off
3-4: Game-off Awards Ceremony
4-5: Choice of Casual Game-off, Crafternoon, and/or Queer Resource Tour
5-6: Dinner & Chill Time
6-7: Informational Meeting & How to Get Involved

Being at UBC, the event is taking place on unceded territory of the x ʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam) people. Please be mindful of the history behind this land, and the struggles faced today as a result.

All rooms at this event are wheelchair accessible, and we encourage everyone to respect those with more sensitive noses to not come to the event wearing perfumes or colognes. We will not have a signer at the event, and apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

We hope to see you there!

Queer this Week July 7th

week at a glance 

Hello folks! Welcome to the Pride UBC newsletter!

If you're new to PrideUBCyou can get involved! In addition to our open positions, we also have a volunteer mailing list for anyone who wants to help out with our events. Simply contact us at with your email if you want to keep up to date with volunteer information. If you'd like to visit us in person, our office is on the top floor of the SUB in Room 245C.

Our current events are as follows...


Our first summer meeting will be on Friday, July 11th at 2pm - 3pm in SUB 245, the resource group center

We welcome all members to join!

The minutes from our general meetings can be found at:

Summer Snack 2014 Events

J U L Y 15: Zine making, supplies provided, for 24 hour zine thing
J U L Y 23: Tie Dye and Fabric Paint Together
J U L Y 3 0 :: July Gaymes!
A U G U S T 3: Let's Watch the Pride Parade Together
The Pride Collective may also have a spot in the parade for anyone interested in joining us in the parade, we are currently in the midst of logistics and planning for this
A U G U S T 11: Picnic, Games, and Relaxation at Kitsilano Beach
A U G U S T 20: Let's Screen Print Shirts Together
A U G U S T 30: Goodbye Summer Party in the Student Union Building

discussion groups

All Discussion Groups are on Summer Hiatus

open positions

For those of you who want to get involved, we have many positions that need to be filled! Check out the Get Involved page on our website for more information and our People page for information on open positions. Feel free to come talk to us at our meetings or send us an email for more information!
You do not need any specific formal experience to run for a position, nor do for the majority of the positions do you need to be a current UBC student! A detailed list of the function and responsibilities of each position are detailed in our constitution, which can be found at:

community notices


Genderfest 2014: An East Van Celebration of Queer Pride
Dates: July 12 - August 3

From the About Genderfest page
Genderfest started as a response to a lack of programming for people of all genders during Pride.

In addition to providing events for people of all genders, Genderfest is based on a philosophy of inclusion and our values reflect that. Whether you're trans*, genderqueer, any flavour of sexual orientation, an ally, two spirit, a person of colour, unemployed, living with disability, a youth under the age of 19, First Nations, new to Canada, in recovery/sober, or anyone else, you deserve to celebrate Pride with your community!

Genderfest is a way for us to push our elbows out onto the buffet table of queer Pride and say "We're having this too!"

Genderfest takes place on unceded Musqueam (Coast Salish) Territories. 

For more information on events, check out their events page here

Telling it Bent Drop-in Youth Writing Workshop

Dates: July 8 - August 26

From their website,
Telling it Bent is a drop-in writing workshop for queer, transgender, Two Spirit, and questioning BC youth, ages 14-25. It's a place to meet other queer and trans artists; to express and imagine together; to learn and nurture writing, editing, performance, and publication skills; and together create a safer and encouraging space.

Sign up with their online registration form on their website:

All Bodies Swim

Next Date: July 12 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Templeton Pool, 700 Templeton Drive, Vancouver, BC. Unceded Coast Salish Territory

From their poster and website,
Trans folk, queers, people of colour, fatties, scars, fur, mobility aids, inked, pierced... This is a pool party celebrating all bodies!
Suggested donation of $5-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds
Accessible gender neutral change areas, chair lift, & wading pool. All ages. Access inquiries welcome.

Queer Film Festival : Call for Volunteers

Interested in summer lovin’ FUN with some awesome perks? 

Want to MEET NEW FRIENDS in Vancouver? 

Earn FREE TICKETS to hot new queer films from around the world and here in Vancouver? 

End your summer in style with an awesome appreciation PARTY! 

Here is your chance! 

We need all kinds of Volunteer positions to be filled (just to name a few): 

Office Volunteers

Street Team

Parties and Special Events

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop knowledge and skills. Most roles require 

no prior experience. Training and orientation will be provided prior to the festival. 


Box Office

Graphic Designers

NEW VOLUNTEERs apply today at:

Queer Arts Festival

QAF 2014 embraces the premise that art can be dangerous, even revolutionary. In the intimate act of sharing as artists and audiences we find meaning and transformation. And from that vulnerable place, we find the strength to change the world.

ReGenerations is a celebration of our queer heritage — fecund, generative, and innovative, handed down by artists across generations and national boundaries. QAF 2014 foregrounds cross-generational collaboration with a lineup of artists aged 18 to 80, mentorships that team up emerging with established artists, and programming that connects historical queer icons to our living, contemporary art practice. This year’s festival brings together artists navigating queer identity across the international diaspora, hailing from over 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, the Cree Nation, India, Iran, Russia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. ReGenerations also speaks to healing and renewal, addressing topics such as addiction, and solidarity for those struggling for queer rights internationally and at home.

Highlights include Sunny Drake’s transdisciplinary exploration of addiction and recovery, X; the debut of Canada’s first professional queer classical choir Cor Flammae; master harpsichordist Colin Tilney Celebrates LXXX, and Queering the International, the visual arts exhibition curated by Laiwan with curatorial assistant Anne Riley.

QAF 2014. Dare to be challenged. Risk being changed.

July 23 - August 9th

LOve Events

For more up-to-date events listings, check out the facbook page for LOve Events.

One of our coordinators, Ivan, has been featured in their weekly community stars post c:

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