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THIS WEEK: November 16-20

upcoming events

UBC Transgender Day of Remembrance events
Dates: Monday, November 16 - Friday, November 20
Facebook event:

Being at UBC, all of our TDoR events are taking place on the stolen and occupied territory of the xʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam) people. Indigenous solidarity is central to queer and trans liberation, and is something that we should always be critical about and work towards doing better. Please be mindful of the history behind this land, and the struggles faced today as a result of colonial violence.

The first Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) occurred in 1999 after the murder of Rita Hester, a black trans woman, in November 1998. TDoR is an annual event on November 20th that honours those who have been lost to violence as a result of transphobia, as well as recognizes the ongoing violence and oppression that trans people continue to face. We acknowledge that this definition does not sufficiently encompass the intersections of violence in people’s lives, and particularly the disproportionate amount of violence that impacts trans women, trans feminine folk, and trans people of colour, as well as the greater complexities of violence as a whole. However, this is still a significant and important day to remember who we have lost, to support who is still here, and to reflect on the work that still needs to be done.

We invite you to join The Pride Collective at UBC, the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), and the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office for a week of discussion, expression, and resistance.


Monday, November 16th

- Visit us in the Nest Concourse (exact location TBA) for more information on TDoR and our organizations, and to participate in a “What Colour is Your Gender?” activity.

Tuesday, November 17th

- Film Screening ("Paris is Burning") and Discussion, 6:00-8:30, Nest Performance Theatre

Friday, November 20th

- Intra Trans Solidary Discussion, 1:30-2:30, NEST 2521 (open to all folks who identify under the umbrella terms of transgender and/or gender non-conforming, or who are questioning)

- Allyship Discussion, 1:30-2:30, NEST 2515 (open to both trans/gender non-conforming folks and allies)

- Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil and open mic, 3:00-4:30, Nest Art Gallery

After our vigil and open mic, we invite you to join us at the Vancouver Trans Day of Remembrance march and ceremony ( Members of The Pride Collective will be travelling downtown to attend these events, and we would love for you to come with us!

discussion groups

GLoW and FLoW meet every other week (look below for details) and On the QT, PLoW, and T*aGI meet every week! All discussion groups meet in the Pride Lounge (NEST 2102)

GLoW | 1st & 3rd MONDAY of the month| 3PM - 4PM| meets THIS week!

Guy Lovers Weekly
FLoW | 2nd & 4th MONDAY of the month | 3PM - 4PM | meets next week!

Female Lovers Weekly


On the QT | every MONDAY | 6:30PM - 8PM

On the Quiet Time + Free dinner!
This Week’s Topic: Allyship Across Identities


TaGI | every TUESDAY | 11:45AM - 12:45PM

Trans* and Gender Identities

PLoW | every WEDNESDAY | 3PM - 4PM|

People Lovers Weekly


general meeting

General meetings happen every Wednesday! 
Our next general meeting is 
WEDNESDAY, November 18th from 4PM to 5:30PM in the Resource Groups Centre lounge (Room 2102).

All are welcome! 

Check In
Review Agenda

Committee Updates
- Facilitation Team
- Conflict, Care & Coordination
- Events Committee
- Social Justice & Action Committee
- Space & Services Squad
- Accountability & Learning Committee
- Communications & Media Team
- Outweek Committee
Upcoming Events
- Trans Day of Remembrance
Consensus Matters Updates
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month Committee
- Out on Shelves Library
- EIO Centennial Open House
Consensus Matters
- AMS Speakeasy Volunteer Training Resource Fair
- Journalism request

Open Space
Check Out

committee meetings

All committees meet every week!. Everyone is welcome to come to committee meetings! If you would like to join a specific committee, please email!








our new space!

We have moved, alongside most of the offices in the Student Union Building, to the AMS Nest! Right next to the old Student Union Building, we are still in the Resource Groups Centre on the second floor. Our lounge can be found at Room 2103! Our new mailbox number and phone number will be announced soon so keep an eye out for that!

Our website is still and our email remains if you need to get in touch! 

get involved!

We are looking for YOU to come organize with us! There are so many possibilities for getting involved! From volunteering at our events to being part in committee decisions and tasks, so many things are possible!
If you are interested in getting involved, please send us an email at and/or drop by general meeting THIS WEDNESDAY!
We are especially looking for folks to join and help out with

> events coordinators and volunteers
> communication & media coordinators and volunteers
> facilitation coordinators and volunteers
> and more!




Welcome Back!

Welcome (back)!

Whether we have spent our summer far away or on UBC campus or somewhere in between, welcome back to another year at UBC!

Come find us at our Imagine Day booth on Tuesday! We will be in the Live Well to Learn Well Zone, on Main Mall north of Koerner Plaza from 1PM to 4:30PM. Come see what we have planned for the year and how you can get involved!

Annual Pride Retreat

This Year's Annual Pride Retreat is happening THIS SATURDAY!
Facebook event:

Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: The Global Lounge, Building 1  2205 Lower Mall Vancouver,  BC Canada V6T 1Z4

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 make a few friends in the process. We’ve got a free parfait breakfast in the morning, and it only gets better from there. In-between all of the games we have planned at the Global Lounge, you’ll be getting free lunch 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 what we do. You’ll be able to find out more about all of the ways you can volunteer, get involved, and just find out what we're up to for the rest of the year!


10 - Parfait Breakfast
10:45 - Pride + What we're doing today!
11 - Icebreakers
11:30 - Games
12:30 - Lunch + Crafts
2 - Runthrough of what we do!

Being at UBC, the event is taking place on unceded territory of the x ʷməθkʷəyəm (Musqueam) people. As we gather on the land on Saturday, we need to be critical of how we are working in solidarity with Indigenous struggles in our organizing, of this event and of all our future actions.

This event is wheelchair accessible, and there are two gender-neutral washrooms, one of which is wheelchair accessible. There will be a quiet room set up for folks to step out of the event into and safer space people will be available throughout the day. We encourage everyone to respect our scent-reduced policy by not wearing perfumes or colognes. (learn more here: We will not have ASL interpretation at the event. We are continuously working to make our events more accessible and are aware that this is missing in our organizing of this event.

We hope to see you there!


get involved!

We are looking for YOU to come organize with us! There are so many possibilities for getting involved! From volunteering at our events to being part in committee decisions and tasks, so many things are possible!
If you are interested in getting involved, please send us an email at, drop by our Imagine Day booth, and/or come to the retreat this Saturday!

community events & notices

For a more complete listing of community events, check out :

LOve event's facebook page:
Sex Positive Magazine's website:

Our address is:
Pride UBC Collective
Student Union Building Room 245C




Queer This Week Jan 30th: Introducing Outweek 2015: Sowing Seeds & Setting Roots


OUTWEEK 2015 starts THIS FRIDAY! From February 6th to 14th, Outweek 2015 will be happening all over campus!

We hope you’ll join us for 9 days of laughing, (un)learning, and love.

Come experience everything from discussions and workshops to poetry and dancing. This year the theme is Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots, we want to create space to deepen our connection and strength as a community both through critical reflection and through fun and sharing.

All our events are free with vegan and gluten free food options, located near single stall gender neutral washrooms, and in wheelchair accessible spaces (aside from the guided walk around campus).

If you have other questions or needs please don’t hesitate to start a conversation with us, and we will work to accommodate them or answer inquiries.

Email us at and title the email Outweek Accessibility.

Please help us make all of our events scent reduced through not wearing fragrances or using scented products (learn more here: )

We acknowledge that Outweek and the Pride Collective’s organizing occur on the occupied, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples – specifically the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. As we share our stories, learn together, and play together we need to be mindful of the historical and ongoing colonial violence against Indigenous peoples across these lands that are interwoven throughout.
Join our OUTWEEK 2015 Facebook event!



Friday (Feb 6)

Opening Festivities
Event Details:

  • 11:30-12:30 Guided Walk of Queer, Trans, and Activist histories at UBC

    • Meet at the Resource Group Centre in SUB 245

    • (ending at the flag at the North SUB Plaza)

  • 12:30 -1:15 Flag Raising & Ceremony

  • 1:30- 2:30 Discussion: SUB 207/209

Pub Night

Event Details:

  • 7 - late Fountainhead Pub

  • 1025 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1M5

Saturday (Feb 7)

Queer U

Event Details:

  • Irving 261

  • 10am - 4:30pm

Queer U Mixer & Reception

Event Details:

  • Irving 261

4:30pm - 6pm

Sunday (Feb 8)

Queerness & Dis/ability

Event Details:

  • Room IKBLC 185

  • 1pm - 3pm

Queering Sex and Intimacy

Event Details:

  • Room IKBLC 185

  • 5pm - 7pm

  • Facilitator: Captain Snowden


Monday (Feb 9)

Family Day Potluck

Event Details

  • UBC Global Lounge

  • 11am - 3pm


Family Discussion

Event Details:

  • SUB 207/209

  • 4:30pm - 6pm

  • Facilitator: Anna Soole

QTIMIPOC Workshop + Discussion

Event Details:

  • Irving 185

  • 7pm - 8:30 pm workshop

  • 8:30-9pm QTIMIPOC discussion space & allyship discussion space

  • Facilitators: Members of the Pride Collective

Tuesday (Feb 10)

Storytelling Workshop

Event Details:

  • SUB 207/209

  • 12pm - 1:30pm

  • Facilitator: Claire Robson is lead artist for Quirk-e – the queer imaging & writing collective for elders.

Relationship Building

Event Details:

  • SUB 212a

  • 4pm - 5:30pm

  • Facilitator: Anna Soole

Trans Issues in our Communities Workshop + Discussion

Event Details:

  • SUB 212a

  • 7pm - 8:30 pm

  • Facilitator: Natasha and Nikki from Prism

  • 8:30-9:30 discussion


Wednesday (Feb 11)

Concourse Fair

  • 12-3 starbucks area of SUB

  • Wednesday and Thursday

  • resources for folks

    • Pride Collective

    • Resource Groups

    • Interactive Art and reflection

    • Sexual Assault Support Centre @ UBC

Queering Student Activisms Discussion + Skillshare

Event Details:

  • SUB 207/209

  • 12pm - 1:30pm

  • Facilitators: Members of the Pride Collective

HIV + Sexual Health Workshop

Event Details:

  • 3pm-4:30pm

  • Location: Swing Building rm 107

  • Facilitator: Youthco


Queerness & Fatness

Event Details:

  • Room IKBLC 155

  • Time: 6pm - 9pm

Thursday (Feb 12)

Beyond Binaries: Trans* and gender diversity issues

Event Details:

  • Dodson & Lilooet Room

  • 1pm - 3pm

  • Hosted by Equity & Inclusion

Relationships with Substances

Event Details:

  • SUB 212a

  • 3pm - 4:30pm

  • Facilitator: SASC


Express Yrself! A Night of Art, Performance and Poetry FT: Hannah Johnson and Olivia Bee

Event Details:

  • Meekison Arts Student Space

  • 7pm - 10:30pm


Friday (Feb 13)

Closing Discussion + Speakers on Pride & Outweek History

Event Details:

  • SUB 207/209

  • 2:30pm - 4pm

  • what seeds would we like to plant for the upcoming generations?


Friday the 13th Dance Party FT: WEIRD CANDLE

Event Details:

  • Meekison Art Student Space

  • 6:30pm - 12am

~Have a spooky sweet friday with the Pride Collective~

A spooky queer friday 13th and a sticky sweet with wonderful humans fun and food lead in to valentines day and a week off of classes.

Saturday (Feb 14)

Self care for Organizers

Event Details:

  • Irving 185

  • 5pm - 7pm



Volunteer with us!: OUTWEEK 2015

We are looking for you to help us out this Outweek 2015! Sign up here to help us out: (! All of your support and help is greatly appreciated!

Queer U Conference: Saturday, February 7

Queer U is an interdisciplinary student academic conference happening during Outweek! Taking place on Saturday, Feb 7th, Queer U will be followed by a short reception in the same space. It is a space in which students and all academics can present their work on queer and trans subjects in relation to other disciplines and studies and to our communities.

This year, our theme is “Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots”.

Our featured keynotes are Dr. Vin Nardizzi and Dr. Catriona Sandilands

A full schedule, abstracts, and bios are on the Queer U Website here!

Come learn more about what research is happening here! It is a free event and everyone is welcome. Please register here to make preparations easier for us!

This event is wheelchair accessible through the main doors of the building. There is an elevator to the left of the main doors with which the second floor of the building can be reached. There are single stall  gender-neutral washrooms on the bottom floor of the building. Please help us make all of our events scent reduced through not wearing fragrances or using scented products (learn more here: ) .

Free lunch is provided. All food is nut-free and there will be gluten-free and vegan options.

If you have other questions or needs please don’t hesitate to start a conversation with us, and we will work to accommodate them or answer inquiries.

Email us at and title the email Outweek Accessibility.

We acknowledge that this event and the rest of Outweek is happening on the occupied, traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples – specifically the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.  While we participate in a day of learning and sharing of research, it is important to keep in mind whose land this research is happening on and the relations of this work to the ongoing violence against Indigenous peoples.


Call for submissions: the Pride Collective's first ever zine!

The Pride Collective at UBC is seeking submissions for its first ever zine! This zine will be distributed during Outweek 2015 events in February and will also be available to read online. 
The zine will be separated into two sections. The first section is called “Sowing Seeds and Setting Roots,” the theme for Queer U and Outweek 2015. The second section is called “Exploring Outweek,” which will discuss Outweek in a more general context.

We are accepting written media of any genre, as well as any 2D artwork or media (examples listed below) by folks who self-identify as queer and/or trans and allies. We especially encourage trans folks, Indigenous folks, and people of colour to submit. You do not have to be a member of The Pride Collective or a UBC student to submit!

If you have any questions, email (please title the email Zine Question), message us on Facebook, post on this event page, or get in touch with a member of The Pride Collective!

More information can be found at our Facebook event for this exciting project:

Week at a Glance

discussion groups

PLoW | TUESDAY | 1PM - 2PM| SUB 212a
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?



Female Lovers Weekly

Lovin’ Women in a queer context! [all genders welcome]
This week's topic: Gaydar


Guy Lovers Weekly

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


LFF | FRIDAY | 3PM - 4PM| SUB 205

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.

This week's topic: Navigating label-centered situations

On the QT | TBA
On the Quiet Time
talkin’ queer life and queer topics in general, with dinner!


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

general meeting

> NEXT WEEK: Wednesday, February 25th
> Location: Resource Groups Centre Lounge (temporary location)

committee meetings
All committees meet every week except for Facilitation Committee and Accountability & Learning Committee which meets every other week. Facilitation Committee and Accountability & Learning Committee are not meeting this week.






call for people!
You have heard right! Now is your chance to take part in organizing with the Pride Collective. We are looking for people to fit into a number of roles with the Pride Collective. No experience is required!

  • Events Committee Members
    • organize open events throughout the year
  • Accountability & Learning Committee Members
    • organize learning opportunities for organizers
    • collect and respond to feedback
  • TaGI Facilitator 
    • running the Trans & Gender Identities discussion group
  • On the QT Facilitator
    • running the On the Quiet Time discussion group

If you are interested, please email us at for more information about how to get involved! All our other committees (above under "committee meetings") are always open to new members as well!

I can plan4safety project: online support for women experiencing partner violence

I can plan4safety project have been working on the Canadian trial of a safety decision aid for women who experience violence (see attached information). It is an on-line resource that we adapted to a Canadian context from a tool developed in the US and also being trialled in New Zealand and Australia.  The idea is to help women make decisions about relationships, develop safety plans and connect them to existing resources. In particular we want to reach out to women who are in relationships with people of all genders. 

For more information, please see the information sheet to be found at this:

community events & notices

Trans* Inclusive Public Swim
Date: Every Sunday from January 11 - March 8, 2015
Time: 12PM - 2PM
Location: Templeton Pool, 700 Templeton Drive at Adanac Street
Description:Creating a welcome space accessible for all. Ensuring trans* and gender variant individuals have access to washrooms & change rooms based upon their gender identity. It is welcome to all and not an exclusive program. Starting in spring the program will begin to align its schedule with the set public swim time.

Man Up: Bad Behaviour
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Time: 9PM
Location: The Cobalt
Facebook event:
Description: CALLING ALL BAD ASS QUEERS!!!!!!!! Join us for a drag show to explore and question the meaning and image of "badness", from mainstream ideologies to pop culture to queer politics, and more! ALSO, January 31st marks our 4TH ANNIVERSARY of moving ::Man Up:: to The Cobalt... In remembrance of our roots at Lick, and in gratitude for our current home, we celebrate!!
 Just Call Her Heather
 Brokeback Brothers
 Rose Butch
 Jenny Magenta
 Peter Pansy
 Ruby Slickeur 
 Ginger Femmecat & Draco Muff-Boi
 Djmiss M

Really, Really Free Market + Potluck
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Time: 2PM - 8PM
Location: 38 Blood Alley Square
Facebook event:
Description: Come by to 38 Blood Alley on Februa ry 1st at 2:00 pm for our first ever Really, Really Free Market, followed by a potluck (everyone is encouraged, but not obligated, to bring a bit of food to share) and a short discussion/workshop on resource scarcity and alternative economic systems.

Indigenous Awareness Week
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 12:30PM
Location: Allard Hall at UBC
Facebook event:
Description: All events will be held in the Franklin Lew Forum from 12:30 - 2 p.m. each day. 
Tuesday: Opening Day with the Git Hayetsk Dancers and a free BBQ
Wednesday: Indian Taco fundraiser. $7 a taco and $8 with a soda. 
Thursday: Interactive Artist Forum with Joel Good and Carly Teillet.
Friday: Metis Day. Fireside chat with Jean Teillet and Metis food will be provided. 
LAW concludes with JEOPARDY starting at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. There will be appetizers and a cash bar!
Register your four-person Jeopardy team today by emailing

netCAD Rainbow Donor Clinic & Open House
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 12PM - 7PM
Location: 207-2150 West Parkway, University Marketplace
Description: We are talking about making it fun, with prizes, information, music, debunking blood myths, clarifying misconceptions, and giving back to the community... It's about not being idle, instead, it's about becoming active in the meantime, until (hopefully) this unnecessary ban is lifted and a 5 year deferral is changed to something more realistic (some countries have 1 year deferral, South Africa is at 6-months!). We can show Health Canada and CBS that we are here, ready and willing to give blood. 

Queer As F**k Party!
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time: 9PM
Location: Astoria Hasting
Facebook Event:
Description: QUEER AS F**K PARTY is a monthly queer dance party at the Astoria, taking place every first Wednesday of the month, featuring a rotating cast of queer djs. 

Grand Mamas: Artists and Activists Talk about Their Grandmothers, Mothers, Sisters, Daughter, and Chosen Family
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 7PM - 10PM
Location: Heartwood Community Cafe
Facebook event:
Description: 100% of the event fundraising money goes to “Warriors Organizing Women” (W.O.W.) at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre to assist support the organizing of the annual February 14th Women's Memorial March. This is Grand Mamas second annual event. The primary intention of this event is to raise money to support W.O.W. and community elders, families and friends of the Missing and Murdered Women remembered on February 14. All performers and organizers are volunteers. 

Salon: An all night queer/lesbian dance party
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 11PM - late
Location: email: 
Facebook event:
Description: Come dance your sox off at the Salon, a new queer/lady oriented party.
This edition will be a 50's/60's dance party.
Ice Cream Social DJs Tyler Fedchuk and Cam Dales
+ **Special guest** Katharina Schulz

Anarchist Trans Women and/or Trans Feminine Social Nights
Date: Every Sunday starting February 8, 2015
Time: 7PM - 9:30PM
Location: 38 Blood Alley Square
Facebook event:
Description: These will be social nights for trans women and trans feminine folks who identify as anarchist. Come on down to meet other anarchist trans women and trans feminine people to chillax, read a zine, meet other like-minded folks, or work on crafts. This is a space by and for transfeminine, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, gender-variant people, trans women, and any trans folks who were designated/assigned male at birth.


Red Gate-Approved + Bechdel-Approved Movie Night: Born In Flames (1983)
Date:  Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: 8:30PM
Location: Red Gate Arts Society
Facebook event:
Description: Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than any man - and many women - ever imagined in their lifetimes. 

Tuesday Open Hours & Film Nights: Pride Screening
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 7PM
Location: 38 Blood Alley Square
Facebook event:
Description: We will have by donation snacks, popcorn and drinks! Trigger Warning: Instances of Homophobia. PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

25th Annual Feb 14th Women's Memorial March
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Time: 12PM
Location: DTES - Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main Street
Facebook event:
Description: The first women’s memorial march was held in 1991 in response to the murder of a Coast Salish woman on Powell Street in Vancouver. Her name is not spoken today out of respect for the wishes of her family. Out of this sense of hopelessness and anger came an annual march on Valentine’s Day to express compassion, community, and caring for all women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Unceded Coast Salish Territories.
Twenty five years later, the women’s memorial march continues to honour the lives of missing and murdered women. Increasing deaths of many vulnerable women from the DTES still leaves family, friends, loved ones, and community members with an overwhelming sense of grief and loss. Indigenous women disproportionately continue to go missing or be murdered with minimal to no action to address these tragedies or the systemic nature of gendered violence, poverty, racism, or colonialism.


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




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