Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gen Out Tri-Cities

We had a fantastic – SCREAM FILLED - Halloween party last night! We were able to get a bunch of new and old faces to come out and and meet the group for some fun, bone-chilling activities! Thank you to all who helped made this event great! 

We will be having group next Monday (November 3rd) 6pm-8pm at our regular location! The following week (November 10th) will be canceled! – So please don’t show up to that meeting……unless you want to come and have a very boring two hours! :)
Take care guys – Dave

Monday, October 27, 2014

Gen Out Tri-Cities

Come out to our Halloween party tonight! (we're not meeting in our normal location).
Please call to find out more....604-417-3626 or email genouttc@plea.bc.ca

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gen-Out Tri-Cities

Vernon kids speak out for LGBTQ rights

Adam Bade was just being himself for school photos. And for him, that meant wearing makeup. The Grade 11 student wore pink lipstick for his school portrait Tuesday in Vernon, B.C., but was told by the photographer to take it off. Now a group of his classmates at Vernon Secondary School are standing up to defend him. "I was told I had to wipe it off and we questioned why," Bade told Castanet.net. “It caught me off guard completely." One of his female friends, Joel Himmelspach, added: "We were eventually told, 'He’s a boy, he can’t wear makeup' ... Whereas I was wearing pretty much all guy clothes and I was allowed because I am a girl. That is gender discrimination and that is not right." But the school's principal Malcolm Reid told Global News the whole thing was a misunderstanding, because some other students wore unacceptable costumes for the photos on purpose.

"The sad part of it is that there were a couple kids who were dressing the way they normally dress, and they got clumped together with that," Reid told Castanet.

He said the school will be meeting with the photography company, but he believes there was no purposeful discrimination. Reid said he thinks the photographers had been dealing with other misbehaving kids and it was an honest mistake. But for the students, the fight is about making sure everyone feels comfortable presenting themselves the way they want to — regardless of gender. "We need to feel safe at school, we need to feel like it is OK to be ourselves," said Bade.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Gen-Out Tri Cities

Oct 20th: We're back on! Please join us from 6-8pm

Oct 27th: Come out to our Halloween party (we're not meeting in our normal location). Please call to find out more....604-417-3626 or email genouttc@plea.bc.ca

Thursday, October 9, 2014

National Coming Out Day October 11

“The goal for National Coming Out Day is to get exposure to the LGBT community,” he said. “Not only that, but also to get people to see that coming out is not necessarily a bad thing.”
National Coming Out Day is an event where the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community comes together to celebrate who they are and let their real colors shine through.

National Coming Out Day is not only meant for students who have come out to the community, it also serves as a way to help students who are struggling with their identity. “Hopefully, it inspires people to come out,” Sanchez said. “Sometimes, all someone needs to come out is to see other people come out.”