Thursday, March 26, 2015

GEN-OUT Tri Cities

 Hey Everyone,

The schedule for the next few weeks in the Tri-Cities looks like this:

Monday March 30th - group is on! (same place same time) 
Monday April 6th - No group due to Easter Monday!
Monday April 13th -  Group is back on!

GenOut Meeting time: Monday 6PM-8PM Please feel free to call me (604-708-2632) to leave a Voice-mail and I would be more than happy to contact you and give you more information (details and location)!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

GENOUT: Tri Cities

We will not be holding a group in our regular location on that night.
 Directions:
If you get off at Braid, just walk outside towards Rousseau Street, 
across Briad street and walk into the parking lot behind the building on 
the corner. You will see the Planet Lazer name on the building. 

 Arrive at 6pm Sharp!  Please call if you get lost - 6044173626

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Love has no Gender


While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. This may be a significant reason many people in the U.S. report they feel discriminated against. Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias at lovehasnolabels.com.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GENOUT TriCities - Monday March 2nd

We had a great meeting tonight with a special Rainbow treat from one of our members!

See you all at the next meeting on March 9th!

Dave  

GenOut Meeting time: Monday 6PM-8PM Please feel free to call me (604-708-2632) to leave a Voice-mail and I would be more than happy to contact you and give you more information (details and location)!

2015 CampOUT Theme: “We’re in it together”

Camper Registration

The application/registration form helps us learn how to cater the programming to the needs, hopes, and excitement of the campers. We accept all interested campers within our capacity, and we have a wait-list if we receive a lot of applications. If folks have been at CampOUT a few times they may be more likely be placed on the wait-list.
Online applications will be open February 15th – March 29th 2015! 
Click here to APPLY ONLINE NOW!
As you prepare to fill out the online application you are welcome to refer to the word.doc version of the Camper form.
2015 CampOUT Theme: “We’re in it together”
Ever heard of ‘mutual symbiosis’? or ‘Mutualistic relationships’? Like how a flower provides food for a bee and the bee facilitates the flower’s reproduction? Or how lichen under the sea finds a good home on the back of a crab and the crab receives some good camouflage? Apparently these relationships of very different species evolve together!
As queer, trans, and allied folks of all ages and experiences, we have a diverse range of individual needs as well as strengths. CampOUT is an opportunity to get to know more about ourselves and each other as well as learn more about the different communities that we are all part of and how we might engage in mutualistic relationships! As members of different communities, how can we act as allies across our differences and share our skills while getting our needs met? Because even when we feel alone, there has been so much good work that has come before us that supports us in being who we are. The reality is…. we’re in it together! So let’s explore being in it together!
CAMPOUT!  is:
  • A UBC supported summer camping experience for BC’s queer, trans and allied youth aged 14 – 21.
  • A chance to meet new friends, engage in imaginative, critical, and innovative workshops as well as traditional camp activities like canoeing, campfires, and arts and crafts.
  • A safe and genuinely inclusive space where youth can develop leadership skills, build self-esteem, inspire each other, foster hope and resilience, and connect with resources to support their health and well-being .  CampOUT provides a supportive space for youth to “be themselves”.
  • Only $25, thanks to the generosity of community partners and donors! Travel bursaries available.
Please submit your applications online by March 30th, 2014. Contact us if you have any questions. We are happy to chat or email with you. And if you are a parent and would like to speak to another parent whose child has attended CampOUT please contact us and we will connect you with another parent.
CampOUT is for youth aged 14-21 who identify as queer or questioning, or as allies to the LGBTQ community. Some of our campers identify as LGBTQ, some as children of gay parents, or as siblings of LGBTQ individuals. Other campers identify as, or would like to become straight allies and are interested in learning to be better allies to BC’s queer and trans communities. Some of our campers struggle with their identity and/or orientation and others don’t struggle with these issues but are interested in being in a space that welcomes ALL of who they are!
 http://campout.ubc.ca/campers/