We have compiled a list of resources for our community, including information for LGBTQIA2S+ youth & seniors, information about kink, sexual & mental health, addictions, and more. If you see something important missing or would like your organization to be added to this list, please contact us!
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The Health Initiative for Men is a Vancouver based clinic with locations across the lower mainland. They provide excellent support for the physical, sexual, social and mental health of gay men. H.I.M offers different workshops and groups for men, and has many volunteer opportunities.
MVK is an incorporated, non-profit society dedicated to the BDSM Lifestyle. It is a community-based organization that holds play, social and educational events for kinky and kink-curious people. They host a monthly dungeon party that is usually preceded by a workshop on various avenues of kink.
PACE is a Vancouver based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting sex workers. They offer counselling, harm reduction supplies, violence prevention workshops, and various other events including the Trans Supper Club, a weekly dinner for trans, & two-spirit individuals who work/have worked in sex work.
QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. They aim to provide a safer space for LGBTQ/2S+ people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. QMUNITY offers counselling, a wealth of information, volunteer opportunities, peer-run support groups, free STI testing, and much more.
For our friends in the United States, the Recovery Village offers country-wide support for LGBTQ/2S+ individuals struggling with addiction. They recognize that our community is disproportionately affected by addiction, and they have the tools to help. Their website itself is a good resource for information.
YouthCO is a peer led organization that is focused on reducing stigma surrounding HIV and Hep C, and providing education and support in a non-judgmental environment. They are an excellent resource for folks living with HIV, or anyone wishing to further educate themselves.
The article attached in link below covers some of the unique risks and challenges that LGBTQ+ individuals face when dealing with substance abuse and addiction. Also discuss disparities in healthcare & treatment for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as drugs most frequently used, and co-occurring disorders & substance abuse. There are also a few substance abuse prevention tips, and resources for intervention, treatment, and recovery.