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Who is a Kelowna Rainbow Woman?

Kelowna Rainbow Women started in July of 2019 and has grown to over 335 members since then. The group was borne of the idea that the women of Kelowna, residents and/or visitors, need a sense of community and the opportunity of a full calendar of events happening within the city that include more than just pub nights.

So, who is a Kelowna Rainbow Woman? Anyone who identifies as a woman within the LGBTQ2+ community some (genderqueer, two-spirited) or all of the time. Kelowna Rainbow Women (KRW) is an all-inclusive, zero-phobic, chill and relaxed group.

KRW is NOT a group strictly for cis-females who identify as lesbians.

Kelowna Rainbow Women is a young endeavor, and we are continuing to grow while we support each other in an online community where we share personal stories, news events, and other things that matter to us.

If you’d like to join us, please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelownarainbowwomen/

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BC Gay Man Beat Unconcious by Homophobes

British Columbia: A gay man was beaten unconscious by seven homophobes who recognised him from his local grocery store.

Shane Daum, 43, was attacked while camping at Crump Recreation Site in British Columbia, Canada. “(I’m) hurt beyond all meaning,” Daum said. “It’s hard enough coming out and trying to get accepted.”

He was surrounded by the group of people, who said they knew he was gay because they had seen him shopping with his former boyfriend.

“They were calling me a faggot, a paedophile, because my then-boyfriend was a younger [guy] but he looks way younger [than he actually is],” Daum told Global News.

Darrian Matassa-FungGlobal News

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Image Credit: (Screenshot: Global News)

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Voices Unheard Vol 3 – Alaina Young: Plus-sized Woman

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Voices Unheard, a project sponsored by Kelowna Pride and hosted by Jessica Samuels, welcomed Alaina Young.

In her own words: “Plus-size, full-figured, curvaceous…I am a fat woman.” While consistently trying to improve her health by way of exercise and healthy eating, Alaina continues to struggle with her weight and the toll it takes on her mental health.

Jessica Samuels will discuss with Alaina the impact of modern society’s perceptions of her body type and others of her size, and how larger people are viewed in a world of Insta-models. The true take-away of this episode is a message of hope and body acceptance, and how someone’s size doesn’t make them less human — no matter what that size is.

Voices Unheard is a weekly series designed to elevate voices and bring greater awareness to underrepresented members of society, including people of various racial backgrounds, sexuality, gender identity/expression, age, and ability.

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Community Support Contributes to Lesbian and Bisexual Girls’ Health

New research from UBC’s school of nursing shows that supportive communities–and a progressive political climate–can help mitigate the effects of stigma on mental health.

The researchers combined data from the BC Adolescent Health Survey with an inventory of different LGBTQ events and youth supportive service in communities across B.C.

They found that the greater the LGBTQ youth supports in a community, the less likely sexual minority youth, particularly lesbian and bisexual girls, were to have suicidal thoughts or attempts, or to self-harm, compared to their counterparts in communities with fewer supportive events, groups and services.

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