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Welcome Gender Identity Group!

The Gender Identity Group of the Okanagan is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, gender queer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation there of under the rainbow spectrum) people living in or near Kelowna or the Okanagan are to discuss matters and various topics while providing and obtaining peer support.

They have recently set up a blog and events page on Kelowna.LGBT that can be found here. There will be monthly blog articles and a listing of their events available on this page.

The Gender Identity Group of the Okanagan also has a Facebook group.

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How Vancouver’s QTBIPOC artists are creating inclusive safe community spaces

As a Black, queer woman, DJ Softieshan knows first hand what it’s like navigating these intersections of identity within Vancouver’s mainstream nightlife scene.

“The spaces that I’m in can sometimes be spaces where I’m the only visible minority… In those circumstances, for me it’s important because the number of women of colour, let alone Black women, let alone queer people that take up space in the DJ nightlife music community is so small,” she tells Daily Hive in an interview.

Softieshan is, of course, speaking about life during a pre-COVID world, where she DJ’d at local venues like Fox Cabaret and Boxcar.

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To read more of this story, follow the link to Daily Hive

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