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Health Initiative for Men

Founded in Vancouver in 2009 and currently with five health centres throughout the Lower Mainland, Health Initiative for Men (HIM) is a non-profit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being of gay, bi, trans, and queer self-identified men, and Two-Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q). HIM offers the full spectrum of GBT2Q sexual health testing, as well as professional counselling, sexual health education, and an engaging mix of social and volunteer opportunities.

Since 2019 HIM has been working with local partners in Kelowna and the Interior region to improve the accessibility and uptake of health services for GBT2Q. In partnership with public health, researchers, policymakers, and our communities, we mobilize the evidence, tools, and leadership necessary to ensure GBT2Q have access to equitable and culturally competent care.

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Upcoming HIM Events

November 2020
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HIM News & Stories

What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Oct 19 – Oct 25, 2020

Monday, October 19 – A Sip With Sparkle – Halloween Hair-Raiser, 7 pm – 7:45 pm, hosted by Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery ~ Kelowna and Online Welp, the most wonderful time of the year is upon us: Gay Christmas (also known as Halloween)! Your sensationally spooky … Continue reading What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Oct 19 – Oct 25, 2020

What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Oct 12 – Oct 18, 2020

Tuesday, October 13 – Gender Identity Group ~ Online This 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 … Continue reading What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Oct 12 – Oct 18, 2020

What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Oct 5 – Oct 11, 2020

Tuesday, October 6 – Gender Identity Group ~ Online This 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 … Continue reading What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Oct 5 – Oct 11, 2020

What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Sep 28 – Oct 4, 2020

Tuesday, September 29 – October 3 – Under The Skin – Celebrating Queer Artists, 9 am – 3 pm daily, presented by The Laundry Room Collective ~ Lake Country Under The Skin is a pop-up exhibition organized by The Laundry Room Collective. This pop-up will celebrate queer artists of the Okanagan by featuring the work … Continue reading What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Sep 28 – Oct 4, 2020

What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Sep 21 – 27, 2020

Monday, September 21 – A Sip With Sparkle – Pride ReMIX, featuring Sparkle and Ella Lamoureux, hosted by Kelowna Pride Society and Unicorns.LIVE, and supported by Friends of Dorothy Lounge and Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery As we reluctantly drift into September, we celebrate Kelowna’s Pride Festival from September 20-27, 2020. Our perpetually pickled hostess, Sparkle, will once again be joined by endlessly … Continue reading What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Sep 21 – 27, 2020

What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Sep 14 – 20, 2020

Tuesday, September 15 – Gender Identity Group ~ Online This 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 … Continue reading What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Sep 14 – 20, 2020