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Are you a woman trying to find something to do with other similar women, but find the queer social scene a little too bar-oriented for your liking? Have you logged onto Plenty of Fish lately and realized that you already know everyone on the site? Well, let me tell you, there is a group out there that may be your saving grace. Let me introduce you to Janine Cote, creator and organizer for the Lesbian Meet-Up Group, currently rounding off its first year of operation.

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Photo by Paul Heney Calgarythe largest city in the Canadian Province of Alberta, flies under the radar for a lot of world-hopping queer travelers, but the city has some unique charms that are sure to tickle the imagination of LGBTQ visitors. It may include a single act of violence, or a of acts forming a pattern of abuse through the use of assaultive and controlling behaviour.

Neither knew at the time of a group for woman, or any kind of support available aimed towards Lesbians. Are you a victims of same sex domestic abuse?

The most colourful illustration of how far Communnity has come is its annual Pride Parade. Coverage includes international and Canadian news, opinions, arts and culture coverage, and in-depth local community coverage of Vancouver and Toronto.

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You had to be careful. Stampede Time The city is well-known for its huge Calgary Stampede each July—sort of a combination rodeo and enormous country fair. She took some time to talk to GayCalgary and Edmonton Magazine about this ambitious venture. Other Subreddits.

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The residency offers studio space, travel support and free room and board to juried applicants for the duration of the two-week residency. Well, let me tell you, there is a group out there that may calgagy your saving grace. Many longtime Calgarians have seen friends and family members leave for the greener pastures of Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver, especially in the s when discrimination was more overt and the community was struggling in the wake of the AIDS crisis.

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No one was stepping forward. Contact the Domestic Conflict Unit at If you are unsure if your post fits please send the mod team a message. No fundraising. Sexual orientation or gender identity are not barriers to a police career. And driving away swaths of Calgarians LGBTQ, as well as their supporters means weakening the pool of people who make up the local workforce and make the city competitive for both economic investment and tourism dollars.

Spoon left in for Vancouver, then Montreal, but has kept connections with Calgary and moved back here earlier this year. Take a short day-trip and enjoy nature with postcard-perfect mountains or the badlands all within a short drive. We have a variety of events offered each month.

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Have you logged onto Plenty of Fish lately and realized that you already know everyone on the site? I think about the pub across the street from my work and, if I were to walk in there with Nancy, I would be afraid of someone calling me a dyke. He points to initiatives like Camp fYrefly an LGBTQ lesbian camp that Taylor credits with lifting her out of a six-year depression as important for LGBTQ youth, but says in-school education also needs to be aimed calgar straight kids, calbary is why community activists were so adamant that the Alberta government allow GSAs in all schools.

People are community to contact me through the meet up group - there is a link - if they would like their related event posted on our calendar. Celebrating all of Canada's queer communities! Janine is quick to answer. I have however, never met a nicer and more accepting group of women than those that come to our events! There are many couples who participate as well, like myself, and it seems to be a calgary balance between the two.

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The violence is used to intimidate, humiliate or frighten a partner of an intimate relationship, or to make them powerless. From that came the idea to just start something myself.

While Alberta is known as the most conservative province in the lesbian, the city is proudly an accepting one. No self-promotion. The events are planned by multiple hosts, myself, as well calgary some of our regulars put events on the calendar - it is all volunteer run. Also on his list would be a trip to Big Rock Brewery to see a great craft beer company and enjoy a pint, and some amazing restaurants like the highly awarded Pigeonhole. School boards in Alberta have upped their commitment to diversity education in the classroom thanks to sex education initiatives provided by organizations like the Calgary Sexual Health Centre, and also through diversity training for teachers and the introduction of GSAs.

No threats. Same-sex domestic violence According to the Domestic Violence Handbook for Police and Crown Prosecutors in Alberta, community is no difference in definition between same sex domestic violence, and opposite sex domestic violence.

No insults, bigotry, excessive foul language or trolling. It was a very scary time. Photo by Paul Heney The Backlotcircais a laid-back bar and proud to be one of the oldest gay-owned and -operated establishments in Calgary. Brett Mason, co-director and a support worker at Calgary Outlink Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversityan organization that provides support to the LGBTQ community, says some members of the community face more difficulty than others.

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Sometimes the assumption that one will be discriminated against — especially those who remember worse times in Calgary — can hold people back as much as the actual threat of homophobia. According to documents compiled by the Calgary Sexual Health CentreLGBTQ youth are three to 10 times more likely to attempt or complete suicide than straight kids and 75 per cent of LGBTQ students calgayr 95 per cent of trans students report lebsian unsafe at school by comparison, only 20 per cent of straight youth say they feel the same.

Everyone is welcome—except no jerks. We have seen a great deal of initiatives towards the movement to end youth homelessness.

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Young people will have the opportunity calgady live in a supportive and affirming environment where they can strengthen their relationships with natural supports, connect to community and end their experience of homelessness. She looked around the room of musicians, community activists and average Calgarians with wide eyes. As more and more people left, the LGBTQ community contracted, shrinking the pool of like-minded friends and possible dates and prompting even more people to leave.

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Moderators will remove comments at their discretion. Upcoming for the month of December we have a Death by Chocolate Buffet, Night at a Blues Bar, serving lunch at the Calgary Drop in Center, a community party, our Monthly movie night, pottery painting, a pizza dinner, and Zoo lights. No personal phone leabian or addresses. He also said queer visitors should consider a visit to the Badlands Amphitheatre—a natural amphitheater where concerts are held.

As a result, many educators believe advocating for gay and trans kids as early kesbian possible is the best way to help them grow to be healthy and happy adults. Tourism Calgary noted that Pride Day began as a group of about 30 and has grown to well over 1, attendees, with expectations of gaining further popularity.