March 2022 Newsletter

News & Events

Thursday, March 31st - International Transgender Day of Visibility

We will be having a beach fire at Willingdon Beach from 6:30-9:00PM on the 31st. Allies are welcome! We will provide snacks and ingredients for s'mores. Please bring a beach blanket or camping chair for yourself. Unfortunately, this event will be canceled if it is pouring rain and/or too windy to start the fire. Please check our social media on the 31st for updates.

Tq Trans Month of Visibility

International Day of Transgender Visibility was created in 2009 by transgender activist Rachel Crandall to celebrate trans people, their contributions to society, and to bring awareness to the worldwide discrimination that trans people face in their daily lives. We have turned this day into a whole month of awareness, activism, and fundraising. All funds raised will go towards our Helping Hands Project which helps financially support our programming, events, and our community members who are in need of assistance.

March Fundraisers

  • Our pins, stickers, and logo/pronoun buttons are available for purchase by donation at: qathet art and wares; Townsite Fruit & Veg, Mother Nature; River City Coffee; 32 Lakes Cafe & Bakery; Townsite Brewing; Lang Bay Store; Tidal Art Centre (in Lund); qathet Registered Massage Therapy; and Options Sexual Health Clinic.

  • Cottage Creek Bake Shop is selling cupcakes! Preorder your 2 pack of cupcakes (one confetti and one double chocolate) for $10 to be picked up from the Farmer’s Market on Sunday, March 27th (12:30-2:30PM, 4365 McLeod Rd). $8 from each pack sold will be donated to Tq. If you are unable to make it to the market, Cottage Creek will be doing deliveries on the 28th for their normal $5 delivery charge. Please message Cottage Creek on Facebook or Instagram to place an order, the last day to place an order is March 24th.

  • River City Coffee created bags of coffee beans for us called The Ally Blend - $3 from each bag sold goes towards Tq. The bags are available at River City’s Bakery & Eatery.

  • Townsite Brewing has something exciting in the works! We will be visiting the brewery on the 31st to help get this started and to lead a workshop on trans safety and using gender inclusive language in the hospitality industry. Stay tuned for more info!

Ongoing Events

Reminder for our next Zoom Meet-Up (Tuesday, April 5, 7-8:30PM)

Come and hang out with your local peer support group in a confidential and non-judgmental online space. You are welcome to drop by at any time and share ideas and stories. Join us however feels comfortable and safe for you - camera and audio off is welcome. This is a recurring event on the first Tuesday of every month.

We welcome trans, non-binary, gender diverse and gender-questioning individuals. If this space is not for you, feel free to forward this invite to others.

If you are attending, please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcofu-grD4rGNC80bgTowwvGrTIsPrFeFvO

Parents of Gender Creative or Trans Youth Support Circle

Annabelle is leading a support circle for parents/guardians of gender creative kids or trans youth in partnership with the Parent Support Services Society of BC. Meetings will be held online every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30PM. E-mail cassandra.strain@parentssupportbc.ca to register, or go to https://bit.ly/3L0SfFI and fill out the form. You can also email annabelle@transqathet.ca with questions.

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