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Social Health

Social Health

When we talk about social health we’re talking about someone’s health as it relates to how they get along with others, whether or not they have a sufficient support system, and whether or not society provides them with opportunities to meet their basic needs and experience positive health and well-being.

In this section, we provide you with a glance at the social health of GBQT men in Edmonton. We also explore how sexual and minority stigma impacts our community as a whole. Additionally, we take a look at specific forms of stigma and discrimination faced by certain subgroups within our community.

Finally, given that we talk a lot of stigma and discrimination in this section, it’s also important to understand that minority communities are resilient and provide their members with access to a lot of minority strengths. Because of this, one of the best ways to combat the effects of stigma is to get connected! In our “Access” section our goal is to connect you with a range of positive social opportunities. And if we’ve missed something great happening in our community, don’t hesitate to let us know!

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Access

ismss.ualberta.ca
  • Trans and Gender-Questioning Youth Support Group: Social/support group for trans* and gender questioning 16-25 year olds. Last Tuesday of each month, 4:30-6:30pm @ U of A (Education North 5-109)
  • PFLAG: Support group for parents, guardians, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of sexual and gender minority youth. Last Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm @ U of A (Education North 5-180)
chewproject.ca
  • Art Jams: Themed events for creating art, focused around self-care and body-positivity. Schedule found here on
    Facebook
thelandingualberta.ca
  • Drop-in: Student Union-run space for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members of all genders and sexualities. Drop-in for socializing, studying, resources, or chat with volunteers. Hours for Winter 2016 are Mon-Wed 10am-2pm, Thurs 10am-6pm, held in SUB 0-68A
  • Rainbow Peers: Peer-to-peer mentorship facilitated by trained volunteers. Registration required. Held Wednesdays 4-5:30pm (Winter 2016) in SUB 0-68A.
  • Trans Meetup: Social space limited to trans* students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. Second Monday of every month, 4:00-6:00pm in SUB 0-68A.
  • Creative Jams: Events for channeling creative energies in different modes. Crafting materials and a guitar are provided, but people are welcome to bring their own materials as well. @ U of A (SUB 0-68A).
ualbertaoutreach.ca
  • Weekly meetings – A social and discussion group for queer and allied students and community members. Held 5-6pm in Athabasca Hall (Sept – April)
  • Executive office hours – Drop-in hours with student volunteers from the OUTreach executive, for queer and allied people on and off campus. SUB 0-68D, hours posted by semester on ualbertaoutreach.ca
pridecentreofedmonton.org
  • TTIQ: A peer support group for Trans and gender diverse adults.
    Supporters welcome.Second Monday of every month from 7-9pm @ Pride Centre
  • Trans Youth Group: A fun facilitated peer support group for Trans and
    Gender Diverse youth age 12-24. Supporters welcome. ThirdMonday of
    every month from 7-9pm @ Pride Centre
  • Men’s Social Circle: Open to all male identified Queer and Trans persons.First and ThirdThursday of every month from 7-9pm @ Pride Centre
  • Men Talking With Pride: Social discussion group for gay and bisexual Every Sunday7-9pm @ Pride Centre
  • Yoga: For all ages. Every otherMonday 4:30-6:00pm @ the Pride Centre
  • Guided Meditation: A one hour themed guided meditation experience. Third Thursdayof every monthfrom 5:30-6:30pm @ the Pride Centre
  • All Bodies Swim: An opportunity for people who might find regular swimming spaces uncomfortable to swim in a safe space. All changerooms and wash rooms are gender
hivedmonton.com & hivtonight.com
  • Monthly GBQT Poz Social Group (contact: brook.b@hivedmonton.com)
yourgaybar.com
  • LGBTQ bar. Offers a variety of events including drag shows, karaoke, trivia nights, and dancing.
facebook.com/fruitloopedmonton
  • Fruit Loop is a non-profit organization that holds social events to fundraise and raise awareness for local LGBTQ groups and / or businesses.
facebook.com/woodysvideobar
  • Woody’s is and LGBTQ bar that offers a variety of events including drag shows, dancing, and other entertainment
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