April Real Talk LGBTQ Snacks & Chat - New Westminster
This is an LGBTQ friendly event, hosted in an LGBTQ friendly establishment.
LGBTQ folks with diverse abilities (or folks with diverse abilites who are questioning or curious about their gender and / or orientation) meet over some casual snacks, watch some Real Talk videos, and participate in a conversation facilitated by a certified sexual health educator.
Please note - if you want a family member, friend, or staff member to come along and support you at the event, that's great. They don't need to register, they can just show up with you.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This event is for people of all ages. While it's held in the event room of a licensed establishment, you do not need ID to enter.
What are my transit / parking options for getting to and from the event?
Public Transit: The event location is directly next to the Columbia Skytrain Station.
Parking: There is street parking nearby.
What can I bring into the event?
Bring your questions and your knowledge / experience! Think of some questions you have about dating, love relationships or sex that you can ask at the event. Or questions about LGBTQ identities and issues. Or think about some things you've learned about this stuff that you could share with others. Or think about some experiences you've had that you'd like to discuss.
Also think about what you need to help you feel comfortable and relaxed at the event. We'll ask everyone this before we start on the day.
Will everyone find out I went to this event and / or what I said at the event?
We don't take names of people who are at the event. We do have some questionnaires, but you don't put your name on them. At this event we specifically ask participants to not mention to anyone else who they see here or what people say here. Usually everyone respects that, but undrstand we cannot 100% guarantee they will maintain your confidnetiality. It's best to decide what you feel comfortable to share based on that.
Do I have to take part in the conversation?
We try to make our events a comfortable, encouraging place to talk, and to give everyone the support they need to participate. But no one has to talk. Ever. You're welcome to just sit and listen. Or to leave at any time if you decide it's not for you.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?