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Allyship Resilience

Remembering Pulse: A Night of Tragedy, A Call for Love, Joy and Freedom

Six years ago, on June 12th, 2016, the world watched in horror as a gunman opened fire in Pulse nightclub,...
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Allyship Elections Pride Month

Advocating for Inclusive Politics: The Importance of 2SLGBTQIA+ Politicians Choosing Supportive Parties

Joint Statement from Advocacy Canada and Kelowna Pride Society Kelowna, BC, June 4, 2024 – As organizations dedicated to promoting...
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Allyship

Today We Stand Together: Why IDAHOBIT Matters More Than Ever

Today, on May 17th, we mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). This day serves as a...
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Religion and Homosexuality

Advocacy Canada Urges Rotary Centre for the Arts to Strengthen Inclusion Efforts

“The arts flourish when all voices are heard and respected,” said Wilbur Turner. “By implementing clear policies and practices, the...
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Elections

2SLGBTQIA+ Voices Heard: Questionnaire for SD20 By-Election Candidates

Students and parents of 2SLGBTQIA+ students in School District 20 (SD20) have a voice in the upcoming by-election! An important...
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Allyship

Standing Together in Pink: Advocacy Canada Celebrates Pink Shirt Day and You Belong

February 28th marked a crucial day in fostering inclusivity and celebrating diversity: Pink Shirt Day. Advocacy Canada, alongside our friends,...
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Pride Month

Pride 2024: A Clarion Call for Activism and Intersectional Solidarity

Pride 2024: A Clarion Call for Activism – Recenter activism, uplift trans voices. Honour the roots of Pride for a...
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Allyship Billboard Project Religion and Homosexuality

Central Okanagan United Church Welcomes All with “You Belong” Banner Unveiling

In a heartwarming ceremony, the Central Okanagan United Church in Kelowna officially affirmed its commitment to inclusivity, celebrating its designation...
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Allyship Resilience

Don’t Be Intimidated: Take Action to Counter Threats Against the 2SLGBTQI+ Community

Imagine building your life, finding joy, and facing challenges, all while knowing there are those who actively seek to harm...
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Allyship Transgender

Kelowna Shines Hopeful: A City Stands Strong for Trans Rights

Over 100 voices in Kelowna rose in vibrant harmony on February 4th at a rally for trans rights organized by...
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Events SOGI 123 Transgender

Rise Up With Alberta! Trans Solidarity Rally – Kelowna Sunday, February 4

In response to the alarming announcement of a controversial policy by the Alberta government, threatening the rights of trans individuals,...
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Allyship

Advocacy Canada Launches Exclusive “You Belong” Shirts for Pink Shirt Day

Kelowna, January 24, 2024 — As Pink Shirt Day approaches on February 28th, Advocacy Canada is excited to unveil its...
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City of Kelowna Religion and Homosexuality

Advocating for Inclusivity: Responding to Concerns on 2SLGBTQ Rights in Political Predictions for 2024

It is both disheartening and concerning to see religious beliefs injected into political discussions, especially when those discussions include matters...
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Board of Directors

We’re Recruiting Board Members

Join Our Team in Kelowna! 🌈 We're on the lookout for passionate individuals to fill crucial roles on our volunteer...
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Other

Rally to Protect Trans Rights – Message from Wilbur Turner

Message at the Rally Against Hate to Protect Trans Rights by Wilbur Turner, Founder and chair of Advocacy Canada. Hundreds...
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Allyship

Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ Employees During Anti-Trans Protests

Points to consider in cupporting 2SLGBTQIA+ employees during the anti-trans marches being held across Canada on September 20th. These events...
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Transgender

Responding to Concerns about Youth Transitioning: A Trans Youth Perspective

By Jade Walters Editor's Note: There is a lot of hateful and unfounded online content about youth transitioning. Much of...
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Billboard Project Pride Month

Kelowna 2SLGBTQIA+ community takes loud stand against hate for Pride Month

KELOWNA, BC—Aiming to combat a “disturbing” rise in visible hate against the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Kelowna and beyond, a local...
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Allyship

2SLGBTQIA+ and Allied Organizations Call on Government of Canada to Act Amidst Rising Hate

With the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia taking place on May 17th, Advocacy Canada joined over 80 civil...
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Mental Health

Advocating for Queer Mental Health Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about mental health issues and the importance of seeking...
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