PROUD2BE & Pride

Support and connect with our local LGBTQ2S+ community


PROUD2BE Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Conference 

Each fall we typically host the annual PROUD2BE conference, presented in partnership with West Vancouver Youth Services. This province-wide event brings together youth, parents, and service providers for activities, panel discussions, workshops, entertainment, and clinical services. It’s a thoughtful weekend designed to support and connect our diverse LGBTQ2S+, gender-diverse and allied communities, and is open to children, youth, families and professionals. 

PROUD2BE Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Events  

Our PROUD2BE Events feature speakers with lived experience, professional panel discussions, workshops and support for gender-diverse, gender-questioning, and LGBTQ2S+ children, youth, their families and professionals.  It’s a community where you can learn, ask questions, get support and connect with LGBTQ2S+ folks, families and allied communities.  

Family Services of the North Shore, in partnership with West Vancouver Youth Services presents a PROUD2BE gender identity and sexual orientation education event: 

Voices of LGBTQ2S+ Young Adults – a panel discussion for parents, youth, professionals, and adult family/friends
Saturday October 22, 2022, 11am – 1pm. Online

Join our diverse panel of queer, trans, and two-spirit young adults as they share their stories, wisdom, and their life experiences:

  • Learn how to support and celebrate the LGBTQ2S+ youth in your life
  • Better understand the many paths forward for queer, trans and two-spirit youth
  • Get information on resources and gender-affirming services
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions and get honest answers
  • Be part of an inspiring community

Registration now open!  Click here to register

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Get involved

Work with us to ensure that LGBTQ2S+ youth and families have the mental health resources they need. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to support the annual PROUD2BE conference. Get in touch with us to learn more.

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