Queer Events: Our Virtual Events

Queer Events is committed to connecting the LGBT2Q+ community. These days, that looks a little different than before, QE has adapted our programs to create new opportunities to stay connected as a community, with virtual event programs.

  • QueerEvents.ca - virtual event listing - QBIPOC Check-in

    QBIPOC Virtual Check In

    House of Anansi will be hosting a bi-weekly online social for any QIPOC identified folks to check in, chat and just stay connected with the community in a safe and inclusive environment.

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    Trans & GNC Social

    Join Queer Events as we host an informal online social for trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender variant folks to check in, chat and just stay connected with the community in a safe and inclusive space

  • QueerEvents.ca - queer online event - bi-monthly queer book club

    Queer Book Club

    Queer Book Club brings all members of our community together in an inclusive space to enjoy literature and conversation. This is now a virtual event!

 

QE's Upcoming Events

QueerEvents.ca - queer virtual book club october edition

Tue, Oct 26 2021, 7 - 8:30pm

Queer Book Club

QE invites you to join us for another virtual edition for Queer Book Club!

Queer Book Club reads a range of books by queer authors that tackle a variety of subject matters. This month's book is - On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong. See below for full info about the book.…

queerevents.ca - virtual bipoc event - queer community dinner

Thu, Oct 28 2021, 7 - 8:30pm

Queer BIPOC Community Dinner

It's been a long pandemic and we are missing seeing everyone out at the potlucks and meetups!

Join House of Anansi & Queer Events for an online community dinner meetup!

Bring your dinner and cozy up to zoom and let's have an online hangout.

Please note that this event…

QueerEvents.ca - house of anansi queer bipoc event listing

Thu, Nov 11 2021, 7 - 8:30pm

Vent

Vent is the place for you to express yourself. Don't have anything to share but feel like you can listen to others? Come join us!

NOTE: August 12th edition of Vent has unfortunately been cancelled.

Vent strives to create a safe and supportive space to explore, exchange views,…

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Sun, Nov 14 2021, 4 - 5:30pm

MakerSpace: A Virtual Craft Hangout

Join Queer Events on Zoom to just hangout, relax, and craft. All crafts welcome!

Whether you've never picked up a craft in your life, you're a professional or you just have that one project you are working on! (pandemic macrame / knitting anyone? ) this event is for you.

This…

QueerEvents.ca - queer virtual event listing - queer book club november  2021 edition

Thu, Nov 18 2021, 7 - 8:30pm

Not Your Average Book Club

This is not your average book club! Queer Book Club is branching out and starting a non-fiction version for those of us who love to read on different perspectives and topics. We will be meeting multiple times a year to discuss book on a variety of issues.

November's book will be 21…

queerevents.ca - virtual bipoc event - queer community dinner

Thu, Nov 25 2021, 7 - 8:30pm

Queer BIPOC Community Dinner

It's been a long pandemic and we are missing seeing everyone out at the potlucks and meetups!

Join House of Anansi & Queer Events for an online community dinner meetup!

Bring your dinner and cozy up to zoom and let's have an online hangout.

Please note that this event…

QueerEvents.ca - queer virtual book club december edition

Tue, Dec 7 2021, 7 - 8:30pm

Queer Book Club

QE invites you to join us for another virtual edition for Queer Book Club!

Queer Book Club reads a range of books by queer authors that tackle a variety of subject matters. This month's book is - Swimmers in Winter by Faye Guenther. See below for full info about the book.

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Queering Black History Month

Annual Awareness Campaign

Queering Black History Month

Highlighting the histories, struggles and contributions of Black Queer & Trans folks across Turtle Island

Queering BHM

Sharing Your Prounouns...

Queer Tip...

Let's take advantage of an opportunity to create respectful digital spaces.

Add your Pronouns to your display name

Often in virtual events users have an option to create a display name, add your pronoun to your name, this is not only a great way of creating respectful spaces but it also shows that your account is real...robots don't add pronouns after all!

Tips for Common Virtual Platforms

  • Netflix Party Events

    What is a Netflix Party?

    Netflix Party, now called TeleParty is a google chrome extension which allows people to remotely watch platforms like Netflix together. Teleparty adds a group chat option and synchronizes playback of the episode, it's simple and fun!

    Fun Fact: Once the link to join the viewing party is open in google chrome, be sure to click on the 'TP' icon, that's how the magic sync happens.

     

    What's Needed to Join?

    • Can only be used with Google Chrome
    • Install the Netflix Party Extension - here's a link
    • You'll need access to a Netflix account
  • Zoom Platform

    What is Zoom?

    Zoom is a platform that allows people from anywhere join a 'virtual meeting', this is basically a large hangout space where we can chat and see each other. The Zoom platform is being utilized by many different organizations to hold workplace meetings, social events and much more.

     

    What's Needed to Join?

    • Zoom can be used form their App or from your preferred internet browser
    • A Zoom link or meeting ID will provide access to the 'meeting room'
    • Zoom does not require you to have an account, but it can be a good idea, in fact sometimes organizer will add this as a requirement as a way to enhance the security of the space.
  • Facebook & Instagram Live

    Using social media platforms many artists, performers and community members are sharing videos and holding live events. Literally you can catch a live performance, join a virtual workout session or a cooking class and so much more.

     

    What's Needed to Join?

    • Both platforms require an account.
    • For Instagram, most features work best using the app.
    • Look up @Queerevents to follow us and stay connected with the Queer Community.

Internet Safety Reminders

Internet safety has always been important but for the foreseeable future we're all going to be spending more time online and connecting in new ways which means there will also be more platforms and apps emerging.

So although nothing below will be all that new, here are few things to keep in mind when while finding new ways to connect online, especially when using platforms that are new or unfamiliar.

 

  • Do the updates!! One of the most important steps we can take is to complete those platform updates that so many of us avoid.  Take a minute to check for new updates for your computer, devices and don't forget about those app updates.
  • After a virtual event using a platform such as Zoom, Discord, Google Hangouts etc. etc. take a moment to make sure you've successfully logged out of the platform and closed any connections. When using a computer, it's also a good idea to double check your web cam and mic have been turned off.
  • Be smart about what you do online while connected to virtual events...may not be the best time to access personal information, you don't want to accidentally share your screen with the whole group while doing personal banking or work emails ;)
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