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Happy #Pride to everyone in #Kelowna today. For our #LGBTQ2+ community and all their friends & allies, it is a celebration of individuality and also of a collective. Be who you are, love who you want to love, and be proud of what you want to achieve.
I’ll be at the Kelowna Pride Society festival with my Liberal friends this afternoon, and I look forward to being a very small part of today’s celebration. See you there! #lovewins🌈
I wanted to contribute to the LGBTQ+ community at UBC Okanagan. When I first started taking classes at the university, there was not much of a community, and the Pride Resource Centre was going through some difficult transitions. Both coordinators were graduating, and no one was in line to take over. I decided that I needed to step up and inspire UBCO to care about the LGBTQ+ community.
Which cause are you most passionate about and why?
While I work with all parts of the LGBTTQQ2IPA community, my passion is with gay men's health. I have been privileged to work with vancouver based organizations such as the CBRC (Community Based Research Centre) and the Provincial Gay Men's and HIV Working Group and the BC Centre for Disease Control. With these groups I contributed to a provincial action plan on HIV health and will be assisting with sexual health surveys during Vancouver Pride.
We had great fun hanging out with some Volinspire team members at Accelerate Okanagan's #NYKO2016 last night. Networking is fun! We're going to be attending the Connect Now Kelowna luncheon Jan 13. It's a great opportunity to network and it is their inaugural event! I hope you can come too!