Outreach

Through its history, GLOSSI has engaged in diverse activities to support GLBTQ people on the island, combat homophobia, and educate the general community on GLBTQ issues. Our activities have included:

  • Assistance/support for GLOSSI members
  • Education: GSA, anti-homophobia presentation, information to counselors, awards, financial assistance to send youth to conferences
  • Participation in diverse community events including the Fall Fair, Artspring auction, etc.
  • Film Festival: input on films, presenters during the festival, info table at festival
  • Talks & information on GLBTQ issues in general community and to groups that have invited us: churches, school, health care providers
  • posters & brochures
  • International outreach: IRQO, petitions
  • Political involvement: same sex marriage support & petitions, contacts with politicians
  • ArtSpring presentations: panel discussions (Pride), queer lives project, Pride entertainment, IRQO presentation
  • Anti-homophobia work including the Laramie Project, panel discussions, work with SWOVA, involvement with Salt Spring United (support group), PFLAG, Vancouver School Board conference
  • Visibility: website, phone, Pride, art shows, daily positive interactions with community
  • Education for health care providers on GLBTQ issues
  • AIDS activism/fundraising
  • Pride: involvement of whole community in ArtSpring events, art shows, dances, parade, performances; gaining support of businesses through contacts & donations