LGBTQ2+ Youth

Fernie Pride Society youth initiatives are proudly supported by the Tegan & Sara Foundation. The Foundation raises awareness and funds, fights for equality and justice through our flagship programming and support of grassroots organizations, activists and communities that often go unrecognized by major funding institutions. Please consider supporting this amazing Foundation and visit their website to find out more.

Join Fernie Pride and the Centre for Sexuality on Wednesdays, January 20th and 27th from 7:00-8:30pm for interactive Zoom workshops to explore sexuality topics as well as queer and trans safer sex practices.

As sexual education can miss or misunderstand the unique needs of LGBTQ2S+ youth, we hope to provide a space to share ideas, answer questions, and allow you to get the education you deserve!

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We are so excited that CFS – Sexual Health Centre will be joining us virtually on Wednesday, January 20 and 27 for a two-session, LGBTQ2+ sex ed workshop!

If you are an LGBTQ2+ youth and want to learn more about sex, sexuality, healthy relationships, etc please join in this FREE two class course. Zoom info will be available in January at ferniepride.ca/youth. If interest dictates, we are happy to extend these sessions past the original two to include further discussion topics as they are identified.

The Centre for Sexuality aims to normalize sexual health by providing evidence-informed, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health programs and services. The Centre for Sexuality program is interactive and discussion-based, and gives youth the tools to navigate the world of healthy sexuality and make healthy decisions. By taking a holistic view, recognizing that good sexual health is intrinsic to having a healthy body, healthy relationships, and a healthy community, the Centre for Sexuality is staffed with health and education professionals that are excited to spend time with Elk Valley youth. Visit centreforsexuality.ca to learn more about this great organization.

Attention all Elk Valley and South Country youth between the ages of 12 and 18! The Fernie Pride Society is so excited to announce our Hoodie Design Contest! The winning artist will get their design printed, a free cozy hoodie, and some sweet prizes. Please submit your completed entry to info@ferniepride.ca. Contest runs December 2-23, 2020 with head-to-head voting on the Fernie Pride Society Instagram page starting December 28, 2020.

Contest Details: Your design should be inspired by the idea of what 2021 will look like to you — an amazing LGBTQ2+ youth or ally between the ages of 12 and 18 that resides in the Elk Valley or South Country. This is open to your interpretation but clean lines and bold images that translate well onto a hoodie are recommended. All artistic mediums are welcomed but submissions need to be either a jpeg or png hi-res file to allow for Instagram voting use. Ultimately, the chosen designer will work with a local graphic artist to ensure their entry is acceptable for hoodie printing (correct format, edited if needed, etc). You are welcome to incorporate the Fernie Pride Society logo but it is not to be altered. If you would like a digital copy of the logo please let us know by emailing info@ferniepride.ca. You may submit multiple designs but they must be submitted as separate entries. Your design must be entirely original. This means no using anything you do not have the rights to (no copyrighted images, corporate logos, etc). 

A complete entry must include the completed entry form (contact details, description of work, completed Parent or Guardian section if under the age of 18, and design image).

If you are under the age of 18 years you also much complete the Parent/Guardian section of the Entry Form as we will be using your name and artistic work in the voting process, on social media, and on the Fernie Pride Society website.