Our City of Colours celebrates with official coming-out party
What began as a project (created by SFU student Darren Ho) has turned into a non-profit organization. And although they've been out in the community for a while, they're having their official coming out next week.
Our City of Colours, which released a poster campaign last year designed to boost the visibility of queer people in various ethnic and linguistic communities, received its non-profit status in April. Accordingly, they're going to be holding their official launch party on Tuesday (May 22) at YouthCO AIDS Society (205–568 Seymour Street) from 7 to 9 p.m. The free event will include light refreshments, is open to everyone, and is wheelchair accessible.
Our City of Colours' Simon Lam confirmed by phone that they're currently working on posters for Spanish and Filipino communities, with additional posters for the Punjabi and Persian communities. He said they're still looking for volunteers for Korean and Japanese communities.
Interested individuals can become members of the organization for $10 ($5 for students or those with low-incomes). Lam says members will be able to attend committee meetings, annual general meetings, and have voting rights. Membership sales will help to fund future campaigns and initiatives to counter invisibility and homophobia in more communities throughout Metro Vancouver.