Stigma Bash: A Night to Make Your Mark!


Stigma: a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person. (Oxford English Dictionary, 2015). 

Come join us for a night of art, presentations and socializing to make your mark in shattering stigma. This prelude to the Gay Men’s Health Summit is hosted by the Investigaytors, a group of young gay men dedicated to researching gay men’s health. 

For the first time ever in Canada, we will be showcasing the groundbreaking and stunning ‘artivism’ work of Venezuelan artist, Daniel Arzola. The poster series, “I’m Not a Joke”, breaks down queer stigma and stereotypes.

Mix, mingle, and meet like-minded stigma warriors, including some of the key speakers of the Summit. Refreshments and light nibbles will be served, with vegan and vegetarian options available. Wine will be available by donation.

Come bash stigma with us! 

Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Studio 126, 126 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC on unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples
Cost: Free, with wine by donation

We strive to make our event inclusive and accessible to all people. The entrance to the venue is wheelchair accessible, and the venue is on ground level. The measurement of the washroom door is 30 inches wide. ASL interpretation for this event has been confirmed. Please be mindful of scent sensitivities by avoiding strong fragrances. For any other accessibility request, please email [email protected].

This venue can be accessed via the following buses: 3, 8, 14, 16, 19, 20, 22. It is also relatively close to Station-Chinatown and Main Street Skytrain stations.  

For more information, see our Facebook event page.


About CBRC

Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development.
Stigma Bash: A Night to Make Your Mark!
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