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Congratulations to our two Facebook contest winners and thanks to all that entered! First prize is lunch at Illuminations, BC Children and Women's Hospital's annual benefit luncheon (a $165 value) featuring keynote speaker Stephen Lewis. The winner...
Crack pipe
One distribution centre has handed out roughly 3,500 of the kits - which include shatterproof glass pipes - since the beginning of the month. The intention is to provide safe pipes that should reduce injury to users' lips and mouths that can make...
(Global BC)
Public health nurses in the Okanagan are going public with their opposition to a decision by IHA to close all five public health clinics that test and treat sexually transmitted infections.
A vaccine that prevents HIV has been given the green light by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin clinical trials in humans, according to Canadian researchers.
Nicole and Jonas
The moving story of a family that realized early on that they had a son and a daughter, not twin boys as pronounced at birth. Nicole has been supported from the beginning by family members and medical providers, making the process of transition not...
The 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance is an international day of action taking place this Sunday, November 20.
Options for Sexual Health (Opt) is conducting a community assessment exploring the sexual health resource needs of elderly people residing in assisted living facilities (ALF) within the Central Vancouver Island Area. We are looking for unmarried...
LifeSiteNews
Among the many ways Opt is marking our 50th Anniversary, we have introduced the “Clap for the Winner” award. This award is meant to be given to individuals or organizations in BC that attempt to repress sexual expression, prolong ignorance and...
Opt Annual Report
Whether you’re new to Opt, or someone who has been with us from the beginning, our Annual Report is a great way to find out what has gone on in the organization over the past year. And what a year it’s been at Opt! In 2011, Opt began celebrating its...
Teacher
Rick Mercer's rant, the Purple Letter Campaign, and Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" campaign are just a few recent examples of a growing determination to celebrate and respect sexual diversity in our society. It begins with education. We have some...

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