Gay LGBT New Westminster
Gay / LGBT Queer Events in New Westminster
Many groups and events have been cancelled because of Covid. There are however events both virtual and in person starting up slowly.
Condom Packing New Westminster event is taking place in person at Judge Bigbie’s Tavern again. Read more
Drag Queen Bingo happening in Surrey Read more
Connections in the Fraser Region (Online) Expand your social network and connect with other GBT2Q people?
Connections is a group for folks in Fraser Region 19+ to come together to talk about life experiences, connect with peers and build a circle of support. Come as you are, bring a friend, and your ideas. Read more
Rainbow Event Network Other LBGTQ events in New Westminster can be found on the Facebook page. Read more
Gay Bars/Businesses New Westminster Link
HIM (Health Initiative for Men) Condom Packing (recurring last Sunday each month)
Looking for a great way to give back AND make new friends? Volunteer for HIM (Health Initiative for Men) and join them to help stuff, and cram condoms and lube into packages which are distributed to the community. A great way to socialize and meet new people. Light snacks are provided. Held in conjunction with the Rainbow Events Network Sunday Afternoon Beer Bash.
Judge Begbie’s Tavern 609 Columbia Street New Westminster
Gay Yoga – New Westminster
*** This in person event in New Westminster is on hold – Yoga downtown Vancouver has resumed the event is also streamed online ***
Friday nights 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Online
Want to increase your flexibility? Circulation? Overall health and well-being? Join HIM (Health Initiative for Men) for yoga in New Westminster on Monday nights. This no-pressure drop-in session for guys is a safe space for all experience levels and body types. All male-identified folks welcome. A healthy way to meet new people.
This is a safe place for all gay and bi guys and an easy-going group with no attitude. The classes are open to all levels and no previous experience is required. Read more
Sunday Afternoon Beer Bash
*** we are unsure about the status of this event due to covid, if you have an update please email us at email@example.com
Stop by for a cold one. A great opportunity to socialize with old friends and new.
4 PM Judge Begbie’s Tavern 609 Columbia Street New Westminster.
New West Pride
New West Pride aims to promote equality and diversity through all of its events. We host events year round, culminating in a pride festival every August.
New West Pride hopes to promote understanding and cooperation, as well as education in diversity, in order to get rid of the discrimination faced by GLBTQI people.
Gay LGBT Events near New Westminster
*** Note the Burnaby Leagues have resumed in person. Proof of double vaccination is required ***
There are several gay bowling leagues in Burnaby and Coquitlam near New Westminster. Check out our Social Groups and check out the Gay Sports Groups and Organizations in My Davie Village.
New Westminster’s Queer History
Located 20 km via the Trans-Canada Highway from Vancouver, New Westminster is Western Canada’s oldest city. Named by Queen Victoria, the Royal City is a revitalized and trendy hidden gem of British Columbia. A historical and cultural hub which has something for everyone, from food and shopping, to arts, theatre, and live entertainment.
New Westminster was made the capital of the Colony of British Columbia in 1858. In 1866 when Vancouver Island was united with the colony the capital city was moved to Victoria in an unpopular move on the Mainland. British Columbia joined the Canadian Confederation in 1871.
Raymond Burr (1917 to 1993) was probably one of the most famous people born in New Westminster. He was known for his acting in television dramas such as Perry Mason and Ironside. After Burr’s death from cancer in 1993 his personal life came into question. Burr was married to actress Isaballa Ward in a marriage that only lasted a few months. Burr met Robert Benevides in 1960 who would become Burr’s longtime partner. Benevides was an actor and a veteran of the Korean War. The relationship lasted until Burr’s death in 1993. While Burr had never revealed his homosexuality during his lifetime, it was an open secret.