LGBTQ2S+ people are four times more likely than heterosexuals and cisgender people to attempt suicide and suffer from depression. But there are no LGBTQ2S+ specific suicide resources in Canada, and homophobia, transphobia and stigma often makes it difficult for people to reach out for help when they need it.

Still Here is an ongoing art and research project aimed at breaking the silence and stimulating conversation about the issue of suicide. We work with LGBTQ2S+ people affected by suicide to take photographs that encourage them to share their experiences and stories. Their work is showcased in exhibits, presentations, community forums and online exhibitions, which provide spaces and inspiration for people to share their own stories and to discuss prevention.

Still Here is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Movember Foundation, the Provincial Health Services Agency, Vancouver Coastal health, and individual donors.

Still Here is a project of the Men’s Health Research program at the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia.

All imagery on this website is from project participants. Event photographs at Gallery Gachet by Kay Ho.

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