The Gender Generation project hosts biannual weekend retreats for Trans, Two-Spirit, Non-Binary, and other gender diverse youth! Youth learn under Trans+ experts in a variety of fields—often working towards a large, creative project. For an overview of the project, read our Home page.
The Gender Generations Project began as the Trans Tipping Point, a one-year writing project that grew into an ongoing intergenerational collective that centres all trans, non-binary, Two Spirit, and otherwise non-cisgender youth in the fullness of their identities.
The Trans Tipping Point ran for three years, exploring writing, visual art, and performance. The writing projects developed in our first year went on to be collected in the anthology Growing Up Trans, and our visual art was presented at the UVic Maltwood Gallery for an exhibit in 2019.
In 2020, we intended to stage a cabaret show featuring the youth’s plays, poetry, music, and other performance art during Victoria Pride, but that plan was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of 2020, we instead focused on setting up the project to persist well into the future, which included choosing a new name for the project to recognize the diversity and growth of the communities it serves.
We picked the name “Gender Generations Project,” to honour the intergenerational aspects of our programs, how the project provides a space for folks of all ages and gender identities (other than cisgender) to come together.
Located on unceded Lekwungen-speaking territories in Victoria, British Columbia, we offer free services, programming, volunteering, and paid work opportunities year-round
The two videos below show what a retreat can look like!
Please note that at the time of filming, our organization was called the Trans Tipping Point Project.