The Dogwood Monarchist Society of Vancouver Makes Gender History with First Regent Emprex

Misty Meadows | Photo Courtesy of Chris Reed/ Continental Breakfast

By Kendell Yan

If you haven’t heard of the Dogwood Monarchist Society, you’re in for a treat of learnings. It’s a celebration of community, an outpouring of charity, and has the dress, drapery, glamour, and formal protocol of a monarchy.

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The Dogwood Monarchist Society of Vancouver Makes Gender History with First Regent Emprex

What to Do in Vancouver on Your Way To or From Peak Pride in Kelowna

By Kendell  Yan

Peak Pride offers something for everyone under the rainbow banners at Big White in Kelowna from April 6-8, including a mountain parade, Aprés Ski beer gardens, and performances from performances of all kinds at the big pride bash, WipeOUT. Extend the weekend in either direction here in Vancouver before or after making your way up for one big gay ski weekend.

Here are some events to check out in Vancouver on the peripherals of Peak Pride:

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What to Do in Vancouver on Your Way To or From Peak Pride in Kelowna

Ring In the New Year like a Queen with Vancouver’s Gender-Blending Drag Royalty

By Kendell Yan

New Years Eve is a night of jubilation, promising fresh prospects, new resolutions, and spirited enthusiasm about the year ahead, to which many of us in the city put on our best threads and head out for a night of high ticket cover and hi-balls. One way to keep your promises promising is by ringing in the new year with Vancouver’s premiere drag kings/queens/things! Cover is low, entertainment value is high, and the gender blenders of Vancouver are sure to keep your night dragging onwards and your year starting on the upwards!

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Ring In the New Year like a Queen with Vancouver’s Gender-Blending Drag Royalty

Drag Queen Bingo at XYYVR – Every Wednesday!

By Casey Stepaniuk

Some people might say there’s not a lot happening in the middle of the week in queer nightlife in Vancouver, but that probably means they’ve never heard of Bingo for Life (better known as Drag Queen Bingo), a weekly bingo night hosted by drag queens in the Davie St gay village – every Wednesday!

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Drag Queen Bingo at XYYVR – Every Wednesday!

Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Alternative Pride Festival in Vancouver

By Kendell Yan

Vancouver Art and Leisure (VAL) may have had to leave their warehouse site on Main street this past June, but the closure hasn’t stopped Matt Troy and the rest of the team from breaking ground by curating the second annual Alternative Pride Festival!

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Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Alternative Pride Festival in Vancouver

Mr/Ms Cobalt’s Sixth Year of East Van Drag: April-May, 2017

Peach and Isolde | Photo courtesy of Mikul Culvez Photography

By Maiden China

The revivification of Vancouver’s drag scene is owed in overwhelming part to the tireless efforts of the scintillating Queen of East Van, Isolde N. Barron, and her wife/husband the incomparably loving and sweaty community leader, Peach Cobblah. This power couple is responsible for such shows as Apocalypstick, Queerbash, The Gay Agenda, and Hustla, creating safe and queer spaces in East Van for those under the LGBTQ2+ spectrum who don’t feel quite at home in the West End.

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Mr/Ms Cobalt’s Sixth Year of East Van Drag: April-May, 2017

Interview: Vancouver’s Reigning 2017 Drag Superstar, Kendall Gender

Fly first class with this Vancouver Queen

By Kendell Yan

When Kendall Gender greets me at the towering glass doors of her Yaletown apartment she’s flanked by two members of her glamorous entourage, one of which is her drag sister and fellow Bratpack girl, Gia Metric. True to her brand, Kendall is both posh and humble in the company of her friends as we sit down in the apartment building common room to kiki about her recent win at Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2017.

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Interview: Vancouver’s Reigning 2017 Drag Superstar, Kendall Gender