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!

Vancouver’s Trans-centric Monthly Club Party: Coconutz and Bananas

By Kendell Yan

A safe and inclusive oasis of body positivity has popped up in Vancouver’s club scene in the form of the city’s very first trans-centric club party, Coconutz and Bananas!

Coconutz and Bananas (C&B) premiered at the Odyssey in August 2017, and is on monthly for nights full of gogo dancers, DJs, drag, and performers, delivering trans and non-binary curated entertainment by and for the city’s LGBTQ2+ community. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Trans-centric Monthly Club Party: Coconutz and Bananas

Vancouver’s Gay Nuns: Get Close and Personal on Sept. 30, 2017

Vancouver’s Gay Nuns | Image via whatsonqueerbc.com

By Casey Stepaniuk

Have you ever heard of Vancouver’s gay nuns? Maybe you’ve seen them marching in one of the Lower Mainland’s Pride parades. Maybe you’ve seen folks dressed up in beautiful elaborate costumes and make-up roaming Davie St in the heart of the gay village at any time of year. Maybe you’ve caught a glimpse of them at an LGBTQ2+ fundraiser. This September 30th, you can have a chance to find out what Vancouver’s gay nuns (also known as the Vancouver Joyful Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence) are all about and who they are.

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Vancouver’s Gay Nuns: Get Close and Personal on Sept. 30, 2017

New Books by Queer Vancouver Writers Coming in Fall 2017

By Casey Stepaniuk

Whether you’re into photography, science fiction, magical realism, or historical fiction, Vancouver’s queer writers have a great book in store for you this fall! You can read great books and support local authors at the same time: what more could you want?

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New Books by Queer Vancouver Writers Coming in Fall 2017

Man Up’s Monthly Gender Blending Featured in the 2017 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

By Kendell Yan

Pride week may be over, but the tireless efforts of Vancouver’s bold and beautiful LGBTQ2+ creatives continue as the 29th annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) kicks off August 10-20th! This year, the festival will screen Stay Gold, Man Up, a hyperlocal documentary by Vancouver filmmaker Ray McEachern that focuses on the gender performance spectacle, Man Up at The Cobalt.

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Man Up’s Monthly Gender Blending Featured in the 2017 Vancouver Queer Film Festival

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

What to Do with the Whole Family at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017

Queer Film Festival Chosen Family Picnic | Image via queerfilmfestival.ca

By Casey Stepaniuk

You might not think of a film festival immediately when you’re brainstorming family and kid-friendly activities in Vancouver this summer, but I’m here to tell you not to discount Out On Screen’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The Festival runs for ten days in August—August 10th until August 20th—and has a plethora of activities including but not limited to movies the whole family and people of all ages can enjoy.

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What to Do with the Whole Family at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival 2017