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

Vancouver’s Drag Superstars Compete for the 2017 Crown on Feb. 16

By Kendell Yan

It’s coming down to the under-wire and kitty gurrrrrl, Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar just stepped the competition up!  Everything started on January 19th and with the semi-finals this Thursday, February 9th we’re down to the final eight, henny on the way to the grand finale on Thursday February 16th.

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Vancouver’s Drag Superstars Compete for the 2017 Crown on Feb. 16

The Sleepy Girls Show Drags Up Slumber Party Nostalgia in Vancouver

By Kendell Yan

Do you ever get that feeling like you want to go out and watch some queens turn it but you also never want to leave your bedroom ever again? Well your problem is no more, thanks to Dust and Amy Grindhouse’s new monthly, the Sleepy Girls show!

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The Sleepy Girls Show Drags Up Slumber Party Nostalgia in Vancouver

Small, Independent Arsenal Pulp Press Publishes the Big Voices of Communities

A snapshot of some of the Arsenal Pulp Press books I own / Photo by Casey Stepaniuk

By Casey Stepaniuk

Chances are, if you’ve read a great queer book recently—especially one by a Canadian author—it was published by Vancouver’s own Arsenal Pulp Press. Some fiction and poetry writers you might be familiar with that Arsenal Pulp Press has published include Ivan Coyote, Sarah Schulman, Vivek Shraya, Ashley Little, Amber Dawn, and more! You might also have come across one of their great cookbooks, like Decolonize Your Diet (about vegetarian Mexican-American food) and multiple vegan cookbooks including ones by Dreena Burton and Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer.

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Small, Independent Arsenal Pulp Press Publishes the Big Voices of Communities

25th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival Kicks Off January 22

By Kendell Yan

Shake off the winter blues as the bears (and others) come out of hibernation at the 25th annual Whistler Pride celebration! Whether you’re a dancing queen, a ski bunny, or a fire-side cub, there’s something for everyone under the LGBTQ2+ spectrum, including all-ages fun.

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25th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival Kicks Off January 22

Where all the Cool Queers are Gonna Be This NYE: Up Yours 2016

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’ve been following some of my other posts about queer parties in Vancouver, like Denim Vest and Queers and Beers, the organizers of Up Yours 2016, a queer New Year’s Eve party, will sound familiar. Up Yours 2016 is a one-time collaboration between Queers and Beers, Denim Vest, and Man Up, three rad groups doing late night queer party organizing with tons of experience. If you’ve been to events held by any of these three collectives, you know that their coming together for this NYE event is going to be epic.

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Where all the Cool Queers are Gonna Be This NYE: Up Yours 2016

Help Make Hallways Bright with Out In Schools this Season

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By Kendell Yan

To see one’s self in the story of another is an empowering experience that helps to bridge the gaps in representation, creating empathy and understanding. This is the power of narrative, of shared experience, and it is this type of visibility and LGBTQ2+ educational dialogue that the fine folks at Out in Schools have been bringing to youth and educators across BC for the past twelve years.

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Help Make Hallways Bright with Out In Schools this Season