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

Out On The Shelves, Vancouver’s Only LGBTQ2IA+ Library, Is Re-Opening

By Casey Stepaniuk

Queer book lovers in Vancouver have ample reason to rejoice this holiday season because Out On The Shelves, the city’s only library devoted to LGBTQ2IA+ books (and DVDs) is re-opening! The entirely volunteer-run library, where anyone can get a library card for free, has found a new home on UBC’s West Point Grey campus in the student Nest Building after being in transition for the last year and a half having lost their downtown space.

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Out On The Shelves, Vancouver’s Only LGBTQ2IA+ Library, Is Re-Opening

The Sleepy Girls X-Mas is a Drag Carol for All Ages in Vancouver

By Kendell Yan

If you haven’t been to a Sleepy Girls Show yet honey, then get those slay bells polished and sissy on down that snow-dusted lane to The Blenheim (Formerly the Displace Hashery) on December 17th because this is one you aren’t going to want to miss.

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The Sleepy Girls X-Mas is a Drag Carol for All Ages in Vancouver

Four Amazing Books by Queer Vancouver Authors That Make Great Holiday Gifts

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday season, why not let your loved ones delve into imaginative and heartfelt stories by Vancouver queer and/or trans authors? For unique perspectives from this coastal city, here are four great options:

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Four Amazing Books by Queer Vancouver Authors That Make Great Holiday Gifts

Vancouver Men’s Chorus Sings for LGBTQ2+ Charities at St. Paul’s Church

By Kendell Yan

As the year comes to a close and we look back at our behavior through the seasons, each and every one of us falls into either one of two categories: naughty or nice. At Christmas time there’s no denying our virtues (or lack thereof) because we know Santa Claus has been making that list. If you’re looking to repent through a boisterous sermon of song among a vaulted ceiling and stained glass, the Vancouver Men’s Chorus will be at the pulpit at St. Paul’s Anglican Church this December to sing to your fame and follies for all to hear. Don’t worry, you’re welcome either way.

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Vancouver Men’s Chorus Sings for LGBTQ2+ Charities at St. Paul’s Church

Intersect: An Art Show in Vancouver with Puppies, a Dance Party and More to Fight Violence Against Women

Art by Maria Asselin-Roy will be on display during the daytime event.

By Kendall Yan

Intersect is a dance party, an art show, and an afternoon of panel discussions that is queer women of colour/ femme-led. The event aims to raise awareness and create action that dismantles structures that lead to violence against women. By creating an arts-forward, inclusive and informative event in a social environment that puts the safety of all their attendees first, Intersect advocates reclaiming the music and arts scene in Vancouver with community empowerment through education and entertainment.

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Intersect: An Art Show in Vancouver with Puppies, a Dance Party and More to Fight Violence Against Women

Embrace Your Most Fabulous Inner Kid at Storytelling with Drag Queens for Adults in Vancouver

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By Casey Stepaniuk

Have you ever gone to storytime at the library with a little one in your life and thought, “I wish they had something like this for adults?” Have you ever thought that drag queens would be great at doing storytime? Both of these wishes will come true on November 29th at Café Deux Soleils!

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Embrace Your Most Fabulous Inner Kid at Storytelling with Drag Queens for Adults in Vancouver