Celebrate Soul, Motown, and Drag with a Cause at Sweet Bubbling Nights in Vancouver

By Kendell Yan

In a rousing evening of fabulous music, live entertainment, drag, and a silent auction, Soulful Productions’ Sweet Bubbling Nights brings 23 of the city’s most iconic musical talents, drag queens, and dancers together at the Vancouver Playhouse for a worthy cause. In memorial of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, the night will raise funds and bring attention to a worthy cause for LGBTI2+ youth around the globe. Continue reading:
Celebrate Soul, Motown, and Drag with a Cause at Sweet Bubbling Nights in Vancouver

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

Costumes, Drag, Ball Pits, Photo Booths and Dancing! It’s Vancouver Pride Society’s Unicorn Ball

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’ve been thinking that you haven’t dressed up as a unicorn enough recently, you’re in luck: Vancouver Pride Society’s Unicorn Ball is coming up! The second annual event is taking place February 24th, which is plenty of time for unicorn costume planning.

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Costumes, Drag, Ball Pits, Photo Booths and Dancing! It’s Vancouver Pride Society’s Unicorn Ball

Head to Commercial Drive for Quests and Queers Games Night at Vancouver’s Nerdiest Pub

Stormcrow Quests and Queers

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you live in that sweet spot in the intersection of the Venn diagram of being an LGBTQ2A+ person visiting (or living in) Vancouver and being a fan of board games, have I got an event for you! Quests and Queers: An LGBTQ2A+ Game Night is an event hosted by the GM Tim (a local tabletop and role playing game coordinator) and held at Vancouver’s nerdiest pub The Storm Crow Tavern on Commercial Drive.

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Head to Commercial Drive for Quests and Queers Games Night at Vancouver’s Nerdiest Pub

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