LGBTQ2IA+ Representation at the Vancouver International Film Festival

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Girl meets boy; boy meets girl; girl rejects boy; girl finds herself thriving without a man and then falls for one anyway; boy becomes successful in life and gains the trust of girl; star-crossed man and woman beat all odds to be together… We can all think of at least ten films immediately for each of these plotlines. They’re popular because they’re real, so many of us see ourselves in these moments. But many of us can also see ourselves in these moments when the genders aren’t strictly binary, and when the relationships are same-sex.

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LGBTQ2IA+ Representation at the Vancouver International Film Festival

5 Local Shorts To Watch at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

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By Rachel Rosenberg

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), Western Canada’s largest queer arts event, takes over downtown cinemas from August 15-25th. The festival always prioritizes local film and performers, and I’ve put together a round-up of suggested titles.

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5 Local Shorts To Watch at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

De-Mystifying Non-Binary with Joshua M. Ferguson

By Rachel Rosenberg

Joshua M. Ferguson has the sort of career most of us can only yearn for. They are a filmmaker, author and trans right activist with a brand-new book published earlier this month. Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond The Binary is an inspiring and engaging read; a memoir and a manifesto to the importance of gender fluidity, it aims to demystify and celebrate what being non-binary looks like.

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De-Mystifying Non-Binary with Joshua M. Ferguson

Androgynous-Style Clothing for All Bodies: Meet Vancouver’s Peau de Loup

By Rachel Rosenberg

Peau De Loup is the kind of brand that inspires loyalty in their customers. A clothing company with a mission: It’s about creating something authentic that makes people feel the same way on the outside as they do on the inside.”

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Androgynous-Style Clothing for All Bodies: Meet Vancouver’s Peau de Loup

Filming in Vancouver: Katie Holmes, Heather Graham, Robbie Amell, Ruby Rose, and more

Katie Holmes

In this week’s look at what’s happening in Vancouver’s screen scene, we’ve got two TV pilots starting up.

One is poised to become the first live-action superhero TV series featuring an openly gay character while the other delves into intrigue as a woman becomes fascinated by her boyfriend’s stalker.

Meanwhile, a new high-tech–inspired TV series gets underway and a horror feature film about a super creepy doll is finishing up over on Vancouver Island this week.

So for our rundown of who and what’s coming and going from the streets of Hollywood North, we’ll see you after the jump…

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Filming in Vancouver: Katie Holmes, Heather Graham, Robbie Amell, Ruby Rose, and more

Poly Queer Love Ballad Explores an Unconventional Romantic Narrative

Poly Queer Love Ballad

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By Rachel Rosenberg

Poly Queer Love Ballad will definitely resonate with romantics. A self-described “slam musical”, it sold out at Vancouver Fringe Festival last year before being snapped up by the Queer Arts Festival. Premiering March 5, the show’s narrative follows Nina and Gaby as their passionate coupledom develops.

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Poly Queer Love Ballad Explores an Unconventional Romantic Narrative

No Need to Reign it In at the Pride Society’s Annual Unicorn Ball

By Kendell Yan

Winter blues got you feeling dull and washed out? Need a dose of fluttering flamboyance and shimmying shine to put that pep back in your step? Then on February 2nd, you’ve got to prance on down to the third annual Unicorn Ball, presented by the Vancouver Pride Society!

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No Need to Reign it In at the Pride Society’s Annual Unicorn Ball