Two Spirit Siksika Artist Adrian Stimson’s New Work addresses Colonial Erasure and Sexuality

Adrian Stimson | Image courtesy of the Queer Arts Festival

By Kendell Yan

The only permanent multidisciplinary queer arts hub in Canada, the exciting and radically diverse SUM Gallery, has opened a new show with internationally acclaimed Two Spirit Siksika artist Adrian Stimson. Stimson’s most recent work, an interdisciplinary exhibit titled Naked Napi is a series of sculptures, paintings, and drawings that subvert the colonial erasure of indigenous bodies, autonomy, and the sexual histories of the Blackfoot peoples.

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Two Spirit Siksika Artist Adrian Stimson’s New Work addresses Colonial Erasure and Sexuality

A Couple of Vancouver LGBTQ2+ Community Trailblazers Part 3: The Road to a Married Couple

By Angus Praught

Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson and Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson are a high-profile Vancouver couple, and champions of LGBTQ2+ rights and freedoms. For decades, they have been at the forefront of life-changing legislature and religious reforms that have helped shape Vancouver into the diverse and inclusive city it is today.

In Part 3, the final part of this series, we will be speaking with Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson and Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson as an openly gay married couple, how they first met (in the years before marriage equality in Canada), some of the challenges they faced, and how life has unfolded for them in the public eye over the years.

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A Couple of Vancouver LGBTQ2+ Community Trailblazers Part 3: The Road to a Married Couple

Local Films to Watch this Weekend at the Queer Film Festival

Jen Sunshine and David Ng of Love Intersections

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is in full swing this week with inspiringly diverse films that range from challenging to delightful from around the world. For a taste of stories from the city, this is the weekend to go out and see some of our Vancouver locals shine on screen. Here’s what to watch at the QFF that’s from around here:

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Local Films to Watch this Weekend at the Queer Film Festival

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Happy Pride! It’s a big bright long weekend in Vancouver, and wherever you find yourself in the city you can count on an outpouring of pride, advocacy, protest, celebration and love. Wear your rainbows to the parade, the fireworks competition, an arts festival, two Japanese festivals, a film noir fest, classical Bach concerts or anywhere you end up.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Kick off Vancouver Pride Week with this Year’s Dogwood Society Monarchs

Empress 47 Misty Meadows | Photo by Chris Reed

By Kendell Yan

The 40th annual Vancouver Pride Week begins with Pride Premier, a 7-hour 360Β° party that circles the Vancouver Art Gallery on July 27th, and our Dogwood Monarchist Society Monarchs will be there royally hosting and judging a drag runway competition that you don’t want to miss. Continue reading:
Kick off Vancouver Pride Week with this Year’s Dogwood Society Monarchs

Kim Chi and Pearl of Rupaul’s Drag Race at Parq Vancouver for Pride

Kim Chi

By Kendell Yan

As Vancouver celebrates its 40th year of LGBTQ2+ Pride the festivities are bigger and bolder than ever. You can bet that stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race will be roaming the parties of Vancouver, but if you’re looking for the adorably colourful Kim Chi or glamourous Pearl, Parq will be the place to find them. They’ll be alongside Vancouver’s vivacious drag royalty BratPack with events that span two days and also feature art installations by Tom Pollock and a performance from Vancouver-born Berlin-based DJ Dickey Doo. Continue reading:
Kim Chi and Pearl of Rupaul’s Drag Race at Parq Vancouver for Pride

A Couple of Vancouver LGBTQ2+ Community Trailblazers Part I: Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson

Tim Stevenon

Image courtesy of GayVan.com

By Angus Praught

Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson and the Very Reverend Dr. Gary Paterson are a high-profile Vancouver couple, and champions of LGBTQ2+ rights and freedoms. For decades, they have been at the forefront of life-changing legislature and religious reforms that have helped shape Vancouver into the diverse and inclusive city it is today.

Today we are talking to Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson, a Canadian politician and United Church minister, Continue reading:
A Couple of Vancouver LGBTQ2+ Community Trailblazers Part I: Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson