Where to Donate to LGBTQ2+ Groups in Vancouver

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By Angus Praught

Recuperating from the Vancouver Pride Festival and feeling generous? Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community has a diverse range of groups, foundations, not-for-profits and charitable organizations devoted to education, fundraising and providing services for needs specific to our community. Many were created and evolved out of necessity, to address issues and provide services for people and situations that were not being addressed, or fully funded publicly.

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Where to Donate to LGBTQ2+ Groups in Vancouver

All New at Vancouver Pride: The Queer Improv Festival

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By Rachel Rosenberg

Brand new this Pride Season is The Queer Improv Festival, which is running from July 10th to August 7th. All the shows are being held at The Junction (1138 Davie Street), and have been curated by Michael Sousa, a 4-year-strong-member and the current Artistic Director of the QueerProv troupe. We spoke to Michael about QueerProv and this new festival.

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All New at Vancouver Pride: The Queer Improv Festival

Thorgy Thor and the Vancouver Symphony Team Up

By Rachel Rosenberg

Drag is finally getting its long-deserved moment in the mainstream spotlight. A incredibly creative art form, many queens have to be skilled in fashion, makeup artistry, lipsyncing, comedy and branding. The reality television series RuPaul’s Drag Race has introduced 140 queens to audiences over 11 seasons, and as the show has grown in popularity, there has been a wider variety of queens playing with the traditional camp vs. pageant drag queen form. Thorgy Thor is a brilliant example of this mix; a classically trained musician who spoke yearningly about performing in drag with an orchestra (“thorchestra”) during her time on the show.

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Thorgy Thor and the Vancouver Symphony Team Up

4 Events You Don’t Want to Miss at the Queer Arts Festival

Image from The Queen In Me performance by Teiya Kasahara

It’s the 50th anniversary of Stonewall this year, and you bet we’ll be celebrating the strides the LGBTQ2IA communities have made with events across Vancouver all season. Beyond the celebrations, Pride is also very much about advocating for love and acceptance where, as a society, we can do better.

The Queer Arts Festival is one such cross-section of celebration and advocacy. It’s your chance to be a part of an arts festival that pushes boundaries, asks questions, and supports a loud and powerful community of artists.

Here are 4 events during the Queer Arts Festival you’ll want to check out:

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4 Events You Don’t Want to Miss at the Queer Arts 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

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