Rainbow Capitalism Explained
06/22/2021

Rainbow Capitalism Explained

Pride month brings with it numerous celebrations and a hard-to-miss wash of rainbow colours adorning storefronts, social media accounts, and more merchandise than anyone could possibly need.

J Jayme Tucker
When Your Dad Comes Out - As Told By My Daughter
06/20/2021

When Your Dad Comes Out - As Told By My Daughter

Coming out has an impact on everyone around us, and particularly on our children. I asked my daughter to share what it was like for her as a child when I came out. This is what she wrote. I'm sharing this with you on Father's Day.

W Wilbur Turner
What's Happening this week in the Okanagan! June 21 - 27, 2021
06/20/2021

What's Happening this week in the Okanagan! June 21 - 27, 2021

Events include More Keys with Matty P, Basically Ella, Basically Ella, Two Spirit Tea, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Inner Light Yoga Nidra, Hip Hop for Him, Wellbeing Wednesday, SashaTV, HIM Yoga, Canada's Drag Cabaret, and the meeting of the Okanagan Gender Identity group.

K Kelowna.LGBT
Pride at Urban Fare
06/17/2021

Pride at Urban Fare

Make your grocery purchase count! Urban Fare is once again collecting money for the Kelowna Pride Society. Visit the store and add a donation to your grocery bill until June 30, 2021.

T Taysha Jarrett
LGBT2Q+ Questions for SD23 School Trustee Candidates
06/16/2021

LGBT2Q+ Questions for SD23 School Trustee Candidates

The LGBT2Q+ Coalition School Trustee By-Election Survey Project was created by a coalition of organizations whose members have an interest in inclusion and advocacy for LGBT2Q+ youth. LGBT2Q+ includes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-spirit, Queer & Questioning - as well as Intersex, Non-binary, Pansexual, Asexual and Allies.

K Kelowna.LGBT
Pride Etiquette for Allies
06/15/2021

Pride Etiquette for Allies

Pride for many cities approaches, and while this year some celebrations are slated to be virtual, there will be a time again where we can gather and celebrate in person. Rainbows, drag shows, marches, and parade floats will abound, and it’s never a bad time for some etiquette reminders.

J Jayme Tucker
Pride Season Isn’t Hunting Season. Can Government Support Send the Wrong Message?
06/09/2021

Pride Season Isn’t Hunting Season. Can Government Support Send the Wrong Message?

Does a social media message ever get you riled up? I had a reaction to one today. It was like the Twitter bird was dragging its claws over a chalkboard. The tweet came from a federal government account called “Free to be me,” and the account bio says, “Government of Canada action on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression issues.”

W Wilbur Turner
Central Okanagan Pride Milestones
06/08/2021

Central Okanagan Pride Milestones

Last week we went over a brief history of Pride; how it started in New York in 1969, and how it came to the Okanagan.

J Jayme Tucker
Pride Month in Canada Lasts All Summer
06/07/2021

Pride Month in Canada Lasts All Summer

On June 2, the Government of Canada celebrated the fact that LGBTQ pride happens all summer long. In a post on social media, the Justin Trudeau-led government said that 'one month isn't enough,' and 'Pride Season' takes place across the country from June to September.

S Staff Columnist
What's Happening this week in the Okanagan! June 7 - 13, 2021
06/06/2021

What's Happening this week in the Okanagan! June 7 - 13, 2021

Events include More Keys with Matty P, Basically Ella, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Inner Light Yoga Nidra, Hip Hop for Him, Wellbeing Wednesday, Celebrating Pride with Canadian Olympians, SashaTV Live, Life Drawing for Men, Sasha & Ella Show, HIM Yoga, Canada's Drag Cabaret, and the meeting of the Okanagan Gender Identity group.

R Rebellious Unicorns
SOS Pride Newsletter - June is Pride Month!
06/01/2021

SOS Pride Newsletter - June is Pride Month!

Click on the links below to read some of the press releases from the City of Penticton, Town of Oliver and Town of Osoyoos acknowledging Pride month!

S South Okanagan Similkameen Pride
Central Okanagan Pride Primer
06/01/2021

Central Okanagan Pride Primer

It’s that time of year again. The trees are green, the flowers are blooming, and the rainbows are out in full force for Pride month. While the timing of Pride celebrations in Canada varies, in the United States, June is the month for commemorating and celebrating queer liberation and Pride milestones, notably the Stonewall riots of 1969.

J Jayme Tucker
Care Collective is Seeking Submissions for their Digital Zine
05/26/2021

Care Collective is Seeking Submissions for their Digital Zine

The Care Collective is seeking submissions for our digital zine, which aims to reimagine and decolonize understandings of wellness in a way that’s accessible to trans, non-binary and other youth of marginalized genders. We're looking for text- and image-based works from youth in BC aged 18-30, exploring the themes of rest, pleasure and connection.

T Taysha Jarrett
What's Happening this week in the Okanagan! May 24-30, 2021
05/23/2021

What's Happening this week in the Okanagan! May 24-30, 2021

Events include More Keys with Matty P, Snowflakes & Rainbows, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Inner Light Yoga Nidra, Wellbeing Wednesday, HIM Yoga, Canada's Drag Cabaret, and the meeting of the Okanagan Gender Identity group.

K Kelowna.LGBT