What's Happening this week in Victoria! June 14 - 20, 2021
Rebellious Unicorns on 06/13/2021

What's Happening this week in Victoria! June 14 - 20, 2021

Events include Queerabilities, Basically Ella, The Q+ Crew, Umbrella Rainbow Group, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, QT2IPOC Dinner, Hip Hop for Him, Queer Stitch-Craft, HIM Yoga, The Vicarious Show, and the meeting of Pflag Victoria.

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A Very Gay Ride: Celebrating an Inclusive Car Dealership
Rowan Brunet on 06/10/2021

A Very Gay Ride: Celebrating an Inclusive Car Dealership

Buying a car can be a frustrating process and one that caters almost exclusively to cis men. I have purchased several vehicles over the years and have dealt with many salespeople and car dealerships in the process. But, presenting as a small-ish, freckly, pale-eyed blond female, I have been dismissed and underestimated over and over. So I was delightfully surprised then when my partner and I walked into Duncan Dodge recently.

R Rowan Brunet
Pride Season Isn’t Hunting Season. Can Government Support Send the Wrong Message?
Wilbur Turner on 06/08/2021

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
Victoria Pride Primer
Jayme Tucker on 06/08/2021

Victoria Pride Primer

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into its second year, cities across the country prepare for virtual or distanced Pride celebrations. For Victoria, they’ve taken steps into virtual celebrations for the second year in a row. Last year in 2020, the Victoria Pride Society moved a yearly and vital celebration online by producing a documentary about the origins of a very special ball game and its impact and importance in the community.

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Pride Month in Canada Lasts All Summer
Staff Columnist on 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.

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What's Happening this week in Victoria! June 7 - 13, 2021
Rebellious Unicorns on 06/06/2021

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

Events include Queerabilities, More Keys with Matty P, Basically Ella, The Q+ Crew, Umbrella Rainbow Group, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Inner Light Yoga Nidra, Hip Hop for Him, Queer Stitch-Craft, Wellbeing Wednesday, Celebrating Pride with Canadian Olympians, SashaTV Live, Life Drawing, Sasha & Ella Show, HIM Yoga, The Vicarious Show, and Canada's Drag Cabaret.

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A Night of Drag at The Vicious Poodle
Brandon Robbins on 06/04/2021

A Night of Drag at The Vicious Poodle

I was thrilled to be at the Vicious Poodle Tuesday night. Tuesday Drag is back in action after months of being on hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. Tonight was the first night of drag Victoria has seen. Yeah, sure, it was pre-recorded because live performances are still restricted, but at the Vicious Poodle, drag continues to thrive, projected on screen, giving us a theatre vibe.

B Brandon Robbins
Road Trip to Cowichan Valley Wineries
Rowan Brunet on 06/03/2021

Road Trip to Cowichan Valley Wineries

The Cowichan Valley has been recognized as an official wine-producing region. If the Valley’s picturesque countryside of hills, farms, and charming little bays isn’t reason enough for a fun road trip, this new distinction certainly is. The designation identifies a unique region and puts Cowichan Valley wineries on the map with other popular BC regions like the Okanagan. We should start seeing the words “Cowichan Valley” on wine bottle labels this year.

R Rowan Brunet
Nanaimo Pride June Newsletter - AGM
Nanaimo Pride Society on 06/02/2021

Nanaimo Pride June Newsletter - AGM

The Nanaimo Pride Society, because of changing life circumstances of a number of current Directors due to family, career, health, and other opportunities, has decided to bring forward the date of its Annual General Meeting in order to elect a brand new refreshed Board of Directors.

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Welcome to Island Dog Blog
Island Dog Blog on 06/02/2021

Welcome to Island Dog Blog

Hello friends, my name is Cat and I love dogs (yes, I see the irony!).

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Conversations: Immacolata Vintage
David Adelman on 05/31/2021

Conversations: Immacolata Vintage

Thank the universe for manifesting people such as Andre Charles/RuPaul for normalizing alternative performers and expanding gender boundaries; non-the-less, due to the fragile and foolish nature of humankind’s mental structure, we like to generalize and put people into boxes – this story is about Destroying the Drag Delusion.

D David Adelman
What's Happening this week in Victoria! May 31-June 6, 2021
Victoria.LGBT on 05/30/2021

What's Happening this week in Victoria! May 31-June 6, 2021

Events include Queerabilities, #1Million Campaign, Men 55+ Online, The Q+ Crew, Umbrella Rainbow Group, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, (W)horology, Hip Hop for Him, Queer Stitch-Craft, HIM Yoga, and The Vicarious Show.

V Victoria.LGBT
Finding a Friendly Haircut for a Queer Look: The Curly Barber
Rowan Brunet on 05/27/2021

Finding a Friendly Haircut for a Queer Look: The Curly Barber

Getting a haircut can be a vulnerable experience for anyone who is gender non-conforming. Our hair, after all, is a big part of our style. Clothing, shoes, and accessories complement who we are and how we want to express ourselves in the world, but our hair somehow plays a pivotal role in our sense of self-confidence. The whole hairstyle experience matters a lot when looking in the mirror, not just to see a good cut but also to see our true self.

R Rowan Brunet
Care Collective is Seeking Submissions for their Digital Zine
Taysha Jarrett on 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 Victoria! May 24-30, 2021
Victoria.LGBT on 05/23/2021

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

Events include Queerabilities, More Keys with Matty P, The Q+ Crew, Snowflakes & Rainbows, Umbrella Rainbow Group, 2 Spirits of BC Talking Group, Inner Light Yoga Nidra, Queer Stitch-Craft, Wellbeing Wednesday, Queeraudition - The LGBTQ+ Workshop Series, HIM Yoga, and Canada's Drag Cabaret.

V Victoria.LGBT
Calling All Freelance Writers!
Rebellious Unicorns on 05/23/2021

Calling All Freelance Writers!

Freelance LGBT2Q+ Writing Opportunity. Looking for writers to cover the following fields.

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