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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new report discovered that seventy-one percent of Black Indigenous People of Colour (BIPOC) experience in the Greater Victoria area – Victoria News reports. The report highlights the discrimination and harassment BIPOC people often experience in the area.
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.
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.
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.