Month: December 2007

Vancouver Outdoor Club for Women Xmas Dance

VANCOUVER OUTDOOR CLUB FOR WOMEN XMAS DANCE Saturday, December 8th 125 W. 17th at Main st. ( just up from the Heritage Hall) 7-9 Appetizers 9-1 am Dance with DJ Joan. (fantastic dj!!) Free for VOCW members; 5 dollars for guests You can becom a member […]

Sociocomic at Fresh Bean

Lesbian comic Marylee Stephenson invites you to come see her sociocomic act at the Fresh Bean, 2616 E Hastings, 2 blocks west of Renfrew on Friday Dec 7. Showtime is 7:30 pm. Seating limited, please reserve at 604-253-1110 The Fresh Bean is a smoke-free environment […]

CBC Program about Lesbian Couple Adoption – Mommy Mommy

Mommy Mommy film image

“Parenthood does not have a cookie-cutter definition.”

The documentary film Mommy, Mommy is scheduled to air this December on CBC Newsworld on “The Lens”:

– Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm and 10pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)

– Saturday, December 8th at 8pm PST and 11pmPST

This documentary film focuses on the quest for a loving lesbian couple to fulfill their dream of becoming parents, and persevering against the homophobic bureaucracy that stands in their way.

Please tune in and show your support for the right of gay and lesbian couples to be adoptive parents!

To check out an online feature about Mommy, Mommy on the CBC Newsworld website please visit the updated url:

http://www.cbc.ca/thelens/program_041207.html  

Mommy, Mommy was directed by Sylvie Rosenthal and produced by Ernest Webb, Catherine Bainbridge and Christina Fon of Rezolution Pictures International (Montreal).

For a sneak peek at the film, check out the preview now available on Youtube! http://youtube.com/watch?v=KslF-275wGc

Please tell friends, family, coworkers, community organizations and anyone else you think might be interested in this topic to watch the film and support the important cause of same-sex couples having the right to become loving adoptive parents in Quebec and the rest of Canada.

This is a story very close to my heart, and once you get to know the people this film is about, I’m sure you will feel the same way.

Thanks for watching and spreading the word!

Séri Jacobs
Project Manager,
Viral Marketing Manager

Women’s Winter Faire

Formerly known as the Women’s Winter Arts & Crafts Faire, this event has become known for the quality work of many of BC’s finest women artisans who come from Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Iinterior of B.C. WHERE: Heritage […]

Winter 2007-2008 Edition

Welcome to the winter edition of Lesbian Quarterly.

RedCandlesWinter holidays. As someone who celebrates the secular version of Christmas, it’s a time of figuring out what to buy people and when to mail it so they get it on time. It’s also a time to focus on the things I like about the various winter holidays, and leave the rest.

My spiritual holiday is Winter Solstice, which is a nice thing to celebrate, since you can make it whatever you want to be. Lesbians are like that, taking what we like about popular culture and hopefully leaving the rest. Yule evergreens decorated with blessings, decking the halls, candles and blessing people with gifts belong to Solstice/Yule as much as Christmas, and that makes me happy.

About 20 years ago, young, broke and unwilling to go to my parents place for Christmas, I chose to gather my chosen family around me and start some new traditions. That year, my Solstice / birthday candlemaking celebration was born. Each year since then, the people I’m closest to, and some others that just seem nice, are invited to my home to sit around, drink mulled apple juice and dip candle wicks in tall jars of hot coloured wax. It’s nice, homey and peaceful, the kind of thing I’d want my children to remember fondly, if I was going to have children.

This quarter in LQ we have some resources for making lesbian and gay friendly purchases from companies with positive practices towards people like us. We also have a book review by guest contributor Jeanette Nelson, about a first novel written by a Canadian lesbian, published by a Canadian publishing company. As well, a new opportunity to recommend your favourite lesbian-owned businesses and artisans.

In This Issue

Lesbian-Owned Business Recommendations

I was recently at one of my favourite holiday events, the Women’s Winter Craft Faire hosted by Pat Hogan of Sounds and Furies Productions. This yearly fair, held at the Heritage Hall on Main Street brings a great assortment of quality women artisans together in one place, and is held on one weekend in November and one in December. It’s a great place to browse and meet up with people I haven’t seen in awhile, much like the East Vancouver Farmers market. I bought some earings for my mother, and got my cards read along with getting some snacking and visiting done.

 What’s your favourite lesbian-owned business in BC or lesbian-run event? Who is your favourite lesbian artisan?

Tell all in the comments below…

For more on lesbian-owned busineses, please see this link to our archives.