Month: March 2008

Xtra West Stories with the word ‘lesbian’, ‘woman’ or ‘dyke’ in them this week.

Xtra west is a good newspaper. Robin Perelle, editor of Xtra west and a lesbian herself, does her best, I know, but has to conform to some advertizing realities by publishing mostly content about the guys. However, if you’re like me, if and when you […]

Why young queer women artists are passing for straight

This weeks’ Xtra west did an excellent cover story about queer women in music, and why so many of them aren’t publicly self identifying as queer or lesbian or putting queer/lesbian content in their music. Young lesbian and queer women artists are quoted as saying they […]

Earth Hour – for lesbians (and others) who love the planet

Mother EarthIn 2008, 24 global cities will participate in Earth Hour at 8pm on March 29. Earth Hour is the highlight of a major campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take the simple steps needed to cut their emissions on an ongoing basis. It is about simple changes that will collectively make a difference – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty, to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.

From 8-9 pm, consider turning off every electrical item in your house that you can. More info at: http://www.earthhour.org/

For more ideas on easy things to do to help the planet, go to this article online from the Toronto Star The city of Toronto, by the way is doing some amazing environmental things lately – from promoting green roofs (roof top gardens or ‘lawns’ that insulate the house from extremes of heat or cold, and actually make the roof last longer) to curb side compostables pickup In BC we have this service here in Mission, but not in other lower mainland municipalities. Why not? Are do Torontonians care more about the planet than us west coasters? I don’t think so. Ask your local politician.

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Herstory: the Gazebo Connection

The Gazebo Connection organizes social and cultural events of particular interest to lesbians over the age of 40 (in Vancouver). Visiting their site recently, they have a relatively new piece up on how the organization got formed.  For the remainder of the story, or a […]

Family Sunday at Rhizome Cafe

This lesbian-owned cafe has family activities on Sundays from 4:30 to 7pm , which are of course friendly to queer families.  Rhizome cafe is at: 317 East Broadway, Vancouver

Here are some examples of their sunday family events:

Family Sunday at Rhizome:  Pancho and Sal

Sunday, March 16th. Doors at 4:30pm, show at 5:00pm, supper til 7:00pm

Pancho and Sal perform folk songs from all over South America, using a variety of instruments including tiny charangos, big furry bombo drums, flutes and more. They sing in English and Spanish, and invite their audience to clap and sing along. This is part of Rhizome’s Family Sundays series: events, activities and supper for all ages. Bring the kids-and your appetites for good food, creativity, and fun!

Suggested donation: $2 for kids, $3.50 for adults

Family Sunday at Rhizome:  Disco, Baby!

Sunday, March 30th, 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Bring the kids out for some disco dancing fun. Dj little d will be mixing the old school and the new. This is part of Rhizome’s Family Sundays series: events, activities and supper for all ages. Bring your appetites for good food, creativity, and fun!

By donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. This month, donations will help Rhizome purchase a baby changing table.

For what’s happening this Sunday visit: http://www.rhizomecafe.ca/events.html

Girlgig Event – Women in the Round Apr 27 & Margaret Cho Mr 28

SUNDAY APRIL 27 WOMEN IN THE ROUND featuring … KATE REID, JOANNA CHAPMAN SMITH & SARAH McDOUGALL The Railway Club … 579 Dunsmuir St. Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm Admission: $8/$6 DO NOT MISS … MARGARET CHO with special guests… LIAM SULLIVAN & KELLY FRIDAY MARCH […]

Women’s Dances in Vancouver – Howard Johnson’s

News update from Diane and Susan of Dreamweaver Productions. “We have some good news. With your continued support, we will be doing a monthly women’s dance at Howard Johnson’s on the first Saturday of the month. The upcoming dates for the Howard Johnson’s/Biltmore in Vancouver […]

Lesbian Travel Information

The information on this page is provided by Montreal-based Girlports Lesbian Travel Guide. According to Girlports:

    Girlports was launched by Tanya Churchmuch, a longtime broadcast and print journalist and public relations veteran, as a result of her own frustration with the lack of resources available to lesbian travelers. “It’s so annoying for lesbians looking for easily accessible, up-to-date travel information written just for them, especially free travel information,” said Churchmuch. “Many websites sell themselves as providing resources for the LGBT traveler, but unfortunately, the “G” always seems to win out. I figured if nobody else was going to create the resource I wanted, I’d have to do it myself.”
  • Bunny Ball

    THURSDAY MARCH 20 BUNNY BALL VIII ‘LIVE’ another GIRLSTOCK musicfest warm-up 12 OUTSTANDING female singer/songwriters ‘festival style’ The Railway Club … 579 Dunsmuir St. doors: 8pm  Show: 9pm Acmission: $10/$8 Girlgigs productions