Month: May 2008

Mabel League – LIL Tournament

The Mabel League is having a recreational fastpitch softball tournament this weekend (May 30-June1st) at Trout Lake and Clark Park in Vancouver.  (Due to &*$$%&*! Olympic construction in Trout lake park the tournament didn’t have enough fields, and so has overflowed into Clark Park.) Come […]

June Events at Rhizome Café

Message from the editor: Rhizome Cafe is a lesbian owned (and run) cafe with a wonderful community attitude. Because they have so many events of interest to LQ’s readers, I have inserted their entire monthly calendar and events notices below, rather than taking on the […]

True Colours Tour with Cyndi Lauper Promotes LGTB Human Rights

True Colours LogoAfter winning a Grammy Award in 1985 for best new artist and becoming the first artist in history to have five top ten singles from a debut album, Cyndi Lauper continues to win critical acclaim as a singer, musician, actor and writer. Cyndi has released 11 albums, over 40 singles and has sold more than 25 million records worldwide. She has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 7 American Video Awards, and 18 MTV awards.

As an actor, Cyndi has appeared in such features as Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (Fine Line/Mirimax), Life With Mikey (Touchstone), Off and Running (Independent), Vibes (Columbia/Imagine) and opposite Christopher Walken in her critically acclaimed dramatic role in The Opportunist (Independent). Television credits include Queer as Folk (2005), Live and Kicking and Noel’s House Party (both for the BBC) and her Emmy Award Winning performance (Outstanding Guest Performance in a Comedy Series) as Marianne Lugasso on Mad About You (94-99). Cyndi also has lent her talents to other film and TV projects, voicing animated projects for Disney and The Simpsons as well as scoring soundtracks for the films Off and Running and Private Property, and the title song for Nick Cassavete7#39;s, Unhook The Stars. Cyndi made her Broadway debut in 2006, in the role of Jenny in The Threepenny Opera.

A devoted advocate for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community for over 25 years, Cyndi Lauper launched the annual True Colors Tour in 2007. In partnership with organizations like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), this North American tour brings people together to voice their solidarity for GLBT equality and raise awareness about the continued discrimination the community still faces. From Cyndi and her openly gay sister, Elen, taking part in a highly successful national public awareness campaign for PFLAG to participating in countless events to raise funds and awareness for the fight for GLBT equality, Cyndi is committed to this vital community that has loved and supported her throughout her career. In appreciation for her work, Cyndi has been honored by many organizations including HRC, PFLAG, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Cyndi also is a tireless participant in the struggle to end the HIV/AIDS pandamic that has ravaged the world. Participating in efforts and events for organizations like AMFAR, Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Cyndi continues to speak out about the need for education and greater resources to fight this disease

TRUE COLORS
WEDNESDAY JULY 2
DEER LAKE PARK – BURNABY, BC
Doors 4:00pm Show 5:00pm
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
http://www.hob.com/go/3pw/1217/tcolors_girlgig/
Ticketmaster or Charge By Phone 604-280-4444
Tickets (incl. GST) $57.50
(plus FMF and service charges)
**general admission lawn**

featuring …

CYNDI LAUPER
THE B52’S
ROSIE O’DONNELL
JOAN ARMATRADING
NONA HENDRIX

plus host …
CARSON KRESSLEY

Mabel League – Team Rep and Executive Meetings

Mabel League 2008 Important Dates: see www.mabelleague.com for more details Feb 11     Team Rep and Executive Meeting (Team Registration Begins) Feb 25     Executive Meeting Mar 10     Team Rep and Executive Meeting (Team Registration Ends) Mar 24    Executive Meeting Apr 14       Team Rep and Executive Meeting Apr […]

The Original Meaning of Mother’s Day

While I think my own mother likes Mother’s Day as it is, it is interesting that the early mothers’ days were more about mothers as activists rather than individuals.   While various holidays celebrating mothers have occurred through history, Mother’s Day as it is celebrated in […]