Month: June 2008

Evalyn Parry @ The Railway Club

THURSDAY JULY 10 EVALYN PARRY The Railway Club … 579 Dunsmuir St. *EARLY SHOW Doors: 6pm show: 7pm Admission: $10/$8 Gifted with a sharp pen, a quirky musical sensibility and a wicked sense of humour, evalyn parry is taking her place as one of Canada’s […]

Rhizome Cafe July Events and 2 year Anniversary

LQ readers will be familiar with the Rhizome Cafe, owned by lesbian couple Lisa Moore and Vinetta Lenavat, who were profiled a year ago coinciding with their remarkable cafe’s one year anniversary.  Since the cafe has lots of community events and activities, I’m including their monthly […]

Local Lesbian Duo Writes Pride Song for Vancouver and 7 other Cities

[Editor Note: I received this email from Marlee and Tully of Sugarbeach, who have some great news to announce. Congratulations! – Editor]

Hey Sophia!
Hope you gals are doing well!

We thought we’d send you this as it might interesting to you.
We have just written and recorded this years’ theme song for Vancouver Pride 2008, “Living Out Proud”. Vancouver will be using it for the kick off of events and media liaisons as well as in the parade. So far 7 other major cities around the world have also decided to use it…some have put it on their website already. The cities include, Seattle, Ottawa, Charlotte, North Carolina (where we will be performing at their pride in July), Toronto (it looks like Proud FM may be playing it as well) , Kentucky and Cornwall, UK. We are totally jazzed by the great response we have gotten.

We have given it to them for free to use however they need it and it is also downloadable for free on our myspace page.

“Living Out Proud” is a celebration of Pride as well as an encouragement for LGBT people to come out in every aspect of their lives and we’re hoping it also reaches the ears and the hearts of those in prominent positions whose coming out, we feel, could make such a positive impact on the lives and rights of LGBT people everywhere.

So there you go!
Chat soon…thanks,

Marlee and Tully
from SUGARBEACH

Vancouver Pride Official Events June 21-Aug 3

More at: http://www.vancouverpride.ca/events/official.php Official Events East Side Pancakes for Pride Saturday, June 21, 2008 9:00 – 6:00PM Place: Eternal Abundance, 1025 Commercial Dr Event Type: Official Start celebrating Pride a week before the festivals begin. Grab some pancakes by donation and suppor … East Side […]

Vancouver – Pride Festival

Sunday, August 3, 2008   12:00 – 6:00PM Place: Sunset Beach Map: Google Map Price: Free for all Event Type: Official   Celebrations continue after the Parade at Sunset Beach festival site. We have a crowd that reaches over 80,000 people in the park listening to […]

Vancouver – Gay Day @ Playland

Gay Day @ Playland
Saturday, July 19, 2008   10:00 – 8:00PM
Place: PNE Grounds
Map: Google Map
Price: Buy your discounted, all-inclusive event and ride pass at Little Sisters or the Pride office.
Event Type: Official  
It’s back! Playland with its carnival games, rides, roller coasters, corn-dogs and candy floss is only made more fun by adding Drag Queens and Kings, live entertainment, and a private beer garden in the Pride Zone!

Show your support for Pride by wearing a red shirt on this day.

Performers of this event include:

Vancouver – East Side Pride Dance

East Side Pride Dance Saturday, June 28, 2008   8:00 – 1:00AM Place: Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac Street Map: Google Map Price: $10 Event Type: Official   What better way to polish off your day on the Drive than one of the neighborhood’s biggest yearly […]

Vancouver – East Side Pride

East Side Pride Saturday, June 28, 2008   11:00 – 5:00PM Place: Grandview Park, Commercial Drive Map: Google Maps Event Type: Official   This festival kicks off the 2008 Pride season in a very family friendly way. Located within the heart of the funky Commercial Drive […]

Vancouver East Side Pancakes for Pride

Saturday, June 21, 2008   9:00 – 6:00PM
Place: Eternal Abundance, 1025 Commercial Dr
Map: Google Map
Event Type: Official  
Start celebrating Pride a week before the festivals begin. Grab some pancakes by donation and support Pride 2008, beginning just a week after this fundraiser with Eastside Pride and Dance.

Vancouver Dyke March

MARCH AND FESTIVAL Saturday August 2nd, 2008 McSpadden Park – 12pm 5th and Victoria Drive More information at:  http://www.vancouverdykemarch.com/