Author: lq editor

Tantra for Lesbians – Valentine’s day gifts and activities

Tantra for Lesbians – Valentine’s day gifts and activities

By Sophia Kelly (c) Lesbian Quarterly Most resources for learning tantra are extremely hetero-normative.  All the exercises and and practice assume that everyone is in opposite sex, opposite gender pair and that all the women involved are interested in connecting with their ‘inner feminine’.  It […]

What are your favourite women (and lesbian) owned businesses in or near Vancouver?

What are your favourite women (and lesbian) owned businesses in or near Vancouver?

A Statistics Canada study released in March of this year found that women in Canada still earn only 87 cents for every dollar a man earns. The way I see it, women are my team, and that it’s a good thing to support one another. […]

Vancouver – Country Dancing Thursday Nights

I’ve been going for several years to Timberline Dance – it’s two step and line dancing attended by mostly gay men, and some lesbian and straight women. Super friendly, like a country dance in a small gay town.

Marek and his partner Todd do the organizing and teach most of the lessons. They ask for a donation at the door , which pays for room rental and supplies, with most of the balance going to donations to A Loving Spoonful.  The dance are on the lower floor of St Paul’s Anglican church hall (downstairs from the labyrinth if you know the place) at 1130 Jervis Street (downstairs at St. Pauls) on Thursday evenings between 7:00 and 9:30 PM. Lessons are from 7 to 7:45 and dancing ’til 9.

They also host free dancing evenings from 8-10 pm at the Pumpjack pub on 1167 Davie Street between Bute and Thurlow.  The Pumpjack is a men’s bar (catering to leather and bears I think), which I see as a benefit, as there are no straight guys there to deal with. Also no cover before 9. Just enter the door, turn sharp to the right once you get in, and then go forward to the dance floor. Unisex bathroom, with stall doors that go all the way down for privacy.

The dance lessons are challenging and good exercise, but people are encouraging and if you stick with it, you’ll get it. If you attend, don’t compare yourself with the other dancers: some of them have been doing this for decades.


Looking for more fun things to do for lesbians? Check out the What’s on Queer BC babes on babes calendar.

Up to Date Lesbian Agenda for BC

Up to Date Lesbian Agenda for BC

Long time readers will recall the print and later the web versions of the Lesbian Agenda. This resource took a lot of work to keep comprehensive and up to date and I’m so glad to have found a resource with all the information lesbians need […]

Timberline Dance

Timberline Dance

Same sex country and line dancing on Thursday nights at St Paul’s Anglican Church hall in Vancouver. 

Become a lesbian novelist

I’m taking part in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again this year and invite you to join me. Participants write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November, with support from the NaNoWriMo organization. Check it out at You can follow my progress (or lack thereof) and be one of my ‘writing buddies’ and compete against me by visiting my profile at:

You can do it! The world needs more lesbian novelists, don’t you think?

Let’s Marae!

by Mary Meriam

My nearest, my queerest,
my conjugal dearest,
my closest, my mostest,
what shall I call you?
click link above to read more of this poem..

NaNoWriMo Winner

Some of you may have read the post I made during November when I was in the middle of writing a 50,000 word novel.. I completed that task, with a day to spare, which qualified me as a National Novel Writing Month winner. The […]

Surrey – Women’s New Years Eve Party – Dreamweaver

Announcement from Dreamweaver Productions:

Women’s New Years Eve Party

The Blue Corvette Lounge

10662 King George Highway, Surrey (right beside the Sahara Lounge)

Join us for the New Year’s Eve Countdown

Thursday, December 31st

Celebrate With Old Friends and New

$20 Includes Champagne Toast and Party Favours

Dancing from 9pm to 1am with DJ SusanY

Bar Specials

Door price $25 if we are not sold out

Cheque must be in the mail by December 21, 2009

Make cheque out to:

Diane Driver #53 – 20176 – 68 Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 2X7

Please include your email address so we can send a confirmation that we’ve received your cheque. Your tickets will be held at the door.

For more information, email Susan at

Lesbian Poetry – Eons Ago

This poem was submitted by Cherilyn Fry. Copyright Cherilyn Fry, Nov 1 2009 Eons Ago a past where womyn lived as the female head of tribal lineage welding marked ability to act with strength, to uphold justice, and were given to the healing arts of […]