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 […]
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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. […]
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.
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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 www.nanowrimo.org You can follow my progress (or lack thereof) and be one of my ‘writing buddies’ and compete against me by visiting my profile at: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/563340
You can do it! The world needs more lesbian novelists, don’t you think?
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org