Happy Pride Month!
Vancouver is very proud of its 2SLGBTQ+ community and the city is showing support through the big and little things (like having a 2SLGBTQ-only micro-wedding day at City Hall).
Queer events happen around Vancouver throughout the year, but this month is special, so we’ve put together a mega roundup of all the 2SLGBTQ+ events happening around town.
We’ll be updating this list as more events are announced, so bookmark this page and check back often.
Vancouver queer artist Brandy Mars is putting on her first solo art exhibition. The paintings depict three local lesbian couples’ love in an intimate, romantic way.
When: June 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Garden – 868 East Hastings
Cost: Free (unless you purchase her work)
DJs, drag queens and a film screening, this event is a celebration and discussion for the queer community.
When: June 17 from 6 p.m. to midnight
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 West 5th Ave
This year’s festival, dubbed HAUNTINGS, explores what colonial culture attempted to erase through a Queer context. The lineup includes an art party on a Chinatown rooftop, visual art exhibitions, walking tours, performances, screenings and drag.
When: June 18 through July 8 with various lineup dates
Where: various galleries and locations around Vancouver
Cost: There are both free and paid events
A ticket will get you one burger and beer, queer entertainment and entry for raffle prizes. 100 per cent of proceeds go towards a lesbian refugee family being sponsored by Rainbow Refugee Society.
When: June 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Mary’s on Davie – 1202 Davie St
UBC Drag – June 8 from 7 p.m. at Koerner’s Pub (1758 West Mall)
THEY/THEM/THEIRS: A Non-Binary Drag Showcase – June 11 from 8-11 p.m. at The Vault Cafe (499 Wallace St)
Tainted Presents: Hellbound – June 10 from 9:45 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 550 Malkin Ave
The Icon Series: Ashnikko – June 6 from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at 1181 Davie St
Glitch’Drag – June 14 from 8-9:30 p.m. at Glitch Retro Arcade Bar (2287 West Broadway)
Drag Brunch with Carmen Dior + Guests – June 18 at 11 a.m. at The GPO Bar + Kitchen (136 West Cordova St)
Lamplighter Drag Brunch – June 26 from 12-2 p.m. at Lamplighter (92 Water St)
This article is updated weekly