LGBTQ+

June may be almost over, but Pride events in Victoria are not 

Celebrate pride with the Big Gay Dog Walk around the Gorge Waterway on July 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Banfield Park. Before the walk, there will be a dog costume…

‘Love Lies Bleeding’: A queer love story with a dark twist 

Sex, drugs, muscles, and murder is what to expect with the new lesbian thriller Love Lies Bleeding. Directed and co-written by Rose Glass and the latest A24 production, this ‘80s…

Why ‘Glee’ needs to make a comeback

Glee was more than just a silly show about teenagers breaking out into cringy musical numbers — it was a cultural phenomenon. The show brought a new age of inclusivity.
Queer playlist

Five queer love songs for Valentine’s Day

Here’s a playlist of five songs by queer artists to listen to whether or not you’ve got someone to cozy up to this Valentine’s Day.

‘World changing’: Drag provides freedom from binaries for Victoria’s LGBTQ+ community 

Though not always safe from hate, drag shows provide queer folk with refuge and the opportunity to explore and embrace their identities. 
Paparazzi nightclub

Gay bar to cautionary tale: The Paparazzi story

Recently Paparazzi nightclub’s status as a distinctly queer space has diminished, the LGBTQ+ community is feeling the loss.
Photo by Sie Douglas-Fish.

The rise of anti-queer sentiment isn’t just an American problem

Another Pride Month has come and gone, but not before The Human Rights Campaign issued a state of emergency for LGBTQ2S+ people in America. The state of emergency followed on…
Carla GLOOP, photo by Sam Gehrke.

OUTstages: A queer celebration

2023 marks the ninth year of Victoria’s OUTstages, a theatre festival with a focus on Queer Art by Queer Artists.
aaron devor

UVic Chair in Transgender Studies renewed for five more years

The UVic Chair and Transgender Studies has been approved for a new five-year term by the university’s senate. Over the last five years, the Chair has compiled the largest collection…

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