Our club mission is to unite and inspire our communities. That means doing our part to uplift queer voices within them.
The club joins in celebrating Pride this week, and 'Caps fans are encouraged to take part.
Below is a list of educational resources, organizations and information for you to get involved in your local community and take part in celebrating and supporting pride for the LGBTQ community.
Vancouver Pride Society is organizing many virtual events this week, ending with a live stream of the virtual Pride Parade on Sunday, August 2. The stream will be on Youtube, Twitch and Facebook. To know more about the schedule, click this link.
All through this week, ending on August 3, VPS is featuring Two-Spirit, Trans and Queer Artists in select locations downtown.
A map of the locations is available on the website.
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be streaming a show featuring local performers and members of the Symphony Orchestra with a focus on selection of tunes by queer performers through the years. The show is scheduled for July 31.
There will be an outdoor screening of the film Paris is Burning (socially distant of course) on August 2. It’s a good chance to hang out with the community, eat some barbecue and learn a thing or two about Black + Latinx trans-queer history.
The BBQ will be at 6:30 p.m., and the film screening will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Drag event featuring superstar drag performers Miss Peppermint and Ilona Verley along multiple other local performers. Streamed live on Facebook, Twitch and YouTube, Drag Up! is a performance that promotes the creativity and art of drag performance.
Kaleidoscope is a music, dance and visual art presentation that takes place over 150 minutes, exploring the idea of identity through art.
Presented in the format of a film, it takes the viewer through a journey of self-discovery.
Kaleidoscope will be streamed live on Facebook, Youtube and Twitch at 9:00 p.m. on August 1.
Support and Resources
Despite COVID-19, the VPS is making creative use of the virtual space to provide partners a platform to show their support for the LGBTQ community and more.
The VPS has put together a resource guide for the LGBTQ community. The guide helps deal with problems facing the community such as financial hardships, social isolation, anxiety and fear, uncertainty for the future and more.
The guide provides information on food banks, virtual events, employment information, and is a helpful tool for those looking for support during the pandemic.