Monday Monday June 18, 2018

 Desmond is Amazing - Meet the 10-year-old drag kid shaping the future of drag youth (Mashable)

Desmond is Amazing - Meet the 10-year-old drag kid shaping the future of drag youth (Mashable)

Monday Monday is a weekly update of interesting things from around the world of queer, but mostly in the BC Lower Mainland. It's Pride season and there's so much going on!

Let's start with good news!

Supreme Court of Canada upholds Law Society of B.C. refusal to approve Trinity Western University law school.. Read more here -->

Teen who organized 1st Pride parade in Owen Sound, Ont., gets phone call from Justin Trudeau. A teenager behind an Ontario town’s first Pride parade was still getting over his surprise. Read more here -->

IDEA Vancouver has announced an all queer slate of candidates to run in Vancouver’s Municipal Election  Read more here -->

Victory Institute Helps Train LGBTQ+ Candidates for Office See more here -->

Historica Canada releases first LGBT Heritage Minute about Canadian gay-rights pioneer. Jim Egan may not be a familiar name to many Canadians but Historica Canada is hoping to help change that by showcasing this pivotal figure in Canadian LGBT rights. Read more here -->


and some fun news!

To Watch

Netflix’s Alex Strangelove Offers a Refreshingly Honest Look at Teenage Sexuality see more on Slate here -->

Desmond Is Amazing. Meet the 10-year-old drag kid shaping the future of drag youth. see more here on Mashable -->

And Listen

Have you noticed? Spotify is celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month with a colorful volume control. Read more here -->

And See

I Am Not A Girl is the story of Erica, born into a large family in the 1970’s who questions who she is, including her gender. June 21st @8pm (Preview), June 22 @8pm (Opening), June 23rd, 25th, 26th @8pm, June 24th @1pm At the Cultch Click here. This is the first production of newly formed Mother Hubbard's Cupboard  a Vancouver-based organization dedicated to exploring significant social circumstances and issues affecting the British Columbia community through theatre and film. Their website here -->

And shop!

Coquitlam Queens has launched a new online store just in time for pride! Visit it here -->


And now my favourite bits

That flag. Last week we introduced the New Pride Flag and this week there is another. Could this new more inclusive flag replace the rainbow flag?

OMG I love these guys. Last week The Georgia Straight gave us all the Prides in BC and an interactive map. This week they've given us All the rainbow crosswalks in British Columbia. I hope they're updating it because new crosswalks are coming up all the time! And while we're on the subject of rainbow crosswalks, a rainbow crosswalk in Maskwacis  might be the first one on a First Nations reserve in Canada. See more in the Red Deer Advocate here -->

And finally, have you thought about a rainbow beard for this year's pride? Here's a video to inspire you.

Jude Goodwin