Monday Monday, June 25

My Funny Valentine plays at Centre Stage Surrey, June 28.

My Funny Valentine plays at Centre Stage Surrey, June 28.

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!

In the News

Gender incongruence, otherwise known as gender dysphoria, is no longer classified as a mental illness by the World Health Organization.  Read more on the Advocate -->

Contra to the Fearmongering Atlantic Story, Trans-Affirming Care Is Great for Kids. Read more on Slate -->

On the Street

The Equity & Inclusion Office at UBC is inviting the public to choose from three designs that will become a new LGBTQ2+ installation on campus. Read more on Vancouver is Awesome here -->

Creep off! New text-based hotline aims to collect data on harassment in Metro Vancouver. Read more on the Georgia Straight here -->

And this looks very cool: Dance in Transit. Free Outdoor Dance Series in Vancouver. Dancing is like singing - no matter what your day, dance and it will all be good in the end. You'll find Dance in Transit happening 6:30 pm at Jim Deva Plaza: Davie Street at Bute by the rainbow crosswalk on these dates: July 5, July 19 and August 30. But they happen many other places too. Read more on miss604 here -->

At the Shops

Nova Scotia company sends sweet message of love around the world with Pride chocolate bars. Who doesn't love creamy milk chocolate and hazlenut pieces and especially if this goodness is wrapped in peace flags.  Read more on the Star here. Visit the shop, Peace by Chocolate, here.

Cards Against Humanity (everyone's favourite game) has a special message: It’s Pride Month, and Cards Against Humanity is proud to announce that to celebrate, we wrote 30 brand new cards that manage to completely encapsulate the queer experience. Sold With Glitter or With No Glitter. Visit their site here -->

Good reads for the campsite

The Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. View the list on Squamish's bibliocommons here -->

Your Ultimate Gay Girl Summer Reading List. Click here to view on After Ellen -->

What's On Queer BC

Our calendar features queer and lgbtq+ events throughout the lower mainland. We update daily and listings are free! Features this week are:

Surrey Pride!

Surrey jump starts the lower mainland's pride season with day of performance and gathering in Holland Park and an evening of Glam and Giltter at Blackbird Hall. Find out all you need to know on their website

My Funny Valentine

What is the ripple effect of a hate crime on a community? Sometimes theatre can create a safe space for exploring things outside our comfort zone that we might want to better understand.
Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 8:00 pm. June 28.




Jude Goodwin