Queer Culture Awards Show tonight at the Cobalt
Vancouver queer history before the first Pride Parade?
It's true...for over 60 years, Vancouver has been on the cutting edge of pink fantastic. Sad Magazine is releasing a special double issue with a huge chunk of history that many of our peers and readers have never even heard about.
Haven't heard about Sad Mag yet? It's a quarterly magazine that publishes up-and-coming Vancouver writers, primarily between the ages of 15 and 30.
From the start of drag queens, the first Pride parade and the creation of Davie Village, the issue covers it all. "When we think about the gay rights movement, we usually think New York City -- we think Stonewall riots," says Sad Mag's creative director, Brandon Gaukel. "But Vancouver built a strong gay and lesbian culture long before 1969, and in collaboration with progressive cities like Portland and San Francisco, was influential in the queer movement across North America."
Sad Mag honours the evocative voices of young queer artists while paying respect to past generations who paved the way for us to express our creativity and be ourselves.
The Queer History Issue will be available tonight at The Cobalt during the Sad Mag Queer Culture Awards and Show. There will be live entertainment, including comedians Morgan Brayton and Dan Dumsha, a drag performance by Isolde N Barron and dance by House of La Douche.
Join me at Cobalt on Main Street tonight at 8PM....it's sure to be a night to remember! Tickets are only 8 bucks at the door and includes a copy of the Sad Magazine's sure-to-be-collector's issue.