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Justin Trudeau and LGBTQ activists march in the 2014 Pride Parade: photos
Activists, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, supporters, tourists, and politicians packed the streets from Robson Street to Sunset Beach at the 2014 Vancouver...
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Aug 3rd, 2014
Why I came out as a feminist
Announcing a new blog on being young, feminist and Canadian. VO's Feminista bloggers share their stories on International Women's Day.
Mar 8th, 2012
Book review: Feminism For Real
This year's must-read is Feminism for Real: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Copy of Feminism, edited by Jessica Yee, founder of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
Jun 29th, 2011
From Commercial Drive to the House of La Douche, Zoe Broomsgrove shapes hair... and queer culture
So you’re new in town and want to find out what’s hip and cool in the queer scene in Vancouver? Start by checking out Zoho Salon & Lock Shop (1708 East 4th Avenue, just off Commercial Drive...
Nov 4th, 2010
Anti-hate crime rally creates hope in the community
Rain didn’t deter hundreds of people from gathering outside Vancouver City Hall on a stormy Saturday night to rally against hate crime. Mayor Gregor Robertson joined a diverse crowd of speakers and...
Oct 26th, 2010
NYE: Five Scenarios, Five Dress Codes
NYE and how to be fashionably forward no matter if you're dealing with kids or fag hags. 5 likely NYE events and how you should dress to impress, the countdown starts NOW!
Dec 31st, 2009