Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An unexpected gift for Qmunity and PRIDE house

There have been so many wonderful things happening at PRIDE house over the last 2 weeks, it is tough to keep track of them all. We just found out that author Andrew Binks donated several copies of his first novel, the Summer Between, to the Qmunity library. He cited the creation of the first ever PRIDE house as the reason for the donation and we were more than happy to accept.

The Summer Between is a classic queer coming of age story that has gotten rave reviews from both the queer and mainstream press. is almost out of copies if you want to pick one up, but you won't need to if you live in the Lower Mainland. Come by PRIDE house/Qmunity to read one of the donated copies today!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Get ready for movie night at the Pacific Cinematheque

Come one, come all to the Pacific Cinematheque on February 23 for a queer double feature. Catch two films, A Knock Out at 7pm and Training Rules at 830. There will be a panel discussion with Mark Tewksbury & Jennifer Birch-Jones of CAAWS. Tickets are available at Little Sisters and at the door. Don't miss this wonderful chance to see two great films for just $10!

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Super Sunday at PRIDE house!

Today is the day many Canadian sports fans have been looking forward to: the showdown between the USA & Canada. Things sure are busy here at PRIDE house Vancouver. We have artist Jeff Sheng coming in at 2pm to talk about his fantastic Fearless photo exhibit and we all know what's happening at 4. We've got ski cross on at the moment and the lobby is filled with cheering fans from all over Canada and the world. Don't miss the spirit here at PRIDE house!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A special visitor comes to PRIDE house

Everyone knows the Curve Magazine is one of the most popular queer publications around, and one of the most popular parts of Curve is the dual advice column written by Lipstick & Dipstick. Gina Daggett, aka Lipstick, came by PRIDE house on Saturday, much to the delight of several visitors who were in attendance. The cameras came out and laughs were had. It was a wonderful scene and one that will resonate with me for a long time to come. If you are looking for something to do in Vancouver over the next week, don't forget PRIDE house!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Olympic Torch comes to Vancouver PRIDE house

What an amazing day at PRIDE house. Angus Praught came by and brought the Olympic torch he carried with him. We had a line down the hallway of folks who wanted their picture taken and everyone was kind enough to donate a few bucks to help make Qmunity and PRIDE house the best it can be. I have to say, my pulse quickened when I took the torch in my hand. It was an incredible moment and I want to thank everyone who stepped up and volunteered today and everyone who worked round the clock at Qmunity and PRIDE house for making it such a wonderful place.


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