Queered Gender Performance Resource Guide

Want to see and be a part of how our city is queering gender?! Here’s what’s going on locally in Vancouver! Check it out!

BUTCH: Not like the other girls


-Public art exhibition displayed in transit shelters throughout Vancouver

-20 different pieces, 20 different places

-“The images honour the mercurial beauty, power and diversity of women who transgress the gender binary – celebrating the transversal dialectic of female masculinity, unapologetic and undiluted.”

Where? Transit shelters and The Cultch

When? From March 11 2013

A gallery exhibition will be shown at The Cultch April 9 – 25, 2013, with an Art Party! on April 10, 6 – 8pm.

Website: http://sdholman.com/

Man Up

What? A monthly queer variety show and drag king celebration

Where? The Cobalt 317 Main St

When? Upcoming events

-Sunday April 7 *Amateur Hour #11* 9pm

-Friday May 20

-Saturday April 28 *Sports Day*

-See website for further dates

Website: http://www.manupvancouver.com, https://www.facebook.com/manupvancouver


What? East Van’s only weekly drag show

Where? The Cobalt 317 Main St

When? Sunday 9pm-2am

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Apocalypstick-East-Vans-Drag-Show/126710060712652

Litany Queer Reading Series

What? A quarterly reading series showcasing emerging and established queer writers in Vancouver, BC, Unceded Coast Salish Territories. Each evening is a cozy, safer-space affair that celebrates the complexity of our queer worlds and words.

Where? See website for upcoming venue

When? See website for upcoming dates

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Litany-Queer-Reading-Series/371568152938812?fref=ts,


Ivan Coyote and Veda Hille

What? Live Performance

Where? The Grandview Legion Vancouver, BC

When? April 9th at 7pm

Website: http://www.ivanecoyote.com/

Queer Arts Festival 2013: TransgressionNow

What? Canada’s professional 18 day multidisciplinary arts festival held in Vancouver, celebrating queer art and artists, featuring 2 visual arts exhibitions, provocative new live performances and inspiring workshops

Ticket Prices: $0-30

Where? Roundhouse Exhibition Hall and Performance Centre

When? Wednesday July 24 – Friday August 9

         Art Party! July 24, 7pm

Website: http://queerartsfestival.com/

1st Annual Vancouver Trans Film Fest

What? Vancouver’s Trans Forum, in collaboration with Divergence Movie Nights, presents a range of screenings of trans films

Where? Rhizome317 East Broadway; Spartacus684 East Hastings

When? July 3rd-22nd

Website: http://www.vancouvertransforum.com/#movie


Poetry is Dead: The Queer Issue

Guest edited by Alex Leslie is 64 pages of poetry, interviews and original art.

Website: http://poetryisdead.ca/magazine/queer-issue.html

***Other Local Artists to keep an eye out for!***


“Leadfoot is a chorus of handsome butches bound together by brotherhood and song.”


Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leadfoot/371576519562853?id=37157651 9562853&sk=info


“2poc consists of two pansies of colour who do not require an audience to have a good time.”

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/2poc/185558171454499

Rae Spoon

Rae Spoon is a transgendered indie electronic musician who lives in Montreal

Website: https://www.facebook.com/raespoonpage

 Vivek Shraya

A Toronto-based multimedia artist, working in the mediums of music, performance, literature and film. Vivek also creates and delivers workshops and guest lectures about writing, art, gender, sexuality and homophobia, and currently facilitates the Supporting Our Youth Pink Ink writing program for queer, transgender, Two-Spirit and questioning youth writers.

Website: http://vivekshraya.com/


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