By Maria Diment, Vancouver is Awesome
Happy Pride Month!
Vancouver is very proud of its 2SLGBTQ+ community and the city is showing support through the big and little things (like having a 2SLGBTQ-only micro-wedding day at City Hall).
Queer events happen around Vancouver throughout the year, but June and July are special, so we’ve put together a mega roundup of all the 2SLGBTQ+ events happening around town.
We’ll be updating this list as more events are announced, so bookmark this page and check back often.
Celebrate Global Wellness Day during Pride month with an outdoor spin class. The three back to back classes have a full lineup of queer instructors, DJs, and drag performers. This event is one of the many events happening during Pride.
When: June 12 with classes at 11 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 1:20 p.m.
Where: Milton Wong Plaza in Olympic Village
Cost: Free but registration is required
Really Gay History Tour
This walking tour celebrates the unsung heroes of Vancouver’s queer community, from drag kings to transgender crime fighters to queer church ministers.
When: Every Sunday starting June 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Tours start outside the Robert Lee YMCA at 955 Burrard St.
Cost: From $29
DJs, drag queens and a film screening, this event is a celebration and discussion for the queer community.
When: June 17 from 6 p.m. to midnight
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 West 5th Ave
Queer Arts Festival
This year’s festival, dubbed HAUNTINGS, explores what colonial culture attempted to erase through a Queer context. The lineup includes an art party on a Chinatown rooftop, visual art exhibitions, walking tours, performances, screenings and drag.
When: June 18 through July 8 with various lineup dates
Where: various galleries and locations around Vancouver
Cost: There are both free and paid events