This week in (gay) Vancouver: heritage, family and dining out

This week we check out our gay heritage, deal with homophobia and racism, and choose a restaurant to dine out.


Continuing over at The Cultch is the Gay Heritage Project (until Mar 19) what reviewer David C Jones called “a fascinating and moving history of gay”. There is a lot of buzz around the show and for good reason. Damien Atkins, Paul Dunn and Andrew Kushnir set out to answer one question: is there such a thing as gay heritage? In their search, they uncover a rich history and shine new light on contemporary gay culture.

Ga Ting (Family) explores homophobia in the Chinese community, and racism in the gay community

the frank theatre company remounts Canadian playwright Minh Ly’s Ga Ting (Family) (Mar 8-13) at The Cultch. Chinese for family, Ga Ting is a powerful and emotionally-charged story about an immigrant Chinese couple trying to come to terms with the death of their son. The new reworked script delves more deeply into race and sexual politics as it explores homophobia in the Chinese community, and racism in the gay community.

Dining Out For Life

The annual Dining Out For Life (Mar 10) continues to make a difference one bite at a time. This annual fundraiser for Friends for Life and A Loving Spoonful returns for its 22nd year raising much needed cash for its programs. Hundreds of participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland will donate 25 percent of one day’s food sales to these two charities. Where will you be dining out this year?

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