This week in (gay) Vancouver we remember Stonewall, share some secrets with Out in Harmony and gather at Grandview Park for East Side Pride.
The Rhinestone Phoenix Charity Foundation hosts Stonewall Remembered (June 25) at the Junction Pub for an evening of reflection on the New York city riots that are popularly seen as the birthplace of LGBTQ rights. The evening includes a screening of the documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria which documents the transgender women and drag queens who fought police harassment at San Francisco’s Compton’s Cafeteria three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC.
Out in Harmony’s upcoming concert Shhh…It’s A Secret! (June 27) isn’t really a secret even though the theme is all about hiding and sharing secrets. Whether you are keeping them hidden, telling them to a special confidante, or shouting them to the world, having a secret is a powerful thing. Join the LGBTQ+ choir as they take you to Hernando’s Hideaway and maybe even for a visit at Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
East Side Pride is back at Grandview Park on June 27, as a tribute to the Stonewall Riots and celebration of East Vancouver’s LGBTQ community.The day-long festival includes local artisans and community groups, along with a stage featuring musical, drag, and other entertainment.