LGBTQ

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There’s no place like home, except Friends of Dorothy

“People say, ‘Do you really need a safe space?’ and my answer is 100%, yes.’ Not because I feel threatened, but because I just want to be comfortable.”
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Affirming, reevaluating, and reimagining gender performance and identity in the time of COVID-19

Here we share six stories of people who have thought about their gender in different ways through COVID-19 and explore what gender means to them.
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Molly Mormon is a drag king

Victoria Drag King Nikolai Hardbasskovitch opens up about self-discovery, gender performance, creating art pre- and post-pandemic, and the unexpected outcomes of artistic identity.

The drag racing Vicious Poodle

Victoria’s drag scene shines at city’s newest queer venue In recent years, the art of drag has shifted from the burlesque of basement bars and closed-off attic venues to a…

Celebrating Pride while staying inside

For Victoria’s LGBTQ2+ Community, Pride comes with a sense of loss for in-person gatherings and hope for online connection this year June is Pride Month, and marks the beginning of…

LGBTQ Review | Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

Boy Erased is difficult to read, not necessarily because the writing is poor — which it is in some areas — but because it is incredibly alarming to understand just…

The LGBTQ Review | These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Don’t read this book if you’re looking for a story about magic and covens. But, if you’re looking for a cute love story about adorable lesbians that will make you…

QVic Life provides campus community, support for queer students

QVic originally was a residence-only program run by the Office of Student Life (OSL) where LGBTQ+ students would meet up once a week and organize events for students in residence.…

The LGBTQ Review | Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Casey McQuiston delivers a romance for the new age, offering big time representation in a genre normally reserved for binary couples.