Category: Dara's Desk

“Variant Sexual Behaviour” in 2015

December 2, 2015

Education is a powerful tool – and potentially a dangerous one. My friend Lauren is a Professor of Kinesiology at a university in BC. She… Read more

Not enough

November 3, 2015

On October 19, a new opportunity emerged in Canada. After almost a decade under a federal government with little interest in advocating for progressive change, we… Read more

Elections matter

October 19, 2015

Friends, Until recently, queer people were not afforded the same federal rights as our straight and cisgender counterparts. Elections matter. Once every four years we have… Read more

Drumroll please …

October 13, 2015

Our supporters made a powerful statement Wednesday night at #StacktheRack—and not just with their keen sense of fashion. Their generosity proved that our community is willing to… Read more

Proving Queerness

April 15, 2015

Have you ever tried to prove that someone is queer? Where to start? Is it a deep knowledge of musicals? The number of rainbow garments… Read more

3 Reasons Why Queers Should Vote

November 3, 2014

It’s election season. Every three years (soon to be four), citizens are called upon to vote for our locally elected representatives. I’m talking about our… Read more

Modern Families

September 2, 2014

A group of my friends jokingly refer to themselves as “Modern Family”. It’s true, they are. If you happened upon them hanging out at Stanley… Read more

The Year of the Queer*

April 1, 2014

This weekend the Canadian Government announced that 2015 will be celebrated as The Year of the Queer. In an unprecedented move, the government has officially… Read more

Homophobia is Alive and Well in Vancouver

March 3, 2014

Last week a drunk man entered MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert’s office, ranting about the “faggot flags” (read: rainbow) flying at the West End Community Centre.… Read more