From The Georgia Straight:
Sometimes the best ideas are hatched over drinks. And so it is with Year of the Queer, which is the City of Vancouver’s recently announced initiative to celebrate significant anniversaries of 15 organizations that serve the city’s LGBT community.
It started a few months ago when the executive director of Out on Screen, Stephanie Goodwin, was sitting in the Irish Heather with the heads of two other arts organizations: SD Holman of the Queer Arts Festival and Fay Nass of the Frank Theatre Company.
The conversation turned to the groups’ anniversaries—the 30th for Out on Screen and the 10th for the two other groups.
In a phone interview with the Georgia Straight, Goodwin recalled that she then blurted out: “It needs to be declared the year of the queer!”
And it is! We’re delighted to join queer organizations from all of Vancouver to celebrate at City Hall on May 23rd, where the Pride and Trans flags will be raised, and will fly all summer. For more information on the Year of The Queer launch, please visit the City of Vancouver’s website.