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Brooke Lynn Hytes Apologizes for the Booty Critique

“She definitely should’ve put some makeup on that ass.”

Brooke Lynn Hytes has issued an apology for the judges’ critiques about Canada’s Drag Race contestant Ilona Verley.

The Canadian spin-off was accused of “body-shaming” on last week’s episode after Brooke and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman expressed disappointment in the contestant for not using makeup on her “booty”.

Sam DamshenasGay Times

To read more of this story, follow the link to Gay Times

(Image Credit: Gay Times/Canada Drag Race)

What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Aug 10 – 16, 2020

Tuesday, August 11 – Gender Identity Group ~ Online

This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, gender queer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation there of under the rainbow spectrum) people living in or near Kelowna or the Okanagan are to discuss matters and various topics while providing and obtaining peer support.

We meet every Tuesday from 6-8 via Discord.

For more information on this group meeting, please join the Gender Identity Group on Facebook.

Tuesday, August 11 – HIM Yoga, 5:30 pm, hosted by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Come stretch those knots away and do Yoga with HIM online! Just get your Yoga mat and bottle of water ready!

This session is open to all GBT2Q men living across BC. This is an online event via Zoom App. To register, please follow the link below:


For more information, please e-mail register@checkhimout.ca.   Attendance is free, or by donation.

Tuesday, August 11 – Voices Unheard, 7pm – 8pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, Unicorns Live, featuring James Sieben ~ Kelowna and Online

James Sieben (he/him/his) is a trans gay man. On this episode of Voices Unheard, James will talk with Jessica about how he has experienced misogyny first-hand before coming out, and how he actually now benefits from misogyny because he “passes for male”.

He’ll also discuss how he feels the recent rhetoric about trans people expressed by J.K. Rowling is harmful; the issue of anti-transness in sports; and why all cis LGBT2Q+ people should care about and fight for trans rights.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Wednesday, August 12 – Connections Online, 6pm, hosted by Health Initiative for Men ~ Online

Want to expand your social network and connect with other GBT2Q people?
Connections is a group for guys 19+ to come together to talk about life experiences, connect with peers and build a circle of support. Come as you are, bring a friend, and your ideas.

This is an online event via Zoom App. To register, please follow the link below:

For more information, please e-mail register@checkhimout.ca.

Participation is free, or by donation

Thursday, August 13 – Life Drawing – Online, 7pm, hosted by Helath Initiative for Men ~ Online

Do you like drawing and sketching? Do you appreciate the male form? Life Drawing with HIM offers a great opportunity to practice your artistic skills with a live male model. It is an informal drop-in session and social art group for men.

All skill levels welcome. This event is facilitated, but no formal instruction is offered. Bring your sketchbook and favourite drawing materials (no ink or paint please). Sessions start promptly, so please arrive on time.

This is an online event via Zoom App. To register, please follow the link below:

This group is open to self-identified men (trans, cis, and other men), two-spirit and non-binary folks who also identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as guys who are into/or have sex with guys (for any reason – including for work).

Thursday, August 13 – TV Night with Freida Whales, 7:30 pm – hosted by Freida Whales ~ Online

TV Night with Freida Whales lives on as a Digital After Party!! Join Freida Whales after each episode of Canada’s Drag Race, right up to the finale on September 3! Freida will give her thoughts about the episode, watch a video or two, and play a unique drag related game, where you can win a Bucket-O-Whales prize pack and the exclusive TV Royalty episode winner pins!!

The health and safety of the pod is Freida’s highest concern, but we can still have some fun together while staying indoors and COVID-safe! Tune in every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. LIVE on YouTube

Missed the live stream but still want a chance to win the prize? Keep an eye on Freida’s social media for the link to the posted stream and play the game up until the week’s deadline!

Or catch up by checking out Www.freidawhales.com/links

Thursday, August 13 – Drag Race Viewing, 7:30 pm – 9:00pm, hosted by Sparkle and Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

The grandest of all – Canada’s Drag Race – is here! and what’s better than enjoying at the Okanagan’s first LGBT2Q+ lounge. #Pride
Join us every Thursday, starting July 2nd, at 7:30pm for a very special viewing of the show hosted by the ravishing Sparkle.
The race to the crown is going to be – Hot. Feisty. And Delicious with our 12 Drag Race inspired bites named after the 12 contestants. #YummyinMyTummy

Featuring one complimentary Drag Race inspired bite from the menu every Thursday night during the viewing. And 6 bites for $15.
And it gets better. Our “Canadian” pizza named after one of the judges, Brooke Lynn Hytes, will be at a special price too.⠀⠀⠀
Call us at (236) 420-4565 to make a reservation.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Sunday, August 16 – Drag Brunch, hosted by Friends of Dorothy Lounge ~ Kelowna

Get ready for a #SundayFunday. The drag is here!

Come out and see a show at Friends of Dorothy Drag Brunch (by reservation only). Seating begins at 11am followed by the performance at 12pm.

Tickets are $30 per person and include:
One mimosa or one Caesar AND an item from our brunch menu

CALL TO RESERVE! For more info go to: https://www.fodlounge.com/

Sunday, August 16 – TransParent Okanagan Meeting, hosted by TransParent Okanagan

TransParent provides community consultation, advising and advocacy on issues related to families of trans youth. They also operate a peer support network, monthly meetings, guest speakers and a lending library of books, videos and other resources.

TransParent Okanagan meets regularly the third Sunday of every month. To find out more, check out their Facebook Page

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Drag Brunch Sunday

The drag is here. #SundayFunday

Come out and see #kelownassweetheart at our Friends of Dorothy Sunday Drag Brunch (by reservation only). Kelowna’s original #kaskakween, the incomparable Ella Lamoureux, takes us over the rainbow every Sunday.

Two seatings available. Seating begins at 11am for the 12pm show
& the seating for 2pm show begins at 1pm.

Tickets are $30 per person and include:

One mimosa or one caesar AND choice of dish from our brunch menu.

Get your tickets here https://kelownatickets.com/online/article/FODDragBrunch

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BOA opens up on Canada’s Drag Race About Assault in 2015

Windsor drag queen says they were beaten and robbed

BOA is a contestant on the first season of Canada’s Drag Race — the Canadian version of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a reality show where drag queens are competing to be the country’s first drag superstar. 

Prior to BOA’s elimination in Thursday’s episode, they talked about being beaten up and robbed at their home in Toronto in 2015. 

CBC News

To read more of this story, follow the link to CBC News

(Image Credit: Jacob Barker/CBC)

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Mina Gerges Brings Diversity to Drag Race Canada’s Pit Crew

While RuPaul’s Drag Race has had racial diversity in the past, this is the first time body type diversity has graced the Pit Crew.

Drag Race Canada’s debut season has much to be thankful for.

Though Canada’s Pit Crew was initially introduced as a small group, in recent episodes of the show it expanded. In episode four, a full ten members of the Pit Crew arrive to help the queens play a matching game. The group, which truly spanned the spectrum in terms of skin tone, made history as model and activist Mina Gerges became the first Pit Crew member of size.

Mikelle StreetOut Magazine

To read more of this story, follow the link to Out Magazine

Image Credit: (Out Magazine/Canada Drag Race)

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