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What’s Happening this week in the Okanagan! Jan 25 – Jan 31, 2020

Virtual Events include Basically Ella, SashaTV, Shantay You Stay, and the meeting of the Okanagan Gender Identity Group.

Monday, January 25 – Basically Ella: Skin Care, 12:30 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, and Unicorns.LIVE ~ Online

Your skin is your canvas, and an artist such as yourself deserves the best foundation on which to create. Not only is it the canvas — your skin is the largest organ found on the human body. Ella will discuss proper skin care and cleansing regimes for a variety of skin types.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, January 26 – Okanagan Gender Identity Group ~ Online

This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation thereof 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 Okanagan Gender Identity Group on Facebook.


Saturday, January 30 – Shantay You Stay with Farrah Moan, 7:30 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, Unicorns.LIVE, and Friends of Dorothy Lounge – Kelowna~ Online

The secret is out and you are gonna FLIP. YOUR. WIG! Announcing Shantay You Stay Saturdays LIVE from Friends of Dorothy Kelowna (315 Lawrence Avenue)! Join us in-house at FOD Kelowna for a bite and a sip as you get in on an exclusive virtual meet and greet with legendary performers from Rupaul’s Drag Race. Those burning questions will be answered, and all streamed to all Unicorns.LIVE.

Space is limited, and reservations are required; choose your trio for $30/person (plus tax), including wine, craft cocktail, and an appetizer. Get those thinking caps on — questions from in-person attendees must be submitted in advance.

For reservations, call FOD Kelowna on 236.420.4565. Shantay You Stay Saturdays begin on Saturday, January 23, 2020, LIVE from Friends of Dorothy Kelowna and on Unicorns.LIVE!

6:30 PM – Seating & $30 Trio Selection
7:00 PM – Deadline for question submissions
7:30 PM – WE GO LIVE with the Drag Race celeb, where you’ll get to speak to the queens directly!

NOTE: Only people at Friends of Dorothy Kelowna will be able to ask questions of the celebrity guests; Unicorns.LIVE will be streaming Shantay You Stay Saturdays, and all subscribers will be able to enjoy the show.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE

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What’s Happening (Online) this week in the Okanagan! Jan 18 – Jan 24, 2020

Virtual Events include the meeting of the Okanagan Gender Identity Group.

Tuesday, January 19 – Okanagan Gender Identity Group ~ Online

This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation thereof 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 Okanagan Gender Identity Group on Facebook.

Gender Non-Conforming French Canadians Find Ways to Express Their Identity

In a language where everything is gendered masculine or feminine, these French Canadians are navigating through roadblocks when it comes to expressing their gender identity.

MONTREAL — Gender nonconforming French-Canadians are finding ways to make their language more gender-neutral. They created the word ‘iel’ – a relatively common gender-neutral option to il (he) and elle (her).

But an added challenge is that French nouns are also gendered — for example, the sun is masculine and a chair is feminine.

Aimé Majeau Beauchamp is trans non-binary; meaning they are neither male nor female.

In English, their pronoun is they and in French, iel.

Beauchamp said it was easier for them to come out as non-binary in English.

Iman KassamCTV News

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


(Image Credit: CTV News)

Non-binary, singer-songwriter, Rae Spoon releases a career-encompassing box-set

Rae Spoon, a native of Calgary, Alberta, is releasing a digital box set, including sheet music that spans the entirety of their career.

Rae Spoon Songbook is the product of hours of work by Spoon and Catherine Hiltz, the former bassist of Edmonton’s Hot Panda, who played on Spoon’s 2019 release Mental Health. Hiltz charted the songs for the accompanying sheet music. Spoon went over all of their recorded material, starting with their most recent songs on Mental Health and working backwards through 11 albums worth of material. They didn’t have access to lyric sheets for the earliest tracks, which posed a bit of a challenge.

Eric Volmers – Calgary Herald

To read more of this story, follow the link to Calgary Herald


(Image Credit: Rae Spoon)

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What’s Happening (Online) this week in the Okanagan! Jan 11 – Jan 17, 2020

Virtual Events include the meeting of the Okanagan Gender Identity Group, Basically Ella, SashaTV, and Transparent Okanagan Meeting.

Monday, January 11 – Basically Ella: Brushes, 12:30 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, and Unicorns.LIVE ~ Online

Ella kicks off the new year and Season 2 with arguably one of the most important elements of make-up application: brushes. The brush is the most important instrument in your tool kit, and Ella will discuss brush selection and how to keep your brushes tip-top through proper cleaning and maintenance.

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Monday, January 11 – Sasha TV: How to Paint a Fantasy Landscape, 3:30 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, and Unicorns.LIVE ~ Online

Hot off the heels of her first season on YouTube, Canadian Drag Queen and Painter Sasha Zamolodchikova welcomes you to Season Two of SashaTV, now LIVE on Unicorns.LIVE! Each season of SashaTV LIVE will be devoted to specific topics and areas of interest; in this season’s episodes, SashaTV LIVE takes a deep-dive into her penchant for art with a live paint series entitled “Feeling Her Fantasy”. These fantasy art tutorials will draw inspiration from Sasha’s art and assist you in creating the reality you crave. Future episodes are set to take shape as a “drag variety show” that includes comedy, cooking, art, music and more!

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page

Watch the livestream on Unicorns.LIVE


Tuesday, January 12 – Okanagan Gender Identity Group ~ Online

This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation thereof 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 Okanagan Gender Identity Group on Facebook.


Wednesday, January 13 – Virtual Drag Bingo at Dorothy’s, 7:30 pm, presented by Rebellious Unicorns, Unicorns.LIVE, Friends of Dorothy Lounge in Kelowna, and Sparkle.

Your Hostess Sparkle will lead you through 3 rounds of virtual bingo, played over 90 minutes. Tune in, enjoy the show, and play from wherever you’re most comfortable. There are plenty of prizes to be won, so register today! The deadline to register is 12:00 pm PST on January 13.

Register here: https://unicorns.link/bingo20210113

To play in person at Friends of Dorothy please call ahead for a reservation – (236) 420-4565

To find out more, visit the Facebook Event Page


Sunday, January 17 – Transparent Okanagan Meeting, 11am – 1 pm ~ Online

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.

They meet regularly the third Sunday of every month. To find out more, check out their Facebook Page

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