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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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What’s Happening (Online) this week in the Okanagan! Jan 4 – Jan 10, 2020

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

Tuesday, January 5 – 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.


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Tampax’s Celebration of Diversity Faces Backlash

“Not all people with periods are women. Let’s celebrate the diversity of all people who bleed!”

A Twitter post by tampon brand Tampax has prompted vigorous debate after stating that “not all people with periods are women.”

The tweet was intended to be inclusive, acknowledging trans and non-binary people, but it has divided opinion and sparked a backlash from some of its customers.

Pip Christmass7 News

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‘Clothes Minded’ a Series to Help Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Find Their Look

Partners Fuse, OUTtv and Vice Studios will film eight episodes on location in the US and Canada.

Lucas Silveira and Richie Shazam host the Fuse, OUTtv and Vice Studios co-production as it helps young trans and gender nonconforming people find a unique look to celebrate their true selves.

Fuse Media has boarded the transgender makeover series Clothes Minded as a co-production partner along with Canadian LGBTQ+ TV channel OUTtv and Vice Studios, ahead of an early 2021 premiere on both sides of the border.

Etan Vlessing – The Hollywood Reporter

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(Image Credit: Courtesy of Vice Studios)

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Study Finds There is a Connection Between Gender Identity and Autism

People with autism have more varied gender identities than the general population, study finds.

People who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth are three to six times as likely to be autistic as cisgender people are, according to the largest study yet to examine the connection. Gender-diverse people are also more likely to report autism traits and to suspect they have undiagnosed autism.

Laura DattardSpectrum

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