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See some banned Palestinian children’s art

Another drumming katydid or (I prefer to imagine) the same katydid visited my parkade last night—a tiny flash of lime green in my peripheral vision.
It paused just outside of swatting distance, as if to allow me to take some photos. Then it advanced right up to me and into the shadow cast by my bicycle panier.
It may have felt conspicuous, I thought—a little bright green tie pin on a grey concrete floor—until it climbed right up onto my bright red panier and stopped.
Homeless in Vancouver: The return of Ringo.

Another drumming katydid or (I prefer to imagine) the same katydid visited my parkade last night—a tiny flash of lime green in my peripheral vision.

It paused just outside of swatting distance, as if to allow me to take some photos. Then it advanced right up to me and into the shadow cast by my bicycle panier.

It may have felt conspicuous, I thought—a little bright green tie pin on a grey concrete floor—until it climbed right up onto my bright red panier and stopped.

Homeless in Vancouver: The return of Ringo.

SQUAMISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We’ve got it all: invasive interviews with musicians, recollections of festivals of yore, a soundtrack for your drive up, and beer recommendations from your favourite rockers.

Squamish: Be there.

Cover photo by Leigh Righton.

Bottom photo by Rebecca Blissett.

For Vancouver Pride 2014, we profile proud LGBT parents who are adding more colour to the rainbow. Plus, transition support for transgender folks, the evolution of LGBT neighbourhoods, and tasty eats to try pre- and post-Parade.
Spotlight on LGBT parents

Profile: Ian Colvin

Profile: Simone Longpré

Profile: Morgane Oger

Profile: Fiona Chen

Profile: Aideen and Colin McKenna
 

News

LGBT neighbourhoods evolving across the Lower Mainland

Vancouver City Hall panel discusses how to be an LGBT sanctuary city

Vision Vancouver parties at Celebrities; Kirk LaPointe blogs about Trish Kelly

Erin Aylward: The right to pride

Health

Transition ended gender dysphoria torment

Art and Culture

Trash fiend John Waters hits the open road in Carsick

Queering the International speaks to love, hate around the world

Queer Arts Festival 2014 provides regeneration for LGBT activism

Cor Flammae at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

Food

Where to eat in the West End on Vancouver Pride Parade day

Lolita’s South of the Border Cantina’s gluten-free brownies get a kick of chili

Pride Picnic features Chopped Canada champion chef, plus Pride Run fun

For Vancouver Pride 2014, we profile proud LGBT parents who are adding more colour to the rainbow. Plus, transition support for transgender folks, the evolution of LGBT neighbourhoods, and tasty eats to try pre- and post-Parade.

Spotlight on LGBT parents

Profile: Ian Colvin

Profile: Simone Longpré

Profile: Morgane Oger

Profile: Fiona Chen

Profile: Aideen and Colin McKenna

 

News

LGBT neighbourhoods evolving across the Lower Mainland

Vancouver City Hall panel discusses how to be an LGBT sanctuary city

Vision Vancouver parties at Celebrities; Kirk LaPointe blogs about Trish Kelly

Erin Aylward: The right to pride

Health

Transition ended gender dysphoria torment

Art and Culture

Trash fiend John Waters hits the open road in Carsick

Queering the International speaks to love, hate around the world

Queer Arts Festival 2014 provides regeneration for LGBT activism

Cor Flammae at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

Food

Where to eat in the West End on Vancouver Pride Parade day

Lolita’s South of the Border Cantina’s gluten-free brownies get a kick of chili

Pride Picnic features Chopped Canada champion chef, plus Pride Run fun

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My latest nerdy story: Cryptocurrencies for change arise in B.C.

It’s very nerdy.

stephenhui:

My latest nerdy story: Cryptocurrencies for change arise in B.C.

It’s very nerdy.

Photo of the Day: 63 seconds of this morning by Amanda Catching.
Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Photo of the Day: 63 seconds of this morning by Amanda Catching.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

The Powell Street Festival will take place at a new site this year, centered at Alexander Street and Jackson Avenue.
Festival organizers are moving the event from nearby Oppenheimer Park due to an ongoing tent city protest there.
Read more: Powell Street Festival moves to new site

The Powell Street Festival will take place at a new site this year, centered at Alexander Street and Jackson Avenue.

Festival organizers are moving the event from nearby Oppenheimer Park due to an ongoing tent city protest there.

Read more: Powell Street Festival moves to new site

Photo of the Day: Celebration of Light Fireworks 2014 by Rishad Daroowala.
Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

Photo of the Day: Celebration of Light Fireworks 2014 by Rishad Daroowala.

Every weekday, the Straight highlights a great local shot as the Photo of the Day. Interested in submitting your photos for consideration? Check out our Flickr group.

The Squamish Valley Music Festival is taking place August 8 to 10 at the Logger Sports Grounds and Hendrickson Fields.

In anticipation of the big event—headlined by Eminem, Bruno Mars, and Arcade Fire—we’re spending the next few weeks rounding up local artists who’ll be playing the open-air party, and getting them to answer some important questions.

Check out our profiles so far!

Some young person or persons with a lot of chalk really played-up the sidewalk in front of their building and in front of their neighbours’ buildings and their neighbour’ neighbours’ buildings.

Read more: Homeless in Vancouver: Chock-a-block with childish fun