Van Pride Magazine
July 9, 2020
We are switching things up in 2020.
Every year we produce an annual print Pride Guide in partnership with Glacier Media with a distribution of 12,000 throughout Vancouver. The Pride Guide includes site maps, information about our events and activities, community event listings and editorial. Festival guides provide event attendees with important information to be sure – but this year we decided to dream bigger.
We are excited to announce the first ever edition of Van Pride – a free, full-colour magazine full of articles, poetry, short stories and more along with a 2-page pull out of our #VanVirtualPride schedule of events. Going forward, we will be producing an annual magazine which focuses on writing and creative pieces from our communities.
Plans for Van Pride were already in the works when COVID-19 upended everything. As with our live events, we had to think fast to pivot our plans for our new magazine. Our team had been thinking of creative ways to bring Pride into peoples’ homes beyond virtual events. The new Van Pride Magazine, full of creative content from our community, seemed like a great way to spread a little bit of that spirit. We used to distribute the guide in retail locations across the GVRD but the pandemic presents unique challenges to accessing public spaces. While some copies of the magazine will be available in key locations like Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium , we had to figure out a way to distribute the magazine beyond the usual pick up locations. So we decided to deliver all the magazines -for free- to anyone with a mailing address across Canada.
Want to get your own magazine? Just fill in your address through this form before July 17, 2020 and we will send it to you completely free of charge.
We also want to enlist your help! We know there are folks in our communities who are isolated and who face various barriers to getting online. Do you know LGBTQAI2S+ folks who would like a Van Pride who might not have access to the internet? Ask if you can assist them in signing up. If you know of any organizations which assist LGBTQAI2S+ folks who may have barriers to accessing the internet feel free to pass on this post!
Sign-Up HERE for your FREE copy of Van Pride.