A Vancouver BC Canada Mentoring Brunch Series
The Next Mentoring Brunch
Date: October 20, 2019 10:30 am
Location: Hamburger Mary’s on Davie Street
Welcome to the all-new Mary’s on Davie—the evolution of a classic Vancouver diner, reinvented for 2018. After an extensive renovation, a bold new design …
In the 1960s, Hamburger Mary’s was one of the earliest lesbian businesses to go national from San Francisco, and Vancouver has one of the remaining locations.
Much of the 80s and 90s was under the shadow of the 1960s; which given the current years feel like the 70s and 90s had a baby, eh. It was the decade of Queer Nation, Act Up and The Lesbian Avengers with the community divided on the margins of society to fighting for the right to serve in the military and marriage equality. the 1970s women’s movement ended with lesbians left out and the 1980s and 90s, we shifted to AIDS.
Billie Jean King won the tennis game as a woman, and Sally Ride walked in space the same; it was not until much later it was known they were lesbians.
in the 1990s. it was kd lang, Melissa Etheridge and Ellen who came out and Lesbian Chic had it’s 15 minutes of fame.
In Canada, it was almost part of the Charter of Rights in the mid-80s and instead, we were left, inter alia, via the Charter Challenge Program, and not wanting other demographics to have rights is what the Notwithstanding Clause was for, to admit a wrong and do it anyway. It was used early on by Quebec and rarely used and should never be casually used were established and emerging rights exist.
Joshua Birch won the Military Service and Egan and Nesbit won survivor rights; Brian Mossop lead to Federal Government Employment benefit equality; and it was a Canada wide effort to bring about the marriage question in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec before Liberal PM Paul Martin lobbed it at the Supreme Court who sent it back; and then, 2003, Canada became a nation of marriage equality, where English Common Law Canada Provinces had common law marriage equality in 1999; and Quebec has no common law category, the Marriage Equality Act brings Canada united from coast to coast to coast and the 49th Parallel eh.
many Canadian Couples and Couples with a Canadian tried to challenge the marriage law; and many who married did not make it post rush for rights, especially following the California Prop 8 referendum which ended 10,000 marriages while giving battery chickens better cages. A misleading question and the Mormon Church funding the remove rights, gives one pause then and now and one has to wonder about the part the community which did not seek to be the same as heterosexuals just happened to be queer.
The video about the first Lesbian Avengers meeting between the Seattle group and the initial Vancouver group with it’s origins in a social group called ABOL (A bunch of lesbians)
The Newspapers were gay and lesbian and the Vancouver paper changed to become inclusive over two different volunteer collectives. as the community changed to a spectrum, mainstream acceptance came from courts and often allied supporters who leveraged their platforms at their peril.
In the 1990s.; Nina Tryggvason was a volunteer at Angles and Xtra West, the queer media begun in earlier decades and ended or went online as media and advertising ripples through the shift in technology, increased civil rights and other changes occurred.
an important one in this era of inter-sectional diversity, was the shift across the LGBTQ2 spectrum to becoming more than the gay and lesbian community, from marginalized to a market niche with voter block influence.
the capacity to build a community, rather than exist marginalized within one.
The Mentoring Group is intergenerational, intersectional and supportive across the LGBTQ2 spectrum; and provide these links and information being provided and experience shared.
The initial run of four brunches over August had Lupper or Linner edition, for which, I crafted a compilation of news articles from Angles and Xtra West
the links below are what comprised the booklet handout, soon to be a talk at the City of Vancouver Archives. arising from the Dyke Mentoring Brunch.
Results 1 – 50 of 7498 – Fonds AM1675 – BC Gay and Lesbian Archives. Still here : November 2-13, 2016 Come celebrate with Chief Byron Longclaws and James …
kindly share the links to avoid printing where possible,
please and thank you, eh.
and This is an index of the materials and discussion topics:
The 1990s was the Decade before 9/11 changed the sense of the world, before AIDS was a chronically manageable condition for parts of the world; and it changed the balance of the generational birth rate. Generation X was the sandwich … Continue reading →