*note: this is not a comprehensive listing, but feel free to submit events to altpridefest @ gmail.com. The website managers will update when they are able. free/sliding scale events that are open to all ages will be posted.
“This Thursday, July 4th, the Ledge*** [in the Bedford-Regency Hotel, 1140 Government St] is hosting a wonderful acoustic event that will be sure to knock you socks/birkenstocks off!
From 8:00-10:00, there will be an open mic, where performers of all experience levels and varieties will be given the spotlight! If you’d like to reserve yourself a spot in the line up, please feel free to contact me, Kingsley Cricket, via facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or show up at 7:30 to sign up! Or, if you’re feeling whimsical, you can just make an impromptu appearance on the night of. ‘Cause we’re spontaneous like that.
After the open mic, we’ll have more performances by Dylan Davis, The High Class Horrors, and yours truly, Kingsley Cricket.”
***This 2nd-floor venue is accessed by either stairs or the elevator. Accessible washrooms are available on the ground-floor only. The Ledge has both food-service (all-ages) and liquor-primary areas (19+).
Monday, July 1st: MIXTAPE ROMANCE YOUTH GRAD DANCE (put on by tru2U)
8:00pm-12:00am at 1415 Broad St, Victoria***
Who is this awesomeness for: Youth Aged 13-18, lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, two-spirit, asexual, gender variant youth & youth allies. facebook event page
***this venue is physically inaccessible for wheelchair users: the 2nd floor is accessed by a long flight of stairs or a freight elevator. Washrooms are not wheelchair-accessible.
Weekly event: Thursdays from 5:15pm to 7pm, Serious Coffee on Broad St (1280 Broad St.)
Writing group for LGBT2SQ youth and their allies, age 25 and under. Hone your creative and critical writing skills and your peer-to-peer editing skills.
tru2U is a collection of programs, projects, and services, helping LGBT2SQ youth love who they are, while creating environments in which they are loved. tru2U facilitates community projects, events, and groups that promote self-empowerment, inclusivity, and self-exploration. tru2U creates environments of acceptance by designing and delivering age appropriate, in-school workshops which introduce an array of LGBT2SQ topics to LGBT2SQ youth and their peers. tru2U generates referrals and connections for LGBT2SQ youth to emotional support systems online, in person, and via phone. tru2U is designed and delivered, with much love, by South Island Pride Centre. www.southislandpridecentre.ca/youth.html