My streeter is the cover story of Xtra West this week. Check it out if you can!
|Sara Kendall |
I would hold the wand and help liberate political prisoners currently jailed for their sexualities and sex work. I would wave in safe spaces for all queers in exile from their countries, their classrooms, and their family homes. I would shake the wand to the sky and we'd have bumpin' queers-of-colour-centric parties, and all over the whole mother-lovin' planet we'd rock sexy to pro-homo and pro-woman lyrical content! And we'd all share the magic gay wand!!
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I would make a new statutory holiday called Gay Day.
|Andrew Parker |
My one wish would be that Davie St be returned back to the community and that everyone feels safe and welcome. Bring it back to a destination again as opposed to a street to avoid. And for someone to play with my magic wand!
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Who would believe that the Conservative Party had the only openly gay MP candidate for Vancouver Centre in the 2008 election? Or that California, the world's seventh largest economy, democratically voted in Prop 8 weeks before Gus van Sant's film about Harvey Milk was released to theatres across the world? Above all this — an infectious, profit-motivated mentality has managed to jeopardize the natural systems that sustain and regulate our planet as we begin a global descent into economic and ecological catastrophe. Homosexuals have a role in society just like everyone else, and I think we need to be clearer on our values.
| ||Nelson Wong |
I'd make it so that every straight person had more gay coworkers, relatives, or better still, friends in their lives. I'd also like to see stronger, more multi-faceted gay characters in TV and film.
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I'd make the entire world carbon neutral. Then I would change the current political system. And after that I'd get rid of terrible reality TV shows!
My personal one: I would like to get a pair of sparkly, blood-red Fluevogs that would even inspire Dorothy to ditch the bows.
My more serious one: Generous funding for Pride In Art so that it may continue to flourish and advocate its goals of celebrating queer artists and challenging homophobia. As an adjunct to that one, I would love that the show Gender Twist be shown at the National Gallery of Canada.
| ||Gwen Haworth |
I'd make more event spaces on Vancouver's Eastside wheelchair accessible. This is a constant challenge when organizing low-cost, inclusive, queer events, but one I'm sure the LGBT community could creatively address if more of us put our heads together.
|Bob Yates |
Happiness for everybody. Not just gay people, but everybody should be happy.
First, I would stabilize Oprah's weight at 160 pounds. Secondly, I would keep Davie St gay, gay, gay and fabulous. Lastly, I would want to educate the ignorant Neanderthals that feel that it's all right to come downtown and verbally and/or physically attack my gay brothers and sisters. I mean, enough already!
|Ross Johnstone |
I would change that our political leaders would recognize the positive impact that arts and culture have on stimulating our economy and representing our identities. And I would make LGBT issues a priority for educators so that sexual minorities feel safe in their schools and community.
| ||Brent Wildefyre |
The first change I would make is who our Prime Minister is.
| ||Irenusz Nowicki |
I'd be with my boy Bryn. I came to Canada just for him.
|Alain Vermette |
No gaybashing whatsoever.
Stephen Harper will be trounced and roundly humiliated by a viable, exciting, charismatic, progressive SOMEBODY. And that Amber Dawn will become the new Director of Programming for Out On Screen. (At least one of these things has come true...)
| ||Michael Hogan |
I would make people care more. About themselves, others, friends, and strangers. Care about the earth 'cause it's the only one we've got, about how they treat others and how others treat them, and about humanity and the direction we're headed. I would make them care for those that have nothing and not about what you (we) don't have, and to not let hate, fear and ignorance rule us.
| ||James Chamberlain |
That all school districts had anti-homophobia policies in place that protected queer students and straight students, and that all school boards would enforce them.
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