TIDBITS: Debunking 6 Myths About People in the Sex Industry

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This article first appeared in Everyday Feminism and embellished with pictures to fit the this blog.

Debunking 6 Myths about People in the Sex Industry

November 5, 2014 by Laura Kacere and Sandra Kim

They navigate and move between the spaces of visibility and invisibility, criminal and citizen, safety and danger, exploitation and empowerment.

People engaged in the commercial sex industry are constantly navigating these margins.

Amidst stigma and invisibility, they suffer high rates of violence and discrimination, and yet are too often left out of the conversation around violence against women. (more…)


fortune sound pride closing party

*1st tier tickets $15, 2nd $20, 3rd $25 available at Little Sisters, Zulu, Red Cat, Highlife and online

Sunday August 3rd Blow Pony! PDX & Fortune Sound present…


plus guests




2nd Room with ▼BRAIN CANDY SHOP▼

hosted by:

▼PRINCESS SUPERSTAR▼: From a career spanning 15 years, Princess has recorded 6 astonishing albums & has had numerous collaborations with amazing musicians and producers of such musical variety that few can rival. To name a few: Kool Keith, Prince Paul of De La Soul, Chilly Gonzales, The Prodigy (she was featured on their album which went to #1 in the UK,) the legendary Arthur Baker (who made the groundbreaking “Planet Rock” with Afrika Baambata and “Blue Monday” with New Order,) Stuart Price, Armand Van Helden, Moby, and more. Her dance smash with Larry Tee “Licky” was featured in 2 #1 movies in 2011-the Judd Apatow film “Get him to the Greek” with Puffy and Russell Brand and “Hall Pass” She was featured rhyming on Grandmaster Flash’s latest album which also featured Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg and other hip hop legends.

Landing 2013: Welcome to The New Evolution, Princess Superstar’s sixth album and her triumphant best. Funded by the fans themselves via a successful campaign with Pledge music, the album is fueled by direct love from the people. She’s created a new evolution, a new lifestyle and movement. a collection of songs and videos, photos and art – it’s about mystical, magical, joy, explosive freaking out beats with conscious yet hilarious lyrics. music to make you high, rip off your clothes, lead a peace rally or go nuts at the club. it’s raw, real, truth and contagiously fun. It’s the new evolution… featuring producers like the rural, who have produced the gorillaz and beyonce; shawn lee of the ping pong orchestra; newfound new york city stars 8thw1 and kalae all day; mighty mi (who produced their top chart smash “bad babysitter”); plus princess’ own inimitable production. enter into this magical world with the superstar and her entourage, always taking you on a journey! the live shows will be a multimedia extravaganza, making people blissed out wherever she lands. more than a record or a concert – it’s a happening- get on the bus!

▼DOUBLE DUCHESS▼: In 2010, Krylon and davO met and instantly began creating music originally inspired by their love for boys, being sassy, and the queer community in their new city of San Francisco. Krylon’s early years of
vogueing in NYC, dancing and traveling as a club kid, and his international performance art pieces, are all part of their live performances and visual presence. davO’s earlier years of fronting a live hip-hop/funk/punk band, mixed with his musical production, songwriting, and DJ experiences, creates the platform that captivates listeners, audiences, and dance floors alike.

Together they’ve been heating up the national queer scene since the release of their debut EP ‘Hey Girl!’ in March 2012. After their second video for ‘Bucket Betch’ was released, mountains of local buzz, followed by some national recognition, escalated their touring schedule. In early October they released an EP of remixes, and finished out the year in the studio, creating a more developed, semi-darker, heavily refined, but still raw new batch of material. Their newest single and video ‘Deviant’ introduces a glimpse of their new sound and look that
will keep the anticipations high for their new release scheduled for late fall of 2013. Until then, the boys will be popping up all over the US to rejuvenate your summer fun with their performances, ‘not to be missed.’

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Chicklets – PRIDE Warm-up

chiclets warm up

A little “Thank you” for all of your support through the years! Let’s get warmed up for pride celebrations. DJ’s Tracey D & guest.

Tickets ONLY $5… cash… at the door only.

Hot & Wet, The Original Women’s Pride Cruise

Hot and wet

The sexiest ship to ever cruise the Straight, sets sail with the loveliest cargo to ever ply the seven seas; hundreds of women celebrating with pride. Juicy beats, re-mixed with beautiful views, and the spin of the dance-lights against the mountain sunset. This is THE pride event not to be missed. The original and the best!

6pm boarding, setting sail at 7pm – 11pm
M.V. Britannia (Harbour Cruises. #1 – North Foot of Denman, 1 bl. N. of Georgia)

Tickets $35 until July 15th, $45 after, more at boarding
Available at Little Sisters, VCV computers (888 Commercial Drive) and online

Tickets are on sale NOW online, They will be available at local vendors on July 3rd.

**The first 50 tickets sold at Little Sisters gets you a complimentary ticket to the after-party

All Genders Welcome at all Crema Productions events

19+ Must have 2 pieces of ID – It’s BC Law.

Queer Bash Pride: Choose Your Own Adventure!!


We’re celebrating your favourite dress-up mess up with a pride mash-up of endless possible QB themes

Epaulette – Lafayette -Russian Roulette – Suffragette – Corvette – Luncheonette – Forgive & Forget- Triple Threat -Pirouette – Fagette – Stagette – Cigarette – Marionette – Marie Antoinette – Rockette – Eau de Toilette – Baguette – Bachelorette – Space Cadet – Make your Bet – Cher or Bette – Vinaigrette – Blonde or Brunette

Featuring your original Queer Bash Team:

And astounding performances by your local favourites:
The Queen of East Van ISOLDE N. BARRON
The Patron Saint of East Van JAYLENE TYME
Miss Cobalt 2014 VALYNNE VILE

Dress up, undress, and get sassy on the dancefloor.

Advance tickets $16 at Little Sister’s starting July 1!


Hustla Gangbang

What’s better than a couple messy rapping queens?
A fucking fistful of them!

HUSTLA: PRIDE GANGBANG – drag queen rap battle!

Featuring your favourite dumpster twins:
The Baddest Bitch PEACH COBBLAH
The Boss of East Van BAMBIBOT

joined by their cru of sickenin’ rapper biatches for the ultimate drag queen rap throw down:

PEACH COBBLAH as Nicki Minaj
& JANE SMOKER as Iggy Azalea

battle again

BAMBIBOT as Missy Elliott
& LADY JEM as Lil Kim

CELESTIAL SEASONS as our Drag Referee!

with your resident DJs

Advance tickets available at Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium and Red Cat Records starting July 1

PLAYHOUSE Saturdays ft. Mattilda Ho & Adam Dreaddy :: #CelebsPRIDE :: Celebrities –

atlantis celebrities

PlayHOUSE Saturday :: #CelebsPRIDE Edition


Mattilda Ho


Adam Dreaddy

1022 Davie St.
19+ only

Blueprint & Celebrities Nightclub’s latest clublife concept, PlayHOUSE SATURDAYS. The ultimate experience of music, entertainment and production.

A spectacular night full of house anthems and club hits. Let the music surround you with our FUNKTION-ONE sound system, as dancers charm you and the lights mesmerize you.

A night without borders.

Valid 19+ ID required, subject to capacity

VIP table requests:


Become a fan of Celebrities Nightclub:

Follow us on Twitter & Instagram:
@Celebrities_Van #CelebsPRIDE #CelebsXO

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THE GAY AGENDA- The Pride Rainbro Competition

the gay agenda

From the weird minds that brought you Queer Bash & Hustla comes a new kind of Cobalt sexperience:

We’re shimmying out of our usual monthly slot to bring you some amped up pride strip action. Watch as sexy Cobalt boys peel off their duds for the title of Mr. Pride Rainbro!

It’s your usual Gay Agenda vibe, complete with dixx in your face, the make out room and onstage debauchery but with more on the line!

Prize includes title, jock & $200 CASH!

Think you got what it takes? Contact Peach Cobblah and pitch your performance – limited slots! Only one can win!


Don’t forget to visit the MAKEOUT BOOOOOOTH! (or the C.C.C. as Isolde has named it…. you’ll have to be there to remember what the acronym stands for!)

#thegayagenda: glitter and skin

Thursday, July 31
Doors at 9!
$11 in Advance, More at the door! (includes ballot!)

Rapture: HEATWAVE w/ ALYSSA EDWARDS | Nick Bertossi | Landon James | Brook Lynn Hytes

rapture heatwave

TFD Presents Rapture: HEATWAVE
the 5th annual PRIDE POOL PARTY 
with DJ’s Nick Bertossi & Landon James

Starring RPDR s5 breakout star Alyssa Edwards
also in her Vancouver debut Brooke Lynn Hytes
hosted by Raye Sunshine

Tickets available online at or in store at Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium

Noon – 6pm | Westin Grand Hotel | 433 Robson Street


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Queers Arts Festival


The Queer Arts Festival is an artist-run three week multidisciplinary festival held in Vancouver, celebrating queer art and artists, featuring a curated visual art exhibition, provocative new live performances and inspiring workshops.