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'Gender Failure' defies gender rules, roles and assumptions

Gender Failure

by Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon
(Arsenal Pulp Press,

"I had no way to talk about gender. I wasn't allowed to express how uncomfortable it was for me. To resist would have put me in danger, so I kept any subversive thoughts covert. As a person who couldn't conform to what was expected of me, I thought I was a failure and kept it to myself..."


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CWHWC Meet and Greet

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 7:00pm


Grandview Park
1657 Charles St.
Vancouver, Unceded Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil Waututh Territories, BC
49° 16' 23.0952" N, 123° 4' 13.0404" W

Come to the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre Meet & Greet, meet some people you'd see around the clinic, eat some snacks, play some games, give us some input, and much more.

In Grandview Park on Commercial Drive. Look for our signs! We'll probably be closer to Cotton Drive than to Commercial Drive.

As part of Genderfest.

Genderfest Conference

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 9:00am - 5:00pm


Britannia Community Services Centre
1661 Napier St.
Vancouver, BC
49° 16' 30.1224" N, 123° 4' 13.1196" W

The Genderfest Conference
Open to people of all ages!

This summer class is in session, so come learn a few things, get exposed to new ideas, and open your mind at the very first Genderfest Conference!

With workshops and presentations by:
barbara findlay Q.C. (

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