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Sponsors

Thank you to our generous partners! If you would like to join our family of corporate supporters, please send us an email.

Community Partners

Our Community Partners are essential to animating the Festival and connecting us to our broader queer communities.

We have partnered with local non-profit organizations and community groups to raise awareness, create opportunities to build social connection and engage people in changes to get involved in the issues that matter to them. Community partners help connect their membership to Festival events that align with their goals or interests. In return, we offer opportunities to cross-promote, promote events or calls to action.

Their service and capacities range in size and can include educational, recreational or support resources. Check out their descriptions below and head to their websites for more information.

If you would like to become a Community Partner with the Festival, send us an email with “New Community Partner” as the subject. We can’t wait to connect!

BOLDFest
BOLDFest
BOLDFest = bold, old(er) lesbians & dykes. an Annual conference at the Coast Plaza Hotel, bringing together 150-200 dykes of all ages to: re-connec,t get energized, politicized network, celebrate our age(s), queerness, our longevity – everything we are!!
CampOUT
CampOUT
CampOUT! is a social justice summer camp for queer, trans, Two-Spirit, questioning, and allied youth ages 14-21 from across BC & the Yukon.
Cinemafantastique
Cinemafantastique
Cinemafantastique Film Fest Society – Celebrating the sexy, the bloody, and the cerebral in transgressive independent filmmaking!
Cineworks
Cineworks
Cineworks is an artist-run nonprofit established in 1980. We support independent filmmakers, media artists and arts audiences as a membership society providing production facilities, screenings and talks, commissions, residencies and outreach projects.
DOXA
DOXA
DOXA is presented by The Documentary Media Society, a Vancouver based non-profit, charitable society (incorporated in 1998) devoted to presenting independent and innovative documentaries to Vancouver audiences. The society exists to educate the public about documentary film as an art form through DOXA Documentary Film Festival, a curated and juried festival comprised of public screenings, panel discussions, public forums and educational programs. The 17th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival will take place May 3 thru 13, 2018. The Motion Pictures Film Series is DOXA’s year-round programming initiative that offers screenings of some of the world’s most outstanding documentaries to communities around the Lower Mainland. The 2017-2018 season marks the eighth edition of the series.
Foundation of Hope
Foundation of Hope
Operated by a working board of volunteers, FOH is the first of its kind in Canada and the world as a registered charity providing financial assistance to other Canadian charities actively supporting LGBT+ refugees and newcomers.
the frank theatre company
the frank theatre company
HiM
HiM
Health Initiative for Men is dedicated to strengthening the health and well-being of gay men. We involve and engage gay men to improve foundations of their physical, sexual, social and mental health through research-based, community-minded, volunteer-driven activities. Our materials and programs are for adults and deal with gay sexuality positively and explicitly.
Indian Summer Festival
Indian Summer Festival
Indian Summer Festival is a contemporary multi-arts festival that takes place over ten days every July in Vancouver, Canada. To all of us at Indian Summer, the festival really is a model for the kind of society we’d like to see. A society that is creative, diverse, inclusive and innovative. As the world builds more and more walls and as societies get suspicious and afraid of people who don’t look like them and think like them, we believe in the transformative power of the arts and the festival is our way of reaffirming these beliefs. From novelists to Grammy Award-winning musicians, international visionaries to oral storytellers, Indian Summer Festival has presented emerging artists as well as Nobel, Booker, Grammy and Oscar prize nominees on its stages.
LEGIT
LEGIT
LEGIT, the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Taskforce, was founded in December 1991 in Vancouver by a group of Canadian lesbians and gay men along with their partners who did not have landed immigrant status in Canada. LEGIT provides immigration information and support to queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people while working to end discrimination in Canada’s immigration regulations. The group has successfully helped thousands of couples in cross-border relationships gain permanent residence in Canada. Since 1991, LEGIT has lobbied for changes to immigration process, policies and law.
Lezervations
Lezervations
Lezervations – Think of it as a meeting of lesbian minds that started in Vancouver. We hold quarterly long table dinners in Vancouver, San Francisco, Toronto and New York, with new cities to come. From local gastronomic delights, to unique experiences in unique spaces, to supporting local not for profits that support women, Lezervations has a little something for everyone. And by everyone, we mean lesbians (all letters welcome!)
Migrante BC
Migrante BC
Migrante BC is a community-based organization committed to the protection and promotion of the rights and welfare of Filipino immigrants and migrant workers in British Columbia, Canada. It is run and led by volunteers. We believe in organizing migrant Filipinos in a group of our own. Migrante BC does not lose sight of the necessity of working towards one of the most basic rights which Filipinos share with those who have remained in the Philippines: the right to have decent work at home.It asserts that Filipino migrants deserve the greatest promotion and protection of their rights wherever they are.
Momentum
Momentum
The Momentum Health Study is a sexual health study for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men in greater Vancouver, BC coordinated by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
PACE Society
PACE Society
PACE Society is a Sex Worker driven non-profit operating in Vancouver’s DTES. PACE provides front-line support services, advocacy and education based on a strengths based harm reduction model for Sex Workers, based on Sex Workers self identified needs. Our organization is committed to social justice and our services reflect the intersecting social determinants of health of the people we serve. As an organization we are committed to improving the lives of Sex Workers and highlighting the various physical, environmental and structural barriers that shape their lives and reinforce violence and postionality.
PFLAG
PFLAG
We provide support for all family members and friends. We work to create an environment of understanding so our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children can live with dignity and respect.
Positive Living BC
Positive Living BC
Positive Living BC is an organization that provides low income members living with HIV/AIDS with over-the-counter items and services essential to their health but not covered by existing health plans. The symptoms of HIV/AIDS and the side effects of medications are very difficult to live with. Without treatment they can even be life-threatening. Positive Living BC is actively trying to end stigma associated with positive status.
PuSh Festival
PuSh Festival
The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival is Vancouver’s signature mid-winter festival presenting contemporary works of theatre, dance, music and multimedia by acclaimed artists from around the world. The next edition of the PuSh Festival takes place January 2019.
Sher Vancouver
Sher Vancouver
Sher Vancouver is a social, cultural, and support organization for LGBTQ South Asians and their friends, families, and allies.
SAFES
SAFES
SAFES is a Vancouver based collective of cinephiles, academics, aesthetes and others who get together occasionally to screen interesting South Asian films – and engage in (hopefully) stimulating dialogue about society, cinema, art, culture and history.
Theatre Under the Stars
Theatre Under the Stars
Union Wedding Show
Union Wedding Show
Western Canada’s LGBT+ Wedding Show. Showcasing LGBT positive wedding professionals in an inclusive and fabulous environment.
VAFF
VAFF
VAFF is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the diversity and depth of Asian culture and identity in film and media, and to help North American Asian actors and filmmakers more authentically and more powerfully define and express themselves on screen. Through its annual film festival and many other programs and events hosted in Vancouver, VAFF’s mission is to be the “go-to” forum for the public and the film industry to engage in and support the rise of Asian influence in film and media in the world. VAFF envisions a world where North American Asian actors and filmmakers have the resources and opportunities to shape mainstream culture in a powerful and positive way.
Vancouver Frontrunners
Vancouver Frontrunners
Vancouver Frontrunners are a local running, walking and social club who provide a safe and welcoming environment for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. They meet twice a week, cater to people of all abilities, and it’s free to try them out.
VIFF
VIFF
Founded in 1982, The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) and the year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. We produce screenings, talks and events as a catalyst for a diverse community to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of storytelling on screen.
VLAFF
VLAFF
A 10-day annual festival that encourages dialogue among cultures, and explores and celebrates the art of contemporary Latin American and Latin-Canadian filmmaking. VLAFF’s mandate is the encouragement and appreciation of motion pictures as a medium of art, information and education. Since 2003, VLAFF has provided audiences with the unique opportunity to watch inspiring films and interact with guest filmmakers from across Latin America and the diaspora.
Vancouver Men's Chorus
Vancouver Men's Chorus
The Vancouver Men’s Chorus is one of Canada’s premier singing ensembles and Canada’s first gay chorus. For more than 35 years, we’ve delighted audiences locally and abroad, and our membership continues to flourish. In 2018 we are travelling to St Johns, Newfoundland where we have been invited to perform at “Podium”, a 4-yearly event which next year, has been given the title “On The Edge”. How appropriate for a 100 man (mostly gay) chorus! Come and join our fabulous brotherhood and experience the wonderful world of performing with lots of other lovely boys. Open rehearsals start in September.
Vancouver Pride Society
Vancouver Pride Society
Vancouver Pride Society strives to produce inclusive, celebratory events, and advocate for LGBTQAI2S+ communities through an intersectional lens.