Kootenay Pride is proud to present Beautiful – Queer Love Event at the Royal on Valentine’s Day Friday, February 14. Come out for a gay ol’ time!

The festivities start at 6 pm, so come early to participate in numerous activities that were created with singles in mind. The Kissing Booth, complete with consent guidelines, will raise money for future Kootenay Pride events. Kiss a cutie and even sign yourself up to dole out some kisses. A Sexual Health Panel will discuss queer-focused issues around pleasure, health and consent. The panel will get you all warmed up for Matchmaker Dating Roulette…it’s better than Tinder! Intrigued? You should be!

Event organizer Stephanie Wiggins has this to say about the evening. “This event is being lovingly and thoughtfully curated by queer folk in our community for everyone who falls under the 2SLGBTQ+ umbrella. We’re excited and proud to offer Valentine’s event with queer specific performers and content and a focus on queer health, sexuality and pleasure. Come out early and enjoy seeing and being a part of all the love!”

Don’t miss out on this line up of local queer entertainers! Live entertainment featuring Onesie Parade, Andromeda Androgena, Billie Hotbox, Ifelia Darling, The Good Bis and The Somewhat Verklempt Klezmer Queers. Kootenay Pride asks that you leave the perfume at home as they are hoping to make this a scent-free space. We are striving to make this event as accessible as possible.

Dance your pants off into the night with DJ Hypat1a, DJ Jack Hawkins and DJ Fido. Look for the event on the Kootenay Pride Facebook and Instagram pages.

Tickets are available now at www.theroyalnelson.tickit.ca or at the door. Doors open at 6 pm, don’t be late. Spend the Day of Love with a community who loves you.

– Stephanie Myers