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Bikesexual BENT July 18

East Van's non-profit queer dance party presents an event for all you glamorous queers with gears: Bikesexual BENT! You know we couldn't just do a regular party on two wheels, so we've cheesed it up for you a bit:

Imagine flashdance, the solid gold dancers or maybe even footloose and then turn it into a fixie. A party with glitz, glam, lots of gold lame and more hott homo bike geeks rocking out on the dance floor than you can handle.

Yeah, you know that's how we like to roll.

Djs Ruggedly Handsome, artflick, Dance Mix Ninety Six and Rambles spinning retro-pop, rock, electro and hip hop on a new LOUDER soundsystem. Featuring special bike-tastic performances by the B.C.Clettes and Wanda Mcout.

Tuesday July 18
Anza Club (3 West 8th, corner of Ontario).
Doors open at 10pm, cover is $3.

Bikesexual BENT will be our final party of the summer. The collective will
take August off (NO BENT IN AUGUST), but will be back on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER
21 and for the rest of the third thursdays in the fall.

dance it. sweat it. get it. BENT.


  • At 11:25 pm, July 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    ***Join us at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Monday at 6pm to stand in solidarity with the peoples of Lebanon and Palestine and demand an end to Israeli aggression.***

    Government contact information and sample letter below

    In the past 24 hours, the Israeli assault has killed 27 civilians in Lebanon, 10 of who were children.
    The attacks have destroyed 10 bridges, a television station, and Beirut International Airport, the only international airport in the country.

    The attack on Lebanon has come 19 days into a brutal assault on the Palestinians of Gaza in which Israel has killed 74 people, a disproportionate number of these martyrs were children. The Israeli military initiated this assault by destroying Gaza’s power supply, sealing it of from the outside world, and using constant bombing to terrorize Gaza’s inhabitants. Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on the planet, and a majority of Gaza’s population are refugees, ethnically cleansed from their homes by Israel since 1947. Since 1967, when Gaza was occupied by Israel, Gaza has been isolated into an open air prison worse than the Bantustans of Apartheid South Africa.

    We cannot remain silent as Israel continues down the path toward a catastrophe in which hundreds more will be killed and forcibly expelled from their homes and lands. The Canadian government has been a major supporter of the Israeli Apartheid Regime, both economically (Canada has a Free Trade Agreement with Israel that grosses over 1 billion dollars) and diplomatically (Canada voted against the Palestinian Refugees Right of Return at the UN in March of this year, Canada was also the first country to declare sanctions against the Democratically elected Hamas government).

    While actions across the country are being organized and announced, please take the time to call, fax, or write your opinion to media outlets (too busy describing Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations to notice the destruction and death toll created by Israeli aggression); and to Canadian government officials (see below).

    You can find out who your member of parliament is by inputting your postal code at this website:

    Others to send emails to: (Compiled from the list below):,,,,,,,,,,

    Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada,
    Office of the Prime Minister, 80 Wellington Street,
    Ottawa, K1A 0A2
    Fax: 613-941-6900

    Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
    Telephone: (613) 992-6022
    Fax: (613) 992-2337
    Omar Alghabra, Member for Mississauga-Erindale
    *Arab Member of Parliament*
    Phone: 905-276-2806

    Maria Mourani, Member for Ahuntsic, Quebec
    *Arab Member of Parliament*
    Telephone: (613) 992-0983
    Fax: (613) 992-1932

    Deepak Obhrai
    Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Telephone: (613) 947-4566
    Fax: (613) 947-4569

    Peter Van Loan
    Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Telephone: (613) 996-7752
    Fax: (613) 992-8351

    Paul Martin, Leader of the Federal Liberal Party
    Telephone: (613) 992-4284
    Fax: (613) 992-4291

    Gilles Duceppe, Leader of the Federal Bloc Québécois
    Telephone: (613) 992-6779
    Fax: (613) 954-2121

    Jack Layton, Leader of the New Democratic Party
    Telephone: (613) 995-7224
    Fax: (613) 995-4565

    The Parliamentary Address for all Members of Parliament is:
    *MP’s name*
    House of Commons
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0A6


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