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Pride was not always the colourful, fun parade that we recognize today. In commemoration of the original spirit of Pride, The Museum of Anthropology’s (MOA) August 3 event Pride at MOA: From a Riot to a Revolution commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and reminded us of the violence and resistance out of which the modern LGBTQIA2S+ rights movement was born.

UBC’s old auditorium is filled with chatter as attendees shuffle into their seats and prepare to drift off into 18th century Italy. The overture crescendos through the hall, filling the empty spaces with cautious yet vibrant and celebratory tunes.

In his newly released album, Son of Smiley, comedian Ed Hill joyfully provides the audience insight into his life as a Taiwanese-Canadian and the tense, but absurd, relationship with his father with hilarious tact, but does not avoid the classic pitfalls of over-wrought joke structure and concepts.

Reaction to the Jenn Smith talk were the emotional backdrop for this month's Get Connected: Queer, Trans, & Allies Community Night. Usually, the event helps to connect students not only with each other but also with faculty and staff. But despite the tables overflowing with food and murmur of chatter, the mood of this year’s event was far from festive.

The exhibit opens up into a dark room and immediately transfers the viewer into a carnival-like atmosphere of magic and storytelling. Each selection of puppets is carefully staged as if during a live performance, with theater chairs and even a green lawn provided for the ultimate immersive experience.

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